“Gilad Harel gave an outstanding account…with beautiful chordal effects, fast trills, astonishing pianissimos and, most useful of all, a vivid sense of character in everything he did.” The New York Times
“What playing! What energy! Harel is a clarinetist with incredible presence, rich and deep sound and exploding playing.” Haaretz
Israeli clarinet virtuoso Gilad Harel makes his Hong Kong début with a classical programme – with a twist! Equally comfortable with classical music as with jazz, swing, gypsy and klezmer music, Harel is a true ambassador for his instrument, showcasing his “breathtaking virtuosity” and “phenomenal capabilities” (Haaretz).
Gilad Harel has played with orchestras around the world, including the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, the Geneva Camerata, and the Manhattan Sinfonietta, and performs regularly with cabaret singer Ute Lemper. Harel also collaborated with mandolin virtuoso Avi Avital to create a unique concert of Klezmer and electronic music, which toured Taipei, Paris and Geneva.
For his Hong Kong recital, Harel is joined by Rachel Cheung for an evening of Debussy, Saint-Saëns, Schumann, Mozart – and Harel’s signature Klezmer music. Be prepared to be blown away by Harel’s incredible energy and stage presence, as he “makes his clarinet grind, whoop and scream” (Bachtrack)!
SAINT-SAËNSClarinet Sonata, Op 167
SCHUMANN Fantasiestücke, Op 73
MOZARTViolin Sonata No.32 in B Flat, K.454 (arr. for clarinet by Gilad Harel)
HAREL/TARRAS Klezmer Medley
Pre-Concert podcast with Gilad Harel
Online Pre-Concert chats with Gilad Harel on Zoom!
Gilad Harel will be joined by Hong Kong’s own Andrew Simon, Principal Clarinet of Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, for a casual zoom chat with our audiences. Join us to learn more about his upcoming recital programme, or simply to chat about clarinet music!
Guest: Gilad Harel
Host: Andrew Simon
12 Oct 2021 (Tue) 9:30-10:30pm (HKT)
Talks presented by Aura Music.
Gilad Harel, Avi Avital and the Geneva Chamber Orchestra plays a medley of Klezmer folk tunes from Eastern Europe, arranged by Sergei Abir
Audiences will be seated according to social-distancing guidelines.
Audiences must observe the special measures implemented by the venue in response to the COVID-19.
Programme runs approx. 75 mins with no interval. For ages 6 and above.