Hong Kong Sinfonietta Commissions & Premières from 2000

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2018

    • 25.2.2018

    • Pēteris VASKS: Concerto for Viola & String Orchestra (2014-2015)

      Asian première

    • 25.2.2018

    • Samson YOUNG: Such Sweet Thunder  for Recorded Bell Sound, Narration & Orchestra

      world première

      COMMISSIONED BY HONG KONG SINFONIETTA

2017

    • 18.11.2017

    • Pierre-Yves MACÉ: Glissement de Terrain (Orchestra Version)

      WORLD PREMIÈRE

      COMMISSIONED BY HONG KONG SINFONIETTA

       

    • 18.11.2017

    • CHAN Hing-yan: November Leonids – for Orchestra

      WORLD PREMIÈRE

      COMMISSIONED BY HONG KONG SINFONIETTA

    • 4.11.2017

    • Rolf MARTINSSON: Double Bass Concerto No 1, Op 87 (2011)

      Hong Kong première

    • 19, 23 & 25.7.2017 (Germany/Portugal, France)
      9.9.2017 (in HK)

    • Charles KWONG: At the Very End of Old Dreams

      COMMISSIONED BY HONG KONG SINFONIETTA WITH SPONSORSHIP FROM CASH MUSIC FUND

    • 10.6.2017

    • Thomas LARCHER: Ouroboros for Violoncello & Chamber Orchestra (2015)

      Asian première

       

      Commissioned by Amsterdam Sinfonietta/Muziekgebouw aan’t IJ, Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, Norwegian Chamber Orchestra, Munich Chamber Orchestra & Hong Kong Sinfonietta

    • 27.5.2017

    • Philippe MANOURY: Instants Pluriels (Orchestra Version)

      WORLD PREMIÈRE

    • 20.5.2017

    • CHAN Hing-yan: Hark the Phoenix Solitaire Cry  (2017) – for Sheng & Orchestra

      world première

    • 29.4.2017

    • James CUDDEFORD: Triptych – I : Chorale Prelude (for Christoph Poppen)

      world première

    • 21 & 22.3.2017

    • Mike YIP Chi-chung: for Violin, Trombone, Electric Guitar & Double Bass

      Premiered by HKS musicians & band at Fringe Dairy

    • 21 & 22.3.2017

    • Daniel LO Ting-cheung:From That Time Forward for Trombone, String Quartet & Video
      (Media Artist:Yu Wing-yan)

      Premiered by HKS musicians at Fringe Dairy

    • 21 & 22.3.2017

    • Charles KWONG:Some Nights Across the Universe for String Quartet, Electric Guitar & Narrator
      (Poet:Yuen Che-hung (Uncle Hung))

      Premiered by HKS musicians & band at Fringe Dairy

    • 13-15.1.2017

    • Ian STEPHENS : We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

      Asian première

2016

    • 26.11.2016

    • Toru TAKEMITSU: Nostalghia for Violin & String Orchestra (1987)

      HONG KONG PREMIÈRE

    • 19 & 20.11.2016 (Taipei/Kaohsiung), 12.3.2017 (HK)

    • CHAN Hing-yan: Ethereal Is the Moon (for Huqin & Orchestra)

      COMMISSIONED BY HONG KONG SINFONIETTA WITH SPONSORSHIP FROM CASH MUSIC FUND

      WORLD PREMIÈRE (19.11.2016)

    • 18.10.2016

    • CHEN Yeung-ping: Resonance for Reader, Violin, Contrabass

      Based on Su-yin Mak’s Poem

      PREMIERED BY MAK SU-YIN, JAMES CUDDEFORD & MASAMI NAGAI AT FRINGE DAIRY

    • 10.9.2016

    • Bach/George BENJAMIN: Canon & Fugue (from The Art of Fugue) (2007)

      ASIAN PREMIÈRE

    • 23.7.2016

    • Fazıl SAY: Silk Road for Piano & String Orchestra, Op 4 (1994)

      HONG KONG PREMIÈRE

    • 12 & 13.7.2016

    • NG Cheuk-yin:

      – Don’t Steal My Intro

      – Double (première of new arrangement)

      – Should Not Work on Sunday (première of new arrangement)

      – Don’t Steal My Music (première of new arrangement)

      – Window (première of new arrangement)

      – RIP (première of new arrangement)

      – February Snow (première of new arrangement)

