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52nd Hong Kong Arts Festival

Fly LIVE!

Senri Kawaguchi & Hong Kong Sinfonietta

Music Director Emeritus/Conductor Yip Wing-sie
Drumset Senri Kawaguchi
Bass Guitar Shingo Tanaka
Composer Ng Cheuk-yin (HKS Artist Associate 2006-2008)
 

Programme

Barber

Adagio for Strings

Copland

Appalachian Spring

Ng Cheuk-yin

Fly LIVE! for Drumset & Orchestra
Commissioned by Hong Kong Sinfonietta

Ng Cheuk-yin

An Array of Stars for Drumset & Orchestra (world première)
Commissioned by Hong Kong Sinfonietta


Japanese drumming sensation’s LIVE début with HKS

Premiered at the Hong Kong Arts Festival in 2007, award-winning local composer/HKS Artist Associate (2006-2008) Ng Cheuk-yin’s Fly for drumset and orchestra shattered boundaries—not only the one between pop and symphonic classical music, but also the social boundaries imposed in 2020 during the COVID pandemic when the orchestra reinvented the work into Project FLY, a recorded performance released online and joined remotely by 26-year-old Japanese drumming sensation Senri Kawaguchi.

Widely recognised as one of the world’s top drummers, whose incredible skill and poise at such a young age is simply miraculous, Kawaguchi has amassed more than 40 million views on YouTube, and appeared at the Tokyo Jazz Festival and Blue Note Tokyo. Her astonishing virtuosity and breathtaking energy can now be experienced live, as she visits Hong Kong to perform the newest version of Ng’s Fly—as well as the world premiere of his An Array of Stars, with the Hong Kong Sinfonietta and its Music Director Emeritus, Yip Wing-sie. Kawaguchi will be joined on stage by leading bass guitarist Shingo Tanaka, who has worked closely with the renowned jazz fusion band T-Square and recently recorded the soundtrack for the acclaimed animated film BLUE GIANT.

Booking Details
Dates & Times:

23 March 2024 (Saturday)
8pm

Venue:

HK City Hall Concert Hall

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Price:

$520, $380, $280, $200


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A programme of the 52nd Hong Kong Arts Festival (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 1 hr 30 mins with a 20 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.