A Melodic Journey Through Time: Beare’s Premiere Music Festival 2019
Why We Recommend it
Over 20 prominent chamber musicians put on a vast array of performances inspired by various historical periods and literary works.
Beare’s Premiere Music Festival, formerly known as the Hong Kong International Chamber Music Festival, continues their tradition of putting on great concerts from various cultures and historical periods:
Through her extraordinary performance In War & Peace, American mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato (b. 1969) explores what it takes to find peace in the midst of chaos. The arias, composed by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759, Germany) and Henry Purcell (1659-1695, UK), will be accompanied by award-winning chamber orchestra Il Pomo D’Oro.
The Colour of Sound is a rendition of colours through strings, including the evocative sextet from Richard Strauss’ (1864-1949, Germany) Capriccio, the ‘golden’ performance of Cymbeline (‘Lord of the Sun’ in old Celtic) by Israeli mandolin player Avi Avital (b. 1978) and the Dover Quartet, Tsintsadze’s six miniature folk songs that capture the scene of twilight, as well as sonorous palette of Antonín Dvořák’s (1841-1904, Czech Republic) “Quartet in A flat major, Op 105”.
Inspired by Spanish Renaissance and Vienna’s musical past, Outside Elements looks into jazz piano and folk music that have been influenced by elements outside traditional classical music while traversing the spectrum of sound and emotions.
Forward Movement explores the pinnacles of Western musical achievement over the course of 200 years, from Baroque to Modern.
The closing concert Viva Tango! celebrates the sensuous and nostalgic music of Argentina.