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World Premiere

The Beat of the Dragon Boat

28 May, 2017 (Sunday)
Session 1:
14:00-15:00 
Paper Dragon Boat making workshop;
15:00-16:00 Concert 
Session 2: 
16:00-17:00 Paper Dragon Boat making workshop; 
17:00-18:00 Concert 

The Hong Kong Jockey Club Hall,
Asia Society, Hong Kong Center

$375*
$300 for Friends of Premiere Performances and Asia Society members

*10% discount for groups of 4 or more (for non-member only) 

Hear the world premiere of the "Beat of the Dragon Boat" - a lively sextet for Western and Chinese instruments, specially commissioned by Premiere Performances. Combining chamber music and bilingual narration (English and Cantonese), this world premiere features a stellar cast of local musicians and local celebrity Gregory Rivers (河國榮) in a dramatic re-telling of the legend behind the Dragon Boat Festival and the Chinese poet Qu Yuan.

The composition is another collaboration between composer Alexis Alrich and author Christina Matula-Häkli, the pair who created the popular "Shadow in the Moon," which told the story of the mid-Autumn Festival.

The concert is co-presented with the Asia Society Hong Kong Center.

Premiere Performances hopes that these adaptations of Chinese myths and legends will spark an interest in young people to learn about Chinese culture. This story set to music introduces Chinese festivals in an appealing and interesting way.

Musicians

ANDREW LING - Viola
SAMUEL FERRER - Double bass
JULIANA BECKEL - Harp
MARK LUNG - Percussion
YANG SIN-YU - Sheng
MA WAI HIM - Suona
GREGORY RIVERS - Narration

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Premiere Performances brings the world's best performers of recitals and chamber music to Hong Kong. From internationally celebrated musicians to the world's brightest rising stars, our concerts feature a dynamic array of instruments, performance styles and musical programs. Premiere Performances was founded in 2007 and is a registered charity.


Premiere Performances of Hong Kong is financially supported by the Art Development Matching Grants Pilot Scheme of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.