On December 15, Fall 2019 AKPer Colby Hester from Carleton College performed at the Rohm Theater Kyoto for the 30th Anniversary of the Kansai Foreign Students Music Festival. They played Cello Suite No.1 Sarabande by Bach and shared the following comments after their performance:
This semester, I participated in the Kansai Foreign Students Music Festival. At this festival, students from many different countries came together and performed songs and dances in accordance to their individual cultures. I played the cello. At the end of the festival, all of us sang together and danced. It was great that I got to meet so many people and make such good friends and good memories at this festival! It was so fun!Colby Hester (AKP Fall 2019, Carleton College)
The pictures below show Colby during their performance, the festival finale, and the post-finale group picture (Colby is in the front row at the far left). “Music brings people together.” That certainly is true!