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


YOPOB Set List

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]