On NOVEMBER 4, Juilliard trained pianist ALPIN HONG will launch PLAY!, Premier Performances brand new classical concert series for young people 6-16 years old and those young at heart. Touted as "Classical for the iPod generation", Alpin "evokes a kind of Beatlemania when he walks on stage".
He'll simultaneously entertain and educate your kids with a fun and inventive programme including works from Rachmaninov to Gershwin's Rhapsody In Blue. ALPIN, a self-confessed unrepentant geek, gamer, and pop culture maniac, will embrace the "supernatural and spirit”, using themes from superhero movies and video games, and television shows (including Star Wars, Superman, Batman, Super Mario Brothers, Harry Potter, and others) to introduce classical music and how they similarly affect the psyche of the listener. INSPIRE YOUR KIDS! Superpowers: ACTIVATE!
Alpin Hong plays the HKAPA on Sunday November 4. Tickets: 3128 8288; hkticketing.com. For more info on the PLAY! series, see pphk.org.
TIME OUT's article from 25 October: http://www.timeout.com.hk/music/features/54145/the-new-play-series.html