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Support to Keep Yoshi as Music Director for UYO

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Orchestras Central notified Yoshi to end his contract at the end of 2017. The only reason is: Orchestras Central wants a change. Still couldn’t figure out what kind of change Orchestras Central wants.

From the day Yoshi set up United Youth Orchestra until now, for so many years Yoshi never ever changes his vision and his mission to UYO: to bring the Waikato’s young musicians from different nationalities and cultures to enjoy the music making and social time together; to help them to achieve their highest potential in music; to promote the enjoyment and appreciation of classical and other orchestral and chamber music, etc.

This is the soul and the spirit of UYO, formed by Yoshi through his dedication, commitment and perseverance to UYO for so many years. Believe it or not: there will be no UYO without Yoshi. Yoshi belongs to UYO.

We determine to achieve:

1. We urge Orchestras Central to reinstate Yoshi as Music Director for UYO, until Yoshi decides to retire with high dignity;

2. If Orchestras Central refuses the above, we will start the process: UYO to exit Orchestras Central and to run independently, as we did before, under Yoshi’s leadership.



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