Sapporo Symphony Orchestra


Concert & Ticket

12/26 19:00~

Subscription hitaru Concert Series No.19 2024.December.26(Thu)19:00~ Sapporo Cultural Arts Theater hitaru


conductor / Hubert SOUDANT

piano / Eva GEVORGYAN

Song List

Shinichiro IKEBE Beyond This Wind for Orchestra
TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No. 1
GRIEG Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, No. 2

【Ticket Sales】 starts from 10am on Wednesday, October 2, 2024 (Sakkyo members from 10am on Friday, Sept. 27)

2024 fiscal hitaru series aims to introduce Japanese composer’s work, in each concert. Enjoy the PreTalk session starting from 18:45.
A work by Japanese composer for this December hitaru series picks up “Beyond This Wind for Orchestra” composed by Shinichiro Ikebe. It was commissioned by Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa and its world premiere was made by Hubert Soudant. We also introduce a young pianist as the soloist, Eva Gevorgyan, 20 years old this year, who gathered much attention in 2021 International Chopin Piano Competition as the youngest finalist and is expected to show her talent in years to come.

『2024-2025 hitaru series a set of 4 tickets』 will be on sale starting Thursday, February 8 (for Sakkyo members from Feb. 2)
※A set of 4 Tickets:S 19,200 yen, A 16,000yen, B 11,200yen, U25(A,B) 4,800yen
※You can find a set ticket at:DOSHIN PLAYGUIDE(Japanese only)(Telephone, at the site and via web), Citizen Community Plaza Ticket Center (at the site), SEICOMART (ID D24042502), Kitara Ticket Center (Web and Japanese only)

『2024-2025 hitaru series a set of 4 Tickets』

You can enjoy the concerts at the same seat for all the year around (4 hitaru concerts).

※ON sale:from Feb. 8, 2024 to April 23 (for Sakkyo members, sale starts from Feb. 2)

※U25 for the fiscal 2024 is for those who are born on 1999 or younger.

※Single tickets are on sale from February.

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Hubert SOUDANT(conductor)

Soudant studied horn and conducting in Maastricht. He won several conducting competitions, including the Besançon Competition (1969), the Herbert von Karajan Competition in Berlin (1971) and the Cantelli Competition in Milan (1973). From 1981 to 1983 Soudant was General Music Director of the Nouvel Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, then Chief Conductor of the Utrecht Symphony Orchestra and Principal Guest Conductor of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra until 1988. In 1988 he became director of the Orchestra Arturo Toscanini in Parma. From 1994 he was music director of the Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire (until 2003) and chief conductor of the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, of which he was Principal Guest Conductor until 2004. In 2004 he became an honorary citizen of Salzburg. In 1999, Soudant became Principal Guest Conductor of the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, which he led as principal conductor from 2004 to 2014. [1] As a guest conductor, he has worked with the Berlin Philharmonic, the Bamberg Symphony, the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, the Oslo Philharmonic, the Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra and the RAI Orchestra in Turin, among others. With the orchestra of La Scala in Milan he played the Italian premiere of Olivier Messiaen's symphony Turangalîla. With the Mozarteum Orchestra he devoted himself in particular to the works of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Brucker, Soudant's production of La clemenza di Tito in Japan in 2006 was named best performance of the year. He had great success with a cycle of Schubert works in Japan in 2008–09. For his recordings of the 4th, 5th and 6th symphonies and the Violin Concerto by Tchaikovsky as well as the piano concertos by Franz Liszt, he received the Grand Prix du Disque. Together with the Mozarteum Orchestra and the pianist Valery Affanasyev, he recorded a complete recording of Beethoven's piano concertos. (from


Eva GEVORGYAN(piano)

Yamaha Young Artist, Eva Gevorgyan, is a laureate in more than forty piano competitions, including top prizes at the 2018 Cleveland International Piano Competition for Young Artists and the 2019 Van Cliburn Young Artist Competition. More recently she has won the Prix du Bern in Switzerland in 2023, Discovery Award at the 2019 International Classical Music Awards, the Great Prize at the Russia National Orchestra Competition in 2021, in addition to being finalist and winner of the Special Prize at the Chopin International Piano Competition in Warsaw, Poland. She has performed as soloist with the Dallas Symphony, Lucerne Symphony, Warsaw Philharmonic, Mariinsky Orchestra, Russia National Philharmonic, Russian National Orchestra, Evgeny Svetlanov Academic State Symphony, Magdeburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Neue Philharmonie Hamburg Orchestra , Leipzig Symphony Orchestra, Liechtenstein Philharmonic, Armenia National Philharmonic Orchestra, Malta Philharmonic Orchestra and the Tatarstan Symphony Orchestra. She has also appeared in recital in such Festivals as Verbier, White Nights Festival, and in 2023 debuted at La Roque d’Antheron, obtaining rave reviews. In 23/24 Eva will open the season with a Japan tour, playing in Nagoya, Tokyo, Shizuoka, Mishima, and Urasayu. Highlights include the performance of all the Piano Concertos by Rachmaninoff at the Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory with the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra and Rahmaninoff Piano Concertos No. 2 & 4 at the Festival Internacional Cervantino. Orchestra debuts include appearances with the Prague Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Filarmonica de Bologna, Stuttgart Philharmonic, Brandenburgesches Orchestra, Ontario Philharmonic, Academy of Russian Music Orchestra, Ural Philharmonic, and the return to Leipzig Gewandhaus and Laeiszhalle. In recital she will appear in Bern, Biel, Potsdam, Brescia, Minsk, Irkutsk, Moscow, Voronezh, as well as at the Palermo Festival, Chopin Festival (São Paulo) and Bach Montreal Festival. Eva pursues studies at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory’s Central School of Music in Moscow with Natalia Trull and at the Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía in Madrid, under the guidance of Stanislav Ioudenitch. She has also been granted the prestigious scholarship at the 2020 Klavier-Festival Ruhr by Evgeny Kissin. Her first CD under the Melodiya, featuring works by Chopin and Scriabin was released in 2022, receiving great acclaim. (from

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Ticket Information

Ticket Sale From Wednesday, October 2, 2024  Member Precedent Release : Friday, September 27, 2024
Ticket (S)¥6,000 (A)¥5,000 (B)¥3,500 U25 (A・B)1,500 yen
※For fiscal 2024, U25 applies to those who born in 1999 or younger.
※Premium Seat 8,000 yen (limited sales with a present)/Premium seat is only available from Lawson Ticket
※Smile Seat (with poor view 2,000 yen/available only on the day of the concert)
※Preschoolers cannot attend this concert.
※Ticket Offices: Doshin Playguide, Citizen Community Plaza Ticket Center, Lawson Ticket, Ticket PIA and Seicomart
※Tickets for this concert are not available at Kitara Ticket Center.
※Seats can be selected at Lawson Ticket only from one day after, from the midnight of the ticket sale starting date.
※Sakkyo members can purchase S and A seats with 500 yen discount.
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