Good Music @ The Fringe with James C.:

Rhythmic Origins

Violin/Presenter James Cuddeford
Violin Le Hoai-nam
Double Bass Masami Nagai
Percussion Rieko Koyama


James Cuddeford

Ur (1993; Revised 2017)  for a percussionist with two bass drums *


Partita No 1 in B minor for Solo Violin, BWV1002

Horaţiu Rădulescu

Agnus Dei, Op 84 (1991) for Two String Instruments


21 Fantasias for Three Viols: Nos 17 & 21

Harrison Birtwistle/Cuddeford arr

Duets for Storab (1983) Arranged for Two Violins

Arvo Pärt

Spiegel im Spiegel (1978) for Ensemble

Hong Kong Sinfonietta Concertmaster James Cuddeford steps out of the concert hall for this special chamber music series, sharing with you music by Bach, Purcell and Reger, through to Birtwistle, Rădulescu and Pärt.


*Please note that the programme has been changed from Horaţiu Rădulescu’s The Origin  to James Cuddeford’s Ur .


Press release (ENG)

Press release (CHI)

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Booking Details
Dates & Times:

26 September 2017 (Tuesday)



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

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$200 / $180* (including a drink)


LIMITED walk in tickets are available at door from 6:30pm tonight. 

* 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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