      – Lights Up (première of new arrangement)

      – Sing Sang Sung (1), (3) (première of new arrangement)

      PREMIERED BY NG CHEUK-YIN, HKS MUSICIANS & BAND AT FRINGE DAIRY

    • 25.6.2016

    • LIGETI: Melodien (1971)

      HONG KONG PREMIÈRE

    • 9.4.2016

    • Daniel LO Ting-cheung: Efflorescence – Quasi-Concerto (for Orchestra)

      Commissioned by Hong Kong Sinfonietta

      World première

2015

    • 18.4.2015

    • Patrick BURGAN: La Chute de Lucifer

      Symphonic Poem (for Trombone & Orchestra (2009))

      PREMIÈRE OUTSIDE EUROPE

    • 21.7.2015

    • Charles KWONG: Here the world expires (2012/2015)

      ASIAN PREMIÈRE

    • 25.7.2015

    • Charles KWONG: // beforedark . hk . cn /

      COMMISSIONED BY HONG KONG SINFONIETTA WITH SPONSORSHIP FROM CASH MUSIC FUND
      WORLD PREMIÈRE

    • 31.7.2015

    • Hendrik HOFMYER: Concerto for Recorder, Harpsichord & Strings (2012)

      ASIAN PREMIÈRE

    • 28.3.2015

    • Joyce Wai-chung TANG: Clear Light

      Commissioned by Hong Kong Sinfonietta with sponsorship from CASH Music Fund
      World première

    • 18.8.2015

    • Krzysztof PENDERECKI: Duo Concertante for Violin & Double Bass (2010)

      HONG KONG PREMIÈRE

2014

    • 28.2.2014

    • Charles KWONG: As the Streams Never Cease

      Commissioned by Hong Kong Sinfonietta

      World première

    • 12.4.2014

    • Stephen YIP: Ink. Color

      World première

    • 2-5.10.2014

    • Leon KO/Chris SHUM: The Passage Beyond in Concert (for orchestra)

      Commissioned by Hong Kong Sinfonietta

      World première (ORCHESTRAL VERSION)

    • 8.11.2014

    • Duke Ellington/Michael ABENE arr: Prelude to a Kiss

      Commissioned by Benjamin Schmid with partial financial support from Hong Kong Sinfonietta

      World première

    • 8.11.2014

    • Duke Ellington & Juan Tizon/Michael ABENE arr: Caravan

      Commissioned by Benjamin Schmid with partial financial support from Hong Kong Sinfonietta

      World première

    • 21.11.2014

    • Daniel LO Ting-cheung: Home City ‧ Dream City (for orchestra & field recordings)

      Commissioned by Hong Kong Sinfonietta with sponsorship from CASH Music Fund

      World première

2013

    • 17.3.2013

    • NG Cheuk-yin: Before the City Collapses (for two shengs & orchestra)

      Commissioned by Hong Kong Sinfonietta with sponsorship from CASH Music Fund
      World première

    • 18.5.2013

    • Enjott SCHNEIDER: Omaggio a Vivaldi

      (Concerto for Recorder, Strings & Harpsichord)
      Asian première

    • 12.10.2013

    • GayBird: Gravitation in Time (for orchestra, robotic instruments & electronics)

      Commissioned by Hong Kong Sinfonietta with sponsorship from CASH Music Fund

      World première

    • 29–30.11.2013

    • Aenon LOO/LAW Yuk-mui (video): Here are the years that walk between (for video, soprano & chamber orchestra)

      Commissioned by Hong Kong Sinfonietta

      World première

2012

    • 15–17.6.2012

    • George Tsz-Kwan LAM: Clair de Lune on Hammer Hill

      Commissioned by Hong Kong Sinfonietta
      World première

    • 12.9.2012

    • James CUDDEFORD: Double Shadow

      World première

      Premiered by Masami Nagai & Rieko Koyama at ArtisTree

    • 22.9.2012

    • CHAN Hing-yan: ’Twas the Thawing Wind (for sheng & orchestra)

