24 MAY 2023
Concert Hall, Hong Kong City Hall
$450 / $350 / $220
This music journey from Paris to Buenos Aires will sweep you off your feet! Evoking sounds of old Paris and touches of Argentinean tango, Richard Galliano’s Opale Concerto for Accordion is a brilliant showcase for accordion soloist Nazar Tabachyshyn. Nostalgic melodies by French composer Ravel and tango master Astor Piazzolla bring the French-Argentinean connection full circle.
The running time of the performance is approximately 1 hour 30 minutes including an intermission of 15 minutes.
Piazzolla – Sinfonietta
Richard Galliano – Opale Concerto for Accordion
Piazzolla – Soledad, Chau Paris
Ravel (Arr. Rudolph Barshai) –Quartet in F major for Strings
Philippe Forget Guest Conductor
Philippe Forget is an orchestral conductor and composer. He regularly works for Opera de Lyon where he has conducted performances of The Tales of Hoffmann, The Damnation of Faust, The Child and the Spells and operas by Copland, Blacher and Glass. He has currently associated artist with Opéra de Limoges. His engagements as guest conductor include the Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra, the Orquestra Sinfonica Campinas in San Paolo, the Hudson Valley Orchestra in the USA, City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong, the Orchestre National de Lorraine, National Orchestra of Bretagne, Opera National de Bordeaux and the Concerts Lamoureux in Paris. He has served as Associate Conductor of the Camerata de Bourgogne, and from 2008 to 2013 he was resident Chief Conductor of the Orchestre Regional Bayonne-Cote Basque. In 2009 he was invited by the International Festival in Verbier to conduct performances of Don Giovanni. Since 2014 he has appeared as guest conductor at the Festival Opera des Landes in the Canary Islands where he has performed Carmen, La Boheme, Rigoletto, Werther, Faust, La Traviata and Pelléas et Mélisande. His compositions have been performed on Radio France, at the Studio-Opéra-Bastille in Paris, the Florence Gamo Festival in Italy and the Edinburgh Festival and Ramsgate Festival in the UK. Philippe Forget is currently the Musical Director of the ensemble Orpheon-La Compagnie Vocale in Lyon and the Artistic Director of the Labeaume Festival of Music. His projects include collaborations with punk star Iggy Pop, rap singer Oxmo Puccino and the artist Jane Birkin. In 2021 he was honoured with the Knight of Order of Arts and Letters by the French Republic.
- Tickets will be available at URBTIX from 16 March onwards
- Half price tickets available for Full-time students, senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and minders and CSSA recipients