The first Hong Kong
Music Series opens at St John’s Smith Square (7 July) with Music
Interflow – A Dialogue of Two Cultures, in which pianists, a
string quartet and singers perform complementary pieces from the
western and Chinese classical and contemporary repertoire.
On the same night,
and also on 8 July at Wilton’s Music Hall, Hong Kong Episodes
paints cityscapes in music and projections. Artists include the jazz
guitarist Teriver Cheung, and the first Hong Kong composer to be
commissioned by the BBC, Fung Lam.
Hong Kong Episodes paints cityscapes in sound and light. Photo: Wandering Photography
Also at Wilton’s
(10-11 July), Music Lab conjures up three pieces: Fingerman,
for piano; Beloved Clara, about composer and pianist Clara
Schumann, and her influence on fellow composers Brahms and Robert
Schumann, her husband; and SMASH, a no-holds-barred fusion of
pop, classical and jazz.
Beyond the Senses
(15 July) at the Shaw Theatre, St Pancras, is a piece of Chinese
music theatre by composer Wing-Fai Law, combining traditional
instruments, poetry, song, dance, visuals and traditional
The festival closes
(27-28 July) with Datong: The Chinese Utopia, at Richmond
Theatre, where singers and instrumentalists chronicle the life of the
20th-century Chinese scholar Youwei Kang.
We can look forward to some brilliant string playing and striking visual effects in this three-week celebration of the artistic alchemy that happens when East meets West.
|What||Hong Kong Music Series, London|
07 Jul 17 – 28 Jul 17, times vary; eight events at five venues
|Price||£8 - £49.90|
|Website||Click here for more information and booking|