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Jockey Club Musicus Heritage Stories in Hong Kong: Coast to Court

  • Date & Time
    September and December 2023
  • Venue
    Online video filmed at The Warehouse Teenage Club (Old Aberdeen Police Station) and Former North Kowloon Magistracy
Comment from audience member
The program selection was exceptional for the heritage site, and the architectural space enhanced the concert experience. I hope to see more concerts being held in architectures of various styles.
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The Musicus Heritage series encourages audiences to learn about the history and stories of Hong Kong’s heritage sites through concerts and related activities. The 2023 concerts, Ebb and Flow and Neoclassicism Refashioned, were both part of the second year of the Jockey Club Musicus Heritage Stories program funded by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust. This video features excerpts from the concerts. In the accompanying interview, Musicus Society Artistic Director and cellist Trey Lee introduces the theme of “rejuvenation” and cross-disciplinary arts in the series, and explains the choice of music programs at these Grade II-listed buildings as concert venues.
The Baroque works inspired by Western maritime myths, which feature on the repertoire of Ebb and Flow, echo the history of Aberdeen as a fishing village. In addition, Call for Scores 2023 winner Kenneth Lee was commissioned, as Composer-in-Residence, to write Bobbylon Suite, an excellent new work, which includes the Chinese pipa in a Western string quartet. 
In Neoclassicism Refashioned at the Former North Kowloon Magistracy, Trey Lee and local and overseas musicians have explored neoclassical aesthetics, performing works by composers such as Brahms in Court No. 1, which has retained its original decor. The building dates back to the 1960s and has inspired Musicus to enrich the music program by introducing the fashion history and evolution of the cheongsam popular in that era.
Music Excerpts
  • Telemann
    Selected movements from Wassermusik “Hamburger Ebb und Flut” (Water Music “Hamburg Ebb and Flow”) suite in C, TWV 55:C3

    Violins: Fan Hiu-sing, Wong Pui-ying
    Viola: Born Lau
    Cello: Trey Lee
  • Kenneth Li
    Bobbylon Suite (World Premiere)

    Violins: Fan Hiu-sing, Wong Pui-ying
    Viola: Born Lau
    Cello: Trey Lee
    Pipa: Mavis Lam
  • Hindemith
    Eight Pieces for Strings No. 3, from School Work for Instrumental Ensemble Playing, Op. 44

    Violins: Aaron Chan, Martin Funda
    Viola: Born Lau
    Cello: Jia Nan
    Double Bass: Marco Lee
  • Brahms
    String Sextet No. 2 in G, Op. 36

    Violins: Martin Funda, Aaron Chan
    Violas: Jeremy Hao, Born Lau
    Cellos: Trey Lee, Jia Nan
Jockey Club Musicus Heritage Stories: Ebb and Flow 
Date: 16 September 2023 | Venue: The Warehouse Teenage Club (Old Aberdeen Police Station) (program website
Jockey Club Musicus Heritage Stories: Neoclassicism Refashioned 
Date: 1–3 December 2023 | Venue: Former North Kowloon Magistracy (program website)
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