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MOViE MOViE Life is Art 2022: Back On Stage II (Quarantined!)

16 November - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm



Hong Kong Sinfonietta’s captivating concert film “Back On Stage II (Quarantined!)” featuring German pianist Alexander Krichel – recorded during the public closure of concert halls in 2020 – will soon receive two special cinema screenings during Alexander’s return to Hong Kong two years after starring in the film! During this visit, he will be attending the screenings in person and greeting the audience at the post-screening sharing sessions, on top of giving two long-awaited live performances at the Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall.

A ground-breaking production attracting a huge following of new concert-goers, “Back On Stage II (Quarantined!)” was screened in cinemas all over Hong Kong from 2020-2021 and was nominated for the 40th Hong Kong Film Awards in 2022. The concert film documents German conductor Christoph Poppen’s and pianist Alexander Krichel’s extraordinary time in Hong Kong during the pandemic; together with their memorable performance of Rachmaninov’s well-loved Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini and Beethoven’s sparkling Symphony No 8, as well as a bonus performance of Beethoven’s timeless “Spring” Sonata where Maestro Poppen makes a rare appearance as a violinist, the film inspires and uplifts all.

Principal Guest Conductor: Christoph Poppen
Piano: Alexander Krichel
Director: Stanley Ho


Movie Trailer:


With post-screening sharing session

– Alexander Krichel (Pianist)
– Margaret Yang (CEO, Hong Kong Sinfonietta)



Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op 43

Symphony No 8 in F, Op 93


Special Performance:

Sonata for Piano & Violin No 5 in F, Op 24, “Spring”

Violin: Christoph Poppen
Piano: Alexander Krichel


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.


16 November
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Category:


Hong Kong Sinfonietta

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