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Promoting Music through Cross-cultural Collaboration

Musicus Fest 2019 - Jockey Club Musicus Heritage Alive Concert

  • Date & Time
    22 Nov 2019 (Fri) 6pm

    * The Jockey Club Musicus Heritage Alive Concert due to take place at 8pm on 22 November will be rescheduled to 6pm on the same day.
  • Venue
    Miller Theater, Asia Society Hong Kong Center
  • Ticket Price

    For ages 6 or above.

    A 15% 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 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
This year's theme, "Heritage of Renewal," is a metaphor for the revitalization of Hong Kong's most treasured historic sites in recent years.  Over the last few centuries, the former Victoria Barracks has witnessed its fair share of Hong Kong's colorful history until emerging into today's glorious incarnation as a center for cultural, artistic, and intellectual pursuits.To highlight the extraordinary history of this setting, some of the works and composers featured in this program reveal various, and sometimes surprising ties to Hong Kong's history.

Mendelssohn's connection with Queen Victoria (for whom this compound is named) is well known in music history, as he visited the royal family in London on different occasions and shared more than a few musical performances in private.  Composed at age 15, his Sextet for Piano and Strings is simply a most exuberant and affirmative work which deserves wider recognition.

Beethoven's “Gassenhauer” Trio was dedicated to Countess Maria Wilhelmine von Thun und Hohenstein, an early patron of his in Vienna.  In a remarkable coincidence, her British great-grand son, Sir Robert Henry Meade, became Permanent Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies between 1892-1897; a great deal of this compound's architectural style and attributes would have been influenced by the taste of those such as Meade himself. 

While credited as the forerunner of German Romantic opera, Carl Maria von Weber is also considered to be the first Western composer to use a Chinese melody in his incidental music for Schiller’s Turandot - a harbinger of future Western musical interest in the region epitomized by the creation of Asia Society 147 years later in New York, and subsequently, the opening of Asia Society Hong Kong in 2012.

In addition to the concert on 22 November, 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.

Free Guided Tour  | 22 November 2019 (Fri) | 5pm 
Online Registration

Cello Master Class by Alexander Hülshoff (Observer Ticket ) | 23 November 2019 (Sat) | 10:30am 
Online Registration

Viola Master Class by Vladimir Mendelssohn (Observer Ticket ) | 23 November 2019 (Sat) | 12nn 
Online Registration

Concert Program
  • Beethoven
    Piano Trio in B-flat, Op. 11, “Gassenhauer”
  • Weber
    Trio in G minor for flute, cello and piano, Op. 63
  • Mendelssohn
    Piano Sextet in D, Op. 110
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