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Jockey Club Musicus Heritage Stories in Hong Kong: A New Phase

  • Date & Time
    November 2022
  • Venue
    Tai Kwun and Tao Fong Shan

    Online Video
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Musicus Society artistic director and cellist Trey Lee recounts the conception of the Musicus Heritage series, now in a new phase known as the Jockey Club Musicus Heritage Stories and made possible with continued funding support from The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust. In Year 1 of the three-year project, “Perseverance” is the theme and reminder for us to draw on the past to have a better outlook of life at present. The unique initiative to incorporate other art forms in our concerts is also outlined. 
In Tai Kwun, the former prison cells echo the hardships faced by composers like Messiaen, and a near-forgotten prison chapel inspires a young composer's new composition, while traditional Canton porcelain paintings at Tao Fong Shan play a key role in recognizing craftsmanship and the history of the sanctuary’s unique East-meets-West architecture style.  
The video features musicians, composers, artists and audience members talking about the concert experience in the new three-year project. It also includes performance of the following program:
Concert Program
Duration: approximately 13 minutes
  • Messiaen
    Quartet for the End of Time, 8th movement, Louange a l'Immortalite de Jesus, duet for violin & piano (excerpt)

    Violin: Fan Hiu-sing
    Piano: Cheong Hoi-leong
  • Eason Chan
    Three Incarnations (commissioned by Musicus Society; world première)
    III. Hermit of Unremembered Pasts (excerpt)

    Violins: Fan Hiu-sing, Francis Chik
    Viola: Aurélie Entringer
    Cello: Karey Ho*
    Sheng: Loo Sze-wang
    Piano: Colleen Lee

    *With kind permission from Hong Kong Sinfonietta
  • Schubert
    Rondo in A Major, D.951 (for four hands) (excerpt)

    Piano: Colleen Lee, Cheong Hoi-leong
  • Dohnányi
    Piano Quintet, Op.1 (excerpt)

    Violins: Fan Hiu-sing, Francis Chik
    Viola: Aurélie Entringer
    Cello: Jia Nan
    Piano: Colleen Lee
Jockey Club Musicus Heritage Stories Concerts 
Date: 12–13 November 2022 | Venue: JC Cube, Tai Kwun (program website
Date: 19 November 2022 | Venue: Tao Fong Shan Christian Centre (program website)

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