Hong Kong & USA Tour - Australian Chamber Orchestra

Hong Kong & USA Tour

14 - 23 March 2013

Program

Hong Kong Arts Festival

Thu 14 Mar, 8.15pm

PROKOFIEV (arr. Tognetti/Barshai) Visions fugitives
SHOSTAKOVICH Piano Concerto No.1 in C minor
SHOSTAKOVICH Octet; Prelude and Scherzo
TCHAIKOVSKY Souvenir de Florence

Fri 15 Mar, 8.15pm

HAYDN Symphony No.49 in F minor, La passione
DEAN Electric Preludes, concerto for electric violin
MOZART Violin Concerto No.4 in D, K218
DVOŘÁK Serenade for Strings in E

Sat 16 Mar, 4.30pm & 8.15pm

The Reef
A surfing, film and music collaboration featuring big screen projections and works by Tognetti, Rameau, Grandage, Seeger, Ligeti, Crumb, Bach, Dean, Shostakovich, Beethoven and more. 
 

Berkeley, California

Fri 22 Mar, 8pm
PROKOFIEV (arr. Tognetti/Barshai) Visions fugitives
SHOSTAKOVICH Piano Concerto No.1 in C minor
SHOSTAKOVICH Octet; Prelude and Scherzo
TCHAIKOVSKY Souvenir de Florence
 
Sat 23 Mar, 8pm

HAYDN Symphony No.49 in F minor, La passione
DEAN Electric Preludes, concerto for electric violin
HAYDN Symphony No.4
DVOŘÁK Serenade for strings in E

Artists

Richard Tognetti Director and Lead Violin
Alice Sara Ott Piano
Australian Chamber Orchestra
 


For full details and bookings visit Hong Kong Arts Festival or University of California.

South China Morning Post

"Dvorak's Serenade for Strings hit the spot better than I can ever remember. Lightness of touch and a matching tone pervaded from start to finish; long, gracefully-spun melodic contours flowed effortlessly; not a single note was interfered with unnecessarily. Exquisite."

 

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San Jose Mercury News

"The Australian Chamber Orchestra is as good as its considerable press. Its performances are models of clarity and balance; the audience gets to peer, as it were, into the scores as new sub-strata of expression are revealed. Think of Old Master paintings getting restored -- those layers of grit removed, the colors newly shining, pulling you in." - Richard Scheinin, Mercury News

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San Francisco Classical Voice

“The ACO made an imposing visual impact on the Hertz Hall stage in Berkeley… Appearances promptly became irrelevant when this superb, often startling ensemble began to play. With their warmly grave tone and daringly punctuated phrasing….”

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Audience feedback

"Saw the "Reef" yesterday, it was like an Opera without lyric - Beautiful & Poetic. Amazing talented artists. Love you sound! Thank you for coming to HK. Hope we can see you more often." R. Szeto

"Thank you for your great music last night in Hong Kong! The electronic violin concerto is particularly exciting and new." C. Yu

"Thoroughly enjoyed last nights performance - mesmerising footage and incredible music. Thank you!" Surf Hong Kong

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