In response to the latest regulations made under the Prevention and Control of Disease Ordinance by the Government, the performances of Prison Yard Festival: music from within, originally scheduled on 14 to 23 Jan 2022 will be cancelled. Please refer to below for refund arrangements:
- For purchases via URBTIX:
Ticket holders can keep the original ticket intact for the refund arrangement at Tai Kwun Visitor Centre – Visitor Services. Nevertheless, in view of the latest regulations by the Government, the opening time of Visitor Centre and refund period are yet to be confirmed. Ticket holders may stay tuned to the most updated information on this website.
- For purchases via art-mate.net:
A full refund will be issued with art-mate.net to PayMe, Paypal or credit card account (used for payment) with no extra handling charge, within February 2022.
Tai Kwun’s intimate auditorium the JC Cube is perched above the Prison Yard and adds a remarkable dimension to the concert experience with its wide, architecturally framed window on the yard revealing the austere Prison Wall, the concrete and metal boldness of the galleries, the Victorian arches of D Hall and the leafy treetops of its mini-forest. Tai Kwun’s unexpected and occasionally eccentric collision of historic and contemporary architecture has inspired a completely new look at one of classical music’s landmark compositions.
In tackling JS Bach’s monumental Goldberg Variations for the first time, acclaimed Hong Kong pianist Rachel Cheung has collaborated with the highly creative lighting designer Amy Chan to delve into the complex symmetries, mathematical puzzles, inversions, reversals and mirror images which, at times, make this baroque score look like a book of patterns designed by Escher and borrowed by Rorschach.
Across the vast span of its two arias and 30 variations, the Goldberg Variations will be revealed literally in a new light as two of Hong Kong’s brightest artists devise a completely new concert experience.
J.S. Bach│Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
Duration: Approximately 1 hours 10 minutes without intermission