Skip to main content

Events Calendar

Event Listing Event Listing.
03
Apr

Academy Piano Festival - Prokofiev Meets the Great Romantics (3 April 2024)

Following the success of last year’s Rachmaninoff Piano Festival, this year we are presenting ‘Prokofiev Meets the Great Romantics’ Piano Festival from 29 March to 3 April. Program includes sonatas by Schubert, Chopin, Schumann, Brahms, Liszt and Prokofiev performed by our distinguished staff, alumni and students.
 
3.4.2024 programme and performers: Prokofiev Sonata No.4 in C minor, Op.29 - Amy Sze; Prokofiev Sonata No.9 in C major, Op.103 - Kwok Pak Yu; Chopin Sonata No.3 in B minor, Op.58 - Tao Chang
        

Date:03 Apr (Wed)

Venue:Academy Concert Hall

02
Apr

Academy Piano Festival - Prokofiev Meets the Great Romantics (2 April 2024)

Following the success of last year’s Rachmaninoff Piano Festival, this year we are presenting ‘Prokofiev Meets the Great Romantics’ Piano Festival from 29 March to 3 April. Program includes sonatas by Schubert, Chopin, Schumann, Brahms, Liszt and Prokofiev performed by our distinguished staff, alumni and students.
 
2.4.2024 programme and performers: Prokofiev Sonata No.1 in F minor, Op.1 - Titus Ng; Schubert Sonata in B-flat major, D.960 - Nancy Loo; Prokofiev Sonata No.6 in A major, Op.82 - Rachel Cheung

Date:02 Apr (Tue)

Venue:Academy Concert Hall

01
Apr

Academy Piano Festival - Prokofiev Meets the Great Romantics (1 April 2024)

Following the success of last year’s Rachmaninoff Piano Festival, this year we are presenting ‘Prokofiev Meets the Great Romantics’ Piano Festival from 29 March to 3 April. Program includes sonatas by Schubert, Chopin, Schumann, Brahms, Liszt and Prokofiev performed by our distinguished staff, alumni and students.
 
1.4.2024 programme and performers: Brahms Sonata No.2 in F-sharp minor, Op.2 - Wong Wai Yin; Prokofiev Sonata No.7 in B-flat major, Op.83 - Alex Wun; Liszt Sonata in B minor, S.178 - KaJeng Wong

Date:01 Apr (Mon)

Venue:Academy Concert Hall

31
Mar

Academy Piano Festival - Prokofiev Meets the Great Romantics (31 March 2024)

Following the success of last year’s Rachmaninoff Piano Festival, this year we are presenting ‘Prokofiev Meets the Great Romantics’ Piano Festival from 29 March to 3 April. Program includes sonatas by Schubert, Chopin, Schumann, Brahms, Liszt and Prokofiev performed by our distinguished staff, alumni and students.
 
31.3.2024 programme and performers: Brahms Sonata No.3 in F minor, Op.5 - Karl Lo; Prokofiev Sonata No.3 in A minor, Op.28 - Mary Wu; Chopin Sonata No.2 in B-flat minor, Op.35 - Hui Ling

Date:31 Mar (Sun)

Venue:Academy Concert Hall

30
Mar

Academy Piano Festival - Prokofiev Meets the Great Romantics (30 March 2024)

Following the success of last year’s Rachmaninoff Piano Festival, this year we are presenting ‘Prokofiev Meets the Great Romantics’ Piano Festival from 29 March to 3 April. Program includes sonatas by Schubert, Chopin, Schumann, Brahms, Liszt and Prokofiev performed by our distinguished staff, alumni and students.
 
30.3.2024 programme and performers: Brahms Sonata No.1 in C major, Op.1 - Charles Tam; Prokofiev Sonata No.5 in C major, Op.38/135 - Julie Kuok; Schumann Sonata No.1 in F-sharp minor, Op.11 - Wong Sze Yuen 

Date:30 Mar (Sat)

Venue:Academy Concert Hall

29
Mar

Academy Piano Festival - Prokofiev Meets the Great Romantics (29 March 2024)

Following the success of last year’s Rachmaninoff Piano Festival, this year we are presenting ‘Prokofiev Meets the Great Romantics’ Piano Festival from 29 March to 3 April. Program includes sonatas by Schubert, Chopin, Schumann, Brahms, Liszt and Prokofiev performed by our distinguished staff, alumni and students.
 
