Naoki Hakutani Solo Piano Recital – April 23

The UALR Department of Music presents Naoki Hakutani in solo recital on at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 23, 2012 in the Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall in the UALR Fine Arts Building. This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Naoki Hakutani at or 501.569.3294.


Pianist Naoki Hakutani is an assistant professor of piano at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, where he joined the faculty in 2008.  Originally from Kent, Ohio, Hakutani holds degrees in piano performance from Northwestern University, Indiana University at Bloomington and the University of Texas at Austin, where he served as a Teaching Assistant in the Piano Department.  In addition to teaching studio piano and group piano at UALR, Dr. Hakutani is the Director of the Artspree Concert Series and the Director of the UALR Piano Festival. He is active nationally and internationally as an educator, having conducted masterclasses throughout the United States, Mexico and Asia.




The Program:


Souvenir de Bohême en forme de Polkas, Op.13             Bedřich Smetana (1824-1884)
No. 1  E minor
No. 2  E-flatmajor


From Harmonies poétiques et religieuses III, S.173             Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
No. 3  Bénédiction de Dieu dansla solitude




Litany:In Memory of Michael Vyner (1990)             Toru Takemitsu(1930-1996)
II.Lento misterioso




RainTree Sketch II: In Memory of Olivier Messiaen (1992)             Toru Takemitsu


FiveHaiku (2007)             Paul Dickinson (1965-   )



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