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HKBU Symphony Orchestra to hold Annual Gala Concert featuring world-leading Chinese-born soprano Zhang Liping

浸大交響樂團周年音樂會周四舉行 世界知名華人女高音張立萍擔任嘉賓

The Hong Kong Baptist University Symphony Orchestra will hold its Annual Gala Concert on Thursday (19 April 2018) at 8 pm at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall. The Orchestra will be conducted by its music director, Professor Johnny Poon, Acting Dean of Arts of HKBU, and the concert will feature Chinese-born world-renowned soprano Zhang Liping as guest performer.
 
The concert programme will include Richard Wagner’s Tannhäuser: Overture, and Tristan und Isolde: Prelude and Liebestod; Giuseppe Verdi’s Il Trovatore: Come d’aurato…Tacea la notte... Di tale amor, Rigoletto: La donna è mobile, Rigoletto: Caro nome, La Traviata: È Strano…Sempre libera, La Forza del Destino: Overture, and La Forza del Destino: Pace, pace, mio Dio; and also Maurice Ravel’s Boléro.
 
Ms Zhang Liping is one of opera’s leading international sopranos, with engagements at the Royal Opera Covent Garden, The Metropolitan Opera New York, Bayerische Staatsoper, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Teatro Regio di Parma, Opéra de Paris, Gran Teatre del Liceu Barcelona, and the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) in Beijing. She came to international attention for her role as Cio-Cio-San in Madama Butterfly, which she has sung at Covent Garden, the Met Opera, Opéra de Paris, Gran Teatro del Liceu Barcelona and Deutsche Oper Berlin, among other theatres. She is currently Head of the Vocal Opera Department of Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing.
 
Professor Johnny Poon is the music director and conductor of the HKBU Symphony Orchestra and the Collegium Musicum Hong Kong. In his distinguished career, Professor Poon has been music director of the Evansville Collegium Musicum in the US, Associate Conductor of Operafestival di Roma in Italy, and artistic director of the Harlaxton Music Festival in the UK. He has also been a guest conductor with symphonic and philharmonic orchestras in Russia, the Czech Republic, USA, Germany, Xiamen in the Chinese mainland, and Hong Kong.
 
The Hong Kong Baptist University Symphony Orchestra, one of the oldest university orchestras in Hong Kong, comprises the finest musical talents in the University. Regular concerts include concerto and orchestral performances featuring a wide repertoire of Romantic masterpieces and 20th century classics, as well as works by contemporary composers. The Orchestra has performed with renowned artists including Chuanyun Li, Laura Fygi, Changyong Liao, Warren Mok, Ryu Goto, Mengla Huang, Dan Zhu, Valentina Lisitsa, Simone Lamsma, Nicole Cabell, Anne Akiko Meyers and Eriko Daimo.

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Members of the media are welcome to cover the above event.
 
 


香港浸會大學將於4月19日(星期四)晚上8時在尖沙咀文化中心音樂廳舉行浸大交響樂團周年音樂會。樂團由浸大署理文學院院長潘明倫教授指揮,將聯同國際知名華人女高音張立萍女士獻上精彩樂章。
 
屆時演出的曲目包括華格納的《湯豪舍》序曲和《崔斯坦與伊索爾德》前奏曲與愛之死;威爾第的《遊吟詩人》:彷如轉瞬即逝的映像……靜夜裡萬籟無聲……那樣的愛、《弄臣》:善變的女人、《弄臣》:可愛的名字、《茶花女》:奇怪了……自由自在、《命運之力》:序曲和《命運之力》:主賜平安,以及拉威爾的《波萊羅》。
 
女高音歌唱家張立萍女士是活躍於國際頂尖歌劇院的著名聲樂藝術家,在英國皇家歌劇院科文特花園、美國紐約大都會歌劇院、巴伐利亞國家歌劇院、德國柏林歌劇院、帕爾瑪皇家歌劇院、巴黎國家歌劇院、巴賽隆納歌劇院和中國國家大劇院演出。張立萍憑藉對「蝴蝶夫人」一角的出色演釋,獲歐美媒體一致好評,她先後在英國皇家歌劇院、紐約大都會歌劇院、巴黎國家歌劇院和柏林歌劇院演出過這一角色。她現任北京中央音樂學院聲樂歌劇系主任。
 
浸會大學交響樂團音樂總監潘明倫教授同時亦為香港巴羅克室樂團音樂總監及指揮。他曾任美國伊凡斯維爾巴赫古樂團音樂總監、意大利羅馬歌劇節副指揮,以及英國哈拉克斯頓音樂節藝術總監。潘教授曾客席指揮不少樂團,包括莫斯科國立愛樂樂團、聖彼得堡國立交響樂團、瑞典室樂團、捷克西里西亞國立歌劇院樂團、美國新英倫交響樂團、西南德愛樂樂團、廈門愛樂樂團和香港管弦樂團。
 
浸會大學交響樂團是香港歷史最悠久的大學樂團之一,由浸大的音樂精英組成。樂團每年呈獻不同類型的合奏和協奏音樂會,並經常與著名演奏家合作,如李傳韻、羅拉費琪、廖昌永、莫華倫、五嶋龍、黃蒙拉、朱丹、利斯特沙、藍絲瑪、妮歌卡貝爾、邁雅詩和大茂繪里子等,演出屢獲好評。樂團演出作品範圍廣泛,涵蓋浪漫時期傑作與二十世紀經典,以至當代作曲家的新作品。
 
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