29.3.2024 programme and performers: Prokofiev Sonata No.2 in D minor, Op.14 - John Lee;  Prokofiev Sonata No.8 in B-flat major, Op.84 - Lau Shing Ho; Schumann Sonata No.2 in G minor, Op.22 - Colleen Lee

Date:29 Mar (Fri)

Venue:Academy Concert Hall

26
Mar
30
Mar

Academy Opera: The Merry Widow

Date:26 Mar (Tue) - 30 Mar (Sat)

Venue:Rita Tong Liu Drama Theatre

22
Mar
24
Mar

The Rule Breakers

Get ready for thrilling works
by some of ballet’s most creative dance makers!

George Balanchine was ballet's first real rule-breaker, remaking 19th century ballet for a modern world. Rounding out this powerful programme is Serenade, one of Balanchine's most perfect ballets. It was the first work he made after moving to America in the 1930s, and it distills the language of classical ballet to its essentials. Set to a transcendent Tchaikovsky score, the ballet is performed by dancers in blue costumes in front of a blue background. Balanchine worked unexpected rehearsal events into the choreography. When one student fell, he incorporated it. Another day, a student arrived late, and this too became part of the ballet.

Known as one of ballet's real game changers, William Forsythe revolutionised contemporary ballet, making innovative new works for the modern era. His ground-breaking In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated is set to Thom Willems' driving electronic score and is a highly-anticipated Hong Kong Ballet premiere. With this powerful work created for Paris Opera Ballet in 1987, Forsythe made ballet fresh again by taking a fierce urban approach to classical lines and choreography. He boldly opened up new possibilities for choreographers by turning ballet on its head while paying homage to its revered classical sensibilities.

Following in his footsteps is European sensation Andonis Foniadakis, who uses ballet to creatively express modernity and all its layers. Hong Kong audiences will experience Foniadakis' thrilling world premiere ballet inspired by the songs of the charttopping '80s pop pioneers Depeche Mode. With death-defying lifts and emotional choreography brimming with energy and passion, Foniadakis' new work promises to be unforgettable.

Date:22 Mar (Fri) - 24 Mar (Sun)

Venue:Academy Lyric Theatre

15
Mar

Minsoo Sohn Piano Recital

A true heir to Franz Liszt carries on composer’s legacy

Combining masterful virtuosity with artistic expression, Minsoo Sohn embodies the ideals of musical excellence in both his playing and his teaching. He studied at the New England Conservatory in Boston with Russell Sherman and Wha Kyung Byun, and has recently been appointed Professor of Piano at his alma mater. Sohn is a highly sought-after piano teacher, and among his students is the piano prodigy Yunchan Lim, the youngest performer to win the Van Cliburn Piano Competition at the age of 18.

Much like Sohn, Franz Liszt was a genius performer with a natural aptitude for the stage. A prolific thinker and composer, his six Consolations are imbued with the melancholy and fervent devotion of a collection of poems entitled Poetic and Religious Harmonies, while the 12 Transcendental Études exploit every known piano technique in a set of highly original and harmonically daring structures. Musical intelligence and breathtaking virtuosity were the hallmarks of Liszt’s performance style, and he has found in Sohn a perfect heir to carry on his shining legacy.

Merging intellectual rigour with superior technique, and profound musicality with appealing intimacy, Sohn will take us on a journey of beautifully articulated and radiantly sparkling interpretations in this all-Liszt recital.
 

Date:15 Mar (Fri)

Venue:Academy Concert Hall

14
Mar
16
Mar

Robert Lepage x Ex Machina—Courville

From the mind of theatre wizard Robert Lepage comes an emotional story of adolescent angst set in 1970s Canada
 
Told through inventive puppetry and spectacular stage effects
 
The latest brainchild of renowned Canadian playwright and theatre director Robert Lepage, Courville is a moving portrait of teenage angst and a visual spectacle that combines puppetry with dazzling stage effects, lighting and projections.
 
