Classical and Multi-Genre Music
In French May 2023, classical music concerts in Hong Kong and orchestra concerts are a true delight for music lovers in Hong Kong. Some of the finest orchestras and classical music performers from France will be gathered in Hong Kong, and their concerts are a must-see for anyone who appreciates the beauty and complexity of classical music.
If you're seeking to experience the best classical music concerts and orchestra concerts in Hong Kong, you won't want to miss the upcoming classical music concerts and orchestra performances. From the soaring melodies of “King Lear” to the haunting harmonies of “Harmony of Two Pianos” by world-renowned pianists Niu Niu and Théo Fouchenneret, each performance promises to be a feast for the senses.
The classical music concert scene in Hong Kong is vibrant and diverse, with a range of performances taking place throughout April to June. Whether you're a seasoned classical music enthusiast or a newcomer to the genre, there's something for everyone.
One of the highlights of the upcoming festival is the performance of “His Temple”, which is inspired by Guy de Maupassant’s short story Clair de Lune, and collaborated by musician Olivier Cong and dance artists Ong Yong Lock and Zelia ZZ TAN to create a dialogue of contemporary music and dance. Furthermore, the closing concert will be given by Keren Ann and the Debussy String Quartet. These performances are a true showcase of the incredible talent and craftsmanship of these musicians.
If you're looking for a night of pure musical magic, don't miss the upcoming classical music concerts, orchestra concerts and more excitements from French Music in Hong Kong. With their soaring melodies, intricate harmonies, and stunning performances, these concerts are sure to leave you spellbound and wanting more.
Philip Glass' exceptional collaboration with Tana Quartet resulted in the creation of String Quartet No.9, based on the original score King Lear, which was produced for a Broadway production by Sam Gold.
When he was asked to compose incidental music for a Broadway production of King Lear in 2019, he immediately knew he wanted to write for the string quartet, "I know how to write for the string quartet. I love its range of emotion." This concert version of the play's score is his ninth work for the string quartet, a medium he employs to great effect to depict the turbulence, violence and despair at the heart of Shakespeare's classic tragedy.
In celebration of its 30th anniversary, French May Arts Festival proudly presents Harmony of Two Pianos by world-renowned pianists Niu Niu and Théo Fouchenneret, an exhilarating piano duet concert putting your spirit into a journey of harmony and exploration. From Tailleferre's Toccata to Bizet's Carmen Fantasy, and from Rachmaninov's Suite No. 2 to the two-piano version of Yellow River Piano Concerto, witness the beautiful harmony between east and west through classical music.
The closing concert of the 30th anniversary of French May Arts Festival will see the pure, magnetic alchemy between Keren Ann and the Debussy String Quartet. The instant moment when Keren Ann's raw and soft electric guitar interlaces with the Quartet's elegant, layered strings is truly majestic – a sheer delight for the ears. Together, they will perform all-new original versions of Keren Ann's classics such as Not Going Anywhere, Strange Weather and Jardin d'Hiver.
A French themed keyboard concert, Reverie: Fantasia of France, highlights Hong Kong Baptist University keyboard students and faculty for exploration of French keyboard repertoire charting the centuries from the historical and traditional Baroque period to the distinctive Modern era on piano.