The week between the 18th and 24th of October is dedicated to quality music. The artist arrived on Sunday in Romania to take part on Monday at the press conference while on Tuesday and Wednesday he will be rehearsing with the “George Enescu” Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Horia Andreescu. The concert starts at 19:00 with a presentation of the best-known Romanian compositions. Eitetsu Hayashi is checked in at the most elegant Bucharest Hotel, close to Palace Hall and is permanently accompanied by his Japanese team. The first warm up rehearsal took place on Sunday, the 17th of October, introducing the orchestra in Isao Matsushita’s world.

Thanks to the support given by sponsors in Sibiu, ARTmania offers an important reduction for a number of XX tickets of 105 lei and XX tickets of 75 lei. The public can purchase tickets for the two categories at the new prices, 45 and 25 lei, seats in the hall and in the boxes.

The show’s program includes “Concerto for Japanese drum and Orchestra- Hi-Ten- Yu” composed by Isao Matsushita in 1993 and Taiko Solo, as well as works signed by musicians like George Enescu – Romanian Rhapsody in A major, Doru Popovici – Codex Caioni (fragments), Ciprian Porumbescu – Ballad, Béla Bartók- Romanian Folk Dances, Tiberiu Olah – Mihai Viteazul suite (fragments), Grigoras Dinicu- Hora Staccato, scheduled for the first part.

The concerts draw a parallel between traditional Romanian and Japanese music, through modern Japanese works composed for traditional instruments and prestigious works influenced by folkloric motifs found on the Romanian territory.

„Great Encounters” concert series will take place on the 20th of October, 19:00 at Palace Hall, Bucharest and the 23rd of October, 19:00, Thalia Hall, Sibiu.

Thanks to the support given by sponsors in Sibiu, ARTmania offers an important reduction for a number of XX tickets of 105 lei and XX tickets of 75 lei. The public can purchase tickets for the two categories at the new prices, 45 and 25 lei, seats in the hall and in the boxes.

Born under the Dragon sign in 1952, Eitetsu Hayashi began drumming while still in high school, after listening to the Beatles for the first time. He starts a band with a friend, but since he could not afford a drum kit, he practices by drumming in cardboard boxes. Later he gets a part time job as a helper in a Buddhist temple: “From the money I got I bought the cheapest complete drum kit and I practiced in a temple corner while listening to music”.

From 1971 until 1980 Eitetsu Hayashi is part of the Ondekoza group with whom he plays at the Boston Marathon, later being invited to join the Boston Symphonic Orchestra, conducted by Seiji Ozawa for a work written by Maki Ishii especially for wadaiko and orchestra.

1984 marks Eitetsu’s solo debut, invited by Carnegie Hall New York he plays “Symphonic Metamorphosis part 3” with an orchestra. Hayashi will be the first artist and solo wadaiko player to perform on the renowned stage. “I started drumming not in the traditional style, but by considering wadaiko a modern concert instrument; I do my own songs, structures, drumming style and direction”.

In 2002 Eitetsu Hayashi celebrated his 20th career anniversary touring the U.S.A. with “The Wings of Flightless Birds”- an album inspired by Ito Jakuchu’s works. “I began composing being inspired by works of artists I liked. They are the ones that help me as a drummer, telling me I will find the way to fulfil my destiny. Nobody thought that this will be the way Japanese drums and plastic arts will entwine, and this connection helps create new works.”


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