TEA HOUSE CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES: HK PHIL
Composers often found inspiration as they travelled around the world. Chinese American composer Ge Gen-Ru went to New York in his 30s and encountered Christianity, which greatly influenced him and resulted in the composition of his String Quartet no. 4, Angel Suite, a work expertly employs a wide range of styles to convey themes of spirituality through music.
French composer Maurice Ravel visited the Great Paris Exhibition in 1889 – an eye-opening event for this young man of 14 – at which he was first exposed to oriental musical styles. The unique sound of his String Quartet is a kaleidoscope of impressionist flair, neoclassicism, and his affection for Mozart. The Quartet also has unusual tonal effects, demonstrating his expanded musical vocabulary and hinting at his appreciation for Eastern music.
The concert runs for 1 hour without intermission.
I. House Rules:
- No eating or drinking
- No photography, recording or filming
- Please turn your phone to silent mode and turn off other sound or light emitting devices
- Please keep noise to a minimum during the performance
- Please reserve your applause until the end of the entire work
II. Admission Details:
- You are recommended to arrive 15 minutes before the event starts. Latecomers will not be admitted until a suitable break
- For the safety of participants, visitors, artists and staff, please note the following health precautions:
- Please bring your own mask and wear it at all times in the venue
- Please refer to Special Arrangements in Response to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) from West Kowloon Cultural District for more information
- The organiser reserves the right to make changes to the programme without prior notice