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French May Arts Festival

HKS Recital Series:

Julien Libeer Piano Recital

J S Bach & Beyond – A Well-Tempered Conversation

Piano Julien Libeer
 

Programme

Bach

Prelude & Fugue No 1 in C, BWV846 *

Beethoven

Bagatelle in C Minor, WoO 52

Bach

Prelude & Fugue No 17 in A-flat, BWV862 *

Chopin

Mazurka in C-sharp minor, Op 50 No 3

Bach

Prelude & Fugue No 19 in A, BWV864 *

Ligeti

Musica Ricercata No 1

Bach

Prelude & Fugue No 21 in B-flat, BWV866 *

Bach

Prelude & Fugue No 23 in B, BWV868 *

Schönberg

Six Little Piano Pieces, Op 19

Bach

French Suite No 5 in G, BWV816

Ravel

Le Tombeau de Couperin

* From The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I


Curated and performed by acclaimed pianist Julien Libeer, “J S Bach & Beyond – A Well-Tempered Conversation” sheds new light on Bach’s timeless work by initiating a unique dialogue where pairs of preludes and fugues are juxtaposed against later pieces by composers building upon Bach’s foundations. Experience this thoughtful and inspiring programme live this French May Arts Festival!

 

Julien Libeer (Piano) 

“Such a Bach experiment succeeds for two reasons. Firstly, Julien Libeer plays Bach and his posthumous partners with supple articulation and mature pianism. Secondly, many aspects unfold from the historical-aesthetic mixture, illustrating how magnificently the Bach cosmos challenged and inspired the later composers.” Süddeutsche Zeitung

“Downright sensational…Libeer does justice to the 2½ centuries of piano music in all its diversity. An extraordinarily coherent, intelligent programme.” Klassik Heute

“A brilliant piano trajectory.” Luister

“We have here a dazzling and varied recital that leaves nothing to be desired, both technically and interpretatively.” Pizzicato

  • Has performed at the Wigmore Hall, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, and is a regular guest of the Palais des Beaux-Arts Brussels and Concertgebouw Amsterdam
  • Chamber partners include Augustin Dumay, Camille Thomas, Frank Braley, Maria João Pires and Lorenzo Gatto
  • Recipient of Diapason d’Or de l’Année 2016, Klara Award 2016 and ECHO Preis 2017



Booking Details
Dates & Times:

14 June 2023 (Wednesday)
8pm

Venue:

HK City Hall Concert Hall

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Price:

$450, $320, $180


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20% discount for purchasing standard tickets to any TWO or more of the following concerts:

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.

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.