• 中文

UpClose Encounters:

Chamber Music & Dialogue with Matthias Rácz

Bassoon/ Presenter Matthias Rácz
Piano Anna Bertogna
Oboe Yiu Song-lam (With kind permission of The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts)
Violin James Cuddeford
Viola Chan Tsz-shun Elvis
Cello Chang Pei-chieh



Quartet in G minor for Bassoon & Strings, Op 73 No 3


Trio for Oboe, Bassoon & Piano, Op 43

Roger Boutry

Interférences I for Bassoon & Piano (1972)

Winner of ARD International Music Competition in 2002, acclaimed German bassoonist Matthias Rácz is currently Principal Bassoon of Tonhalle Orchestra Zürich and Lucerne Festival Orchestra. In this concert, he will perform with guest pianist Anna Bertogna, oboist Yiu Song-lam and Hong Kong Sinfonietta’s musicians right in front of the audience – an UpClose experience not to be missed.


Dates & Times:

18 August 2016 (Thursday)


HK City Hall Concert Hall

View Map



Tickets available at all URBTIX outlets from 18.6.2016
Ticketing Enquiries & Bookings:2111 5999
URBTIX Internet Ticketing Service:www.URBTIX.hk

Due to interior renovation works, catering outlets at Hong Kong City Hall are closed as scheduled below:

1) Maxim’s Palace Chinese Restaurant, City Hall Maxim’s Café and Deli & Wine at Low Block are closed from 18.7.2016 onwards;

2) From 1.8.2016 onwards, Maxim’s MX at High Block will also be closed.

Renovation is expected to complete by mid-September.

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.