Hong Kong Sinfonietta Début in Taiwan: Ethereal Is the Moon
|Date||11/19 Sat, 11/20 Sun 7:30pm|
|Location||Zhongzheng Auditorium, Taipei Zhongshan Hall (11/19)
Performance Hall, Kaohsiung City Dadong Arts Center (11/20)
|Ticket||NT$500, 800, 1000, 1200|
|Duration||Approx. 2 hours
(with a 15-minute interval)
|Programme Enquiries||(886) 2 2383 2170 (Taipei)
(886) 7 222 9483 (Kaohsiung)
(852) 2836 3336 (Hong Kong Sinfonietta)
|Taipei Concert Presenter|
|Kaohsiung Concert Presenter|
“Yip’s magical baton imbues even age-old classics with vitality and modernity.” – MUZIK, Taiwan
“Hong Kong Sinfonietta plays like a refined European orchestra… Everybody in the audience that evening had the fortunate opportunity of experiencing how music transcends time, space, and culture.” – Yazhou Zhoukan, Hong Kong
“Hong Kong Sinfonietta shines.” - Vancouver Sun
A Musical Spectacle where East meets West and Old meets New!
One of the flagship orchestras in Hong Kong having performed in 32 cities around the world in Asia, Europe and America, Hong Kong Sinfonietta is making its début in Taiwan with a programme featuring some of the most sought-after artists from the two metropolises.
Under the baton of Music Director Yip Wing-sie, a highly respected and influential figure in Asia’s orchestral music scene herself, Hong Kong Sinfonietta will be joined by Taiwan’s foremost huqin player Wang Ying-chieh in the world première of Chan Hing-yan's huqin concerto, Ethereal Is the Moon. Lauded for their subtle incorporation of Chinese elements, Chan's works have been heard around the world. Also a huqin player himself, Chan will create a unique sound world with this thousand-year-old Chinese instrument and the modern symphony orchestra.
The concerts in Taipei and Kaohsiung will also mark the Taiwan début of Hong Kong's star pianist Colleen Lee, who will be playing with the Orchestra Ravel's jazz-inspired Piano Concerto in G. A prizewinner at numerous international competitions including the 2005 Chopin Competition, Lee has performed with such orchestras as the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Warsaw Philharmonic.
The Orchestra will play Shostakovich's playful, almost neoclassical Ninth Symphony before the curtain is closed.
Ethereal Is the Moon – for Huqin & Orchestra (world première)
After presenting the Heart of Coral – A Chamber Opera after the life of Xiao Hong (Hong Kong Week 2014), Professor Chan Hing-yan, the 2013 recipient of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council’s Best Artist Award (Music), will be unveiling another new work bearing his signature east-meets-west composing style in Taiwan this year. In 1998, Prof. Chan completed his career-defining work, Enigmas of the Moon, and went on to create a second piece along the same theme titled And the Moon Winks... in 2008. Eight years later, as the Artist Associate of the Hong Kong Sinfonietta, he has composed Ethereal Is the Moon, a third instalment dedicated to the celestial body featuring his instrument of choice, the huqin.
|Chan Hing-yan||Ethereal Is the Moon – for Huqin & Orchestra (world première)|
|Ravel||Piano Concerto in G|
|Shostakovich||Symphony No 9 in E-flat, Op 70|
Music Director / Conductor: Yip Wing-sie
Huqin: Wang Ying-chieh
Piano: Colleen Lee（HKS Artist Associate 2010/2011）
Composer: Chan Hing-yan（HKS Artist Associate）
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Hong Kong Sinfonietta Début in Taiwan: Ethereal Is the Moon Trailer
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