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Local a cappella group VSing shares with us their energetic and captivating mashup of Cantopop songs based on Beethoven’s timeless masterpieces. How many Beethoven-inspired pop songs can you name? For more details, please visit the Hong Kong Sinfonietta website.
Hong Kong Sinfonietta presents “Tiny Galaxy Concerts @ Wontonmeen” – an online chamber concert series curated in collaboration with Wontonmeen – a hostel located in the vibrant and historical neighbourhood of Sham Shui Po. Explore with your eyes, ears and heart the beauty of where hand-picked gems of chamber music collide with the sentiments and quintessence of an old Hong Kong. Leave behind all expectations, and enter this imaginative space with the musicians – and enter the precious, mesmerising, wondrously tiny musical galaxy! The first episode Features Bartók’s stimulating, folk-inspired Contrasts, performed by Concertmaster James Cuddeford, Principal Clarinet Fong Hiu-kai Johnny and pianist Colleen Lee (HKS Artist Associate 2010-2011). The second episode Focuses on the sparkling music of Mendelssohn, as pianist Colleen Lee plays a couple of Songs Without Words, and clarinettists Fong Hiu-kai Johnny and Chen Chiu-yuan play the Concert Piece No 2 in D minor with pianist Li Hau-ling Jacqueline. The third episode Beethoven "Trio for Piano, Violin & Cello in B-flat, WoO 39"Violin: James Cuddeford /Cello: Aurélien Pascal /Piano: Perry SoBartók/Szigeti "Hungarian Folk Tunes"Violin: James Cuddeford /Piano: Perry SoSchnittke "Silent Night for Violin & Piano (1978)"Violin: James Cuddeford /Piano: Perry So The fourth episode James Cuddeford “For the Five Fingers” from Four Studies for a Portrait of Roger Smalley (world première)Piano: Colleen Lee (HKS Artist Associate 2010-2011)Roger Smalley "Suite for 2 Violins (2006)"Violin: James Cuddeford, Le Hoai-nam For more details, please visit the Hong Kong Sinfonietta website.