String Quartet

Strike right note for wedding music

Getting the right feel and atmosphere for a wedding depends on a multitude of factors - and when it comes to live music, there is a symphony of options from jazz trios and string quartets to a big brass band.

Thursday, 12 May, 2011, 12:00am

Emerson Quartet

Emerson Quartet Concert Hall, HK City Hall Reviewed: Jun 4

The Dissonance tag on Mozart's String Quartet No 19 is a misnomer. Apart from the opening few seconds of screwy harmony, the work was more 'disobliging' of 18th-century expectations than 'dissonant' by textbook definitions.

8 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Renowned string quartet on rare tour of the region

The Emerson String Quartet is more than just a well-established ensemble. It's a brand.

Formed in 1976 and named after the American poet Ralph Waldo Emerson, 'America's greatest quartet' - in the words of Time magazine - stand alone as a uniquely accomplished stringed foursome with unrivaled achievements.

12 May 2010 - 12:00am

RTHK Quartet

RTHK Quartet St John's Cathedral Reviewed: Nov 20

24 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Borodin Quartet

Founded in 1945, the Moscow-based chamber ensemble (left) play music for string quartets by Haydn, Beethoven, Mozart and Tchaikovsky. Tue, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$100-HK$250 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7321

31 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Grainger Quartet Chamber Concert

Grainger Quartet Chamber Concert

HK Academy for Performing Arts Concert Hall

Reviewed: Oct 7

This performance featured three of the Hong Kong Sinfonietta's principal players - flautist Eilidh Gillespie, clarinettist Massimo Di Trolio and harpist Ann Huang - alongside artistic associates the Grainger Quartet.

9 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Grainger Quartet pulls strings to stay

It is not unusual for members of a professional string quartet to be artists in residence at conservatoires and universities, but it is rare to find one collaborating for an extended period with an orchestra.

The appointment of Australia-based Grainger Quartet as artist associate with the Hong Kong Sinfonietta has opened up novel opportunities.

29 May 2007 - 12:00am

Accolades multiply as quartet plays for the people

Hailed by Time Magazine as 'America's greatest quartet', the six-time Grammy award-winning Emerson String Quartet promises a night to remember when it performs in Hong Kong this month.

10 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

Borodin String Quartet

Formed in 1945 by students from the Moscow Conservatoire, the Borodin String Quartet have become one of the most celebrated foursomes in classical music. This programme includes String Quartet in A, Op 41, No 3 by Schumann; String Quartet No 10 in E-flat, D 87 by Schubert, and Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op 34 by Brahms. April 13, 8pm. Concert Hall, Hong Kong City Hall. $200, $140 or $80 Urbtix.

17 Mar 2003 - 12:00am

Meeting Steve Reich

Steve Reich's minimalist works have marked him as one of the great composers of the 20th century. In town for the Asian premiere of his musical theatre piece, Three Tales, he and members of his ensemble will revisit some of his rhythm-driven compositions. The programme includes Piano Phase, Drumming and Triple Quartet, a piece originally intended for three string quartets. Feb 18, 7.30pm.

27 Jan 2003 - 12:00am

Woyzeck Josef Nadj

Juilliard String Quartet City Hall, Wednesday It may have been the shenanigans in Guangzhou on Monday - a noisy audience that forced the quartet to stop their performance and then eventually withdraw - that had upset them, for the Juilliard Quartet seemed tense even as they walked on to the stage for this, the first of their three concerts in the Arts Festival.

29 Jan 1999 - 12:00am

Philharmonic Quartet Berlin,

Philharmonic Quartet Berlin, City Hall Theatre, February 27 The opening night of this chamber group from the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra received such glowing reports that a triumphant evening was anticipated for their final recital.

5 Mar 1997 - 12:00am

Hong Kong String Quartet

Hong Kong String Quartet City Hall Theatre January 21 If string quartet-playing is the music of friends, then the Hong Kong String Quartet has the best music around, for the entire City Hall Theatre was packed with friends, admirers, students and colleagues. But they did not need these personal tributes; once again, this admirably international group proved most impressive.

24 Jan 1997 - 12:00am

Going Out

MUSIC Mark Hummel. From Tuesday, 9.30pm. The Jazz Club, $250.

Round Two of the Jazz Club's 'Blues Summit'. This one features rock-influenced Californian harmonica virtuoso and vocalist/songwriter Mark Hummel of The Blues Survivors, the Bay area band which he has led on and off since 1980.

19 Jan 1997 - 12:00am

Going Out

MUSIC Sting. Monday and Tuesday, 8pm, Hong Kong Coliseum. $180, $280, $380, $680, Arena.

Sting and his roadshow pass briefly through town on the Mercury Falling tour. Fans will be delighted, but while the former Police frontman's songwriting skill is undeniable and he turns out with first-class musicians, his live shows seldom measure up to the standards of his recordings.

6 Oct 1996 - 12:00am

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