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Celebrate Rameau with Le Concert d'Astrée

22/05/2014 (Thu) | 20:00
Concert Hall, Hong Kong City Hall
Tickets: $380, $280, $180

Programme


Suite from Naïs

Extracts from the musical tragedy Hippolyte & Aricie

Intermission

Suite from Dardanus

Extracts from Castor and Pollux

Conductor
Emmanuelle Haïm

Tenor
Anders J. Dahlin

Soprano
Katherine Watson

Currently among the most prestigious ensembles performing baroque repertoire worldwide, Le Concert d’Astrée pays tribute to Rameau – one of the most important French composers and music theorists of the Baroque period – on the 250th anniversary of his death. Lead by star conductor Emmanuelle Haïm, 27 musicians accompany Anders J. Dahlin (tenor) and Katherine Watson (soprano) to perform excerpts from Rameau’s major operas: Castor & Pollux, Dardanus, Hippolyte & Aricie and Naïs.
About Emmanuelle Haïm & Le Concert d’Astrée

The harpsichordist and conductor Emmanuelle Haïm is regularly invited to conduct the world’s great orchestras, including the Berlin Philharmonic, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra.

In 2000, she founded her own ensemble, Le Concert d’Astrée, a group of musicians specialising in Baroque music, with which she has rapidly achieved success. The ensemble has been resident at the Opéra de Lille since 2004 and gives numerous operas and concerts there every season, and also performs throughout France (Opéra National du Rhin, Opéra de Dijon, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Opéra de Paris) and internationally (Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Barbican Centre, London, the Lincoln Center, New York, Konzerthaus in Vienna, the Salzburg Festival, and the Philharmonie, Berlin).

About Anders J. Dahlin

In recent years, tenor Anders J. Dahlin has become one of the leading interpreters of early French baroque music, working with conductors such as Christophe Rousset, Hervé Niquet, William Christie, Philippe Herrweghe, Robert King, Stephen Layton, Christoph Spering and Roy Goodman. His opera engagements have included title roles in Rameau’s major pieces. He sang Castor in Rameau’s Castor and Pollux with Sir John Eliot Gardiner in Salle Pleyel, and in a similar programme at the Proms in Royal Albert Hall, to great success.

About Katherine Watson

Young Soprano Katherine Watson graduated in 2008 from Cambridge University where she was a choral scholar at Trinity College. In 2008 she won a place in Le Jardin des Voix, and since 2009 has performed with Les Arts Florissants under the direction of William Christie at the Barbican in London, Alice Tully Hall in New York, Auditorio Nacional in Madrid, Cité de la Musique in Paris, and elsewhere across Europe and America. Operatic roles include Phani in Les Incas du Pérou, Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi, and Anna Maurrant in Street Scene.

Ticketing Information


Tickets available at all URBTIX outlets

Half-price tickets
Half-price tickets available for full-time students, senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities & the Minder, Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients and Alliance Francaise de Hong Kong Membership Cardholder.

Group tickets
10% discount for every purchase of 4 – 9 standard tickets;
15% discount for 10 – 19 standard tickets;
20% discount for 20 or more standard tickets.

Multiple buying (Applicable to selected programmes. Please click here for details.)
10% discount on full-price tickets for each purchase of 3 different performing arts programmes;
15% discount on full-price tickets for each purchase of 4 to 6 different performing arts programmes;
20% discount on full-price tickets for each purchase of 7 different performing arts programmes or more.

Education & Outreach Programme


Complimentary tickets
22/05/2014 (Thu) | 20:00
Concert Hall, Hong Kong City Hall
Target participants: Reserved for educational and charitable institutions with a pedagogical purpose.
Fee: Free
Registration: Registration prior to the event by email: education@frenchmay.com
First-come-first-served

 

Limited group complimentary tickets are reserved for educational and chartiable institutions to let students and the underprevileged enjoy the performance.

For any inquiries, please contact Mr. Louis Cheung, Press & Communication Officer (Dept. of Culture, Education & Science, Consulate General of France in Hong Kong & Macau) at education@frenchmay.com.

Want to join other education and outreach activities of Le French May 2014? Have a look at the page of Education & Outreach Programme: www.frenchmay.com/education.

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