Benefit Concert for Japan

When: Wed, Apr 6, 2011 - 6:00 pm

Where: Pick-Staiger Concert Hall

Join us any time between 6 and 9 p.m. as Bienen School of Music faculty, students, and special guests come together to celebrate their craft and support American Red Cross disaster relief efforts in Japan and throughout the Pacific. The program will feature baroque and classical music, folk pop, traditional Japanese music, and more.

Admission is free, and donations in any amount will be accepted at the door. Donations may also be made at

This concert will also be presented as a live webcast.


Cooperating Organizations

Japan America Society of Chicago

J-AID 2011

New Chicago Japanese American Association



Georg Philipp Telemann, Quartet in G Major (Tafelmusik, Part I, No. 2)

Gerardo Ribeiro, violin; Richard Graef, flute; Michael Henoch, oboe; Paula Kosower, cello; Stephen Alltop, harpsichord


Kosaku Yanada (arr. Frederick Hemke), Red Dragonfly

Elizabeth Ridsdel, soprano saxophone; Lauren Haley, Doug Schneider, and Austin Taylor, alto saxophone; Nathan Rosenbaum and Claire Christenson, tenor saxophone; Will Fergason, baritone saxophone; Michael San Gabino, bass saxophone


Claude Debussy, Petite Suite

Soyeon Park and Karen Kan Walsh, piano


Chien-Hui Hung (arr.), Song for the Mountain Stream (Taiwanese folk song)

She-e Wu, David Eisenreich, Eric Peterson, and Alex Wier, marimba


Ludwig van Beethoven, Sonata in D for Piano Four Hands, Op. 6, movements I and II

Maurice Ravel, "Laideronnette, impératrice des pagodes" from Ma mère l'oye

Elizabeth Buccheri and Sylvia Wang, piano


Giovanni Gabrieli, selections from Sacrae Symphoniae

Barbara Butler, Charles Geyer, Kyle Upton, and Bryant Millet, trumpet; Gail Williams and Matthew Oliphant, horn; Randall Hawes and Brett Johnson, trombone


Gaetano Donizetti, "Regnava nel silenzio" from Lucia di Lammermoor

Tasha Koontz, soprano; Ken Smith, piano


Giacomo Puccini, "Quando m'en vo" from La bohème

Jerry Bock, "A Trip to the Library"

Caitlin Glennon, soprano; Ken Smith, piano


Gaetano Donizetti, "Una furtiva lagrima" from L'Elisir d'amore

Kurt Weill, "Tchaikovsky and Other Russians"

Casey Candebat, tenor; Ken Smith, piano


- Brief Pause -


Koto (Japanese harp) Ensemble Performance

Mariko Hosokawa, Rie Katayama, and Hiroko Shinozuka, koto


W. A. Mozart, Quintet in A Major, K. 581, movements II and IV

J. Lawrie Bloom, clarinet; Yuan-Quing Yu and Kozue Funakoshi, violin; Yukiko Ogura, viola; Ken Olsen, cello


Mischa Zupko, Rising

Mathias Tacke, violin; Mischa Zupko, piano


Selections by Christina Trulio and Band

Christina Trulio, vocals and guitar; David Eisenreich, percussion; Josh Fink, bass; Phil Goldman, mandolin and guitar; Bob Hasty, fiddle and vocals; Matthew Smith, guitar