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The Beatles & Takemitsu’s Guitar

The Beatles & Takemitsu’s Guitar

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TAKEMITSU In the Woods
LENNON–McCARTNEY Yesterday (arr. Takemitsu)


The guitar is Toru Takemitsu’s favourite instrument, for which his oeuvre is like a gift from heaven for classical guitarists, comprising solos, arrangements, chamber works, film music, and three concertos. Young guitarist Mario To will join Professor Chan Hing-yan to illustrate the Japanese master’s unique guitar soundscape through three works: Folios (1974), the very first piece that made Takemitsu a formidable guitar composer; an arrangement of The Beatles’ Yesterday (1977); and In the Woods (1995), Takemitsu’s very last composition, completed three months before his death.


杜子駿/結他 Mario To, guitar 
陳慶恩教授/主持 Prof. Chan Hing-yan, host


Grand Hall
Lee Shau Kee Lecture Centre
Centennial Campus
The University of Hong Kong


$20 (admin fee)

  • For ages 8+
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  • Patrons under the age of 8 will not be admitted.
  • The programme is approximately 1 hour without intermission.
  • Guests are advised to arrive punctually. No latecomers will be admitted until a suitable break in the programme.
  • Please show the QR code in your confirmation email for admission.
  • Due to social distancing requirements, some seats in the Grand Hall will be left empty. Please only take your assigned seat as stated on the ticket.
  • A temperature check will be conducted upon entry. Anyone with fever or respiratory symptoms should seek medical advice and will not be admitted.
  • Hand sanitising stations are available at the foyer.
  • Guests are required to wear masks throughout the event.
  • Programmes and artists are subject to change.

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