Solomusica: The Face of Mercy
In celebration of the Papal year of Mercy, Solomusica has organized two concerts of Mozart’s masterpieces: First his Great Mass in C minor, followed by the seldom-performed “Misericordias Domini,” a sacred work he composed at the age of 19 that’s now considered a minor masterpiece. Featured in this performance by the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong are Francesca Lombardi Mazzulli, Roberta Mameli, and Mirco Palazzi from Italy, as well as Hong Kong’s own tenor Attis Y Chen. Proceeds go to Save the Children and Helping Hand. Jun 16, 23, 7:30pm. St. John’s Cathedral, 4-8 Garden Rd., Central. solomusica. org. $288-1,450 from ticketflap.com/solomusica.
Voyage with Anne Queffélec:
A tribute to Erik Satie
French classical pianist Anne Queffélec is showing her roots and delighting Hong Kong audiences with a musical voyage through 20th century French classics. Inspired by her 2013 album “Satie & Compagnie,” she’ll be playing a fun-filled program comprising works by Satie as well as his contemporaries Debussy, Ravel, Poulenc and Reynaldo Hahn. Jun 24, 8pm. Amphitheatre, Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd., Wan Chai. $280-380 from hkticketing.com.
Paris-Vienna-Budapest: David Greilsammer Plays with the Sinfonietta
Israeli conductor and pianist David Greilsammer returns to Hong Kong to perform Mozart’s
Piano Concerto No 17 and conduct the Hong Kong Sinfonietta through Haydn’s Symphony No. 3, “Drum Roll,” as well as Rameau’s Orchestral Suite and Ligeti’s “Melodien.” Greilsammer is a virtuoso who’s collaborated with musicians and visual artists from a variety of different musical spectrums, as well as undertaken ambitious classical projects: In 2008, he performed all of Mozart’s piano sonatas in a one-day marathon, and over the 2012/2013 season he played all 27 of Mozart’s piano concertos. Jun 26, 8pm. Concert Hall, City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central. hksl.org. $150-360 from urbtix.hk. Masterworks: Jaap & Karen Gomyo Japanese-French-Canadian violinist Karen Gomyo and music director of the HK Philharmonic Jaap van Zweden come together for a two-night stint. Selections include Rossini’s “La Gazza Ladra” Overture, Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 and the Asian debut of Dutch composer John Borstlap’s “Solemn Night Music.” There will be free preconcert talks before both concerts. Jun 17-18, 8pm. English pre-concert talk Jun 17, 7:15pm; Cantonese preconcert talk Jun 18, 7:15pm. Concert Hall, Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui. hkphil.org. $280-680 from urbtix.hk. The grandaddy of organ music gets the HK
Phil treatment with a tribute concert that takes his musical innovations and recontextualizes them within new 20th century masterworks. The orchestra will be playing classic Baroque pieces by Bach, Rebel and Purcell and juxtaposing them with compositions from 20th century masters Arvo Pärt and György Ligeti. The program will feature Hong Kong pianist Colleen Lee and American violinist Caroline Goulding. Prior to the concert, a performance of Ligeti’s “Poème Symphonique for 100 Metronomes” will be performed by volunteers from the audience. Concert-goers are encouraged to bring their own metronomes from home and register for participation at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jun 24-25, 8:15pm, Poème Symphonique for 100 Metronomes by Ligeti in the foyer; 9pm, Bach to the Future concert. Concert Hall, Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui. $180-380 from urbtix.hk. Arcadi Volodos Piano Recital
Russian piano virtuoso Arcadi Volodos returns to Hong Kong for a recital chock-full of German classics, such as Schumann’s “Papillons,” Brahms’ “3 Intermezzi” and Schubert’s “Piano Sonata
No. 20 in A.” Volodos has recorded Schubert sonatas and Rachmaninov solo pieces, as well as a Gramophone Award-winning album devoted to Catalonian composer Federico Mompou. Jul 26, 8pm. Concert Hall, City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central. $180 to $400 from urbtix.hk. After a 26-year career, legendary Cuban ballet dancer Carlos Acosta is embarking on his final tour, “A Classical Farewell.” He’ll perform excerpts from his favorite ballets, including “Swan Lake,” “La Sylphide,” “Winter Dreams” and “Je ne regrette rien.” Jun 30-Jul 2, 7:45pm. Hong Kong Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui. $160-520 from urbtix.hk.
Bach to the Future