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Jockey Club Musicus Heritage Alive – A Music Weekend with Hidden Gems by Great Composers and a Commissioned Work

04.21.2022
Musicus Society is excited to present a series of five concerts under the Jockey Club Musicus Heritage Alive at Tai Kwun over the weekend of 13 to 15 May 2022, with funding support from The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust. Musicus’ Artistic Director and renowned cellist Trey Lee will be joined by leading and emerging local talents, performing famous and lesser-known pieces by composers connected by kinship, as well as a world première work Tomorrow by the Society's Call for Scores winner Luk Wai-chun, with the inspiration of Tai Kwun during his Artist-in-Residence which is commissioned by Musicus.

“It’s an inspirational musical journey to rediscover hidden gems from musical families of the 18th to the 20th centuries. Whether it’s siblings Felix and Fanny Mendelssohn to father-and-son Wolfgang Amadeus and Franz Xaver Mozart, or from husband-and-wife Robert and Clara Schumann to in-laws Antonín Dvořák and Josef Suk, the deep bond within each of these musical pairings is evident in the compelling works to be featured,” Trey Lee introduced.

One full-length, ticketed concert on 14 May will be supplemented by four free short concerts (entry by registration) at different times over the weekend, all to be held in the JC Cube of Tai Kwun.

“We have been staying home much more during the pandemic and in a way it has strengthened our relationship and connectedness with our family. The composers’ works in this concert series celebrate these ties by blood and marriage—family members not only shared values, traditions and heritage, the relationships also enhanced their artistic output. I hope audiences will come to these concerts with their own friends and families and explore how familial dynamics have influenced the creativity of leading classical composers, and think about how the stories and connections contained in a historical site like Tai Kwun relate to us and to our city,” said Trey Lee.

Artists*:
Artistic Director/Cello: Trey Lee
Violin: Francis Chik, Chow Yip-wai, Wong Pui-ying, Zheng Yang
Viola: Cass Ho, Caleb Wong
Cello: Cheng Yan-ho, Jia Nan
Piano: Colleen Lee, Piao Xingji
Pipa: Belle Shiu #**
Dizi and Xindi: Kung Wai-kin #
Percussion: Alvin Chan #

# Perform in the 13 May concert only
* Please refer to Musicus Society’s website for the list of performers in each concert
** With kind permission from the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra

Please see the concert details and full artist biographies at the following link: https://bit.ly/3xEOxgF  
Jockey Club Musicus Heritage Alive Concerts
All concerts will be held at the JC Cube of Tai Kwun
Concert 1 – New Work
Luk Wai-chun
13 May (Fri) 8pm | FREE 
Tomorrow (World Première) 

Concert 2 – Father and Son
W.A. Mozart
F.X. Mozart
14 May (Sat) | 2:30pm | FREE 
Piano Quartet in G minor, K.478 (1st Movement) 
Piano Quartet in G minor, Op. 1 (1st Movement) 
Concert 3 – Father-in-law and Son-in-law
Antonín Dvořák
Josef Suk
Antonín Dvořák
14 May (Sat) | 7:30pm | $250 
Bagatelles for Two Violins, Cello and Piano, Op. 47, B. 79 
Piano Quartet in A minor, Op. 1 
Piano Trio No. 4 in E minor, Op. 90, B. 166, Dumky 
Concert 4 – Brother and Sister
Felix Mendelssohn
Fanny Mendelssohn
15 May (Sun) ) | 2:30pm | FREE 
Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 49 (1st Movement) 
Piano Trio in D minor, Op. 11 (1st Movement) 
Concert 5 – Husband and Wife 
Robert Schumann
Clara Schumann
15 May (Sun) | 4:30pm | FREE 
Piano Trio No. 3 in G minor, Op. 110 (1st Movement) 
Piano Trio in G Minor, Op. 17 (1st Movement) 

Concerts 1, 2, 4, 5 – These concerts are free of charge. Duration of each short concert is approximately 25 minutes, without intermission. Online registration for free concert tickets at POPTICKET, with limited capacity on a first-come, first-serviced basis. 

Concert 3 – Duration of the concert is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes, including an intermission. Tickets at $250 are now available at URBTIX.
 
Programs are subject to change due to the latest pandemic situation and government health and safety regulations. Please refer to the details on Musicus Society’s website and the latest announcement at Tai Kwun. 

All the content of works are independently produced by the organiser/creative team, and do not reflect the views or opinions of the Jockey Club Musicus Heritage Alive project nor The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust. 
About the Jockey Club Musicus Heritage Alive 
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. A 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. 
 
About Tai Kwun (www.taikwun.hk)  
Tai Kwun is Hong Kong’s Centre for Heritage and Arts — a cultural destination for inspiration, stimulation and enjoyment. Tai Kwun aspires to offer the best heritage and arts experiences, and to cultivate knowledge and appreciation of contemporary art, performing arts and history in the community. Tai Kwun invites all visitors on a journey of discovery that unites multiple genres of arts, heritage, culture and lifestyle in Hong Kong.  
Here, visitors will discover the rich heritage of the site through the thematic exhibitions and immersive public programmes that explore Hong Kong’s history and culture, alongside a multitude of vibrant and inclusive contemporary art presentations and performing arts offerings all year round. 
 
About 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 cross-cultural collaboration of music internationally. 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. 
 
For media enquiries, please contact Musicus Society:  
Alexia Chow, Senior Manager (Marketing) 
Tel: (852) 3758 2726 | Email: alexia.chow@musicussociety.org 
 
Dorcus Teng, Project Manager 
Tel: (852) 3793 3356 | Email: dorcus.teng@musicussociety.org