The British Council and the Japan Foundation co-hosted a forum entitled ’The Power of Music: Connecting with Communities’ on 18 April 2012.
At this event, we invited Kathryn McDowell, Managing Director of London Symphony Orchestra (LSO), as keynote speaker to introduce the LSO’s innovative music education and community programme entitled ‘Discovery’. She also engaged in dialogue with other guest speakers from key cultural organisations which are proactively running activities aimed at revitalising their communities and which connect music with wider audiences in Japan.
The forum brought together a variety of key players in the music sector in Japan, including arts managers from cultural institutions, orchestras, non-profit organisations, and also academics.
Date: 18:30-20:30, 18 April 2012
Venue: JFIC Hall [Sakura], The Japan Foundation (4-4-1 Yotsuya, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo)
Organisers: The British Council and the Japan Foundation
Kathryn McDowell (Managing Director, London Symphony Orchestra) Presentation Slides
Shin Kodama (Chief Program Officer, Alios Iwaki Performance Arts Center, Producer, Japan Foundation for Regional Art-Activities)
Shinji Matsumoto (Board of Director, Performance Project Director, Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra)
Kazumi Minoguchi (Programming Director, Suntory Hall)
Forum Report (Torao Osawa, Researcher, Art and Cultural Projects, NLI Research Institute)