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Scottish Fantasy

Music Director Emeritus/Conductor Yip Wing-sie
Violin Jehye Lee
Composer Thomas Adès
 

Programme

Thomas Adès

Shanty – Over the Sea (2020) (Asian première)
Commissioned by Australian Chamber Orchestra, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra,
Münchener Kammerorchester,
Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Amsterdam Sinfonietta,
Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Kammerorchester Basel with Gstaad Menuhin Festival &
Academy, Istanbul Music Festival, and Barbican Centre with Britten Sinfonia

Bruch

Scottish Fantasy, Op 46

Mendelssohn

Symphony No 3 in A minor, Op 56, “Scottish”


The long-awaited Asian première of leading British composer Thomas Adès’ Shanty – Over the Sea sets the sails in this programme under the baton of Music Director Emeritus Yip Wing-sie, taking you on an invigorating musical voyage to the magnificent realm of Scotland. Discover and celebrate the country’s rich folk tradition with violinist Jehye Lee’s interpretation of Bruch’s charismatic and sparkling Scottish Fantasy, while Mendelssohn’s beloved “Scottish” Symphony will beguile you with its exquisite depiction of the wild, dreamy landscapes of the north.

 

On Adès’ Shanty-Over the Sea:

“A hypnotic, captivating piece in which a timeless melody drifts in and out of focus over the steady beat of persistent pizzicatos before fading into an eerie silence suggestive of vast expanses of open sea. The beauty of the string writing recalls Sibelius.” The Guardian

 

Jehye Lee (Violin)

  • Principal Second Violin, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • 3rd Prize & Chamber Music Prize, International Tchaikovsky Competition, 2011
  • 1st Prize, Audience Prize & Chamber Music Prize, Leopold Mozart Violin Competition 2009



 

Thomas Adès (Composer)

“…no one can fairly question that [Adès’] is among the most accomplished all-around musicians of his generation.” The New York Times

“It is not unusual to find today’s composers mining the music of the past, but nobody does it with the panache or originality of Adès.”  Financial Times

“Thomas Adès is a force of musical nature.”  Bachtrack

  • His compositions are performed by Berlin Philharmonic, LA Philharmonic, Boston Symphony Orchestra and featured at Salzburg Festival, Berliner Festspiele and BBC Proms
  • Composition Awards, Ernst von Siemens Composers’ Prize, British Composer Award, Léonie Sonning Music Prize and Toru Takemitsu Composition Award

Admission Arrangement of Venue

Booking Details
Dates & Times:

11 June 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)
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