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Baroque Connections

Violin/Director James Cuddeford
 

Programme

Bach

Violin Concerto in A minor, BWV1041

Vivaldi

Sinfonia in B minor, RV169, “Al Santo Sepolcro”

Vivaldi

Sinfonia in G, RV146

Purcell

Chacony in G minor

Biber

Battalia

Purcell/George Benjamin

Fantasia 7 (1995)

György Kurtág

Ligatura (The Answered Unanswered Question) (1989)

Haydn

Symphony No 59 in A, “Fire”, Hob I: 59


An era of major artistic progress in which music developed to new heights in its complexity and vision, the Baroque period and its unmistakable voice remain intrinsically influential to composers even to this day. In this concert, enjoy some of the most visionary music spanning three centuries with Concertmaster James Cuddeford, who will direct from the violin and take you on an illuminating journey through the works of Baroque luminaries like Bach and Vivaldi, as well as other greats such as Haydn and György Kurtág who furthered the Baroque connection.

 

James Cuddeford (Violin/Director)

“James Cuddeford stood out in his solo, elevating a sentimental melody to eloquence with sweetness and authority.”South China Morning Post

“Cuddeford’s nuanced playing is in turns dazzling and exhilarating, then subtle and graceful.”Stringendo Magazine

  • Concertmaster, Hong Kong Sinfonietta
  • Joined the internationally acclaimed Australian String Quartet in 1998, and has directed from the violin many orchestras in Australia, Japan and Europe
  • Has worked with and premiered the music of many of the most important composers of our time, including violin works by Brett Dean, György Kurtág, Roger Smalley and Harrison Birtwistle

Admission Arrangement of Venue

Booking Details
Dates & Times:

28 May 2022 (Saturday)
8pm

Venue:

HK City Hall Concert Hall

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Price:

$400, $260, $150


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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

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

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.