Joint Celebration Concert of Hong Kong City Hall 60th Anniversary & Hong Kong Arts Festival 50th Anniversary

Hong Kong Sinfonietta Reflections on Refractions

Hong Kong Repertory Theatre

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The performance is jointly presented by Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Leisure and Cultural Services Department and Hong Kong Arts Festival

A programme of the 50th Hong Kong Arts Festival (2022)

In collaboration with
Music Director Emeritus/Conductor Yip Wing-sie
Violin/Director James Cuddeford*
Composer Charles Kwong (HKS Artist Associate)
CCDC Creative Artists:  
Choreographer/Stage & Costume Concept Yuri Ng (HKS Artist Associate 2011-2013)
Dance Artists Dominic Wong
Noel Pong
Bruce Wong
Felix Ke
Dramaturg Melissa Leung
Lighting Designer Lawmanray

Charles Kwong AtLasT (world première)
Commissioned by Hong Kong Sinfonietta
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 3 in G, BWV1048*
Stravinsky The Firebird Suite (1919 version)

The light of dance and music

In the beginning, there was nothing. With the light, we can see our own reflection. The musicians enter, and dance with their instruments, with purpose and intent. The dancers join, as they support the musicians in their purpose and intent. The artists create a picturesque image with a ray of infinite light, which is reflected and refracted by the acrylic partitions, multiplying until it spills over into the audience, creating a kaleidoscope.

The kaleidoscope is neither now nor the future. It is the hope created from the past, for the future, hidden in the sound passing through the air, as the reflections and refractions reveal the things you thought you did not know, or have forgotten…
Dates: 16 - 17.9.2022
Time: 8pm
Venue: Concert Hall, Hong Kong City Hall
Price: $488, $388, $288, $188