20 SEP 2019 | FRI | 7PM
This event is part of Takács’ Bartók: The Complete String Quartets
Composed across three decades, Bartók’s six string quartets offer a fascinating insight into the chronology of his musical style. Hearing all six of them is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The Takács Quartet has performed the Bartók quartet cycle in music capitals throughout the world, where the group is continually hailed for its fresh interpretations. Prior to the two concerts at HKU, members of the Takács Quartet will engage in a conversation with Prof. Chan Hing-yan, sharing their thoughts about various aspects of the quartet cycle, ranging from Bartok’s unique musical language, innovative writing for strings, to the group’s experiences in performing the series.
Moderator: Prof. Chan Hing-yan, Department of Music, HKU
LG1/F, Run Run Shaw Tower
The University of Hong Kong
FREE via online registration
Music in Words with the Takács - Full Version
- For ages 8+
- Approximately 1 hour without intermission
- Guests are advised to arrive punctually.
- No latecomers will be admitted until a suitable break in the programme.
- Programmes and artists subject to change