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An American Songbook

Conductor Ken Lam
Soprano Vivian Yau
 

Programme

Cindy McTee

Circuits (1990) (Hong Kong première)

Copland

From Old American Songs, Sets 1 & 2:
Long Time Ago
Simple Gifts
The Little Horses
I Bought Me A Cat

Gershwin

From Porgy and Bess:
Introduction & Summertime

Bernstein

From West Side Story :
Overture
I Feel Pretty
Somewhere

Bernstein

Candide Overture

Copland

Appalachian Spring Suite

Barber

Adagio for Strings

Barber

Second Essay for Orchestra, Op 17


The 20th century saw a flourish of towering figures in American music rising to prominence on the global stage, bringing their fresh, unique and often folk- or jazz-inspired voices to the classical music scene with unparalleled success. An American Songbook celebrates the quintessential and unmistakable American sound – see the colourful and dynamic expanse of the country through the music of Copland, Gershwin, Barber, Bernstein and more, presented to you by Hong Kong Sinfonietta and soprano Vivian Yau under the baton of Ken Lam!

 

Ken Lam (Conductor)

  • Music Director, Charleston Symphony Orchestra
  • Music Director, Illinois Symphony Orchestra
  • Resident Conductor, Brevard Music Center

 

Vivian Yau (Soprano)

“A light, silvery, bright soprano with impressive coloratura.” The Aspen Times

“ Her clear, silvery tone, by turns sweet and cutting, was complemented by a strong stage presence, expressive dynamic choices, and clear emotional arcs in each aria.”San Francisco Classical Voice

  • Performed the title role in the world première of Pierangelo Valtinoni’s Alice in Wonderland at the 2021 Hong Kong Arts Festival
  • As Rosina in The Barber of Seville with Aspen Opera Center and Mediterranean Opera Festival
  • Other operatic roles performed include Adele (Die Fledermaus), Tirésias (Les Mamelles de Tirésias), Asteria (Tamerlano), and Valentina Scarcella (Later the Same Evening)
  • Carnegie Hall début as a soloist in Bach’s Christmas Oratorio with the Cecilia Chorus of New York

 

Disease Prevention Measures

  • Audience members will need to go through temperature checks upon entering the performance venue. Those with fever symptoms will be denied entry and should seek immediate medical advice.
  • Audience members must wear their own masks inside the performance venue.
  • To comply with the reduced capacity and social distancing regulations of the performance venue, special seating arrangements are in place. Please sit in your assigned seats.
Booking Details
Dates & Times:

11 September 2021 (Saturday)
7:30pm

Venue:

HK City Hall Concert Hall

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Price:

$420, $280, $160


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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

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

The APPRECIATE concerts are, mainly, classical concerts featuring guest artists and conductors of world renown.  Apart from performing orchestral masterpieces, Hong Kong Sinfonietta regularly commissions new works and introduces to audiences works that are rarely heard in Hong Kong.

Music is good for everyone! The LEARN series takes audiences aged 0 to 88 into the world of classical music through specially designed concert series including Good Music for Babies, Good Music for Kids, Short-cut to Classical Music, Know Your Classical Music and HKS McDull Music Project.

In the light-hearted RELAX concerts, Hong Kong Sinfonietta shares with audiences great music ranging from orchestral favourites to music from movies and musicals.

The ENCOUNTER series offers unique opportunities for audiences to get close to the music and the performers through chamber music concerts, talks, often at unconventional venues or time. These include Good Music This Lunch, Good Music @ The Fringe, Beyond Good Music @ The Fringe, HKS ArtisTree Residency and UpClose Encounters.

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.

WHAT ELSE?  Apart from classical concerts, Hong Kong Sinfonietta regularly appears in staged productions by Hong Kong Ballet, Opera Hong Kong and visiting arts groups such as The Royal Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Bolshoi Ballet and Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch. This season, Hong Kong Sinfonietta will also host the 1st International Conducting Competition.