"La Marca surely is the new Viola Hero." Le Monde
Joining hands with French viola superstar Adrien La Marca and Principal Guest Conductor Christoph Poppen – both of whom travelling from Europe despite the quarantine measures – Hong Kong Sinfonietta offers an electrifying addition to the programme of the 2021 Hong Kong Arts Festival.
Since being named "New Soloist of the Year" by Victoires de la Musique Classique in 2014, Adrien La Marca has performed at the world’s most prestigious venues such as the Paris Philharmonie, London Wigmore Hall, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Berlin Konzerthaus etc, impressing audiences with his depth of expression, technical mastery and compelling stage presence. In this concert, he will play a viola adaptation of Schumann’s captivating Cello Concerto in A minor.
The concert also features Beethoven’s timeless “Eroica” Symphony under the baton of Christoph Poppen, as well as the world première of HKS Artist Associate Charles Kwong’s a fictional overture – an ahistorical reimagination of the orchestral timbre that becomes one with the sonorities of nature.
Approx 2 hrs incl one interval
Charles Kwong (HKS Artist Associate)
a fictional overture
2021 version, world premiere, commissioned by the Hong Kong Sinfonietta
Cello Concerto in A minor, Op 129 (Adapted for Viola)
Viola: Adrien La Marca*
Symphony No 3 in E-flat major, Op 55, “Eroica”
Principal Guest Conductor: Christoph Poppen
*Adrien La Marca is replacing the original soloist Edgar Moreau