LiveMusic - Classical, Latin
- Fri 04-09-2015 9:30 PM - 1 h 45 m
$150 (in advance, Fringe members); $180 (on the day); includes one standard drink
A light-hearted, fun, evening of Spanish and Latin music.
A young, dynamic group of award-winning musicians, Western District is taking the traditional classical-music experience and turning it upside-down. Why do classical concerts have to be so scripted? Why does the audience have to sit so far away? Why not clap between movements? Who says you can’t cheer during a performance?
It’s time to change the rules! Western District might perform tango, arrange Daft Punk, improvise, pour some wine, invite listeners to sit on the stage -- they might even let you pick what they’ll play!
Bringing together musicians with extensive performing experience around the globe, Western District performs and arranges music across a range of styles – baroque, classical, tango, jazz, pop, Broadway, contemporary and more. Formed in fall 2014, Western District has been featured on CNN and RTHK for its innovative tango shows, and has performed to packed houses at local venues such as the Fringe Club, the Hong Kong Arts Centre, City Hall, Orange Peel Music Lounge, Artouch and PMQ, and at international venues such as New York’s Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall.
Western District’s instrumentation includes violins, viola, piano, acoustic guitar, voice, clarinet, flute, electronics… The group plans to present programs ranging from classical chamber music to original arrangements of movie and television music, and experimental, electronic sounds , and will also collaborate with guest artists from the US, Germany and China.
Western District draws its name and inspiration from the bustling, ever-changing neighbourhood in Hong Kong where its co-directors reside.
Sophia Yan (piano), Monica Johnston (viola), Daniel Lubos (guitar)
Photo on the left credited to Agnes Bun.
Ticketing Enquiries: Fringe Club Box Office (852) 2521 7251
Limited seats, first-come-first-served.