The Sound of Dreams, Desires & Odysseys by Ensemble TraverséeVIEW EVENT DETAILS
Online Music Concert
Concert 1 and concert 2 available to view online in early October!
The mind is powerful in the sense that it can travel far without much constraint, and one can perhaps count on the imagination to carry us through depressing times. In view of the recent global lockdown, Ensemble Traversée aims to bring a touch of dreaminess into our mind. Presented in two separate online concerts, a selection of four dreamy pieces will be performed and recorded for members of Asia Society Hong Kong Center as well as all music-loving netizens.
Join us in this acoustic journey of exotic dreaminess!
Concert 01 | The Sound of Dreams, Desires & Odysseys: Debussy x Mahler
In all abstractness, dive in the vivid love dreams of a sensual afternoon sleep or be overwhelmed by the all-consuming sorrow of unrequited love- join us to discover some of Debussy and Mahler’s dreamiest adventures.
Claude Debussy, Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune (Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun), L.86
Gustav Mahler, Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Songs of a Wayfarer)
Conductor: Vicky Shin
Soprano: Rachel Kwok
Concert 02 | The Sound of Dreams, Desires & Odysseys: Debussy x Pélicant
Basked in the soft glow of the moonlight and some refreshing breeze, let us celebrate the mid-autumn festival with the serenity of Debussy’s Clair de lune before a sizzling rhythmic treat from French conductor-composer Pélicant’s septet Milonga!
Claude Debussy, Clair de lune, from Suite Bergamasque, L.75
Thierry Pélicant, Milonga
Conductor: Vicky Shin
Vicky Shin is highly praised for his remarkable rhythm by La Presse Montreal. He is a multi-talented conductor and percussionist has worked with various ensembles throughout Asia, North America and Europe both in conducting and percussion. Graduated from the Eastman School of Music with a Master in Conducting and Schulich School of Music at McGill University, his principle conducting teachers includes Brad Lubman, Alain Cazes and Alexis Hauser. He also had the privilege to attend rehearsals and master classes by Maestro Peter Eötvös, Yannick Nezet-Seguin and Kent Nagano. He focuses on performing works by living composers as the interaction between performer and composer is very special to him which makes the creative process of rehearsing even more enlightening.
Hong Kong Soprano Rachel Kwok Hin recently received the Espoir Prize in the 19th Osaka International Music Competition. Besides her busy performing and teaching career, she serves in the church as music minister, sharing her belief with music. She performs extensively as a soloist and chorister, from Baroque to contemporary music. Her recent opera roles include Olympia in Les contes d’Hoffmann, and Queen of the Night in The Magic Flute. Recent highlights including performance of Pulitzer-winning opera Angel’s Bone by Du Yun (Asia premiere), in New Vision Art Festival 2018, Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, and Mass in B minor, with Bachfest Malaysia, St. John Passion, and Ein feste Burg, with Hong Kong Bach Festival, staged version of Ich habe Genug, Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht (Coffee Cantata), and Laßt uns sorgen, laßt uns wachen, with SingFest Choral Academy.
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