14 musicians gathered on the music volunteer program from all over Japan to Cebu, Philippines in February 2012. The group named “UUU” standing for “M”usic “U”nites the World aims to achieve their goals:
– To provide opportunities for Cebuano children to familiarize with Classic Music
– To encourage Japanese and Filipino musicians to interact for the development of the culture.
Seven Spirit sympathizes this objectives, and is supporting the activities of UUU.
1st and 2nd batch of UUU project was conducted as students’ project.
Since the 3rd batch which takes place in 2014, the project will be reborn as an official activity under Seven Spirit.
For its 2nd batch, UUU will conduct a concert tour in February 2013. There are 25 musicians already gathered.
UUU will expand their area of activity out to Mindanao this time, and deliver the concert to more and more children!
Proposed programs for 2013 concerts
Feb. 15(Fri) Joint Concert with Cebu Philharmonic Orchestra
Venue：SM City Cebu Northwing Atrium （Cebu City）
Program：Polovtsian Dances（A. Borodin), etc
Feb. 16(Sat) Joint Concert with Cebu Philharmonic Orchestra
Venue：Cagayan de Oro City, Mindanao Island
Program：Piano Concerto No.1（L.V.Beethoven), etc.
2/17(Sun) UUU Wind Orchestra Concert and Music Clinic
Venue：Seven Spirit Music Studio（Cebu City）
2/18(Mon) Joint Band Concert with Dalaguete Music foundation
Dalaguete Sports Complex （Dalaguete City, Cebu Island）
Grogram：In the Mood（G. Miller), etc.
2/19(Tue) UUU Wind Orchestra Concert and Cebu Star Contest
Venue：J-Center Mall（Mandaue City, Cebu Island）
Seven Spirit is assisting UUU project with the coordination of local programs.
Please give your warm support to Japanese young musicians who help filipino kids through music performances!
UUU had wind orchestra concerts in shopping mall, elementary schools, and in the orphanages. In SM City Cebu, one of the biggest malls in Philippines, UUU held a joint orchestra concert with Cebu’s only orchestra CPO. In this series, they were able to deliver the orchestra music to no less than 6,000 children in Cebu island. The collaboration between Cebuano and Japanese musicians was also come true. In the northern city Medellin, elementary students from different schools in the area were invited. I the program, several children were picked up to experience conducting an orchestra! Shortening the distance between players and children, the venue got filled with smile and joy. UUU also performed in a shopping center Ayala Center Cebu. They demonstrated the traditional costume called “YUKATA” while playing the Japanese orchestral piece. In SM City Cebu. In a fantastic atmosphere, several people were mesmerized and enthralled in their performance.