FRENCH MAY : Concert

The Splendour of French Baroque Music

Theatre, Hong Kong City Hall
Tuesday, 11 June 2024
8:00 pm

$280 / $180 - AFHK members can get a 10% off for the standard tickets (enter discount code: afhk2024)


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French May Arts Festival 2024:
The Splendour of French Baroque Music and Dance

In this unique performance, Concerto da Camera's Baroque Ensemble and the great Baroque dancer Pierre-François Dollé (France) will bring to the Hong Kong audience what Louis XIV wanted to cultivate: dance as the epitome of aristocratic art.

French composers and musicians aimed to thrill the senses via the intellect, with sensory perceptions serving comprehension. Many composers from outside of France were influenced by the French style. They adapted French elements such as ballet as well as graceful French-style ornamentation in their works.

In this concert, Concerto da Camera Baroque Ensemble will collaborate with Pierre-François Dollé, dancer and choreographer, to offer you a feast of French Baroque splendour.

For more information, please visit Concerto da Camera's website here.

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Pierre-François Dollé (France) | Baroque dancer and choreographer
Choreographer, teacher, dancer and researcher After an academic training at the Musikhochschule in Cologne, Pierre-François obtained his State Diploma as a dance teacher. He regularly participates in productions at the Opera National de Paris. Since 2005, Pierre-François Dollé has specialized in ancient dances, and he worked with companies such as l’Eclat des Muses, l’Eventail, Les Arts Florissants, Le Poème Harmonique, Le Théâtre de l’Incrédule, Divertimenty, the Toronto Consort, Zeitentanz, Capella de la Torre, Les Jardins Chorégraphiques and more. He now has a sustained activity as a choreographer, in France and abroad, for opera pro-ductions, theater plays or choreographic performances. For many years, Pierre-François has been collaborating with Les Arts Florissants for shows, educational projects, dance workshops and balls. I

He is also pursuing his career as a teacher in early dance, through Master Classes, regular courses or workshops.

Concerto da Camera Baroque Ensemble (Hong Kong) 
The Ensemble focuses on presenting European classical music from the 16th to the 18th century on period instruments. While historically informed practice is the guiding principle in our performance, we look for innovations through tradition to promote early music.

It is composed of:
Elizabeth Coupe| Soprano
David Tong | Recorder
Agnieszka Mazur | Baroque Oboe & Recorder (Co- Music Director)
Karen Yeung | Baroque Bassoon (Artistic Director)
Hyunjung Choi | Baroque Violin (Co- Music Director)
Gary Ngan | Baroque Violin
Kate Moran | baroque Violin
Shelagh Heath | Baroque Cello
Sonia Lee | Harpsichord (Co- Music Director)
Simon Williams | Percussion

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