LiveMusic - Classical
Le Gai Ensemble
- Mon 21-05-2018 8:00 PM - 1 h 30 m
$220 (in advance, Fringe members), $250 (on the day); includes 1 standard drink
As fluffy and variable and colourful as the butterfly, French music is sometimes described as elegant, edgy, beautiful, and sometimes abstract and ahead of its time. Just like the metamorphosis of a caterpillar into a butterfly, French music has undergone centuries of development, and people have loved it at every stage of its transformation.
In this concert, Le Gai Ensemble will present delicate music full of flavour and spices by the French composers Gounod (19th century) and Francaix (20th century), plus some newly arranged pop and jazz music. Come and experience the stylistic changes in the literature of French music. Dress up in keeping with the theme of the butterfly and enjoy a drink and some delightful music!
Le Gai Ensemble is a new wind ensemble in Hong Kong. The musicians are graduates from renowned music schools such as the Royal Academy of Music, the Royal Northern College of Music and the Guildhall School of Music. They’ve all been working actively as musicians, collaborating with orchestras such as the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra and the City Chamber Orchestra, or organising and directing concerts in Hong Kong and abroad.
Le Gai Ensemble, meaning “The Cheerful Group”, is dedicated to bringing classical music to the public in a relaxing and cheerful way, making it easily accessible for the general public. The group also takes popular music from genres such as pop and jazz and gives it a classical twist, to reach out to audiences from different backgrounds. Music is a tool beyond words to express and communicate, to add colour and essence to everyday life.
Edith Tam (conductor)
Stephen Lee (flute)
Jay Liu (flute)
Janice Ho (oboe)
Charles Yuk (oboe)
Cary Yu (clarinet)
May Lam (clarinet)
Leung Tak-wing (bassoon)
Vivian Lee (bassoon)
Andrew Au Yeung (horn)
Jenny Lee (horn)
Jim Ho-ming (trumpet)
- Admission: 30 minutes before show time.
- Limited seats, first-come-first-served.
- Drink coupon will be distributed at the door.
- No outside drink or food is allowed inside the venue.
Fringe Club (852) 2521 7251