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Re-tracing the Footsteps of Dr Sun Yat-sen Around the World

(20 Jun, 2018) Musicus Society will be presenting two FREE heritage concerts at the Dr Sun Yat-sen Museum on Saturday, 7 July 2018. The concerts gather six outstanding local instrumentalists in a program of provocative string quartets and selected Chinese music, reflecting the trials and challenges faced by Dr Sun on the path of revolution.

The Musicus Heritage Community Concerts series has been bringing overseas and local artists to specific heritage sites, with an aim to awaken the history of Hong Kong through music. The upcoming concerts, entitled Around the World with Dr Sun Yat-sen, feature string quartets by Britten, Dvořák and Shostakovich, performed by violinists Wei Ningyi and Zheng Yang, violist Born Lau and cellist Jia Nan. These works coincide with the various locales on Dr Sun’s revolutionary path – from his student days at the British Museum, to his travels to the US and Soviet Union in search of financial and strategic support. The concert also includes two interludes of Chinese music, performed by Pan Ya-sze on Yangqin and Wong Chi-chung on Erhu and Gaohu. The music evokes the sense of longing for one’s homeland, a common sentiment shared by Dr Sun and expatriates alike.

7 July 2018 (Saturday) at 2:30, 4:30 pm
Dr Sun Yat-sen Museum (7 Castle Road, Mid-Levels, Central)
Free admission, online registration required on a first-come-first-serve basis
 Britten    ‘Alla Marcia’ for String Quartet 
 Qiao Fei  Remembrance for Gaohu and Yangqin
 Dvořák    String Quartet in F major, Op.96, ‘American’ (First movement) 
 Wang Guotong  Nostalgia for Erhu and Yangqin
 Shostakovich    String Quartet no.7 in F-sharp minor, Op.108

Public guided tours on the permanent exhibitions of the Museum are available on the day of the concert at the following times. Audience can sign up on the spot, first-come-first serve. Times for guided tour on 7 July: Cantonese (2pm & 4pm); Putonghua (3pm).
Receiving financial support from the Springboard Grant under the Arts Capacity Development Funding Scheme of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Musicus Society also gratefully acknowledges its lead partner, Credit Suisse for their generous support.

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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 Springboard Grant under the Arts Capacity Development Funding Scheme of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.