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Piano Solo Storytelling
Spirits

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Date
23-24.10.2020 (FRI-SAT) 8:15pm
Location
Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
5 stories of spirits. 5 episodes of unrequited love. Piano Solo Storytelling Spirits combines elements of piano solo, monologues, poems, light and shadow to re-enact the stories of spirits and love in classical music. 

Spirits is adapted from Before the Sunrise (2019) performed in Taiwan by Sylvia Chang - a renowned playwright/ director/ actress, Yen Chun-Chieh - a young pianist who won the Taiwan Golden Melody Award for Best Classical Performance, and Chiao Yuan-Pu - a classical music critic. In Hong Kong's theatre space, with a revised stage design by cross-disciplinary multimedia theatre creator Mathias Woo, while Chang as the narrator mesmerizes the audience with her theatrical voice in the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Yen's piano performance will be live-streamed from Taiwan, revealing to the audience the desire and fervor for love and spirits embodied by the music.

As the audience listens to Liszt, Rachmaninoff, Saint-Saëns and Ravel, a dialogue between music and poetry opens before them. Be ready to experience a "literary and music programme about music and spirits".


Sylvia Chang
"After performing '
Lenore', I am in love with sound performances in recital style." 
 
Yen Chun-Chieh
"Pop singer's concerts have glamorous stage effects;
piano concerts can also jump out-of-the-box to be presented in a spectacular way."

 
Chiao Yuan-Pu
"In fact, art is about interconnectivity.
If you consider music and literature as separate entities, you have missed the point." 


Mathias Woo
"I am always interested in non-narrative media, such as sounds and visuals, In 'Spirits', what we want to experiment is how to bring out poetic sentiments. Together with such a magical voice, music team, and the newly designed visuals, I look forward to the new and exciting sparks we create."


 
Programme
 
Felix Mendelssohn / Sergei Rachmaninoff: Scherzo, from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, incidental music, Op. 61
Maurice Ravel: Gaspard de la nuit, trois poèmes pour piano d’après Aloysius Bertrand
Charles Camille Saint-Saëns/ Franz Liszt/ Vladimir Horowitz: Danse Macabre, Op. 40 / S. 555
Franz Liszt: Tre sonetti del Petrarca from Années de pèlerinage-Deuxième année: Italie
Franz Liszt: Lenore
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Terms and Conditions
Running time approximately 110 minutes with 15 minutes intermission
Performed in Mandarin with Chinese & English surtitles
Audience might be required to swap seats according to the newest pandemic prevention requirements
No latecomers will be admitted, until a suitable break in the performance.
Zuni Icosahedron reserves the right to add, withdraw or substitute artists and/ or vary advertised programmes and seating arrangements.