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Jockey Club Musicus Heritage Stories: The Art of Rejuvenation

17 May - 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Echoing Tai Kwun’s revitalization as a mix of colonial and contemporary architecture, the English Chamber Orchestra (ECO) breathes new life into classic chamber works in its Hong Kong concerts. English composers Gustav Holst and Benjamin Britten promoted their predecessors’ music and rejuvenated lesser-known techniques and folksong forms. As highlight pieces, concertos by C.P.E. Bach and J.S. Bach will feature as soloists Musicus Artistic Director and cellist Trey Lee, with whom the ECO collaborated on his forthcoming new album Seasons Interrupted, and rising star violinist Aaron Chan.

The acclaimed ECO is the most recorded chamber orchestra in the world and has been constantly in demand over the years, performing on Oscar-winning film soundtracks and at numerous royal events. Tai Kwun is a fitting concert venue for the ECO to play Benjamin Britten’s music, given that he himself oversaw a similar revival project of converting a former Victorian malt house into a concert hall.

For The Art of Rejuvenation, Musicus has invited Hong Kong new media artist Phoebe Hui to create a new artwork. She has upcycled stepper motors from everyday devices, and transformed musical inputs into visual representations that celebrate the intersection of the old and the new.

Join us for an impressive program that brings together music that has stood the test of time and innovative art.


17 May
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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