Kansai 21st Century Symphonic Orchestra to Hold Free Concert in January 2006
The Soka Gakkai Kansai 21st Century Symphonic Orchestra will hold its annual free concert on Saturday, January 28, 2006 at Kobe Bunka Hall, Chuo Ward, Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture. The program will include Gioachino Rossini's "William Tell Overture" and Johann Strauss' "On the Beautiful Blue Danube." The original orchestra debuted just one day prior to the devastating Hanshin Earthquake that hit the Osaka and Hyogo areas on January 17, 1995. Since then, the orchestra, consisting of professional and semi-professional musicians, has given numerous goodwill concerts to provide encouragement and support to quake victims and for the revival of the quake-hit areas. (SGI members and non-members alike make up the orchestra.) The hall will open at 7:00 p.m. and the concert will begin promptly at 7:30 p.m.
[For free admission tickets, please mail a reply-paid, double postcard (issued by the Japanese Postal Service) with your name, age, address, postal code, telephone number to the address below. Remember to write your return address on the "return" postcard. Postcard must be postmarked no later than Friday, January 6, 2006. One ticket per entry; seats will be chosen in a random drawing. Mail to:.
The 11th Kansai 21st Century Symphonic Orchestra
Soka Gakkai Kansai Culture Center
Tennoji-ku, Osaka City, Osaka 543-0016
For more information, call the orchestra concert committee at 06-6766-3021.]