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A Clarinet Rhapsody

Music Director/Conductor Christoph Poppen
Clarinet Horácio Ferreira
Composer Geoffrey Gordon
 

Programme

Debussy

Prélude à L’Après-midi d’un Faune

Debussy/Geoffrey Gordon arr

Première Rhapsodie for Clarinet & Chamber Orchestra (2021) (Asian première)
Commissioned by St Paul Chamber Orchestra, Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Lausanne Chamber Orchestra & Hong Kong Sinfonietta

Geoffrey Gordon

Fumée for Clarinet & Chamber Orchestra (2021) (Asian première)
(After the Chanson by Reynaldo Hahn)

Commissioned by St Paul Chamber Orchestra, Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Lausanne Chamber Orchestra & Hong Kong Sinfonietta

Mozart

Symphony No 40 in G minor, K550


An iconic work for the clarinet demanding absolute mastery of the instrument, Debussy’s Première Rhapsodie is poetic, capricious and enthralling, displaying the beautiful instrument’s kaleidoscopic sound qualities and instilling lasting influence in all who continue to contribute towards the clarinet repertoire – one of whom being composer Geoffrey Gordon. His clarinet concerto Fumée – inspired by Debussy’s work as well as a chanson by Reynaldo Hahn, setting the text of Greek poet Jean Moréas – reflects on the transient existence of human beings, who ultimately leave the world as ashes and vanish like smoke, or fumée.

A thoughtful pairing of these two works by Debussy and Gordon will make up the musical core of this concert by Hong Kong Sinfonietta and Music Director Christoph Poppen, presenting the Portuguese clarinet rising star Horácio Ferreira; the rest of the programme includes Debussy’s evocative masterpiece Prélude à L’Après-midi d’un Faune, as well as Mozart’s electrifying Symphony No 40 in G minor.

 

Horácio Ferreira (Clarinet)

“A sound wizard!” Rheinische Post  

Enviable aesthetic sensitivity.” Público  

  • Best Interpretation Award of Debussy’s Première Rhapsodie, Concours Debussy/Debussy International Clarinet Competition 2014
  • Has performed at the Philharmonie de Paris, Concertgebouw, Musikverein, Elbphilharmonie etc
  • Artistic Advisor, Marvão International Music Festival



Christoph Poppen (Music Director/Conductor)

“Christoph Poppen brought out a broad soundscape from the orchestra.” 
Süddeutsche Zeitung

  • Principal Conductor, Cologne Chamber Orchestra
  • Principal Guest Conductor, Israel Chamber Orchestra
  • Artistic Director, Marvão International Music Festival, Portugal
  • Music Director, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie (2007-2011)
  • Artistic Director, Munich Chamber Orchestra (1995-2006)

 

Geoffrey Gordon (Composer)

“Complex, richly-satisfying.” BBC Music Magazine

“Darkly seductive.” The New York Times

“Luminous and ecstatic.” Gramophone

  • Has been commissioned by The Philharmonia, BBC Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonie de Radio France, Copenhagen Philharmonic etc
  • Composer-in-residence at Aaron Copland House and International Centre for Composers, Sweden
  • Winner, Mario Merz Prize for Music 2017-2018
Ticketing
Dates & Times:

29 June 2024 (Saturday)
8pm

Venue:

HK City Hall Concert Hall

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Price:

$480, $340, $200


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20% discount for purchasing standard tickets to this concert and “James Cuddeford . To the Memory of an Angel” (6.7.2024)

Half-price tickets available for full-time students, senior citizens, people with disabilities and the minder & Comprehensive Social Security Assistance recipients

10% discount for group booking of 4 or more standard tickets

Note: Discounts cannot be used in conjunction of other discounts

More ticketing info
Duration: Approximately 2 hours with a 15 min intermission
Age Limit: 6 (Person below this age not admitted)
Programme Enquiries: 2836 3336 / info@hksinfonietta.org
Remarks: Hong Kong Sinfonietta reserves the right to change the programme and artists

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Often referred to as “one of the world’s great small orchestras”, Hong Kong Sinfonietta has been invited to go on many TOURS in Europe, Asia, South and North Americas, sharing good music with audiences in over 30 cities.  In 2017/2018, the orchestra will make its début in Germany and perform at festivals in France, Portugal, as well as the Beethoven Easter Festival in Poland.

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