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Great Violin Concertos:

Luka Faulisi Plays Prokofiev

Conductor Ken Lam
Violin Luka Faulisi
 

Programme

Anna Clyne

Sound and Fury (2019) (Asian première)
Commissioned by Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Orchestre National de Lyon & Hong Kong Sinfonietta

Prokofiev

Violin Concerto No 1 in D, Op 19

Stravinsky

Octet for Wind Instruments (rev 1952)

Barber

Symphony No 1 in One Movement, Op 9


Aged only 20, Paris-born violinist Luka Faulisi has already dazzled and impressed great masters with whom he had the pleasure of studying and working, including Pinchas Zukerman, Pavel Berman and Emmanuel Pahud. In his Hong Kong début with Hong Kong Sinfonietta under the baton of Ken Lam, Faulisi will present his captivating interpretation of Prokofiev’s brilliant Violin Concerto No 1, written when the composer was still in his 20s. The première of the work in 1923 attracted the biggest names in the art scene of the time, such as Arthur Rubinstein, Pablo Picasso, Anna Pavlova, as well as Igor Stravinsky – whose charismatic Octet for Wind Instruments, premiered at the very same concert, will be featured in this concert as well.

Another highlight in the programme is the long-awaited Asian première of leading English composer Anna Clyne’s Sound and Fury, co-commissioned by Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Orchestre National de Lyon, where the composer draws inspiration from the rich imagery of Shakespeare’s Macbeth and Haydn’s Symphony No 60, “Il Distratto”.

 

On Clyne’s Sound and Fury:

“…leading from light winds to funereal strings, with a dissonant conclusion reflecting the bleakness of the lines from Macbeth that provide its title.” The Times

“Clyne’s mastery of orchestration was evident in the piece’s variety of rich yet transparent textures.” New York Classical Review

 

Luka Faulisi (Violin)

“An incredibly gifted virtuoso violinist.” Pavel Berman

A million dollar sound.Pinchas Zukerman

“An extremely talented young man with great instrumental abilities, and a strong musical expression.” Emmanuel Pahud




 

Ken Lam (Conductor)

“Expert direction.” The Wall Street Journal

“Lam brought out the best in the Hong Kong Sinfonietta which played with natural flow and clean texture in one go.” South China Morning Post

  • Music Director, Charleston Symphony Orchestra
  • Music Director, Illinois Symphony Orchestra
  • Resident Conductor, Brevard Music Center

 

Anna Clyne (Composer)

“A composer of uncommon gifts and unusual methods.” The New York Times

“Entertaining, ingenious, and unpredictable. That’s Anna Clyne.” BBC Record Review

  • Has been Composer-in-Residence of Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre National d’Île-de-France, and Berkeley Symphony
  • Associate Composer (2021-2022), Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Admission Arrangement of Venue

Booking Details
Dates & Times:

27 August 2022 (Saturday)
8pm

Venue:

HK City Hall Concert Hall

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Price:

$420, $280, $160


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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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