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James CuddefordTo the Memory of an Angel

Music Director/Conductor Christoph Poppen
Violin James Cuddeford
 

Programme

Beethoven

Coriolan Overture, Op 62

Berg

Violin Concerto (“To the Memory of an Angel”)

Brahms/Schoenberg

Piano Quartet No 1 in G minor, Op 25


A symposium of the brightest minds from the late-Romantic period and Second Viennese School, this absorbing programme is highlighted by Hong Kong Sinfonietta’s very own Concertmaster James Cuddeford taking centre stage in Berg’s Violin Concerto, “To the Memory of an Angel”. Written in response to the tragic death of 18-year-old Manon – daughter of Mahler’s widow – the work masterfully marries twelve-tone serialism with an unmistakable undercurrent of tonality, anchoring the work to rich lyricism and encompassing beauty.

Under the baton of Music Director Christoph Poppen, the concert also features Beethoven’s breathtaking Coriolan Overture, as well as Brahms’ Piano Quartet No 1 in G minor, brilliantly orchestrated by none other than Berg’s teacher and leader of the Second Viennese School, Arnold Schoenberg.

 

James Cuddeford (Violin)

“James Cuddeford stood out in his solo, elevating a sentimental melody to eloquence with sweetness and authority.”
South China Morning Post

“Cuddeford’s playing throughout was of sumptuous finesse and extraordinary polish.”
The Australian

“Cuddeford’s nuanced playing is in turns dazzling and exhilarating, then subtle and graceful.”
Stringendo Magazine

  • Concertmaster, Hong Kong Sinfonietta
  • Joined the internationally acclaimed Australian String Quartet in 1998, and has directed from the violin many orchestras in Australia, Japan and Europe
  • Has worked with and premiered the music of many of the most important composers of our time, including violin works by Brett Dean, György Kurtág, Roger Smalley and Harrison Birtwistle

 

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)
Ticketing
Dates & Times:

6 July 2024 (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 and “A Clarinet Rhapsody” (29.6.2024)

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

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.