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Japan-Taiwan-USA Friendship Concert

A non-profit organization, Catch Us Performing Arts (CUPA), which is doing community services and supporting artists and performers in Japan, Taiwan and the U.S. , will hold a fundraising concert on Jan. 18 in New York.

It will feature Daisuke Oyama (baritone) from Japan, Caroline Miller (soprano) from the U.S. and Ping-An Lin (piano) from Taiwan. Rintaro Dainichi, who is based in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, will serve as artistic director.

The intention of Dainichi, who experienced the Great East Japan Earthquake of March 11, 2011, is to unite Japan, the U.S., which carried out Operation Tomodatchi (friendship) to help the quake victims, and Taiwan, which provided Japan with significant physical and mental support for them.

The program will included a piano solo "Variations of Taiwan folk songs," a baritone piece "The Moon over Wild Castle" (composed by Rentaro Taki), a soprano aria "Caro Como" (Puccini). "From now on. Thank you," composed by Dainichi will also be sung. A reception will follow the concert.

The concert will be held at Scandinavia House - Victor Borge Hall (B1F) at 58 Park Ave., New York, NY 10016.