With the support from The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, Musicus Society is presenting the “Jockey Club Musicus Heritage Alive” programme at Tai Kwun from 20 to 23 May. Through an exciting range of community concerts, free guided tours and masterclasses, the programme serves as a platform for international artists to nurture local musicians and young talents, and creates an enriched and meaningful concert experience for the public at large.
The Jockey Club Musicus Heritage Alive Concert will feature concerts held in the Central Magistracy and the JC Cube. In the former venue, baroque gems by J.S. Bach, G.P. Telemann and J.-M. Leclair will be performed alongside virtuosic pieces for solo violin by Kreisler and Ysaÿe, telling stories behind the composers that are purposefully intertwined with the juridical realm.
Works with romantic associations set the stage for two concerts in the JC Cube. Leclair and Saint-Saëns’ works date from the years of the composers’ marriages. The Piano Quintet by Vaughan Williams is a generous gift to the world from his widow, who rescinded a longstanding embargo on its performance in 1999. In addition, a new work by Call for Scores winner Meilina Tsui and a work chosen to mark the centenary of Astor Piazzolla‘s birth will also be performed.
Free guided tours for concert ticket holders and a free cello master class hosted by renowned cellist Trey Lee will also be offered on a first-come-first-served basis after the concert on 23 May 2021, giving music lovers the opportunity to gain insights from world-class performers. Advanced registration is required for these programmes.
Please Musicus Society‘s website for further details regarding “Jockey Club Musicus Heritage Alive” and to reserve your spot!
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