Thursday, January 26, 2012

REVIEW: Paris and Shanghai by HK Int'l Chamber Music Festival

City Hall Theatre, Wednesday January 18

Conceptually, “Paris and Shanghai” sounded quite romantic, but as a programme that combined Saint-Saens, Chausson, Franck, Debussy and Ravel with Huang Zi, it was a bit like a slice of smelly tofu sandwiched within buttery croissant!
I do love smelly tofu... but not with croissant! In this case, other than programming issue, it was another fabulous concert from the Hong Kong International Chamber Music Festival. You can read my review for Time-Out Hong Kong by clicking here.

Paris and Shanghai
City Hall Theatre

SAINT-SAËNS: Fantasie for Violin & Harp, Op. 124 Cho-Liang Lin • Naoko Yoshino
CHAUSSON: Chanson Perpétuelle, Op. 37 Ying Huang • Shanghai Quartet • Shai Wosner
FRANCK: Sonata in A Major (flute version) Marina Piccinini • Andreas Haefliger
FIVE CHINESE SONGS (arr. Yi-Wen Jiang) Ying Huang • Shanghai Quartet
DEBUSSY: Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp Marina Piccinini • Paul Neubauer • Naoko Yoshino
DEBUSSY: Danses sacrée et profane Naoko Yoshino • Cho-Liang Lin • Michael Ma • Andrew Ling • Desmond Hoebig • DaXun Zhang
RAVEL: Introduction and Allegro Naoko Yoshino • Michael Ma • Cho-Liang Lin • Andrew Ling • Desmond Hoebig • Marina Piccinini • Zhai Yao-Guang

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