Matthias Rácz Plays Mozart Bassoon Concerto

Conductor Ken Lam
Bassoon Matthias Rácz
 

Programme

Messiaen

Les Offrandes Oubliées (The Forgotten Offerings)

Mozart

Bassoon Concerto in B-flat, K191

Beethoven

Symphony No 3 in E-flat, Op 55, “Eroica”


Matthias Rácz (Bassoon)

  • Principal Bassoon, Tonhalle Orchestra Zürich and Lucerne Festival Orchestra
  • Winner, ARD International Music Competition 2002
  • Winner, Prague Spring International Music Competition 2002

The rhythmic clarity and diverse tone colours of his playing drew out such an expressive scenic picture that is undreamed of.”
– Berliner Zeitung

Ken Lam (Conductor)

  • Music Director, Charleston Symphony Orchestra
  • Resident Conductor, Brevard Music Center
  • Conductor Laureate, Baltimore Symphony Youth Orchestras
  • Winner, Memphis International Conducting Competition

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PRESS KIT

Matthias Rácz (Bassoon)
©Janine Kühn

Matthias Rácz (Bassoon)
©Janine Kühn

Matthias Rácz (Bassoon) Bio (ENG)

Matthias Rácz (Bassoon) Bio (CHI)

Ken Lam (Conductor)
©Alyona Semenov (Alyona Photography)

Ken Lam (Conductor) Bio (ENG)

Ken Lam (Conductor) Bio (CHI)

Press release (ENG)

Press release (CHI)

Booking Details
Dates & Times:

20 August 2016 (Saturday)

8:00pm


Venue:


HK City Hall Concert Hall

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Price:


$340, $220, $140


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