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French May Arts Festival

Cellomania: Aurélien Pascal Plays Prokofiev

Conductor Chuang Tung-chieh
Cello Aurélien Pascal
 

Programme

Helvi Leiviskä

Intermezzo for Small Orchestra, Op 16/1 (Asian première)

Prokofiev

Sinfonia Concertante for Cello & Orchestra, Op 125

Prokofiev

Symphony No 5 in B-flat, Op 100


Having taken the French classical music scene and beyond by storm in recent years, cellist Aurélien Pascal was a prizewinner at the Queen Elisabeth and Emanuel Feuermann competitions, and was named “Révélation Soliste Instrumental” at the 2023 Victoires de la Musique Classique. In this visit to Hong Kong, he will join hands with Hong Kong Sinfonietta and conductor Chuang Tung-chieh to present Prokofiev’s devilishly virtuosic and enthralling Sinfonia Concertante, originally dedicated to the legendary Mstislav Rostropovich.

 

Aurélien Pascal (Cello)

“Unparalleled virtuosity and intuitive musicality.” The Strad

“His clear and generous sound effortlessly soars, while his extraordinary concentration immediately captures the audience’s attention, deliberately inviting them into his musical universe.”ResMusica

  • Révélation Soliste Instrumental, Victoires de la Musique Classique 2023
  • 1st Prize, Audience Prize & Special Prize, Grand Prix Emanuel Feuermann 2014
  • 4th Prizewinner and youngest finalist, Queen Elisabeth Competition 2017
  • Has performed with Orchestre de Paris, Cologne Chamber Orchestra, Zurich Chamber Orchestra, Helsinki Philharmonic, etc
  • Has performed in prestigious festivals such as La Roque d’Anthéron, La Folle Journée de Nantes and Japan, Marvão International Music Festival, Bonn Beethovenfest, etc



 

Chuang Tung-chieh (Conductor)

  • Music Director, Bochumer Symphoniker
  • Winner, Malko Competition 2015
  • Has conducted the BBC Symphony Orchestra, hr-Sinfonieorchester, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Tonkünstler-Orchester, Oslo Philharmonic etc

 

VIEW HOUSE PROGRAMME

 

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Good Music @ The Fringe
Aurélien Pascal – Cello Treats
Works by Falla, Schumann, Ravel, Brahms, etc
9.5.2024 (Thu) |  7:30pm
The Fringe Club – Fringe Dairy
Details

Ticketing
Dates & Times:

11 May 2024 (Saturday)
8pm

Venue:

HK City Hall Concert Hall

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Price:

$480, $340, $200


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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.