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Promoting Music through Cross-cultural Collaboration

The Jockey Club Musicus Heritage Alive program Musical History Resonates in Tai Kwun

04.29.2021
With the support from The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, Musicus Society will present community concerts and free events under the Jockey Club Musicus Heritage Alive program at Tai Kwun on 20-23 May 2021. The program creates an enriched and meaningful concert experience for the public at large.

Within Tai Kwun, in the Central Magistracy where classical music concerts are rarely presented, baroque gems by J.S. Bach, G.P. Telemann and J.-M. Leclair will be featured alongside virtuosic pieces for solo violin by Kreisler and Ysaÿe. The imprisonment of Bach in Weimar, the law education Telemann received in Leipzig and the mysterious murder of Leclair in Paris — these stories behind the composers are all intertwined with the juridical realm.

Away from the law, works with romantic associations by composers set the stage for two concerts in the JC Cube. Leclair and Saint-Saëns’ works date from the years of the composers’ marriages. The Piano Quintet by Vaughan Williams is a generous gift to the world from his widow, who rescinded a longstanding embargo on its performance in 1999. In addition, a new work by Call for Scores winner Meilina Tsui and a work chosen to mark the centenary of Astor Piazzolla's birth will also be performed.

Jockey Club Musicus Heritage Alive Concert

Date & TIME
22 May 2021 (Saturday) | 7:30pm
Venue
JC Cube, Tai Kwun
Tickets
$220 (Tickets are available at URBTIX)
Program
J.-M. Leclair Sonata for Two Violins in D, Op. 3, No. 6
Vaughan Williams Piano Quintet in C minor
Meilina Tsui Secret Labyinth (world première)
Saint-Saëns Piano Quartet in B-flat, Op. 41

Artists
Trey Lee (Artistic Director/Cello); Angela Chan (Violin); Brian Choi (Violin); Jeremy Hao (Violin); Hannah Tam (Violin); Annis Ma (Viola); Cherry Yeung (Viola); Victor Lee (Double Bass); Wong Wai-yuen (Piano); Yeung Ching-ho (Guzheng)
Jockey Club Musicus Heritage Alive Free Short Concerts
Date and Time: 20 May 2021 (Thu) | 7:15pm
21 May 2021 (Fri) | 7:15pm and 8:30pm
23 May 2021 (Sun) | 2pm
Venue: Central Magistracy, Tai Kwun (20 and 21 May)
JC Cube, Tai Kwun (23 May)
Ticket: Limited seats for these free events are available on a first-come-first-served basis. Advance registration is required. Please register at Musicus Society website.
Program: A 30 minutes’ performance by Young Artists including works by J.S. Bach, Telemann, Piazzolla, Dvořák and more

Jockey Club Musicus Heritage Alive Free Guided Tours and Master Classes
Free guided tours are offered after concert on 23 May 2021 (Sun) on a first-come-first-served basis for concert ticket holders. Advance registration is required. Please register at Musicus Society’s website.

Free Cello Master Class will be hosted by renowned cellist Trey Lee on 23 May 2021 (Sun), 3:30pm at JC Cube, Tai Kwun, giving music lovers the opportunity to gain insights from world-class performers. Limited seats are available on a first-come-first-served basis. Please register at Musicus Society website. Due to the pandemic, other master classes by international musicians will be held online. Details of these sessions will be announced in due course.

Programmes are subject to change due to the latest pandemic situation and government health and safety regulations. Please refer to Musicus Society’s website for details.


About the Jockey Club Musicus Heritage Alive Program
Funded by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust in 2019, Jockey Club Musicus Heritage Alive is a 3-year program to promote music through heritage. Year-long heritage activities include master classes, school visits, tailored-made performances and heritage guided tours. In addition to serving as a platform for international artists to nurture local musicians and young talents, the program also creates an enriched and meaningful concert experience for the public at large.

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.