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Great Piano Concertos:

Alexandre Tharaud Plays Ravel

Conductor Roberto Forés Veses
Piano Alexandre Tharaud
 

Programme

Christian Mason

An Ocean of Years (2020-2022) (Asian première)

Ravel

Piano Concerto in G

Shostakovich

Symphony No 1 in F minor, Op 10


Having enjoyed an illustrious international career spanning 25 years and counting, French pianist Alexandre Tharaud has established himself as a true icon of the French piano school, and is widely acclaimed for his virtuosic flair and sensitive pianism. In his long-awaited return to Hong Kong, he will join hands with Hong Kong Sinfonietta and conductor Roberto Fores Veses to present his authoritative interpretation of Ravel’s radiant, jazz-inspired Piano Concerto in G.

The programme will also feature the Asian première of award-winning English composer Christian Mason’s mesmerising An Ocean of Years – commissioned by the Berlin Konzerthaus and written as the third and final part of his orchestral cycle Time and Eternity – as well as Shostakovich’s First Symphony written in teenage years, which propelled him to international recognition and bore all the hallmarks of his unmistakable voice and vision.

 

Alexandre Tharaud (Piano)

★★★★★ Bachtrack

“All his performances are in the best French tradition.”Gramophone

“While playing with plenty of virtuosic flair, he brings out inner voices and harmonic subtleties that seem fresh, even startling.”The New York Times

“Tharaud brings the slightest nuances to light with a scintillating tone.” The Classic Review

  • Victoires de la Musique Classique “Soliste Instrumental” of Year 2021
  • Has performed with Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre National de France, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, London Philharmonic, Cleveland and Philadelphia Orchestras, etc
  • Winner of Diapason d’Or de l’Année and CHOC du Monde de la Musique



 

Roberto Forés Veses (Conductor)

“He does not conduct a score, he is the score, and his musicians do not take their eyes off him.” La Montagne

“Roberto Forés Veses coaxes admirably precise playing out of the strings of the Orchestre National d’Auvergne… these are fine performances, bringing out the full flavour of the music.” BBC Music Magazine

  • Chief Conductor & Artistic Director, Orchestre National d’Auvergne (2011-2021)
  • Collaborated with many orchestras include the NHK Symphony, Saint-Petersburg Symphony, Orchestre National de Lyon, State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia “Evgeny Svetlanov”, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, etc.
  • Regularly performs at many international festivals, including La Folle Journée de Nantes and Tokyo, La Chaise-Dieu, Murten Classics, Printemps des Arts (Monaco), Stresa Festival, Les Flâneries musicales de Reims, Festival de la Vézère, Festival de Polignac, Festival Bach en Combrailles and the Berlioz Festival

 




 

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Booking Details
Dates & Times:

4 November 2023 (Saturday)
8pm

Venue:

HK City Hall Concert Hall

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Price:

$480, $340, $200


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20% discount for purchasing standard tickets to this concert & “HKS Recital Series: Alexandre Tharaud Piano Recital” (2 Nov 2023).

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

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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

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