Dr. Chemie Ching Saxophone Recital
LiveMusic - Classical
Dr. Chemie Ching, Cherry Tsang
- Thu 24-05-2018 8:00 PM - 1 h 15 m
$180 (in advance, Fringe members), $200 (on the day); includes 1 standard drink
Saxophonist Dr. Chemie Ching, joined by the pianist Cherry Tsang, will present a recital with a diverse program and an artistry that is rarely found in Hong Kong.
On the program are Fantaisie Sur un Theme Original by Jules Demersseman, Fuzzy Bird Sonata by Takashi Yoshimatsu and Sonata in A major for Violin and Piano by César Franck. Demersseman’s piece (1860) is a traditional show piece presented in the form of theme and variations. By contrast, Yoshimatsu’s sonata (1995) mixes classical music, jazz and Japanese folk music. Franck’s sonata (1886) is a staple in the violin repertoire, and has been transcribed for baritone saxophone and piano.
Dr. Chemie Ching
Hong Kong-born saxophonist Dr. Chemie Ching earned her Bachelor’s Degree from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, and has performed with a number of local professional ensembles, including the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, the Hong Kong Sinfonietta and the Hong Kong Wind Philharmonia.
She then gained her Master’s Degree from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, and her Doctorate of Musical Arts in Saxophone Performance at Michigan State University.
During her studies in the US, Ching taught at Michigan State University. The Dasch Quartet, of which she was one of the founding members, won the North American Saxophone Alliance Saxophone Quartet Competition and the ENKÖR Chamber Music Competition. In March 2016, the Dasch Quartet released its first CD, Necessary Edges. Ching was also the baritone saxophonist of the Auteur Saxophone Quartet, who won the 2015 Coltman Chamber Music Competition and was the featured guest artist in the Austin Chamber Music Festival 2016.
In addition to classical music, Ching loves jazz. In Hong Kong, she is a member of the Saturday Night Jazz Orchestra and 852 BLUE, and has performed at many venues around town.
- 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