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Makrokosmos Quartet

25 Mar 2018Sun5:00PM

大宇宙四重奏
 

Grand Hall

Lee Shau Kee Lecture Centre
Centennial Campus
The University of Hong Kong

 

FREE Admission. Registration required.
 

Programme


BARTÓK  

Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion
DAYER​ Sous la voûte etoilée
STRAVINSKY The Rite of Spring


Open your ears to the exceptional instrumental lineup and timbre! To stimulate the classical music scene with a rather rare setting featuring two pianists and two percussionists, the Makrokosmos Quartet has worked tirelessly with contemporary composers to create new voices for the 21st century.

The Swiss-based Makrokosmos Quartet will revisit some of their career-defining works in their Hong Kong debut, including Bela Bartok’s pivotal Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion, which calls for two percussive pianos against seven percussion instruments; Stravinsky’s groundbreaking masterpiece The Rite of Spring, scaled for quartet setting but with the same explosive magnitude guaranteed; as well as Swiss composer Xavier Dayer’s score for a short film by Carlo Ippolito. The powerful chemistry between the four phenomenal virtuosi will certainly spice up your musical palette!


Artists

Ufuk Dördüncü, piano
Bahar Dö​rdüncü, piano
Philippe Spiesser, percussion
Sé​bastien Cordier​, percussion

 


Workshops

(In English)
All welcome. First-come-first-served. No prior registration needed.​

Percussion Workshop with Philippe Spiesser & Sébastien Cordier
26 MAR 2018 | MON | 9:00-10:20AM
Rehearsal Room, LG1/F, Run Run Shaw Tower, HKU 

Chamber Music Workshop with Ufuk & Bahar Dördüncü
26 MAR 2018 | MON | 8:30-10:30AM
Instrument Room, LG1/F, Run Run Shaw Tower, HKU

 

  • For ages 6+
  • Approximately 1.5 hours without intermission
  • Guests are advised to arrive punctually. 
  • No latecomers will be admitted until a suitable break in the programme.
  • Programmes and artists are subject to change.

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