Programme Postponement Notice
The following HK Phil × Tai Kwun: Chamber Music Series concert held at JC Cube, Tai Kwun, has been rescheduled at the same venue. Ticket-holders may present their original concert tickets to gain admission to the rescheduled performances.
Beethoven Encounter (1Jun 2020 rescheduled to 8 Mar 2021)
For ticket holders who cannot attend the rescheduled performance, please contact the HK Phil Ticketing Office from Monday to Friday (10:00-12:30, 14:00-18:00, excluding Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays), at 2721 0132/2721 2332 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for relevant ticket arrangements on or before 28 July 2020. For other enquiries and ticketing assistance, you are also welcome to contact the HK Phil Ticketing Office during the above stated office hours.
In this programme, the music covers much of Beethoven’s adult life and represents the rate of change that was occurring in the musical world. As well as the maturing of Ludwig’s style from impressionable young man still clinging to the influence of his Viennese forebears Haydn, Mozart and Salieri, the development in the manufacture of musical instruments was affecting listener’s expectations. The concert closes with Beethoven’s growing obsession for the fugue in his later period. His ability to write a work of such complexity confirms his genius.
Beethoven String Quartet no. 4 in C minor, op. 18
Beethoven Sextet for Two Horns & Strings in E-flat, op. 81b
Beethoven Grosse Fuge for String Quartet, op. 133
Leslie Ryang Moonsun, violin
Gallant Ho Ka-leung, violin
Zhang Shu-ying, viola
Richard Bamping, cello
Lin Jiang, horn
Todor Popstoyanov, horn
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