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LCSD's "Chamber Music Connections: Resilient" concert to be staged in October
     The Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) will present the "Resilient" concert in October to mark the opening of the new "Chamber Music Connections" series. Various local young chamber talents and veteran musicians will perform music pieces written by composers in the face of adversity, enabling audiences to appreciate comforting music.

     Written by eight composers of different eras, the selected works featured in the concert are related to wars or were composed in wartime, which represent the composers' grief at the deceased and their accusations against war.

     The programme includes Poulenc's "Elégie", the first movement from "Sonata for Oboe and Piano", Shostakovich's "String Quartet No. 8 in C minor, Op. 110", Ravel's "Menuet", the third movement from "Le Tombeau de Couperin", John Williams' "Three Pieces from 'Schindler's List'" and more. The finale performance of Lutoslawski's "Variations on a Theme by Paganini for Two Pianos", a composition that survived World War II, with its light-hearted notes but profound meaning, hopes to encourage the audience's joyful mood for a better future.

     The musicians in this concert are experienced in both local and overseas performances. They include Duo Ping and Ting (Chau Lok-ping and Chau Lok-ting, piano duo), Euna Kim (violin), Sally Law (violin), Sun Yu (viola), Anna Kwan (cello), Michael Wilson (oboe) and Vivian Yau (soprano).

     The concert "Chamber Music Connections: Resilient" will be staged at 8pm on October 10 (Monday) at the Theatre of Hong Kong City Hall. Tickets priced at $240 are now available at URBTIX (www.urbtix.hk). For telephone credit card bookings, please call 2111 5999. For programme enquiries and concessionary schemes, please call 2268 7321 or visit www.lcsd.gov.hk/CE/CulturalService/Programme/en/music/programs_1386.html.

     Other highlights of the "Chamber Music Connections" series include "Simple Gifts" by LENK Quartet, to be held on October 21 (Friday) and "Scent of Music" to be staged on November 25 (Friday). For details please visit www.lcsd.gov.hk/CE/CulturalService/Programme/en/music/groups_1381.html.

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Ends/Friday, September 9, 2022
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