See the music and hear the dance with two of Hong Kong's flagships!

Hong Kong Ballet (HKB) invades Hong Kong Cultural Centre’s Concert Hall as HKB and the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (HK Phil) team up for a thrilling evening of music and dance with distinguished violinist and conductor Fabio Biondi tackling a suite of sumptuous scores. HKB’s Artistic Director Septime Webre will choreograph two new ballets set to a pair of iconic scores: Mozart’s celebrated Eine kleine Nachtmusik, with its trademark speed and energy, and Purcell’s fanciful The Fairy Queen Suite, featuring quirky dances for whimsical characters like the Green Men, the Swan and Monkeys–all inspired by Shakespeare’s classic A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

This vibrant concert, presented by the HK Phil and co-produced by HKB, will also feature Vivaldi’s Violin Concerto in D major, Mozart’s Violin Concerto no. 7 and Geminiani’s Concerto Grosso La Foila performed by the HK Phil under Fabio Biondi.

Concert presented by HK Phil, enquiries please contact enquiries@hkphil.org.

Concert Details and
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30.4 - 1.5.2021 (Fri & Sat) 8:00pm
Concert Hall, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
$580, $480, $380, $280
Ages 6 and above

Creative Team

Presenter

The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (HK Phil) is now regarded as Asia’s foremost orchestra, presenting more than 150 concerts over a 44-week season. Recently the HK Phil has won the prestigious UK classical music magazine Gramophone’s 2019 Orchestra of the Year Award–the first orchestra in Asia to receive this accolade. The HK Phil runs an extensive education programme, commissions new works, and nurtures local music talent. With Music Director Jaap van Zweden since 2012, the HK Phil has toured to Europe, Asia, Australia, and on numerous occasions to Mainland China. Yu Long is the Principal Guest Conductor.

Conductor & Violin

Fabio Biondi is a musician ceaselessly in pursuit of a style free from constraints. His work has incorporated repertoire spanning three centuries. In 1990 he founded Europa Galante, which quickly became the foremost Italian period ensemble. Biondi and his ensemble have forged a reputation for fresh, vibrant performances (New York Times) which breathe new life into Baroque, Classical and early Romantic repertoire, performing at leading international festivals and stages.

Biondi brings this authentic and engaging approach to modern orchestras, which he both conducts and directs from the violin. Recent and future highlights include the New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, RAI Torino, Frankfurt Radio Symphony and the Mozarteumorchester Salzburg.

@Emile Ashley

Choreographer

Septime Webre is an internationally recognised ballet director, choreographer, educator and advocate. He assumed artistic directorship of Hong Kong Ballet from July 2017, prior to that, he led The Washington Ballet for 17 years and the American Repertory Ballet from 1993-1999. In addition, Webre is the Artistic Director of Halcyon, an annual international Festival for Creativity in Washington DC. As a choreographer, Webre has worked with Pacific Northwest Ballet, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, Colorado Ballet, Ballet West, and many others, and he has worked frequently in theatre and opera. As a dancer, Webre danced solo and principal roles from the classical repertoire as well as in contemporary works by Twyla Tharp, Paul Taylor and Merce Cunningham. He has served on the juries of international ballet competitions in Varna, New York, Seoul, and elsewhere. He has served on the board of Dance/USA. He holds a degree in History/Pre-Law from the University of Texas, and is the 7th son in a Cuban-American family.

@Worldwide Dancer Project

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