Yale Club of Hong Kong – Mostly Debussy IV: In Black and White

Date : Friday 05-May-2017
Time : 6:30pm
Venue : HKU Centennial Concert Hall, Centennial Campus
Cost : Free admission on a first come first served basis
Contact Person : : webmaster@yaleclubhk.org


Mostly Debussy IV: In Black and White

Find out how Debussy played taichi with the black and white keys on the piano in the most imaginative way. Lucas Wong, DMA ’11 and now an assistant professor of piano in Soochow University School of Music, narrates a lively lecture-recital based on the interesting stories behind the works of Debussy. While the programme begins with black keys evoking sounds of Pagodes and Asia, a gradual increase of the white key invasion throughout the recital inevitably creates fireworks and a montage experience onstage. Danse Sacrale (Sacrificial Dance) from Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring will be the culminating finale, presented with guest pianist Timothy Kwok.

Lucas Wong, lecturer and pianist
Timothy Kwok, guest pianist
  • For ages 6+
  • 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 are subject to change.