Yoko Ono Lennon & Sean Ono Lennon: BAM 2010. Photo by Allan Tannenbaum ©2010 Yoko Ono


What happened is not just what happened in Japan. It is affecting our planet in a big way. And our hearts are beating in unison all over the world.

Let’s come together and pray. Give generously and quickly to the ones who are in pain for having lost so much.

Whatever you give with your love, no matter how small, will touch their hearts.

Japan Society’s Earthquake Relief Fund is a reliable way to send your gift. Thank you. I love you!

Yoko Ono
March 25, 2011



A big thankyou to all who came to our show – we raised $33,000 for Japan Society’s Earthquake Relief Fund.
If you would like to make an additional donation you can do so here.

love, yoko

Yoko Ono
March 30, 2011


Sean Ono Lennon
Yuko Araki
Shimmy Shimizu
Yuka Honda
Nels Cline
Trevor Dunn
Michael Leonhart


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It Happened

Japan Benefit Concert (Miller Theatre at Columbia University, NY) Sunday, March 27, 2011, 8:00 PM

Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon, Sonic Youth, Mike Patton, Cibo Matto, Mephista, Marc Ribot, Uri Caine, Aleph Trio, John Zorn, host

More than a dozen innovative artists at the intersection of indie rock, contemporary jazz, and avant-garde performance will come together at Miller Theatre to present a benefit concert to support recovery efforts in Japan. “The tragedy and devastation is really overwhelming,” says John Zorn, who has organized and will host the evening. “I’ve always felt a strong personal connection to Japan, and I’m just glad to be able to do my part to help. It should be an amazing night.”

The lineup includes feature performances by musician and artist Yoko Ono, and her son Sean Lennon, Japanese-American indie duo Cibo Matto, and the influential band Sonic Youth. Vocalist Mike Patton will appear as a special guest, and Mephista, Marc Ribot, Uri Caine, and John Zorn’s Aleph Trio will also play short sets.

Both the performers and the theater are donating their services, ensuring that 100% of proceeds from ticket sales will go to benefit the victims of the earthquake and tsunami that hit near Sendai on March 11. Funds will be donated to the Japan Society’s Earthquake Relief Fund.

Ticket Price: $50-$100; $25 for students

To order tickets by phone: 212-854-7799
To order tickets by mail: Print and mail this form
To order tickets online: click here

Miller Theatre at Columbia University
2960 Broadway (at 116th Street)
MC 1801
New York, NY 10027
Phone: 212-854-1633
Box Office: 212-854-7799
Email: [email protected]


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11 Responses to 27 March JAPAN BENEFIT Concert: YOKO ONO, Sean Lennon, Sonic Youth, Mike Patton, Cibo Matto & more (Miller Theater Columbia University, NY)

  1. elvira says:

    Pleaaaaaase make another one! It’s sold out, and I bet another one would sold out too!!

  2. Elizabeth says:

    Hello Yoko:
    I can’t be there but I will definitely be sending my very best wishes for a successful turnout! I will be twitting this and have posted on my facebook. I can’t imagine to get up one morning and have no home and my family lost if not dead. It is amazing how strong the Japanese people are. I have a new profound respect for them and my heart goes out to all Japan and all the Japanese people around the world.
    Many thanks for what you do,

  3. Maria Cristina Lauridsen says:

    Saturday Hi Yoko Hi Sean ! & all mates Happy to hear that you will be playng soon on stage I wish you the very best of luck You are so heavy Take Care of your health Yok and Sean it is very important We love you here from Denmark Maria

  4. Hi Yoko,
    Please contact me regarding a very beautiful piece of musical artwork featuring Notes of “Love me do”. My idea is to have this very special piece auctioned at a fund raiser for Japan’s Earthquake and Tsunami disaster relief. The Artwork is aprox 9’w x 4’h x 15″ d. This is a Contemporary Free-flowing one-of-a-kind original 3D hardwood Sculpture. I would love to forward directly to you a picture of this magnificent piece of art and discuss with you how to incorporate it into a fund raising capacity. I thank you kindly for your valuable time.


  5. Judy Massey says:

    Thank you Yoko! You are always thinking and acting with your heart!

  6. From the other (under) side of the world, good luck with this. We were saddened to see on the news two dogs in the wreckage – one clearly injured and the other staying with him and indicating his injured buddy to the camerman with his paw. The human tragedy is profound. But please don’t forget the animals …

  7. BIA says:

    ♫♫°°º ♥°º

    Hi Yoko!

    How I wish I could go see this concert with you and sean
    live, but I’m far away but I send good vibes from Brazil wanting it all right, I’m very upset at what has happened in JAPAN. I am very touched for my friends and all Japanese people. Congratulations to you and Sean and all who are part of this chain of solidarity which this attitude and noble.



    ♫♫°°º ♥°º

  8. Francesca Rogier says:

    So wonderful to hear about the concert for Japan! It’s first I’ve heard about to date, well done!
    Also, as a Columbia graduate (MArch), I’m very honored at the choice of location.
    I will be there in spirit, and make modest contributions to the Red Cross and animal rescue groups to do my part.

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