For immediate release
3 July 2020
Having closed for 5 months, Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall re-opened its doors for Hong Kong Sinfonietta’s ground-breaking project, “Back On Stage” – a musical tribute of joy, love and healing to the people of Hong Kong. This live-recorded concertwill make its Exclusive Première on ViuTVsix (Ch. 96) on 4 July (Sat) at 11:15pm, followed by a showing on ViuTV (Ch. 99) on 25 July (Sat) at 2:30pm. Starting from 28 July (Tue), music lovers will also have the opportunity to enjoy the Special Extended Version at the MOViE MOViE Pacific Place and MOViE MOViE Cityplaza cinemas; supported by the premium visual and sound systems installed, this promises to be an extraordinary experience like no other.
Led by Music Director Emeritus Yip Wing-sie and concertmaster James Cuddeford, “Back On Stage” features four uplifting works which represent the best of strings-only music spanning four centuries: from the eccentrically genius work by 17th-century Austrian composer Biber (Battalia), to one of the most known works in the Baroque repertoire (Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons: Summer), and two dance suites – one in neo-classical style by Norwegian composer Grieg (Holberg Suite), and the other from the Hungarian giant Bartók, depicting seven folk tunes from Romania (Romanian Folk Dances).
As the exclusive sponsor of this concert, CLP Holdings Limited has been continuously supporting Hong Kong Sinfonietta’s concerts for more than 10 years. With the aim to make classical music more accessible across all facets of the society, CLP has sponsored the orchestra’s Student Ticket Scheme since 2013. In enabling half-priced tickets to orchestral performances for more than 7,800 students, CLP’s initiatives contribute to the development and appreciation of the arts, improving the quality of life in the younger generation and encouraging creative thinking.
Hong Kong Sinfonietta
Back On Stage
4 July (Sat) 11:15pm – ViuTVsix (Ch. 96)
25 July (Sat) 2:30pm – ViuTV (Ch. 99)
Screenings of Special Extended Version
28 July (Tue) 7:30pm – MOViE MOViE Pacific Place
1 Aug (Sat) 5:25pm – MOViE MOViE Cityplaza
Music Director Emeritus/Conductor: Yip Wing-sie
Violin/Concertmaster: James Cuddeford
Bartók: Romanian Folk Dances
Vivaldi: The Four Seasons: Summer
Grieg: Holberg Suite, Op 40
Recorded live on 13 June 2020 at Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall