Violinist Anne Akiko Meyers Japan Benefit Concert on April 29 (Fri)

Play for Japan USA, a project launched by Japanese working mothers in the SF Bay Area, presents a benefit concert featuring Anne Akiko Meyers, one of the most celebrated violinists who has been the featured soloist with the world’s leading orchestras and collaborated with such artists as Michel Bolton, Chris Botti, and Ryuichi Sakamoto.

Anne was flying over Japan when the earthquake hit the country (for her performances in Osaka, which eventually got canceled) and thus has graciously agreed to perform for us. Anne will perform Western and Japanese classical pieces on the Napoleon/Molitor violin, which dates back to 1697 and is believed to have been owned by Napoleon Bonaparte. All proceeds will go to the Japan disaster relief efforts through the American Red Cross, Ashinaga Ikueikai, Give2Asia, and the Japan Center for International Exchange.

Date: April 29th, Friday

Place: Woodside High School Performing Arts Center, Woodside, CA [Map it]

Doors open at 7pm Concert starts at 8pm

Tickets: starting $35 – (Live Web Broadcasting will be available for $7 donation)

For more information & to buy tickets, visit: www.playforjapanusa.org

SF Chronicle Article: Japanese Working Mothers Orchestrate Benefit Concert Featuring Violinist Anne Akiko Meyers for Japan Relief Efforts