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Asian Youth Orchestra performs in Tokyo (with photo)
     The Asian Youth Orchestra (AYO) played a concert in Tokyo, Japan, today (July 31) as part of its world tour to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

     Comprising 109 young musicians from various parts of Asia, the AYO had earlier performed in Beijing and Hong Kong. After its concerts in Tokyo today and tomorrow, the AYO will continue its world tour to perform in the United States as well as Europe.

     The performances by the AYO in Tokyo are supported by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Tokyo.

     Based in Hong Kong, the AYO attracts many bright young musicians from all over Asia to Hong Kong every year, and takes them to different parts of the world for performances and cultural exchange. The AYO was awarded Japan’s Praemium Imperiale Grant for Young Artists in 2010 in recognition of its outstanding contributions to the development of young artistic talent. It was also awarded the Nikkei Asia Prize for Culture and Community in 2015 for promoting friendship and understanding of young people across Asia through the common language of music.
Ends/Monday, July 31, 2017
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The Asian Youth Orchestra performs a concert at the Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall in Tokyo, Japan, today (July 31).