Cong Quartet presented an energetic and diversified programme appealing to all generations. Pieces performed included music from the classical era to the 20th century period, a re-arranged Chinese folk tune and a theme song from a popular Japanese animation. In particular, the quartet repertoire of Haydn, Schubert and Dvořák achieved a very interesting balance against the contemporary music of Philip Glass. This clearly demonstrates the multifaceted nature of this Quartet which offers a great freshness to the audience.
There was a well-presented interlude (in Cantonese) complimenting the programme and the audience looked forward to the pieces that followed with anticipation.
The Quartet will be on a European tour in the upcoming season. We look forward to the opportunity of hearing more interesting programme from the music group in the future.
It was one of the few concerts that took place during the first two weeks of July in Hong Kong where musical events resumed but then were brought to a halt right afterwards due to the second wave of COVID-19 infections locally.
In the HK Phil 2020/21 Season Preview Concert, the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra showcased orchestral masterpieces by Beethoven, Mozart, Schumann, Ravel and Stravinsky under the baton of conductor Lio Kuok Man with pianists Colleen Lee, Rachel Cheung and violinist Jing Wang as soloists.
Audience who missed the live streaming broadcast could watch the live recording again. Please refer to the HK Phil’s website, YouTube channel and Facebook for more details.