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Great Piano Concertos: Alexander Krichel plays Beethoven “Emperor”

20 November - 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

$80 – $420

EVENT DESCRIPTION

Two years since starring in Hong Kong Sinfonietta’s concert film Back On Stage II (Quarantined!) – recorded during the public closure of concert halls, playing Rachmaninov’s captivating Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini – German pianist Alexander Krichel will return to Hong Kong and finally perform in front of a live audience! In this visit, he will play Beethoven’s timeless “Emperor” Concerto under the baton of Music Director Emeritus Yip Wing-sie in concert, while also pairing up with celebrated cellist Maximilian Hornung in a duo recital on 15 Nov, as well as attending screenings of Back On Stage II (Quarantined!) to meet and greet the audience – more details will follow!

Music Director Emeritus/Conductor: Yip Wing-sie
Piano: Alexander Krichel

 

Programme

Stravinsky
Suite No 1 for Small Orchestra

Beethoven
Piano Concerto No 5 in E-flat, Op 73, “Emperor”

Tchaikovsky
Symphony No 4 in F minor, Op 36

ABOUT THE ARTIST / ORGANISER

One of Hong Kong’s flagship orchestras, Hong Kong Sinfonietta has brought music closer to the community, and achieved significant local and international recognition for its passionate performances and innovative programming. Since 1999, Hong Kong Sinfonietta has collaborated with an illustrious array of international musicians and groups, including in recent years Ilya Gringolts, Martin Helmchen, Sergei Nakariakov, Jean-Guihen Queyras, Krzysztof Penderecki, Mariinsky Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, The Royal Ballet, English National Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, Stuttgart Ballet and Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch.

The orchestra is a regular guest at international arts festivals and has toured 41 cities around the world. As an avid believer of keeping music alive and contemporary, Hong Kong Sinfonietta commissions and performs new works every year and ventures into new initiatives, recently receiving wide acclaim for its Back On Stage concert film series, as well as the Tiny Galaxy Concerts online series featuring performances recorded at a fascinating hostel in Hong Kong. In 2021, the orchestra co-curated the “Life is Art” film festival with MOViE MOViE, while continuing to break down barriers between music and audience with free chamber concerts held regularly at Hong Kong City Hall.

Details

Date:
20 November
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Admission:
$80 – $420
Event Category:
Website:
https://hksl.org/concert/alexander-krichel-plays-beethoven-emperor/

Organiser

Hong Kong Sinfonietta
Phone:
28363336
Email:
info@hksinfonietta.org

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