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.
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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.
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