|Principal Guest Conductor||Christoph Poppen|
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op 43
Symphony No 8 in F, Op 93
Sonata for Piano & Violin No 5 in F, Op 24, “Spring”
Violin: Christoph Poppen
Hong Kong Sinfonietta’s captivating concert film “Back On Stage II (Quarantined!)” featuring German pianist Alexander Krichel – recorded during the public closure of concert halls in 2020 – will soon receive two special cinema screenings during Alexander’s return to Hong Kong two years after starring in the film! During this visit, he will be attending the screenings in person and greeting the audience at the post-screening sharing sessions, on top of giving two long-awaited live performances at the Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall.
A ground-breaking production attracting a huge following of new concert-goers, “Back On Stage II (Quarantined!)” was screened in cinemas all over Hong Kong from 2020-2021 and was nominated for the 40th Hong Kong Film Awards in 2022. The concert film documents German conductor Christoph Poppen’s and pianist Alexander Krichel’s extraordinary time in Hong Kong during the pandemic; together with their memorable performance of Rachmaninov’s well-loved Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini and Beethoven’s sparkling Symphony No 8, as well as a bonus performance of Beethoven’s timeless “Spring” Sonata where Maestro Poppen makes a rare appearance as a violinist, the film inspires and uplifts all.
MOViE MOViE Cityplaza
13.11.2022 (Sun) | 7pm
MOViE MOViE Pacific Place
16.11.2022 (Wed) | 7pm
With post-screening sharing session
– Alexander Krichel (Pianist) [13/11 & 16/11]
– Margaret Yang (CEO, Hong Kong Sinfonietta) [13/11 & 16/11]