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Promoting Music through Cross-cultural Collaboration

Jockey Club Musicus Heritage Alive Community Concert: Turmoil and Redemption

With its roots dating back to the 1840s, Tai Kwun symbolized the very first attempt to establish a centralised law enforcement, judicial and correctional institution in colonial Hong Kong. Numerous occupants have left their marks and stories behind at this former Central Police Station compound, with perhaps the unanimous desire for justice and redemption.

Throughout history, many composers have been subjected to injustices, resulting in struggles and censure at the hands of contemporaries and even the sovereign. This is especially poignant for those caught up in the political turmoils of the two World Wars. The fates and works by composers such as Mahler, Bartók and Shostakovich closely mirrored and reflected currents of their times. Yet, despite their miseries, these greats have all been redeemed as their oeuvres survive and continue to be heard around the world.

Renowned cellist Trey Lee, celebrated violinists Dong-Suk Kang and Pavel Vernikov, Berlin Philharmonic violist Sebastian Krunnies and other local talents join hands in a performance of chamber gems by these masters. The concert also features music by Tiffany Leung, a new commissioned work inspired by this unique heritage site.

Concert Program
  • Mahler
    Piano Quartet in A minor
  • Debussy
    Violin Sonata in G minor
  • Shostakovich
    Piano Trio No.2 in E minor, for violin, cello and piano, Op.67
  • Tiffany Leung
    Commissioned work
  • Schumann
    Piano Quintet in E-flat, Op.44
Funded by: The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust
Partner: Tai Kwun
Piano Sponsor: Tom Lee Music
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