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The Lyon National Orchestra on Tour in Japan

The Lyon National Orchestra will be on tour from June 20 to July 2, 2016. Leonard Slatkin will conduct the Orchestra, accompanied by the virtuoso violinist, Renaud Capuçon.
The Lyon National Orchestra will appear in Tokyo in the city’s three most prestigious concert halls, Bunka Kaikan, NHK and Suntory Hall as well as in Osaka, Nagoya, Sapporo and Nara.
The grand French symphonic repertoire is on the program, including works by Maurice Ravel: Rapsodie espagnole, Daphnis et Chloé, Valses nobles et sentimentales, orchestration of Tableaux d'une Exposition, etc. It will also defend John Williams’ music. As in previous tours, the Orchestra will endeavor to develop, alongside the concerts, awareness and professional training campaigns, together with partners and distributors.
This tour has been supported within the scope of the Institut français/City of Lyon partnership.


06/23/2016 – Saporo/Concert Hall Kitara
06/25/2016 – Nara/Ken Bunka KaiKan
06/27/2016 – Osaka/Festival Hall
06/28/2016 – Tokyo/Bunka Kaikan
06/29/2016 – Tokyo/NHK
06/30/2016 – Tokyo/Suntory Hall
07/01/2016 – Nagoya/Aicha Prefectural Art Theater

National Orchestra of Lyon

Heir of the ‘‘Société des Grands Concerts’’ of Lyon, founded in 1905 by Georges Martin Witkowski, the Lyon National Orchestra boasts a prestigious past, above all with the contribution of André Cluytens, Charles Munch, Paul Paray and Pierre Monteux.
The ONL demonstrates strong activity outside Lyon. Following three Japan tours in the 1990’s under the direction of Emmanuel Krivine, the ONL will be back in November 2007 with Jun Märkl, for nine concerts, two of which in Tokyo. The Orchestra has played in the U.S. several times, particularly for two concerts at Carnegie Hall, in 2003, conducted by David Robertson. It is invited regularly to BBC Proms of London (where it played again in July 2008), Chorégies of Orange and Cité de la Musique in Paris. It appeared in Vienna in February 2007 and in Munich, Cologne, Lucerne and Amsterdam in 2008. Since the Salle Pleyel reopened (in Paris), the Orchestra gives one concert there each season.
The Orchestra has worked with renowned artists such as Martha Argerich, Jessye Norman, Kristian Zimerman, Radu Lupu, Yo-Yo Ma, Vadim Repin, Maxim Vengerov, Evgeni Kissin, Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Gil Shaham, Jean-Yves Thibaudet and Tabea Zimmermann.
It has welcomed grand composers, among whom Luciano Berio and Krzysztof Penderecki, who came to work on their works as well as conduct them. It has also enabled the discovery - for an international, European and French premiere - pieces by the greatest creators of our time, namely Pierre Boulez, Steve Reich and more recently Marc-André Dalbavie and Thierry Escaich, composer in residence with the Orchestra for three seasons, starting in September 2007.