Set in the 1970s, in the titular former municipality of Quebec City that no longer exists, this intimate, semi-autographical theatre production follows the life of 17-year-old Simon, who finds himself tormented and alienated by the complex web of intense emotions woven by interpersonal relationships, sexual awakening and social unrest. With tenderness and compassion, Courville takes the audience on a sentimental journey exploring the external and internal worlds of an adolescent boy as he anxiously navigates his family, society, peers and his own psychological changes.
 
True to his reputation as a trailblazing stage magician, in Courville Lepage employs the innovative use of bunraku, a traditional form of Japanese puppet theatre. Puppets of various shapes and sizes play the array of characters in the story, from the protagonist Simon to his friends and widowed mother. By injecting adolescent memories and feelings into these inanimate objects, Lepage blurs the lines between the real and the surreal, sublimating the story into a transcendental experience that offers heightened visual sensations and emotional authenticity.
 
The puppetry is supported by an exquisitely designed, one-of-a-kind stage fitted with inventive mechanisms that facilitate constant set changes and cinematic imagery. A double-layered platform is built to allow seamless transitions between various locations in Simon’s home and the outside world, with a fluidity that resembles movie montages. In addition to the ingenious use of the stage, the incorporation of the music of British rock band Pink Floyd and compelling sound effects enriches the narrative and lends another layer of sensorial immersion. Through the script and production, Lepage paints a vivid picture of 1970s Canadian suburbia, as well as the rich interior of a young person who resides in it. The combination of emotional honesty and technological wizardry results in a genre-bending theatrical experience that is extraordinarily impactful and magical.
 
Through this contemplative sketch of a thoughtful young man in a difficult stage of life, Lepage re-examines his own adolescence from a place of maturity, and pays homage to the pain and confusion that helped shape him as a person and as an artist. Courville is a melancholic yet hopeful love letter to youth that will resonate with anyone who remembers the pain and wonder of being a teenager.
 
Since its premiere in 2021, Courville has been met with wide popular and critical acclaim, winning the Association Québécoise des critiques de théâtre’s Critics’ Prize for Best Stage Direction and the Paul-Bussières Prize for Best Scenography. The show’s highly anticipated upcoming appearance at the 2024 HKAF marks the premiere of its English version.
 
Performed in English with Chinese surtitles
 
This production contains smoking scenes and strobe light effect
 
Recommended for ages 14 or above

Date:14 Mar (Thu) - 16 Mar (Sat)

Venue:Academy Lyric Theatre

22
Mar
(Fri)
24
Mar
(Sun)
Thumbnail The Rule Breakers

The Rule Breakers

Get ready for thrilling works
by some of ballet’s most creative dance makers!

George Balanchine was ballet's first real rule-breaker, remaking 19th century ballet for a modern world. Rounding out this powerful programme is Serenade, one of Balanchine's most perfect ballets. It was the first work he made after moving to America in the 1930s, and it distills the language of classical ballet to its essentials. Set to a transcendent Tchaikovsky score, the ballet is performed by dancers in blue costumes in front of a blue background. Balanchine worked unexpected rehearsal events into the choreography. When one student fell, he incorporated it. Another day, a student arrived late, and this too became part of the ballet.

Known as one of ballet's real game changers, William Forsythe revolutionised contemporary ballet, making innovative new works for the modern era. His ground-breaking In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated is set to Thom Willems' driving electronic score and is a highly-anticipated Hong Kong Ballet premiere. With this powerful work created for Paris Opera Ballet in 1987, Forsythe made ballet fresh again by taking a fierce urban approach to classical lines and choreography. He boldly opened up new possibilities for choreographers by turning ballet on its head while paying homage to its revered classical sensibilities.

Following in his footsteps is European sensation Andonis Foniadakis, who uses ballet to creatively express modernity and all its layers. Hong Kong audiences will experience Foniadakis' thrilling world premiere ballet inspired by the songs of the charttopping '80s pop pioneers Depeche Mode. With death-defying lifts and emotional choreography brimming with energy and passion, Foniadakis' new work promises to be unforgettable.

Date: 22 Mar (Fri) - 24 Mar (Sun)

Venue: Academy Lyric Theatre

Event Details Buy Ticket