“With our motto of “Music has a nationality beyond borders,” the ONE ASIA Joint Concert project has expanded its circle of friendship while performing in many Asian countries, encountering various artists of traditional musical instruments and learning from the region’s rich cultural heritage and history.
ONE ASIA Classic Orchestra is a symphonic orchestra which has been formed by artists who participated in the past stage, consisting only of professional performers of traditional instruments. This year, a total of thirty-three artists are going to stage a concert; along with the players of wagakki (Japanese traditional musical instruments) from Japan, artists from all ten ASEAN member nations, China, South Korea and Taiwan will join forces. Our wish is to let the future generation and the world know Asia’s rich cultural heritage woven with music. To celebrate the orchestra’s first concert in Japan, we are happy to host a culture festival for a wider audience to experience the fascination of its beautiful music produced with diverse instruments, each of which has been nourished by the local nature it is born in.