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Promoting Music through Cross-cultural Collaboration

A musical tribute to the late erudite sinologist Prof. Jao Tsung-I at the next Musicus Heritage community concerts series

04.04.2019
The 2019 Musicus Heritage Community Concert series kicks off with two free concerts at the Jao Tsung-I Academy on Sunday, 19 May 2019. The program draws its inspiration from Prof. Jao’s close ties with France, a country where he was especially admired. The repertoire harks back to the longstanding connection between Chinese and other Asian cultures and European societies, which was reinforced by the tireless research of Prof. Jao himself.
The concert, entitled The French Connection: Chinese and Asian Influences on European Music features Hong Kong violinists Vince Chua and Mark Hui, violist Cass Ho and cellist Jia Nan in a finely selected program of string quartets. The exotic-sounding masterpieces by Debussy and Ravel exemplified the creative response to Asian music from French composers at the fin-de-siècle. By pairing Glazunov’s “Orientale” and an arrangement of the popular Dance of the Yao Tribe, the cross-influence of musical styles of the East and West is made apparent to the listener.

Since the inauguration of Musicus Society, the Musicus Heritage Community Concerts series has been bringing overseas and local artists to specific heritage sites. Over the years, the Society has given 34 concerts at various heritage venues, thereby connecting the community and awakening the history of Hong Kong through music.

Musicus Heritage Community Concert Series -
The French Connection: Chinese and Asian Influences on European Music

Date
19 May 2019 (Sunday)
Venue
Jao Tsung-I Academy
FREE Tickets
Register at www.musicus-heritage-concerts.eventbrite.hk to obtain free tickets.
Limited seats available on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Concert I/II | 4pm/6pm
 Program Ravel String Quartet in F major (1st & 2nd movements)
  Debussy String Quartet in G minor, Op.10 (1st & 2nd movements)
  Liu & Mao/
arr. Jiang Yiwen
Dance of the Yao Tribe
  Glazunov “Orientale” (from Suite for String Quartet, Op. 35)
 Performers Vince Chua (violin), Mark Hui (violin), Cass Ho (viola), Jian Nan (cello)

Guided tours
Public guided tour of the Jao Tsung-I Academy is available on the day of the concert at 11am, 2pm and 4pm, advance registration is not required. Interested parties please gather at the Assembly Point at the main entrance of Lower Zone. First-come, first-served.
Musicus Society (www.musicussociety.org)
The Musicus Society was founded in 2010 as a registered charity under the vision of renowned cellist Trey Lee, with a mission to promote music and music education through cross-cultural collaboration between local and overseas artists. Apart from the annual Musicus Fest, which provides a meeting point for artists from across the world, the Musicus Heritage Community Concert Series bring world-class artists to local heritage sites. Moreover, Musicus Inspires! Educational program aims to nurture aspiring young musicians in Hong Kong, as well as to cultivate students from all social backgrounds. Musicus Society is financially supported by the Art Development Matching Grants Scheme of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.