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October 25(Sun)

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ARK NOVA 2015 Opening Concert

The soloists from the Lucerne Festival Orchestra come to Japan to join ARK NOVA again this year. The ensemble has performed for the festival for three consecutive years since 2013. Also, you can enjoy a special performance by Eitetsu Hayashi, leading Wadaiko (traditional Japanese drum) player and composer, who programed for this occasion works for Wadaiko not only for solo but also for ensemble.


-Jacques Zoon, flute
-Iseut Chuat, cello
-Naoko Yoshino, harp
Eitetsu Hayashi & Eitetsu Fu-un no Kai, taiko drummer
Kazune Shimizu, piano


[Kazune Shimizu]
Schumann: Symphonic Etudes op.13

J.S.Bach: Sonata in G minor for flute and cembalo obligato, BWV1020, arranged for flute, cello, and harp

Ravel/Salzedo: Sonatine en trio version for flute, cello, and harp

J.S.Bach: Sonata in E Major for flute and basso continuo, BWV1035, arranged for flute, cello, and harp

Gluck: "Dance of the Blessed Spirits" from "Orfeo ed Euridice", arranged for flute, cello, and harp

About the Artist

Soloists of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA With the founding of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA, which was introduced to the public in August 2003, the conductor Claudio Abbado and the Festival’s Executive and Artistic Director Michael Haefliger established a link with the moment in which the Festival itself was born in Lucerne: it was with the legendary "Concert de Gala" in 1938 that Arturo Toscanini assembled the celebrated virtuosos of his time into a unique orchestra of elite musicians. During the Lucerne Festival period, chamber music ensembles are formed amongst musicians who are internationally acclaimed principals and soloists from top orchestras to present concerts. They will come for Ark Nova this year, also following participation 2013 and 2014’s festival.

Eitetsu HayashiJapanese Drummer Eitetsu Hayashi, taiko drum artist. Born 1952 in Hiroshima Prefecture. In high school he was inspired by the drumming of the Beatles’ Ringo Star and formed a rock band with friends. After moving to Tokyo in 1971 intent on becoming a graphic designer, Hayashi participated in the founding of the Sado Ondekoza taiko drum group. After participating in the formation of the taiko drum group KODO, he commenced activities as a solo performer in 1982. Hayashi made his solo debut at Carnegie Hall (New York) in 1984. His career has involved numerous overseas tours and performances with orchestras. Beginning with Manrei (Man Ray) in 1998, Hayashi has composed and staged a series of concerts inspired by artists, also including Ito Jakuchu and Tsuguharu (Leonard) Foujita. In 2010 he staged and performed the concert Gassan II. He teaches as a visiting instructor at Senzoku Gakuen College of Music. Among his writings is the book Ashita no Taiko-uchi e (Toward Tomorrow’s Drumming).

Jacques Zoon The Dutch flutist Jacques Zoon studied with Koos Verheul and Harrie Starreveld at the Sweelinck Conservatorium in Amsterdam and later completed master classes with Geoffrey Gilbert and András Adorn at the Banff Centre for the Arts. Having garnered distinctions at the Concours Jean-Pierre Rampal in Paris and the Scheveningen International Music Competition, he was appointed principal flute of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in 1988 and also played first chair of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe until 1997; he later became a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and was named Musician of the Year by The Boston Globe in 1998. Since 2001 Jacques Zoon has been a freelance artist and concertizing around the world as a soloist. He additionally performs as principal flute of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA. Following teaching posts in Rotterdam, the United States, and Geneva, he was appointed professor at the Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofia in Madrid in 2008.

Iseut Chuat The French cellist Iseut Chuat, who was born in Paris, studied at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in her native city, with Aldo Parisot at Yale University in New Haven, and with Janós Starker at Indiana University in Bloomington. She began her professional career as a cellist with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe as well as with the Dutch National Ballet and was subsequently a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Claudio Abbado engaged her to join the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA and also worked with her in the Orchestra Mozart. Iseut Chuat is a sought-after soloist and chamber musician; she has performed around the world in various ensembles and is a successful educator. Having acquired her first experiences as a teacher as an assistant to Janós Starker, at present she gives master classes in various countries.