Upcoming performances > Romantic Quintets: East and West

Community Concert with Jacqueline Leung and Romer String Quartet
21 February 2016 Sunday 3pm

Asia Society, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty, Hong Kong

 

"This concert originated from the idea to pair the well-known Romantic piano quintet of Western tradition, together with a work of Asian flavor. Living in Hong Kong, a locale blending the cultures of the East and West, people are attuned with food, language and clothing that embody Eastern and Western traits. However, this is rarely done in music. Opening with The Highlander's Suite by Taiwanese composer Tyzen Hsiao, this work makes use of folksongs from Taiwanese aboriginal tribes, which is lyrical at times, yet full of lively dance tunes, and may already be familiar to the listener’s ears. This will be followed by Robert Schumann's piano quintet, dedicated to his wife Clara Schumann, a foremost female concert of the time. It encapsulates Schumann's fiery yet tender character and will guarantee a very exciting listening experience." Asia Society website

 

  • Tyzen Hsiao The Highlander's Suite

  • Robert Schumann Piano Quintet in E-flat Major

 

For more details, please visit: http://asiasociety.org/hong-kong/events/romantic-quintets-east-and-west

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