ITOCHU Holds TMSO (Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra) x ITOCHU Class Concert as Fifth Phase of Support for Tohoku, ITOCHU Children's Dreams Fund, at Elementary and Junior High Schools in Iwaki City and Futaba District in Fukushima Prefecture

January 19, 2015

ITOCHU Corporation (headquartered in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Masahiro Okafuji, President & CEO; hereinafter “ITOCHU”) announced today that it will co-sponsor the TMSO×ITOCHU Class Concert (Main sponsor: TMSO, Cooperation: SEA WAVE FM IWAKI) as the fifth phase of Support for Tohoku, ITOCHU Children’s Dreams Fund, with the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra (headquartered in Taito-ku, Tokyo; Chairman of the Board
: Seiichi Kondo; hereinafter “TMSO”).

- Overview -
TMSO, along with SEA WAVE FM IWAKI, holds an annual concert for elementary and junior high school students as a way to cheer up children who have been hit hard by the earthquake in the Iwaki City in Fukushima Prefecture.
ITOCHU’s desire this time around was to have elementary and junior high school students in the towns of Naraha and Hirono, which are located within 30 kilometers from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, who are still living in shelters and continuing their studies in Iwaki City, to receive firsthand experience in listening to genuine music. This led to hosting a string quartet concert in lecture format by TMSO.
This concert is based on the “Action on Global Humanitarian Issues” and “Growth of Future Generations” established in ITOCHU’s Basic Activity Guidelines on Social Contribution. ITOCHU will continue to extend its support toward reconstruction from the Great East Japan Earthquake through the Children’s Dreams Fund as well as various activities.

Date and Location

[January 27]
(AM) Naraha Municipal Kita Elementary School/ Minami Elementary School gymnasium
(PM) Naraha Municipal Junior High School gymnasium

  • As the town of Naraha is currently designated as an Evacuation Directive Lift Prepared Area, its elementary and junior high schools are situated in temporary school buildings on the grounds of Iwaki Meisei University (Chuo-dai-iino, Iwaki City).

[January 28]
(AM) Hirono Municipal Elementary School classroom
(PM) Hirono Municipal Junior High School classroom


Mozart: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik – First movement
Elgar: Salut d’Amour
Beethoven: String Quartet Op. 130 No. 13 - V. Cavatina - Fifth Movement
Dvorak: String Quartet Op. 96 No. 12 American - Fourth Movement

ITOCHU Children’s Dreams Fund: Track record to date

First phase: Expenses for Rikuzentakata City’s boys’ baseball teams to enter championships, ITOCHU Children’s Dreams Cup championships (October 2013, April 2014, September 2014, planned to continue hereafter)

Second phase: Joint concert held by TMSO, with calls for application from junior high and high school students in Fukushima Prefecture to be offered a special invitation (July 2013)

Third phase: Lifeboats for the Iwate Prefectural Yamada High School Boat Club, uniforms for Nakano Volleyball Junior Sports Club and the boys’ baseball team of the Sendai Municipal Nakano Elementary School, etc. (March 2014)

Fourth phase: ITOCHU Kodomo no Yume English Summer Camp in Rikuzentakata (August 2014)