Carnival of the Zodiac is a delightful adaptation of Saint-Saëns’ beloved Carnival of the Animals, reworked for Chinese New Year by Haylie Ecker. With additional movements by Dobrinka Tabakova and poems by Nury Vittachi, this is sure to become a Hong Kong classic! First performed in the 2013 Hong Kong International Chamber Music Festival (now Beare’s Premiere Music Festival).
For ages 5 or above. Narration in English and Cantonese.
Part of Beare’s Premiere Music Festival 2023.
Ringo Chan (viola) and Eric Fung (clarinet) has to withdraw from the advertised performance of “Carnival of the Zodiac”. We are grateful to have violist Yu Sun and clarinettist Chen Chiu-yuan to step in for the performance. The other details remain unchanged.
Carnival of the Zodiac for Two Pianos and Chamber Ensemble
Carnival of the Animals (reworked for Chinese New Year)by Haylie Ecker
with additional movements by Dobrinka Tabakova
and poems by Nury Vittachi
Violins: Ruda Lee, Kiann Chow
Viola: Yu Sun
Cello: Eric Yip
Double Bass: Masami Nagai
Clarinet: Chen Chiu-yuan
Flute: Angus Lee
Percussion: Phoebe Chan，Karina Yau
Pianos: Colleen Lee, Evelyn Chang
Narrators: Haylie Ecker, Leon Chu
Free Outreach Event: Listen and Draw Carnival of the Zodiac
A perfect free event before our fun family concert Carnival of the Zodiac! Join illustrator Maoshan (貓珊) and Aura Music’s Kilian Chan as they guide you and your children through the music of Carnival of the Zodiac with illustration. Come with your favourite costumes of your zodiac!
Suitable for children ages 5 or above. Event conducted in English.
Quota is limited, first-come-first-served.
Date: 30 Dec 2022 (Fri)
Venue: CR2, Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall Backstage
Free to join, registration required.
Limited quota, first-come-first-served.