MusicPerformanceTai Kwun

Prison Yard Festival: Il Pomo d’Oro & Jakub Józef Orliński (Asian debut)Tai Kwun - Centre for Heritage and Arts

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2022-12-09 ~ 12-10 ( 7:30 PM )
HKD 680

The finale of Prison Yard Festival: Music from within welcomes the return to Hong Kong of the acclaimed Italian Baroque ensemble il Pomo d’Oro and the first performance anywhere in Asia of Polish countertenor sensation Jakub Józef Orliński.

Both il Pomo d’Oro and Jakub Józef Orliński are known for their brilliantly inventive programmes that draw on meticulous historical research to unearth strikingly distinctive composers and boldly expressive music which had been forgotten by history. il Pomo d’Oro, which merges a profound mastery of historically informed practice with contemporary vitality in performance, shares with Tai Kwun the highest standards of conservation and an unwavering commitment to revitalization of the treasured heritage of which each of us is the custodian.

In the dramatic outdoor setting of the Prison Yard, Orlinski will offer two distinctly different programmes - Faces of Love and Seasons of the Soul. While Faces of Love comprises music from the award-winning album of the same name, Seasons of the Soul has been created especially for the Prison Yard Festival and will reveal exciting new discoveries and give voice to the music of long lost composers of the 17th and 18th Century – perhaps even a centuries-late world premiere! History, heritage, artistry and star-power come together in two unforgettable evenings in Tai Kwun’s Prison Yard.

09.12.2022 (Fri)
Programme I – Facce d’Amore (Faces of Love)

F. Cavalli│Sinfonia & Erme e solinghe cime… Lucidissima face from La Calisto (1661)
G.A. BorettiChi scherza con Amor from Eliogabalo (1668)
G.A. Boretti│Sinfonia & Crudo amore, non hai pieta from Claudio Cesare (1672)
G. BononciniInfelice mia costanza from La costanza non gradita nel doppio amore d’Aminta (1694)
G. Bononcini│Sinfonia from La nemica d’Amore fatta amante
F.B. ContiOdio, vendetta, amor from Don Chisciotte (1719)
L.A. PredieriDovrian quest’occhi piangere from Scipione il giovane (1731)
- Intermission (20 minutes) -
G.F. HandelSpera, ché tra le care gioie from Muzio Scevola (1721)
J.A. HasseSempre a si vaghi rai from Orfeo
N. MatteisBallo dei Bagattellieri from Don Chisciotte in Siera Morena (1719)
L.A. PredieriFinche salvo è l’amor suo from Scipione il giovane (1731)
G.M. Orlandini/J. MatthesonChe m’ami ti prega from Nerone (1721)

Duration: Approximately 1 hour 20 minutes with a 20-minute intermission

10.12.2022 (Sat)
Programme II – Le Stagioni dell’Anima (Seasons of the Soul)

Arias, cantatas and instrumental pieces by Monteverdi, Frescobaldi, Sances, Netti, Jarzębski, Marini, Moratelli and others.

Duration: Approximately 1 hour 20 minutes with a 20-minute intermission


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Latecomers will be only be admitted at suitable time
Recommended for ages 6 and above

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