Introduction to IC2017

Hailed by the Financial Times as a festival with a “finely hewn sense of craft”

Hailed by the Financial Times as a festival with a “finely hewn sense of craft,” The Intimacy of Creativity returns to Hong Kong for its exciting 2017 season!

New this season is the IC2017 Contemporary Song Festival taking place 27 Feb, 2017 – 5 March, 2017 presented in collaboration with the critically acclaimed New York Festival of Song.  Artistic Director, Bright Sheng, will be joined by featured Distinguished Guest Artist: Michael Barrett, renowned pianist, conductor, and co-founder and associate artistic director of NYFOS; together with guest vocal artists.  Selected Composer Fellows will present and revise their art song/opera scene compositions inspired and/or influenced by Asian literature and culture after public, in-depth Open Discussions on the campus of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST).  The revised compositions will be formally presented at a Preview Concert at HKUST and a World Premiere Concert at the famed Asia Society Hong Kong Center in downtown Hong Kong.

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IC2017 will conclude with the IC2017 Instrumental Chamber Music Festival taking place 17 April – 23 April, 2017.  Artistic Director, Bright Sheng, will be joined by Marc Satterwhite, Distinguished Guest Composer; Guest Artists Dan Zhu, renowned violinist and returning IC Guest Artist; Oliver Triendl, acclaimed German pianist and founder of the Kempten Classix Festival; Chad Burrow, acclaimed clarinetist; and IC2017 Emerging Ensemble-in-Residence, Altius Quartet.  Selected Composer Fellows will present and revise their chamber work after public, in-depth Open Discussions on the campus of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST).  The revised compositions will be formally presented at a Preview Concert at HKUST and a World Premiere Concert at the Hong Kong City Hall Theatre in downtown Hong Kong.

Up to six Composer Fellows total will be selected to participate in 2017 season events. Composers may submit works for consideration for either the IC2017 Contemporary Song Festival and/or IC2016 Instrumental Chamber Music Festival.  Art song/opera scene compositions submitted for the Contemporary Song Festival must have been inspired and/or influenced by Asian literature and culture.

One participating Composer Fellow will be selected through 5 March, 2017 IC2017 World Premiere Concert Audience Vote to have their selected work featured on the 2017-18 season of NYFOS.  One participating Composer Fellow will be selected through 23 April, 2017 IC2017 World Premiere Concert Audience Vote to have their selected work featured on either the Freunde der Musik, Landshut; Kulturverein Zorneding-Baldham; or Classix Kempten International Chamber Music Festival, including possible broadcast on German radio.

One participating Composer Fellow from the entire season may also be offered a one-year renewable position at HKUST as Composer-in-Residence/Visiting Scholar in the Division of Humanities at HKUST.

The Intimacy of Creativity 2017 is presented by the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, together with HKUST School of Humanities and Social Science, HKUST Hong Kong Jockey Institute for Advanced Study, as part of the HKUST Music Alive! concert series. IC2017 is presented in collaboration with Asia Society Hong Kong Center, and New York Festival of Song. The IC2017 media partner is Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK).  Venue and ticketing sponsorship for the Hong Kong City Hall Theatre World Premiere Concert event is being provided by the Hong Kong Leisure and Cultural Services Department.  The Intimacy of Creativity is generously supported by Dr. and Mrs. Helmut Sohmen in Memory of Sir Yue-Kong Pao CBE JP.

Guest Artists

Dan Zhu, Oliver Triendl, Chad Burrow, Jonathan Blalock, Tobias Greenhalgh, Amy Owens, Katherine Pracht

Ensemble-In-Residence

Altius Quartet

Composer Fellows

Marc Satterwhite, Judith Weir and 6 selected composer fellows

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