The Beat of Dragon Boat
The Beat of Dragon Boat

28 May, 2017 (Sunday)
Session 1:
14:00-15:00 Paper Dragon Boat making workshop
15:00-16:00 Concert

Session 2:
16:00-17:00 Paper Dragon Boat making workshop
17:00-18:00 Concert

The Hong Kong Jockey Club Hall,
Asia Society, Hong Kong Center

$300 for Friends of Premiere Performances and Asia Society members

*10% discount for groups of 4 or more (for non-member only) 

Hear the world premiere of the "Beat of the Dragon Boat" - a lively sextet for Western and Chinese instruments, specially commissioned by Premiere Performances. Combining chamber music and bilingual narration (English and Cantonese), this world premiere features a stellar cast of local musicians in a re-telling of the legend of the Chinese patriotic poet Qu Yuan.

The composition is another collaboration between composer Alexis Alrich and author Christina Matula-Häkli, the pair who created the popular "Shadow in the Moon," which told the story of the mid-Autumn Festival.

The concert is co-presented with the Asia Society Hong Kong Center.

Premiere Performances hopes that these adaptations of Chinese myths and legends will spark an interest in young people to learn about Chinese culture. This story set to music introduces Chinese festivals in an appealing and interesting way.

MASAMI NAGAI, Double bass
Juliana Beckel, Harp
Mark Lung, Percussion
Yang Sin-yu, Shang 
Ma Wai Him, Suona
Gregory Rivers, Narration