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Musicus Heritage Community Concert Series - Dances and Fairy Tales at Nan Lian Garden

03.26.2018

Where superb chamber music transcends and invigorates

(March 26, 2018) In collaboration with the time-honored Kuhmo Chamber Music of Finland, the Musicus Society’s Musicus Heritage Community Concert Series begins with a chamber music rendezvous featuring outstanding artists from Finland and Hong Kong. Musicus Society’s Artistic Director and international cellist Trey Lee will be joined by esteemed violinist Minna Pensola and violist Vladimir Mendelssohn, violinist-pedagogue Gian Paolo Peloso, as well as award-winning Hong Kong pianist Rachel Cheung and violinist Hannah Tam, in two concerts presented at Xiang Hai Xuan of the Nan Lian Garden on 15 May 2018.
Nan Lian Garden

Awakening Hong Kong’s history with music

As one of the signature programs of the Musicus Society, the Musicus Heritage Community Concert Series brings overseas and local artists to unique heritage sites in refreshingly themed chamber music concerts. Entitled Dances and Fairy Tales, the upcoming heritage concerts (planned by Kuhmo Chamber Music Artistic Artistic Director Vladimir Mendelssohn) showcase the music of Dvořák, Bartók and Sibelius, which are fitting complements to the ethereal ambiance of Nan Lian Garden. Finnish violinist Minna Pensola joins Rachel Cheung in a fine selection of chamber vignettes by Sibelius, giving the audience a distinctive taste of the Nordic flavor. Violin prodigy Hannah Tam enchants the audience with the pungent Romanian dances by Bartok in the first concert, while Artistic Director Trey Lee evokes the magic of rustic Bohemia in Dvořák’s Silent Woods in the second one. In addition to these opaque gems, the beloved piano chamber pieces by Schumann and Brahms will be the handpicked centerpieces in each of the two concerts.

Free pre-concert tour on Tang style architecture and landscaping

Free-seating tickets for the Dances and Fairy Tales concerts are now available from Cityline and Tom Lee music outlets (www.cityline.com). A free pre-concert tour (in Cantonese) will be held at 4:30pm for concert audience. Those who wish to gain insights on the layout and architectural characteristics of the Nan Lian Garden can register online via http://musicus-heritage-tour.eventbrite.hk. Limited places are available on a first-come-first serve basis. For enquiries, please contact 3974 6601.

Receiving financial support from the Springboard Grant under the Arts Capacity Development Funding Scheme of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Musicus Society also gratefully acknowledges its Event Partners Kuhmo Chamber Music and Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation, as well as Piano Sponsor Tom Lee Music for their support in the heritage concerts at Nan Lian Garden.

Musicus Heritage Community Concert Series – Dances and Fairy Tales

Date
15 May 2018 (Tuesday)
Venue
Xiang Hai Xuan, Nan Lian Garden, 60 Fung Tak Road, Diamond Hill, Kowloon
Ticket
$200 (free seating; tickets available from Cityline and Tom Lee Music outlets)
Concert 1 | 5:30pm
 Program Sibelius   Three Pieces, Op.116 (excerpts)
  Bartok/ arr. by Székely Six Romanian Folk Dances, BB.68
  Brahms Piano Quartet No.1 in G minor, Op.25
 Performers Minna Pensola (violin), Hannah Tam (violin), Vladimir Mendelssohn (viola), Trey Lee (cello), Rachel Cheung (piano)

Concert 2 | 7:30 pm
 Program Sibelius Valse Triste, Op.44, no.1
  Dvořák Silent Woods, Op.68, no.5
  Sibelius ‘Nocturne’ Op.51. no.3 (from Belshazzar’s Feast)
  Schumann Piano Quintet in E-flat major, Op.44
 Performers Minna Pensola (violin), Gian Paolo Peloso (violin), Vladimir Mendelssohn (viola), Trey Lee (cello), Rachel Cheung (piano)


Free pre-concert tour | 4:30 pm
Ticket holders can register online at the link below. Limited places are available on a first-come-first serve basis. Register at http://musicus-heritage-tour.eventbrite.hk