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Inspired by Beethoven series

Ode to Beethoven

Principal Guest Conductor Christoph Poppen
Piano Julien Libeer
Soprano Susanne Bernhard
Mezzosoprano Marie Henriette Reinhold
Tenor Matthew Swensen
Bass Markus Suihkonen
Chorus HKS Beethoven 250 Chorus *
Chorus Master Vivian Ip
 

Programme

Beethoven

Coriolan Overture, Op 62

Beethoven

Piano Concerto No 2 in B-flat, Op 19

Beethoven

Symphony No 9 in D minor, Op 125, “Choral”

 


* Recruitment for the HKS Beethoven 250 Chorus is now underway! Sing alongside Hong Kong Sinfonietta and four internationally renowned vocalists in Beethoven’s monumental 9th Symphony, under the baton of Principal Guest Conductor Christoph Poppen. For more details, please click here.


BEETHOVEN ARTWORK COURTESY OF OZAWA KAZUO

 

 

Julien Libeer (Piano)

“A musician of the highest order. His mastery of musical discourse, splendid sonority, constant alerness, as well as his infinity ability to shape sound are simply remarkable.”Crescendo Magazine

 “This is deeply unshowy Beethoven but it’s intensely sincere and it sounds entirely new.”Gramophone

“Admirable from the beginning till the end.”Diapason

  • “Best Chamber Music Album”, ECHO Klassik 2017
  • Diapason d’Or de l’Année 2016
  • “Young Musician of the Year”, Belgian Music Press Association 2010

 

Susanne Bernhard (Soprano)

“Brilliant soprano.”Süddeutsche Zeitung

“Susanne Bernhard created a rich, expressive palette of sound.”Neue Zürcher Zeitung

“Susanne Bernhard led the quartet of soloists with colourful nuances.”Münchner Merkur

 

Marie Henriette Reinhold (Mezzosoprano)

“Singing of profound depth and beauty.”Frankenpost

“[Marie Henriette Reinhold’s] sound is natural, solid and full of fervour.”Fränkische Landeszeitung

“With a voice that is subtly round, rock-solid, colourful and naturally expressive, Marie Henriette Reinhold is in a class of her own.”Leipziger Volkszeitung

 

Matthew Swensen (Tenor)

“Stylishly bright tenor.”Frankfurter Allgemeine

“In him a remarkable lyrical sound is found.”Wiesbadener Kuner

“With ease, beautiful sound and impeccable musicianship.”Seen and Heard International

 

Markus Suihkonen (Bass)

“Impressive bass voice.”Der Opernfreund

“Incomparable intensity.”Opera Online

“A superb bass with a profound voice.”ResMusica

 

Booking Details
Dates & Times:

30 January 2021 (Saturday)

8pm


Venue:


HK City Hall Concert Hall

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Price:


$480, $320, $180


Tickets available at all URBTIX outlets and popticket.hk from 28.11.2020
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Get a 20% discount when you purchase full-price tickets to this concert and “Julien Libeer Piano Recital” on 31 Jan 2021.

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

Patrons can enjoy only one of the above discounts for each purchase

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.