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Great Violin Concertos:

Veronika Eberle Plays Hosokawa & Mozart

Music Director/Conductor Christoph Poppen
Violin Veronika Eberle
 

Programme

Mozart

Symphony No 33 in B-flat, K319

Mozart

Violin Concerto No 3 in G, K216

Schubert

Symphony No 8 in B minor, D759, “Unfinished”

Toshio Hosokawa

Genesis for Violin & Orchestra (2020) (Hong Kong première)
Commissioned by Hamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, NHK Symphony Orchestra, Hiroshima Symphony Orchestra, Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra and Grafenegg Festival


Co-commissioned by Hong Kong Sinfonietta and five other international organisations, leading Japanese composer Toshio Hosokawa’s violin concerto Genesis was composed as a gift to celebrated German violinist Veronika Eberle and her newborn son, and explores the beauty and mystery of the origins of life. This magnificent work will be brought to Hong Kong by Eberle herself, who has regularly worked with renowned orchestras around the world such as the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, New York Philharmonic and London Symphony Orchestra. Joining hands with Hong Kong Sinfonietta and Music Director Christoph Poppen, she will perform Genesis as well as Mozart’s sparkling Violin Concerto No 3, in a programme which also features Mozart’s Symphony No 33 and Schubert’s Symphony No 8, “Unfinished”.

 

Veronika Eberle (Violin)

“Eberle is very much a painter in sound, with her ability to change the colour palette in a stroke of the bow.” Bachtrack

“She shone with astonishing bravura, highly refined musicality, creative presence and a violin tone of exquisite beauty.”Die Rheinpfalz

“Her tone is warm, invariably lucid and resonant, and she possesses an admirable ability to adapt it to the character and style of the composition.”Süddeutsche Zeitung

“Eberle was a commanding stage presence even in quiet passages—the true test of a star performer.”Los Angeles Times

“No one could argue with the quality of the playing, which was magnificent: delicate and sparkling, almost forensic in its precision.”Seen and Heard International

  • Brought to international attention by Sir Simon Rattle’s introduction to Salzburg Festpielhaus at the 2006 Salzburg Easter Festival in a performance of the Beethoven concerto with the Berliner Philharmoniker at the age of 16
  • Regularly appears with conductors & orchestras including Sir Simon Rattle, Daniel Harding, Christian Thielemann, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Kent Nagano, Berlin Philharmonic, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Concertgebouw Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic & Los Angeles Philharmonic



Christoph Poppen (Music Director/Conductor)

“Christoph Poppen brought out a broad soundscape from the orchestra.” Süddeutsche Zeitung

  • Principal Conductor, Cologne Chamber Orchestra
  • Principal Guest Conductor, Israel Chamber Orchestra
  • Artistic Director, Marvão International Music Festival, Portugal
  • Music Director, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie (2007-2011)
  • Artistic Director, Munich Chamber Orchestra (1995-2006)

Toshio Hosokawa (Composer)

  • Award-winning composer whose works have been commissioned and premiered by the likes of Vienna Philharmonic/Salzburg Festival, Cleveland Orchestra/Lucerne Festival, Berlin Philharmonic, Hamburg State Opera, Munich Biennale, La Monnaie Brussels and Aix-en-Provence Festival, etc.

 

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Booking Details
Dates & Times:

21 October 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: Veronika Eberle Violin Recital” (19 Oct 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

Note: Discounts cannot be used in conjunction of other discounts

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

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.

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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.