Just Rewards - Simply Classic

2011-10-21 20:00 - 2011-10-22 22:00

Just Rewards - Simply Classic

When: 21 - 22 Oct, 2011 8pm
Where: Hong Kong Cultural Centre - Concert Hall

Paul Watkins / Mark Wigglesworth

Artists
Conductor: Mark Wigglesworth 
Cello: Paul Watkins

 

This works in this programme all suffered from poor starts in life. Wagner’s opera Tannhäuser was far from the success he had hoped. The opera’s overture, though, developed a life in the concert hall as a supremely majestic orchestral piece.
 
Intially, Elgar’s cello concerto was neglected also, but today it’s counted among the most poignant English music - a perfect vehicle for the emotionally charged voice of the cello.
 
As for Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony, it’s shocking to think that its première passed almost unremarked by the Viennese public. Today there is no doubt that this is one of the most absorbing and delightful orchestral works ever penned.
 
Two acclaimed musicians with special insights into this repertoire, conductor Mark Wigglesworth and cellist Paul Watkins, make their Hong Kong Philharmonic débuts in these concerts.

 

Programme
BEETHOVEN 
Symphony No.6 Pastoral
 
ELGAR 
Cello Concerto
 
WAGNER 
Tannhauser: Overture

 

House Rules
For ages 6 and above
Please switch off you mobile phone and any other beeping device before the concert.
Except with permission from the management, record, filming and photography are not allowed.
If the music contains more than one movement, kindly reserve your applause until the end of the entire work.

 

Price: $320/240/180/120
*Students, Citizens aged 60 or above, People with Disability and CSSA recipients: 50% off (With Quota)
 
Tel: 852-27342009
Add: 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong.

 

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