My COVID Countdown Journal – Christoph Poppen and Alexander Krichel (2020)
Despite the continued closure of Hong Kong City Hall to live audience, Principal Guest Conductor Christoph Poppen and pianist Alexander Krichel – the stars of our “Inspired by Beethoven Series: Rachmaninov Paganini Rhapsody” concert (26 Sep), are following through with their plans to travel to Hong Kong for this engagement, which will now take the form of a live-recorded concert to be released in due course. Check out this video series to find out more about their extraordinary journey to Hong Kong, and what they get up to during their compulsory 14-day quarantine.
Project FLY (2020)
Meet “Project FLY” – an exciting online revival of local composer 伍卓賢 Ng Cheuk Yin’s cross-genre creation “Fly”, originally commissioned by Hong Kong Sinfonietta in 2007. With the brilliant young Japanese drumming sensation Senri Kawaguchi joining as the soloist, the orchestra also welcomes the addition of several internationally renowned instrumentalists, including French flautist Juliette Hurel and violist Adrien La Marca, Spanish oboist Ramón Ortega Quero, and German bassoonist Matthias Racz. Under the baton of Music Director Emeritus Yip Wing-sie, this bold endeavour makes a spectacle that soars high above conventions and limitations.
Margaret Cheung’s Impossible Quest Take 2 (2020)
2 years ago, musical theatre actress Margaret Cheung was fired up and ready to take the conducting world by storm. Fast-forward to today: hit hard by unemployment due to the coronavirus pandemic, many months have gone by where she has done nothing but binge-watch Korean drama… until a wake-up call suddenly arrives!
Beethoven 250 in Hong Kong (2020)
To celebrate the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, Hong Kong Sinfonietta has invited some artists and friends to share their thoughts on the monumental composer and his timeless works in this video series.
Principal Guest Conductor: Christoph Poppen
《FREUDE – Joy – 喜悅》
Music Director Emeritus: Yip Wing-sie
“My impression of Beethoven”
HKS Artist Associate 2018-2019: Leon Ko
“Who did Beethoven write this Moonlight sonata for?”
“Staying close to our Artists” (2020)
While our concerts are being cancelled, we have invited our artists to check-in with us online!
Hong Kong Sinfonietta in Japan & Taiwan (2019)
Jörg Widmann: ad absurdum – Concerto for Trumpet & Small Orchestra (2002) (Hong Kong première) (16.2.2019)
Toshio Hosokawa: Blossoming II (2011) (Hong Kong Première) (13.10.2018)
Fazıl Say: Ballad for Alto Saxophone & Orchestra, Op 67 (2016) (Hong Kong première) (13.10.2018)
Michael Jarrell: Des Nuages et des Brouillards (2016) (Asian première) (22.9.2018)
Tongyeong Festival Orchestra Asia Tour 2018 (6-13.4.2018)
HKS ArtisTree Residency: Notating Beauty That Moves (3-29.3.2018)
HKS in Europe (18-29.7.2017)
HKS in Poland: Beethoven Easter Festival (3-7.4.2017)
HKS Début in Taiwan: Ethereal Is the Moon (19 & 20.11.2016)
HKS Portugal Début – Marvão International Music Festival (28-31.7.2016)
Maestro Poppen Heißen Sie? (2016)
From 123 to words related to music, learn German online from HKS Principal Guest Conductor Christoph Poppen in this video series.