The recent earth­quake and tsunami in Japan has dev­ast­ated the coun­try. Thou­sands have been killed or injured; homes have been des­troyed or damaged.

Recently,Li Lu approached Manchester Buddhist Centre to col­lab­or­ate on a con­cert in aid of the Red Cross appeal. Li Lu and her friends will present music in a vari­ety of styles, mainly from Japan, includ­ing some first-rate con­tem­por­ary works still rarely heard in concert.

  • Li Lu, cello
  • Con­nie Wan, fin­ger style acous­tic guitar
  • Mark Wood­head, trumpet
  • Rebecca Mills, harp
  • Anna Rosa Mari, flute
  • Spe­cial guests from Japan: Kohta Nomura, Hitoshi Suzuki, Tomoko Yahiro, violins


  • Li Lu: Akatombo Japan­ese folk song arranged for cello and guitar
  • Kotaro Oshio: Splash
  • Mas­aaki Kishibe: Flower
  • Kotaro Oshio: Wings — you are the Hero
  • Johann Pachel­bel: Canon in D arranged by Trace Bundy for solo guitar
  • John Wil­li­ams: Cavatina arranged for cello and guitar

Inter­val (20 minutes)

  • Toru Takemitsu: Paths for solo trumpet
  • Josef Mol­nar: Phant­asy on themes of Japan­ese folk songs for flute and harp
  • Series of Japan­ese tra­di­tional music for string quar­tet
    S. Kusakawa: Yuyake Koy­ake
    A. Ishi­kawa: Mt. Fuji
    T. Okano: Fur­us­ato
    Y.Nakada: Nat­suno omoide

Booking: booking required, please go to Manchester Buddhist Centre website for more info.