INTIMACY OF CREATIVITY 2017: Contemporary Song Festival - Arias and Barcarolles (Classical Concert, 2017)


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Lau, Galison - Composer
Bansal, Juhi - Composer
Weir, Judith - Composer
Sheng, Bright - Composer

Venue: Asia Society Hong Kong Center, Hong Kong
Date of Concert: 2017
Catalogue Number: IOC-V1701

On the closing day of the IC2017 Contemporary Song Festival, a special world premiere concert will be presented at Asia Society Hong Kong Center with the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology featuring the critically acclaimed New York Festival of Song (NYFOS).

Artistic Director, Bright Sheng, will be joined by Judith Weir, Master of the Queen's Music; Michael Barrett, renowned pianist, conductor, and co-founder and associate artistic director of NYFOS; together with guest vocal artists of NYFOS, including soprano Amy Owens, mezzo-soprano Katherine Pracht, tenor Jonathan Blalock, and baritone Tobias Greenhalgh. Guest artists Amy Sze, pianist, and Isaac Droscha, baritone; and four Composer Fellows selected through an international call-for-scores.

This special program includes works inspired by Asian and Chinese literary themes as well as selections from Bright Sheng's acclaimed new opera, Dream of the Red Chamber (libretto by David Henry Hwang and Mr. Sheng), which receives its Asia Premiere at the 45th Hong Kong Arts Festival.

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