An inaugural concert at St John’s Smith Square will place British composers Holst, Bridge and Britten alongside Hong Kong counterparts such as Doming Lam, who’ll contribute his arrangement of verse by the famous Chinese poet of the 8th century, Li Bai.
Renowned Kunqu opera singer Kong Aiping will draw on classical Chinese poetry, against a backing of traditional instruments, in Beyond the Senses at the Shaw Theatre. With more opera to send the whole series off with a bang, Datong: The Chinese Utopia, a chamber opera based on the life of 20th-century Chinese scholar KANG Youwei, gets its European première right here in London.
From contemporary to opera, there should be a piece to suit every taste – appropriate in a series dedicated to celebrating music’s power to bring communities together.
|The Hong Kong Music Series
|Various Locations | MAP
07 Jul 17 – 28 Jul 17, Times vary, check website
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