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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 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 violinist Dong-Suk Kang, Berlin Philharmonic violinist Dorian Xhoxhi and violist Sebastian Krunnies, as well as local talents join hands to perform chamber gems by these masters. The concert also features music by Tiffany Leung, a commissioned new work inspired by this unique heritage site.

In addition to the concert on 14 September, the program also includes free events for the public. Interested parties can register online for these activities. Limited places are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Cello Master Class by Trey Lee | 14 September 2019 (Sat) | 3:00pm
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Violin Master Class by Dong-Suk Kang | 14 September 2019 (Sat) | 4:30pm
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Free Guided Tours And Shorts Concerts | 15 September 2019 (Sun) | 2:00pm & 4:00pm
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Concert Program
  • Debussy
    Violin Sonata in G minor
  • Shostakovich
    Piano Trio No.2 in E minor, for violin, cello and piano, Op.67
  • Tiffany Leung
    Tai Kwun (for violin,viola and guzheng)(world première)
  • 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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