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Composer: Yanov-Yanovsky, Dmitri (b. 1957)

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Year of birth1957
NationalityUnknown
Period20th century
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Yo-Yo Ma celebrates Hong Kong City Hall's birthday

Yo-Yo Ma,  ©  Michael O’Neill
To celebrate the 50th birthday of the City Hall Concert Hall on March 2nd, the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra chose a programme of short but diverse works with undulating emotional appeal. Star soloist for the evening was cellist Yo-Yo Ma, returning three and a half decades after his debut here.Under the baton of Lan Shui, the evening began with Brahms’ Academic Festival Overture.
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Kronos Quartet: A Musical Meditation on 9/11

Kronos Quartet Barbican Residency / Barbican Hall,  ©  Mark Allan
I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from the Kronos Quartet’s ‘Musical Meditation on the Anniversary of 9/11’, the centrepiece of their week-long Barbican residency. Especially, I must confess, when I learned that the recital would feature a children’s choir. There was a chance, I thought, that this would be taking things slightly too far.
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