      Commissioned by Hong Kong Sinfonietta with sponsorship from CASH Music Fund

      World première

2011

    • 25.3.2011

    • TANG Lok-yin: Visage

      Commissioned by Hong Kong Sinfonietta with sponsorship from CASH Music Fund

      World première

    • 15.4.2011

    • LAM Lan-chee: Lotus

      Commissioned by Hong Kong Sinfonietta with sponsorship from CASH Music Fund

      World première

    • 11–12.11.2011

    • Samson YOUNG/Messiaen: Twelve Contemplations on Jesus Christ and Mystical Love

      Commissioned by Hong Kong Sinfonietta

      World première

2010

    • 4.3.2010

    • George Tsz-Kwan LAM: The Gestures of Farewell (for narrator & orchestra)

      Commissioned by Hong Kong Sinfonietta

      World première

    • 16–17.4.2010

    • CHAN Hing-yan: Hark the Phoenix Soaring High (for sheng and orchestra)

      Commissioned by Hong Kong Sinfonietta with sponsorship from CASH Music Fund

      World première

2009

    • 24.2.2009

    • Samson YOUNG: Electric Counterpoint (for Nintendo Game Boy, electronics & orchestra)

      Commissioned by Hong Kong Sinfonietta with sponsorship from CASH Music Fund

      World première

    • 15.5.2009

    • Mussorgsky/Julian YU: Pictures at an Exhibition (for chamber orchestra)

      Chinese première

    • 6.11.2009

    • George Tsz-Kwan LAM: The Queen’s Gramophone

      Commissioned by Hong Kong Sinfonietta

      World première

2008

    • 27.3.2008

    • Robin HOLLOWAY: Fourth Idyll, Op 102

      Co-commissioned by the City of London Sinfonia, Västerås Sinfonietta & Hong Kong Sinfonietta

      Asian première

    • 19.4.2008

    • Samson YOUNG: Afterglow (for orchestra & electronics)

      Commissioned by Hong Kong Sinfonietta with sponsorship from CASH Music Fund

      World première

    • 15.11.2008

    • Avner DORMAN: Percussion Concerto Frozen in Time

      Asian première

2007

    • 16.3.2007

    • NG Cheuk-yin: Fly (Music for a drumset, an electric bass and an orchestra)

      Commissioned by Hong Kong Sinfonietta with sponsorship from CASH Music Fund

      World première

    • 25.5.2007

    • LAM Fung: Illumination

      Asian première

    • 5.10.2007

    • Angel LAM On-ki: In Search of Seasons

      Commissioned by Hong Kong Sinfonietta with sponsorship from CASH Music Fund & funded in part by the American Music Center’s CAP Grants

      World première

    • 26.10.2007

    • George Tsz-Kwan LAM: Variations On (chamber concerto for seven players)

      Asian première

2006

    • 10.3.2006

    • Stephen YIP: Novela

      Commissioned by Hong Kong Sinfonietta with sponsorship from CASH Music Fund

      World première

    • 14.4.2006

    • NG Cheuk-yin: Up Among the Stars

      Commissioned by Hong Kong Sinfonietta

      World première

    • 13–15.10.2006

    • YU Yat-yiu@PMPS: yeah yeah XI MEN QING

      World première

    • 6.12.2006

    • Joyce Wai-chung TANG: Quicksilver Swirls

      Commissioned by Hong Kong Sinfonietta with sponsorship from CASH Music Fund

      World première

2005

    • 18.3.2005

    • Angel LAM On-ki: Symphonic Journal: Ambush from Ten Directions

      World première

    • 1.6.2005

    • YAU Yuen-hing: Fanfare Prelude

      World première

    • 4–11.8.2005

    • CHAN Hing-yan: There’s Something in the Wind… (for orchestra and two Chinese-wind soloists)

      Commissioned by Hong Kong Sinfonietta with sponsorship from CASH Music Fund

      World première

    • 2.9.2005

    • IP Kim-ho: Momento

      World première

    • 10–11.9.2005

    • Julian YU: The Little Gecko

      World première

    • 10–11.9.2005

    • HUI Cheung-wai: New Episode of a Legend: Monkey King’s Adventure on the Moon

      Commissioned by Hong Kong Sinfonietta with sponsorship from CASH Music Fund

      World première

    • 21.10.2005

    • Samson YOUNG: How Perfumes are Transmitted by Feathery Telegraph

      World première

    • 5.11.2005

    • CHAN Sze-rok: Prelude to the Forbidden Land

      World première

2004

    • 11.1.2004

    • Daniel LAW: Menuha Overture

      World première

    • 26.3.2004

    • Clarence MAK: Sentiments in the Wind

      Commissioned by Hong Kong Sinfonietta with sponsorship from CASH Music Fund

      World première

    • 29.4.2004

    • NG Cheuk-yin: White (for Chinese percussion instruments & symphony orchestra)

