On Monday, February 20th, 2023 at 2pm at the Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall
, Rica Matsumoto will be performing. Free tickets are available at the box office starting December 15th, 2022, with a limit of two per person.
"NEW & JAPAN": Japan-Foreign Culture Interexchange Event
Aiming to promote intercultural communication, world peace, and cultural development, this charity event is a Japanese American cultural exchange that features Pokémon songs, a Japanese sword dance, traditional dancing, a kimono show, and guest appearances by New York performers.
Rika Matsumoto, Singer
Kohei Sasaki, Piano
Hanae Koreto, Dancer
Yuji Tukahara, Dancer
Haruka Aoi, Shinobue
Kenshiro Watase, Dancer
Tamon Sakigake, Dancer
Yuka Taniwaki, Producer
Update: Monday, February 20th, 2023
Tickets for the event were sold out
but it wasn't revealed until people were about to see Rica perform that she wasn't in attendance and had not traveled to the event. Rica apparently came in contact with someone with COVID-19 but Rica had a PCR test which was negative and said she was healthy. A video of Rica was provided to people privately at the event that explained the situation. Unfortunately for those that had come to see her, they didn't tell people as soon as it was known she couldn't attend so they could cancel travel and accommodations.