East Meets West Concert
Commissioned by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council and presented by The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Spotlight on Young Musicians aims to provide performing opportunities for local young musicians, composers and signers who are eager to showcase their talents and creativity in public performances. The project also keens to introduce the selected performers to a larger audience, especially the young audience in Hong Kong. The first series Music Beyond Tradition held in June 2012 and second series RENDERING last February received impressive feedbacks.
The project also keens to introduce the selected performers to a larger audience, especially the young audience in Hong Kong via different promotional channels including outdoor concerts, school matinee, concert previews/ workshops at schools and pre/ post performance talks, etc.
CROSS – 6 July 2012, 8pm
Four groups of young Hong Kong musicians will showcase their talents and styles with unique choices of repertoire.
Venue: Hong Kong Jockey Club Amphitheatre, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
$160 / $120(regular)/ $100 (full-time students, senior citizens aged over 65 & or people with disabilities)
Group Booking Discount: 10% off for each purchase of 5 or more standard tickets
Tickets available now at HK Ticketing Outlets
1. Experimenting Chinese Music
Composer: Steve Hui
Performers: Chin King (Guzheng)/ Steve Hui (Electronic) / Leung Yan-chiu (Sheng)/ Rupert Woo Pak-tuen (Erhu)
This interactive dialogue between electronic music and traditional Chinese music is an experiment in challenging the established forms of musical expressions and exploring the boundaries between two different disciplines, to realize the true form of cultural transmission.
Concept: Leung Yan-chiu
Composer: Wyman Wat
Performers: Leung Yan-chiu (Sheng) / Wyman Wat (Flute) / Wong Tak-chiu (Saxophone)
The colourful timbres of Western and Chinese woodwind instruments conjure up a mosaic-like soundscape. The audience is invited to embark on a refreshing sonic journey rich in juxtaposed images common to both Eastern and Western cultures.
3. Vivid ‧ Inspiring
Composer: Wyman Wat
Performers: Chass Wong (Pipa) / Li Wai-mei (Percussion)/ Samuel Bin(Violin)/ Tong Wai-ho(Cello)
While painting captures a moment of a dance, music enhances its emotions. These works are inspired by nature. The ensemble expresses the relationship between these three art forms by creating a sphere for the audience to envisage their own dance.
4. Alchemy by Varsity
Varsity Saxophone Quartet
Composers: Sierra Tse/ Wyman Wat
Performers : Jennifer To (Soprano Saxophone)/ Jeffrey Chan (Alto Saxophone)/ Christopher Huie (Tenor Saxophone) / Chemie Ching (Baritone Saxophone)
The programme celebrates four original works written for saxophone quartet by women composers. The repertoire displays an alchemical fusion of the masculine physicality of the saxophone and the feminine sensibility of each of the composers.
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