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Promoting Music through Cross-cultural Collaboration

Musicus Fest 2018 - Festival Opening

  • Date & Time
    15 Nov 2018 (Thu) 8:00pm
  • Venue
    Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall
  • Ticket Price
    $620, $480, $320, $180

    Duration of the concert is approximately 1 hour 45 minutes, with a 20-minute intermission.

    For ages 6 and above.

    A 5% Advance Booking discount will be applied to standard-priced tickets purchased on or before 30 September.

    50% off for Senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and their minder, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients. Available on a first-come-first-served basis.

    For each purchase of Musicus Fest 2018 concerts (excluding Chamber Music Gala), 10% off for any 2 or more concerts.

    For each purchase of standard tickets, 10% off for 10 tickets or more for each concert.

    Patrons can enjoy only one of the above discount schemes for each purchase

An exotic sound tapestry and a renewal of Piazzolla's Four Seasons

Ever on the path to new forms of cross-cultural collaboration, Musicus Fest 2018 kicks off with an inimitable program featuring an unprecedented mélange of sounds from three phenomenal string virtuosos: Artistic Director and world-renowned cellist Trey Lee will share the stage with nyckelharpa world champion Emilia Amper and Hong Kong’s premier jazz guitarist Eugene Pao in a kaleidoscopic program, weaving the threads of ethnic, classical and contemporary into an exuberant tapestry of sounds.

The thousand-year-old nyckelharpa makes a rare appearance in Hong Kong in a makeover of classic Nordic folk tunes in the Abrégé suite. Piazzolla’s The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires is reinvented for cello and electric guitar with orchestra, in a pristine arrangement penned by Trey Lee. Hailing from Norway, the Trondheim Soloists lends its refined ‘Trondheim sound’ to the romantic Legende by compatriot Fartein Valen and the charming Serenade for Strings by Dvořák.

Lead Partner : Credit Suisse
Principal Sponsor : CITIC TELECOM CPC
Acknowledgement : Leisure and Cultural Service Department

The presenter reserves the right to change the program and substitute artists should unavoidable circumstances make it necessary. The content of this program does not reflect the views of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
Program
  • Valen
    "Legende", Op. 1
  • Dvořák
    Serenade for Strings, Op. 22
  • Arr. Johannes Rusten / Inspired by Emilia Amper
    "Abrégé" - folk suite for nyckelharpa and string orchestra
  • Piazzolla / arr. by Trey Lee
    "The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires" (arr. for cello, electric guitar and string orchestra)
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