Polish composer Henryk Gorecki scored a huge hit in 1992 when his Symphony No.3 topped the classical charts in both the UK and the USA. Bemused by the overwhelming success of this single work, which takes its inspiration from the words scratched onto the wall of her Gestapo prison cell by an 18-year old Polish girl, Gorecki wondered "perhaps people find something they need in this piece of music." British pianist Joanna MacGregor who stunned audiences with her performance of Messiaen's vast Vingt regards in 2008 Hong Kong Arts Festival, returns for a further celebration of the French composer's centenary.
Petites esquisses d'oiseaux
Symphony No.3 - Symphony of Sorrowful Songs
Photos: Peter Williams
1.11.2008 (Sat) 8pm Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall $250$200$150$100
Approx 2 hours with an intermission
The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra is financilly supported by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region