Marriner at 90 - City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong 2014/2015 Season

2014-11-07 20:00 - 22:00

Marriner at 90 - City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong 2014/2015 Season

When: 7 Nov 2014 Fri 20:00
Where: Auditorium, Sha Tin Town Hall

City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong 2014/2015 Season Opening Gala Concert Poster


Guest Conductor: Sir Neville Marriner
Clarinet: Andrew Marriner

City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong (CCOHK) invites the 90-year-old British conductor Sir Neville Marriner and his son, Andrew Marriner to lift the curtain on the CCOHK's 15th Season. Founder and conductor of the world acclaimed Academy of St Martin in the Fields, 90-year-old Sir Neville Marriner is a legend in the music world with more than 500 recordings to his name. This is his first visit to Hong Kong in more than 15 years. He is joined on stage by his son and principal clarinettist of the London Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Marriner for the Asian premiere of Howard Blake's Concerto for Clarinet in the presence of the composer.


Elgar: Serenade for Strings in E minor, Op.20
Delius: Summer Night on the River
Delius: On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring
Howard Blake: Concerto for Clarinet (Asian Premiere)
Haydn: Symphony No.104, The London


Sir Neville Marriner
Life President of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner began his distinguished career as a violinist, playing regularly as a chamber musician in a string quartet and as a member of the London Symphony Orchestra. In 1958 he founded the Academy of St Martin in the Fields and created an extraordinary legacy with this orchestra. With more than 500 recordings to its name, the Academy of St Martin in the Fields is one of the world's most recorded chamber orchestras and its partnership with Sir Neville Marriner remains the most recorded of any orchestra and conductor. In 1969 Sir Neville Marriner began his conducting career and founded the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra.

His reputation as a conductor flourished independently and alongside his work with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields. From 1979 to 1986 he was appointed Music Director of The Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra and in 1986 succeeded Sergiu Celibidache as Principal Conductor of the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra. Since the 1980's he has also guest conducted many orchestras around the globe in Vienna, Berlin, Paris, Milan, Athens, New York and Tokyo. In recognition of his services to music in the UK, Sir Neville Marriner was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1979 and was created a Knight Bachelor in 1985. He has also been awarded with honours in France, Germany and Sweden. His illustrious recording career is well documented on labels such as Decca, Argo, L'Oiseau Lyre, Philips and EMI Classics and includes a contribution to the soundtrack of the multi award-winning film Amadeus. In 2014 Sir Neville Marriner celebrates his 90th birthday and remains active in performance with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields and other orchestras around the world.


Andrew Marriner
Andrew Marriner is principal clarinettist of the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) since 1986 following the footsteps of the late Jack Brymer. From 1987 to 2008 he also served as principal clarinettist of the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields. During his distinguished orchestral career, he has also maintained a place on the worldwide solo concert platform and as a chamber musician, appearing at venues such as The Barbican, La Scala in Milan, Teatro La Fenice in Venice, the Musikverein in Vienna and across the USA and Australia. He is a member of the LSO Chamber Ensemble and has collaborated with the Chilingirian, Endellion, Moscow, Warsaw and Belcea String Quartets and distinguished musicians such as Alfred Brendel, Andre Previn, Andras Schiff, Lynn Harrell, Stephen Isserlis, Emmanuel Ax and Hélène Grimaud.

In addition to numerous recordings with the LSO for CD, film and television, Andrew Marriner has recorded a wide range of chamber and solo concerto works for clarinet on the Philips, EMI and Chandos labels. Recent recording projects include Howard Blake's Clarinet Concerto with Sir Neville Marriner and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields released in 2013. Andrew Marriner is a Buffet Crampon Artist and is highly sought after as a teacher, adjudicator and woodwind consultant all around the world. He is currently Professor at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the Royal Academy of Music.


City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong
Founded in 1999 by Principal Oboist and Artistic Director Leanne Nicholls, City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong (CCOHK) has evolved into one of Asia's most prominent chamber orchestras and one of Hong Kong's most dynamic arts entities. The orchestra has collaborated with prestigious artists including Sir James Galway, Dame Emma Kirkby, Dame Evelyn Glennie, Sir Thomas Allen, Christian Lindberg, Takako Nishizaki, Mario Brunello, Karl Jenkins, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Vienna Boys' Choir and The King's Singers, and celebrities such as Dame Edna Everage, Hayley Westenra, Katherine Jenkins, Sandy Lam and Robin Gibb.

On tour the CCOHK has made its mark in Italy and China, performing at historical locations such as the Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing and the San Filippo Teatro in LÁquila. Chief Conductor Jean Thorel was appointed in 2008. In 2012 Danish recorder virtuoso Michala Petri and the CCOHK released English Recorder Concertos on OUR Recordings to international critical acclaim. CCOHK gives an annual subscription programme of concerts and outreach activities aimed at engaging the community and promoting the joy and diversity of chamber orchestral music.


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