Hong Kong Week 2013 @ Taipei Hong Kong Philharmonic
Jaap’s Shostakovich 5
"Jaap van Zweden takes the Hong Kong Philharmonic to the next level, bringing the rich and warm sounds of a top European orchestra to concert-goers."
– Yazhou Zhoukan (Hong Kong)
Hailed as one of the cultural centrepieces of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Philharmonic - now in its 40th professional season - attracts over 200,000 music lovers to its annual series of 150 concerts. Music Director Jaap van Zweden, awarded Musical America's Conductor of the Year 2012, is set to cast his extraordinary musical spell over music-lovers in Taiwan. He directs the orchestra in two of the great revolutionary showpieces of classical music – Beethoven's breathtaking Violin Concerto, with Ning Feng as soloist, and Shostakovich's dramatic and powerful Fifth Symphony.
One of the greatest violin concertos in history, Beethoven's revolutionised the way composers regarded the instrument, for the first time thrusting it into the spotlight as a heroic figurehead. Burdened down by threats from an oppressive environment, Shostakovich turned near disaster into total triumph with his Fifth Symphony. Hear Jaap's extraordinarily vivid interpretation of these two unique examples of a musical revolution.
Group booking discount, please call 02-27208578
In addition to the concert performance, musicians from the HK Phil will be conducting two Masterclasses with some of Taiwan’s most promising young musicians. Jing Wang, Concertmaster of the HK Phil will work with young violinists at a masterclass in advance of the orchestra’s arrival in Taipei. And on the day of the concert, the orchestra’s woodwind principal players will collaborate in a session with emerging wind instrument players at the Zhongshan Hall, Taipei.
The newly appointed concertmaster of the Hong Kong Philharmonic, Jing Wang will give a masterclass to three promising young violinists from the music department of a collaborating Taiwan university and work closely with them on their own choice of repertoire.
11/11 Mon 11am-1pm Venue and registration method to be announced
Conducted by four woodwind principal players of the Hong Kong Philharmonic, the woodwind masterclass will see talented young woodwind players from a collaborating Taiwan university honing their musicianship and performing skills under the guidance of professional musicians.
Megan Sterling (Flute)
Michael Wilson (Oboe)
Andrew Simon (Clarinet)
Benjamin Moermond (Bassoon)
12/11 Wed 11am-1pm Zhongzheng Auditorium, Zhongshan Hall Registration method to be announced
Hong Kong Week 2013 @ Taipei
Presented by Hong Kong-Taiwan Cultural Co-operation Committee
In association with Hong Kong Economic, Trade and Cultural Office (Taiwan)
Supported by Hong Kong Trade Development Council and Hong Kong Tourism Board
- 50% off for students, seniors, disabled, military and police veterans, please provide identification during admission. People with physical disability are entitled for one extra 50% off for accompanying adult
- 15% off for Dear Friends of National Theatre Concert Hall
- Group booking: 10% off for 10 tickets, 20% off for 50 tickets, 30% off for 100 tickets
- Ticket Upgrade: Ticket upgrades from discounted tickets are available for those who failed to provide identification during admission. The price difference along with an extra surcharge of NT$20 per ticket shall be paid to the ticketing office of party B for the upgrade
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.