Good Music @ The Fringe with James C.:

Invisible Colours

Violin/Presenter James Cuddeford
Viola Christina Bean
Viola Ringo Chan
Double Bass Huang Tun-pin
Flute Akiyo Uesugi



A Selection of Three-Part Fantasias


Selections from 44 Duos for Two Violins (Adapted for Two Violas) *

Brian Ferneyhough

Unsichtbare Farben (Invisible Colours) (1997-1998) for Solo Violin


Concertino for Flute, Viola & Double Bass

Hong Kong Sinfonietta Concertmaster James Cuddeford steps out of the concert hall for this special concert, sharing with you the exquisite chamber works by Purcell, Schulhoff, George Benjamin and Brian Ferneyhough. Come along, have a drink and enjoy a unique evening with James at the Fringe!


*Please note that the programme has been changed from George Benjamin’s Viola, Viola (1997) to selections from Bartók’s  44 Duos for Two Violins (Adapted for Two Violas).


Press release (ENG)

Press release (CHI)

James Cuddeford (Violin/Presenter)
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Past concert
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Booking Details
Dates & Times:

23 January 2018 (Tuesday)



The Fringe Club – Fringe Underground
(2 Lower Albert Road, Central)

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$200 / $180* (including a drink)

* for Fringe Club Members only; membership card MUST be presented at the door

Concessionary and group ticket discounts are not available for this series

Duration: Approximately 1 hour with no intermission
Language: In English
Age Limit: 6 (Person below this age not admitted)
Programme Enquiries: 2836 3336 /
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.

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