      Commissioned by Hong Kong Sinfonietta with sponsorship from CASH Music Fund

      World première

    • 15–16.10.2004

    • Four Seasons Plus

      Music Director / Conductor: Yip Wing-sie

      Music Coordinator: YU Yat-yiu@PMPS

      Multi-media Design: Mathias Woo

      Digital Images / Video: John Wong, Digilick (“Autumn”)

      Commissioned by Hong Kong Sinfonietta with sponsorship from CASH Music Fund

      World première

    • 15–16.10.2004

    • LAI Ching-kong (King Kong), Edward CHAN: Spring

      Commissioned by Hong Kong Sinfonietta

      World première

    • 15–16.10.2004

    • Gaybird@PMPS: Summer (When the Bird Feels Hot…)

      Chinese percussion, computer, analogue modular synthesizers & orchestra

      Commissioned by Hong Kong Sinfonietta

      World première

    • 15–16.10.2004

    • Nerve / lo4: Autumn (Power Book G4 & orchestra)

      Commissioned by Hong Kong Sinfonietta

      World première

    • 15–16.10.2004

    • Veronica LEE@PMPS (Sandee Chan Lyrics) : Winter
      at17、guitar、cajon、bass & orchestra

      Commissioned by Hong Kong Sinfonietta

      World première

2003

    • 16–19.10.2003

    • CHEN Ning-chi (Rupert Chan & Pu Yee lyrics): Legend of Yao Ji (opera)

      World première

    • 4.12.2003

    • LAM Shun: Reflections of the Mountains

      Commissioned by Hong Kong Sinfonietta with sponsorship from CASH Music Fund

      World première

    • 8.3.2003

    • Aenon LOO: Quiet Waters

      Commissioned by Hong Kong Sinfonietta with sponsorship from CASH Music Fund

      World première

    • 27.3.2003

    • Victor CHAN: When the Green Woods Laugh (Six Songs to Poems by William Blake)

      Commissioned by Hong Kong Sinfonietta with sponsorship from CASH Music Fund

      World première

    • 27.9.2003

    • Robin HOLLOWAY/Ravel: Menuet sur le Nom d’Haydn

      World première

2002

    • 22.2.2002

    • QU Xiao-song: The Stone (Concerto for three percussion & chamber orchestra)

      Commissioned by Hong Kong Sinfonietta

      World première

    • 17.11.2002

    • Victor CHAN: Song for Tomorrow

      Commissioned by Hong Kong Sinfonietta

      World première

    • 6.12.2002

    • Aenon LOO: Dissolving Grace (for cello and chamber orchestra)

      Commissioned by Hong Kong Sinfonietta with sponsorship from CASH Music Fund

      World première

2001

    • 24.2.2001

    • CHAN Hing-yan: Madame Cadavre (for violin and orchestra)

      Commissioned by Hong Kong Sinfonietta with sponsorship from CASH Music Fund

      World première

    • 9.12.2001

    • Clarence MAK: Fanfare for HSH Prince Philipp von und zu Liechtenstein

      Commissioned by Hong Kong Sinfonietta
      World première

2000

    • 14–15.1.2000

    • LAM Shun: The Divorce (chamber opera)

      World première

    • 14–15.1.2000

    • LO Hau Man: The Lamp of Everlasting Light (chamber opera)

      World première

    • 10–11.3.2000

    • SO Ting Cheong: The Shopkeeper’s Daughter (chamber opera)

      World première

    • 24–25.6.2000

    • KUAN Nai-chung: Journey to Lhasa (new orchestral arrangement of his Chinese orchestral work)

      Commissioned by Hong Kong Sinfonietta

      World première

    • 26.11.2000

    • Alice HO: Concerto for Cello and Orchestra

      World première

    • 26.11.2000

    • LO King-wai: Perspective of Night

      World première

    • 29.11–3.12.2000

    • LAW Wing-fai/HO Ying-fung: Dreaming Plum Blossoms Away (chamber opera)

      World première

    • 29.12.2000

    • TUNG Lai-shing: The Book of Laughter and Forgetting

      Commissioned by Hong Kong Sinfonietta with sponsorship from CASH Music Fund

      World première

“World Class performance.”  South China Morning Post