When Breath Becomes Sound
Chamber Music for Voice, Woodwind and Brass

10 January 2020 (Friday) 7:30 pm Duration: 2 hours
JC Cube, Tai Kwun View map
$480, $380

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Click here to read the house programme (Pages 13-15)

Click here to read the lyrics of Schumann’s Dichterliebe

This concert focuses on the virtuosity of musicians who use their breath as the force to create music – voice, woodwind and brass.  Starting with the heat and energy of Poulenc’s Sextet for winds and piano, we include two works by Schumann – his beautiful song cycle “A Poet’s Love” written while he was yearning for his wife Clara, and his three romances for oboe & piano which he gave to her as a present.  The concert concludes with Brahms’ famous horn trio – perhaps the most significant piece of chamber music written for that instrument.

EVENT TIME CHANGE: Please note that this concert will start at 7:30pm (originally scheduled for 8pm)


Poulenc Sextet for winds and piano, FP100
Emily Beynon, Gordon Hunt, Andrew Simon, Benjamin Moermond, Radovan Vlatković, Pei-Yao Wang

Schumann Dichterliebe (“A Poet’s Love”), Op. 48
Robin Tritschler, Pei-Yao Wang


Schumann Three Romances for Oboe and Piano, Op. 94
Gordon Hunt, Gilles Vonsattel

Brahms Horn Trio in E-flat major, Op. 40
Arnaud Sussmann, Radovan Vlatkovic, Gilles Vonsattel

Programme and artists may be subject to change.

Participating Musicians

Arnaud Sussmann, violin
Emily Beynon, flute
Gordon Hunt, oboe
Andrew Simon, clarinet
Benjamin Moermond, bassoon
Radovan Vlatković, horn
Gilles Vonsattel, piano
Pei-Yao Wang, piano
Robin Tritschler, tenor

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$480, $380

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