Programme Cancellation Notice
To help reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19, in consultation with Tai Kwun, the advertised performance of “HK Phil × Tai Kwun: Chamber Music Series: Rapturous Russian Quartets” at Tai Kwun JC Cube on 22 FEB 2021 [orginal: 20 APR 2020/14 Dec 2020], has been cancelled.
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American minimalist composer, Philip Glass, rounds off this programme with his second quartet. The three works have a shared sense of pathos and for different reasons, there is an underlying sadness and yearning for brighter, happier times. Each piece uses the qualities available in the string quartet to allow introspection as well as passion and the musical ideas are as reflective of the issues of today as they were when the ink was drying on the page.
Philip Glass Quartet no. 2
Shostakovich Quartet no. 8
Prokofiev Quartet no. 1
Rachael Mellado, violin
Zhang Xi, violin
Damara Lomdaridze, viola
Fang Xiaomu, cello
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