The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust
Renowned cellist Trey Lee and brilliant Musicus artists return to Tai Kwun in an exciting line-up of concerts both indoors and outdoors.
Two unconventional compositions will kick off this heritage concert series at the Laundry Steps on Saturday. With inspiration from Tai Kwun, the new work by Musicus Society’s Call for Scores winner Luk Wai-chun features both Chinese and Western instruments with electronics and video projection. The other work by Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho for string quartet and electronics presents an interesting colours of string instruments.
In contrast to the sounds of living composers, the program at JC Cube presents three Austro-German classics by Haydn, Beethoven and Brahms – all with a fascinating underlying linkage to patronage of music and the arts. From aristocratic benefactors to the institutional support provided by Vienna's Society of Friends of Music, cultural patronage has been key to the development of great art and artists for centuries.
Join us to celebrate music old and new made possible by this storied tradition of cultural patronage!