more ways to HEar Patrick  

Hyogo Performing Arts Center Orchestra


Franz Schubert - Symphony No. 7 (8) "Unfinished"

HPAC Orchestra - Yutaka Sado, Conductor


During the decade following the great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake of 1995, the courage, persistence, and compassion of Hyogo’s local residents brought about a miraculous renewal of the devastated region. Embodying the hope for a bright future for the community, the Hyogo Performing Arts Center (HPAC) opened in 2005 as a symbol of the spiritual and cultural rebirth of the region. HPAC has now established itself as Japan’s leading cultural institution attracting both domestic and internationally renowned performing art groups to its stages. In September 2013, 8 years since the inauguration, it has proudly welcomed its 4 millionth audience.


Hyogo Performing Arts Center Orchestra (HPAC Orchestra) has been established as a resident orchestra exclusively affiliated with Hyogo Performing Arts Center under artistic direction of Yutaka Sado.  During a three-year term, 48 international core members under the age of 35 engage in a variety of performance opportunities
including full orchestra and chamber orchestra concerts, a fully-staged opera, and chamber ensemble performances of standard and modern repertoire. They are joined in these performances by leading conductors, guest players and coaches from around the world. The HPAC program offers professional development for Core Members through master-classes and private lessons with visiting artists.




Visit Patrick's Instant Encore Page

Various solo, chamber and orchestral recordings of Patrick in concert at the Curtis Institute of Music, provided online via Instant Encore.




Patrick on the Radio - on WRTI's "Philadelphia Music Makers"

The musicians are your hosts for Philadelphia Music Makers, a unique 31-episode series that brings you up close to instrumentalists, vocalists, and composers throughout the Philadelphia region. Each one-hour show features a classical or jazz artist - a variety of the area's best and brightest, emerging and well-established musicians, performing their favorite pieces and sharing personal and professional stories.