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Music Appreciation Series - Romantic Joy: The World of Waltz (Speaker: Chow Fan-fu)

Venue Date & Time Price
Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Space Museum
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13.11-11.12.2013 (Every Wed, 7:30pm, 5 lectures in total)$50

Conducted in Cantonese

About the lectures

If opera is deemed a great art form, then waltz would be the most romantic and joyful musical genre. During the entire 19th Century, waltz took all Europe by storm and became the one mainstream dance music over others. It was music both for the concert stage and for the dance hall.

 

Albeit a spin-off from the rustic Bavarian Ländler, the waltz gave people hope for a happy life in times of misery. It was able to generate endless joy when life was dreary and bring sweet memories when there was pain all around. It is because the waltz creates a world without bounds: it carries the many experiences in life including romance and joy. Also, embedded in its unique musical form and structure is the key to its captivating charm. We will explore and find the answer together. In this series, five representative waltzes by five great composers, all different in form, content and period, are chosen for discussion. As the series starts with an "anatomical" analysis of the unique form and structure of the waltz, the first lecture is not to be missed!

 

13/11       Waltz for Dancing 

20/11       Waltz for the Piano

27/11       Waltz as a Symphony

4/12         Waltz by the "Waltz King"

11/12       Waltz for Ballet 

 

 

About the speaker

Details refer to Chinese version

Ticketing

Tickets available from 15 October onwards at all URBTIX outlets, on Internet and by Telephone Credit Card Booking.

Half-price tickets available for senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and the minder, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients (Limited tickets for full-time students and CSSA recipients available on a first-come-first-served basis).

Group Booking Discount

10% off for each purchase of 4-9 standard tickets; 15% off for 10-19 standard tickets; 20% off for 20 or more standard tickets.

Patrons can enjoy only one of the above discount schemes for each purchase.  Please inform the box office staff at the time of purchase.

Programme Length

Running time of each talk is about 1 hour 30 minutes.

Enquiry

Programme Enquiries: 2268 7321

Ticketing Enquiries: 2734 9009

Telephone Credit Card Booking: 2111 5999

Internet Booking : www.urbtix.hk

The contents of this programme do not represent the views of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department.

The presenter reserves the right to substitute speakers and change the programme should unavoidable circumstances make it necessary.

 

 

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