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“Great Sax”
by City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong & Claude Delangle

28/06/2014 (Sat) | 20:00
Concert Hall, Hong Kong City Hall
Tickets: $380, $280, $180


IbertConcertino da camera
MilhaudLa Création du monde
Piazzolla (Arr. Freulon)Six Tango-Etudes for Saxophone
Claude Delangle

Chief Conductor
Jean Thorel
Brilliant and breathtaking, Claude Delangle is France’s best known classical saxophonist, admired worldwide for his sublime skill and creamy sound. He steals the limelight in this Paris to Buenos Aires programme, uniquely crafted to celebrate the 200th anniversary since the birth of the inventor Adolphe Sax. Brace your seats for an evening of great sax and great encores!
About Claude Delangle

Soloist, researcher and pedagogue, Claude Delangle stands out as the master of the French saxophone. After obtaining several outstanding Premiers Prix at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique of Paris, he was appointed professor in 1988 and has created the most prestigious saxophone class in the world. Privileged interpreter of classic works, he enriches the repertoire and encourages creation by collaborating with renowned composers such as Berio, Boulez and Takemitsu. Claude Delangle has been the official saxophonist of the internationally renowned Ensemble InterContemporain since 1986. He has also appeared as soloist with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, the BBC Concert Orchestra and Radio France Internationale, under conductors such as Kent Nagano, Esa-Pekka Salonen and Myung-Whun Chung.

About City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong

The City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong (CCOHK) is one of the most prominent chamber orchestras in the Asia region. Currently in its fourteenth season, the CCOHK gives an annual subscription season of concerts performing with internationally acclaimed artists such as Dame Evelyn Glennie and Sir James Galway. In 2008 Frenchman Jean Thorel was appointed chief conductor.

Ticketing Information

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

Education & Outreach Programme

"Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Blow: the Saxophone as a Musical Miscreant" by Prof. Stephen Cottrell
24/04/2014 (Thu) | 18:00 - 19:30
Chiang Chen Studio Theatre, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Language: English
Target participants: All university students
Fee: Free Admission
Registration: For registration details, please visit the PolyU website: http://www.polyu.edu.hk/fh/en-us/news/detail/44


Speaker: Prof. Stephen COTTRELL, Professor of Music and Head of the Department of Music at City University London

The saxophone is one of the most recognized musical instruments in the world. Loved by many, loathed by some, in the early twenty-first century it has both a musical and symbolic significance far beyond that for which its inventor, Adolphe Sax, might reasonably have hoped. It also has a chequered history. This lecture will trace something of the saxophone's history and development, looking at the ways in which the instrument's reputation has changed over the past 170 years or so, while also demonstrating how musical instruments can reveal to us underlying social, cultural and technological precepts in the contexts in which they are found.

For more information about the lecture, please visit the PolyU website: http://www.polyu.edu.hk/fh/en-us/news/detail/44

Pre-concert Talk
28/06/2014 (Sat) | 19:15
Concert Hall, Hong Kong City Hall
Language: English
Target participants: Open to every ticket-holder of the performance
Fee: Free
Registration: No registration is needed


Chief Conductor of the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong, Jean Thorel, would be delighted to introduce the saxophone repertoire to you.

Saxophone Masterclass by Claude Delangle
29/06/2014 (Sun) | 15:00 - 17:30
CR2, 7/F Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall Backstage
Language: English
Fee per performer: $1,000
Observers: $100

For registration, please visit the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong website: http://www.ccohk.com/images/form/1314/Masterclass_201314_ClaudeDelangle.pdf



2:30pm - Registration / Warm-up
3:00pm–5:15pm - Four performers will perform with a timeline of approx. 25-30 minutes each
5:15pm–5:30pm - Q & A session / Certificate Presentation / Photo Taking

For more information, please visit the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong website: http://www.ccohk.com/images/form/1314/Masterclass_201314_ClaudeDelangle.pdf

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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