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Around this time last year, music students at six universities were asked to consider what projects would best suit Suntory concert hall’s 2010 “Rainbow 21” educational program. Each year only three projects survive a fierce selection process. This year’s winners are Toho Gakuen School of Music with “The World of Erik Satie,” Kunitachi College of Music with “Mozart × Opera = Variety of Love” and Tokyo College of Music with “Samuel Barber — His Creed and Beloved Songs.” These concerts will be performed at Suntory Hall on June 4, 8 and 11, respectively.

“Rainbow 21 teaches young musicians a lot about how concerts are organized and held,” says Suntory Hall Programming Director Kazumi Minoguchi. Students collaborate with Suntory Hall, performers and universities to create fliers and programs, sell tickets and make stage arrangements.

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