Leonard Bernstein and more: Acclaimed Violinist Midori and conductor Christoph Eschenbach

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Renowned violinist Midori and the Tongyeong Festival Orchestra will perform Bernstein’s ‘Serenade’ and more under the baton of veteran conductor Christoph Eschenbach.


At the invitation of the Tongyeong International Music Festival, members of the Hong Kong Sinfonietta will join members of the TIMF Orchestra, Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa and seven other orchestras from Europe and Australia to form the Tongyeong Festival Orchestra. The orchestra will perform in South Korea, Japan and Hong Kong.

The concert will start off with Isang Yun’s Bara (1960) – inspired by the Korean cymbal bara used in the Buddhist ceremony Parach’um, or the “Dance with the Cymbals”,

To celebrate the centenary of the American composer, conductor and musician Leonard Bernstein, the Hong Kong concert will see his Serenade (1958) performed, featuring Midori, one of the world’s preeminent violinists.

Midori’s 1986 performance of the work under Bernstein himself made front-page headlines as the then 14-year-old prodigy had to change violin twice during the performance due to broken E-strings, still managing to play on perfectly.

Antonín Dvořák’s New World Symphony (1893) will conclude the night.

[Photo credit: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders]


When: 10 Apr 2018 - 10 Apr 2018 Where: Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall – 10 Salisbury Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui – Yau Tsim Mong