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International Arts Carnival 2024: Short-cut to Classical Music: The Instruments of an Orchestra

20 July - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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One event on 21 July 2024 at 3:00 pm

$160 – $420

EVENT DESCRIPTION

The world of classical music, in all its expansive history and immeasurable beauty, can be overwhelming for people who are new to this fascinating world. In this concert, Music Director Emeritus Yip Wing-sie will guide you through how to appreciate classical music, starting from an in-depth introduction of all the instruments in a symphony orchestra, with a video camera showing you close-up how the instruments are set up and played. By the end of the concert, you will learn to recognise the instruments and understand how they combine with each other to achieve different effects and convey emotions, in a selection of well-loved orchestral works.Programme

Tchaikovsky
Swan Lake : Scene from Act II

Tchaikovsky
The Nutcracker : Dance of the Mirlitons

Dukas
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (excerpt)

Mozart
Clarinet Concerto in A, K622: 3rd movement

Rossini
William Tell Overture

Tchaikovsky
Romeo & Juliet Fantasy Overture (excerpt)

Britten
The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra

Music Director Emeritus/Conductor/Presenter: Yip Wing-sie
Clarinet: Woo Hee-soo

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ABOUT THE ARTIST / ORGANISER

One of Hong Kong’s flagship orchestras, Hong Kong Sinfonietta has brought music closer to the community, and achieved significant local and international recognition for its passionate performances and innovative programming. The orchestra has collaborated with an illustrious array of international musicians and groups, including in recent years Ilya Gringolts, Martin Helmchen, Sergei Nakariakov, Jean-Guihen Queyras, Krzysztof Penderecki, The Royal Ballet, English National Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, Stuttgart Ballet and Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch.

Hong Kong Sinfonietta is a regular guest at international arts festivals and has toured 46 cities around the world. As an avid believer of keeping music alive and contemporary, the orchestra commissions and performs new works every year and ventures into new initiatives, recently receiving wide acclaim for its Back On Stage concert film series and becoming the first local orchestra to appear in cinemas. Following the success of the first edition in 2018, the orchestra organised the 2nd Hong Kong International Conducting Competition in 2023, attracting applications from 45 countries/regions around the world and providing an invaluable platform for young conductors to establish their careers.

Details

Date:
20 July
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Admission:
$160 – $420
Event Category:
Website:
https://hksl.org/concert/short-cut-to-classical-music-the-instruments-of-an-orchestra/

Organiser

Hong Kong Sinfonietta
Phone
28363336
Email
info@hksinfonietta.org

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