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Finding Elixirs for the Soul in music concerts at The Old Pathological Institute

08.01.2018
The Musicus Society is bringing its renowned Musicus Heritage Community Concert Series to the Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences on 15 September 2018. The Museum is the former home of the Old Pathological Institute, where cures and vaccines were developed to combat the epidemic outbreaks in Hong Kong in the last century. The concerts, entitled Elixirs for the Soul, attempt to connect music to the history of the Museum through the concept of healing.
Musicus Society’s Artistic Director and international cellist Trey Lee will be joined by critically acclaimed violinist Alexander Sitkovetsky, who is heralded as the “Star of the New Century” by The Strad, in performances of Bach’s unaccompanied music on their respective instruments. The two will also collaborate in Kodály’s Duo for Violin and Cello. Versatile yangqin player Pan Ya-sze will join the violin and cello respectively in the world première of two commissioned works inspired by the heritage site by Virginia Wan and Tsang Lok-yan, winners of Musicus Society’s Call for Scores 2018.

With an aim to awaken the history of Hong Kong through music, the Musicus Heritage Community Concert Series presents world-class performances at selected heritage venues. The Society also introduces an annual Call for Scores program, from which young composers are selected to create new works inspired by the heritage sites. These new works will subsequently be premièred at the corresponding sites. Musicus Society is financially supported by the Springboard Grant under the Arts Capacity Development Funding Scheme of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. The Society also gratefully acknowledges Credit Suisse as Lead Partner of the Musicus Heritage Community Concert Series.

Musicus Heritage Community Concert Series - Elixirs for the Soul

Date
15 Sep 2018 (Saturday)
Venue
Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences
Ticket
$300 (free seating; tickets will be available from Cityline and Tom Lee Music outlets from 6 Aug 2018)
Concert I | 4:00PM
 Program Kodály Duo for Violin and Cello, Op.7 (1st movement)
  Virginia Wan Dwelling Woes (for violin and yangqin) (world première)
  JS Bach Cello Suite No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1008
 Performers Alexander Sitkovetsky (violin), Trey Lee (cello), Pan Ya-sze (yangqin)

Concert II | 6:00PM

 Program JS Bach 'Chaconne’ for solo violin from Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004
  Tsang Lok-yan Beyond the Red Bricks (for cello and yangqin) (world première)
  Kodály Duo for Violin and Cello, Op.7 (2nd and 3rd movements)
 Performers Alexander Sitkovetsky (violin), Trey Lee (cello), Pan Ya-sze (yangqin)

Free pre-concert tour | 5:00PM
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
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 brings world-class artists to local heritage sites. Moreover, the 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 Springboard Grant under the Arts Capacity Development Funding Scheme of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

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