Programme Schifrin Letters from Argentina (HK Premiere) Tango del Atardecer Pampas Tango Borealis Danza de los Montes Tango a Borges Malambo de los Llanos Intermission Piazzolla Selected Tangos Michelangelo 70 Verano Porteño Adios Nonino La Muerte del Angel OblivionRead Article
Vivaldi Mandolin Concerto in D major, RV 93
Dvořák Terzetto, Op. 74
Spohr Double Quartet in D minor, Op. 65
Elgar Piano Quintet in A minor, Op. 84
Turnage Slide Stride
Bartók Romanian Folk Dances
Tsontakis Six Miniatures on Georgian Folk Tunes for Mandolin and Strings
Korngold Suite for 2 violins, cello & piano left hand, Op. 23
Strauss Sextet from Capriccio
Bruce Cymbeline (Asian Premiere)
Tsintsadze Six Miniatures on Georgian Folk Tunes for Mandolin and Strings
Dvořák String Quartet in A-flat major, Op. 105
10th Annual Chamber Music Festival Returns to Hong Kong with New
Name in Honour of Joining Title Sponsor, J&A Beare
Hong Kong – Next January, Premiere Performances will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of its annual chamber music festival, now called the Beare’s Premiere Music Festival (formerly the Hong Kong International Chamber Music Festival). The 2019 Festival will host 22 internationally acclaimed musicians for 5 ticketed concerts, a gala fundraising dinner and over 15 outreach and education events from Wednesday, 16 January to Thursday, 24 January 2019.
Hailed as “Hong Kong’s cultural landmark” by the South China Morning Post (SCMP), this year’s festival will be the first to include J & A Beare (Beare’s) — which was recently announced as the long-term title sponsor. Beare’s has been recognized as the pre-eminent experts in the field of fine antique stringed instruments and bows since its founding in London in 1892. The company brings over 120 years of international authority and is the leading instrument dealer for the world’s top classical musicians.
The Festival also welcomes the return of Cho-Liang Lin as Artistic Director for the 8th year. An alumnus of the storied Juilliard School, Cho-Liang Lin has performed with major orchestras all over the world since his debut concert in 1980. His albums have won Gramophone Record Of The Year, Grammy nominations and Penguin Guide Rosettes. Cho-Liang Lin is currently a faculty member of the Juilliard School, a professor at Rice University, and just retired after 18 years as the music director of the La Jolla SummerFest.
Highlights of the 2019 Beare’s Premiere Music Festival will include famed mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato’s In War & Peace, a collaboration between mandolin superstar Avi Avital and the Dover String Quartet, and a concert dedicated to music of the Tango.
The Festival will see the Asian premieres of David Bruce’s Cymbeline and George Tsontakis’s Portrait by El Greco; and the Hong Kong debuts for the Dover Quartet, Paul Huang, and Julian Steckel.
Tickets are on sale now to see world class performances at Beare’s Premiere Music Festival 2019:
In War & Peace: Harmony Through Music
Joyce DiDonato, mezzo-soprano
Il Pomo d’Oro, chamber orchestra
16 January 2019 (Wednesday) 8:00 pm
The Colour of Sound
Richard Strauss, David Bruce, Sulkhan Tsintsadze, Antonín Dvořák
18 January 2019 (Friday) 8:00 pm
Mark-Anthony Turnage, Béla Bartók, George Tsontakis, Erich Korngold
20 January 2019 (Sunday) 8:00 pm
Antonio Vivaldi, Antonín Dvořák, Louis Spohr, Edward Elgar
22 January 2019 (Tuesday) 8:00 pm
The Music of Schifrin & Piazzolla
24 January 2019 (Thursday) 8:00 pm
10th Festival Anniversary Fundraising Gala
Cocktail reception, a live performance in the new JC Cube Theatre
19 January 2019 (Saturday) 6:30 pm
Cho-Liang Lin will serve as the Artistic Director for the festival and other musicians performing will include: Joyce DiDonato (mezzo-soprano), Il Pomo d’Oro (chamber orchestra), Dover Quartet (string quartet), Pablo Aslan (double bass), Avi Avital (mandolin), Martin Beaver (violin), Lise Berthaud (viola), Alex Brown (piano), Evelyn Chang (piano), Hector Del Curto (bandoneon), Andreas Haelfliger (piano), Paul Huang (violin), George Lomdaridze (double bass), Yura Lee (violin & viola), Li-Wei Qin (cello), David Shifrin (clarinet), Julian Steckel (cello), Satoshi Takeishi (percussion), Tianwa Yang (violin).
For more information and to reserve tickets, visit the Premiere Performances website: www.pphk.org/festival/beares-premiere-music-festival-2019/.
Premiere Performances of Hong Kong is financially supported by the Art Development Matching Grants Scheme of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
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About Premiere Performances
Premiere Performances is Hong Kong’s leading presenter of solo recitals and chamber music.
Founded in 2007, Premiere Performances brings the best classical musicians in the world to Hong Kong for performances and outreach. Our world class recitals, chamber music festival, outreach & education programmes and school concerts are distinguished by our drive to present the best to every audience and to make the inspiration of live music performances accessible to all. See www.pphk.org for more information.
The Ulysses Quartet, who will make their Hong Kong debut through Premiere Performances on September 9, has been awarded first prize at the 2018 Schoenfeld International Chamber Music Competition in Harbin, China. The Ulysses Quartet will receive an award of US$20,000.
Founded in 2013, the Alice and Eleonore Schoenfeld International String Competition aims to enrich the culture of music by recognizing and promoting highly gifted young musicians.
See the Ulysses Quartet in their Hong Kong Debut at the brand-new venue of Tai Kwun on September 9 (Sun)! Click here for tickets and full concert details.