Expansive Africa, mystical India, spectacular America, romantic Europe, including a tribute to Scotland's awe-inspiring landscape… all secure a place on this imaginative journey across the continents designed by eminent conductor Dr Yip Wai-hong. In Bands around the World, travel with Hong Kong Professional Winds through a kaleidoscope of different cultures as the group performs inspiring international classics under the baton of Kelvin Ngai.
Founded by Dr Yip in 2013, Hong Kong Professional Winds is the city’s first full-time ensemble of its kind. Previous collaborations include performances with acclaimed pianist Shen Wenyu and violinist Li Chuanyun. In this stirring concert, the guest soloist is pianist Jacky Wong, Asia Pacific’s first musician to conduct and play all Beethoven’s piano concertos. Here, the multi-talented young maestro will perform the Emperor concerto as conductor and pianist as part of an adventurous musical tour conjuring up sights from sounds in an effervescent display of global creativity.
|Yoder/Walters||Bands Around the World|
|Rimsky-Korsakov||Song of India|
|Beethoven||Piano Concerto No.5 in E-flat Major, Op. 73,
Emperor: 1st movement
|Dvořák||Symphony No.9 in E Minor, Op. 95,
From the New World:2nd & 4th movements
|Arnold||Four Scottish Dances|
|Schwarz||Around the World in Eighty Days|