Concert Cancellation Notice
We are sorry to announce that the performances of Harp Superstar Emmanuel Ceysson (21 April, 2020 at the JC Cube, Tai Kwun) are cancelled due to the global outbreak of coronavirus and the travel restrictions/quarantine arrangements that are currently in place. Tickets holders can choose to receive a refund, or donate the value of the ticket and receive a tax receipt.
Premiere Performances is a registered charity. Even when events are cancelled, we are left with costs to cover, and in these difficult times we depend even more on donations from individuals like you. Your donation will truly make a difference, and your generosity will enable us to bring another year of the best music in the world to our city after these difficult days. To learn more about donor benefits: pphk.org/support-us
Please contact Ms Loretta Cheung for your ticketing arrangements at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are actively looking for a future date in the upcoming season for Emmanuel Ceysson to return.
“Ceysson is a rising star in the harp world…both his technique and his musicianship are virtually flawless.” – The Washington Post
“Far away from stereotypes, this spontaneous man, witty and funny, is…an amazingly alive and curious musician.” – Le Figaro (France)
With his powerful, virtuoso playing, Emmanuel Ceysson sweeps away all the clichés associated with his instrument. Principal Harp of Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Emmanuel Ceysson is the first harpist ever to win the Gold Medal at three prestigious international competitions.
He returns to Hong Kong with a poetically curated programme of “birds”, exploring how composers across the eras and borders depict the soaring little creatures through beautiful music. Ceysson also plays music from his home country of France by Fauré and Debussy.
His infectious enthusiasm and boundless energy reveal the harp in all its sparkling splendour, in a world where poetry rhymes with temperament.
BACHFrench Suite No. 3 in B minor, BMV814
La volière magique (The Magical Aviary)
DAQUINLe Coucou (The Cuckoo)
SCHUMANN Vogel als Prophet (Bird as Prophet) from Waldszenen, Op. 82
RAMEAU Le Rappel des Oiseaux (The Conference of the Birds)
FAURÉUne Chatelaine en sa Tour, Op. 110
DEBUSSY Suite Bergamasque