Mid Summer Modern - Paul Zukofsky Conducts Hong Kong New Music Ensemble
When: Tue 26 Jul, 2011 20:00-22:00
Where: Loke Yew Hall, University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong New Music Ensemble
Conductor: Paul Zukofsky
In collaboration with the “Hell Hot! Music Festival”, the Faculty of Arts is offering a series of concerts to the HKU community. For the Festival Opening concert, three modern classics of the musical repertoires will be performed, specially chosen and conducted by eminent American Conductor Paul Zukofsky.
Igor Stravinsky: Septet (1953)
Milton Babbitt: Composition for Four Instruments (1948) (HK Premiere)
Arnold Schoenberg: Suite, Op.29 (1924-26) (HK Premiere)
About the Conductor
Paul Zukofsky is an American violinist, conductor, and chamber musician. He is generally associated with the advancement and performance of modern music, having premiered and recorded works by Wuorinen, Glass, Carter, Babbitt, and other numerous 20th Century composers.
About the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble
The Hong Kong New Music Ensemble (HKNME) was founded in 2008 with an aim to present high quality performances of contemporary music to Hong Kong audiences. Since its inception, the group has been widely praised for its innovative programming and interdisciplinary collaborations with artists from different mediums.
The group’s versatile repertoire includes works by local and overseas composers, as well as contemporary pieces that are seldom heard in Hong Kong. The HKNME was featured at Hong Kong’s New Vision Arts Festival 2010, and its touring schedule in 2011 includes performances at international festivals in Australia, Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, and Cambodia.
About the Hell Hot! Music Festival
Hell Hot! Music Festival is Hong Kong’s first festival for contemporary music. Taking place in the SAR’s hottest summer month, the festival presents a welcome relief from the hell hot weather, replacing it with hell hot music from all around the world.
Add: Loke Yew Hall, HKU, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong