The Colour of Sound

18 January 2019 (Friday) 8:00 pm Duration: 2 hours
JC Cube @ Tai Kwun View map
$480, $380

Opening this colourful concert, is the wonderfully evocative string sextet from Richard Strauss’ opera Capriccio, painting with rich tones the broad strokes of longing and hope. The colours then turn golden with David Bruce’s commission for Avi Avital (mandolin) and the Dover Quartet, named Cymbeline, the old Celtic word meaning Lord of the Sun. As the sun sets, the lights of twilight dance to Tsintsadze’s Six miniature folk songs.  The concert closes with the joyful and sonorous palette of Dvořák’s Quartet in A flat major, Op 105 with the finely woven tapestry of colours that only a string quartet can provide.

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Richard Strauss
Sextet from Capriccio
Paul Huang (violin), Joel Link (violin), Yura Lee (viola), Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt (viola), Li-Wei Qin (cello), Camden Shaw (cello)

David Bruce Cymbeline (Asian Premiere)
Avi Avital (mandolin), Dover Quartet

Sulkhan Tsintsadze Six Miniatures on Georgian Folk Tunes for Mandolin and Strings
Avi Avital (mandolin), Dover Quartet


Antonín Dvořák String Quartet in A-flat major, Op. 105
Dover Quartet

Participating Musicians

Dover Quartet (string quartet)
Avi Avital (mandolin)
Paul Huang (violin)
Yura Lee (viola)
Li-Wei Qin (cello)

Programme may be subject to change.

Please Note

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