20 Oct 2021 (Wed) 7:30 ‑ 8:45pm (1 hour 15 minutes)
5 Edinburgh Place, Central, Hong Kong
$480 / $320 / $180
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“Gilad Harel gave an outstanding account…with beautiful chordal effects, fast trills, astonishing pianissimos and, most useful of all, a vivid sense of character in everything he did.” - The New York Times

“What playing! What energy! Harel is a clarinetist with incredible presence, rich and deep sound and exploding playing.” - Haaretz

Israeli clarinet virtuoso Gilad Harel makes his Hong Kong début with a classical programme – with a twist! Equally comfortable with classical music as with jazz, swing, gypsy and klezmer music, Harel is a true ambassador for his instrument, showcasing his “breathtaking virtuosity” and “phenomenal capabilities” (Haaretz).

Gilad Harel has played with orchestras around the world, including the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, the Geneva Camerata, and the Manhattan Sinfonietta, and performs regularly with cabaret singer Ute Lemper. Harel also collaborated with mandolin virtuoso Avi Avital to create a unique concert of Klezmer and electronic music, which toured Taipei, Paris and Geneva.
For his Hong Kong recital, Harel is joined by Rachel Cheung for an evening of Debussy, Saint-Saëns, Schumann, Mozart – and Harel’s signature Klezmer music. Be prepared to be blown away by Harel’s incredible energy and stage presence, as he “makes his clarinet grind, whoop and scream” (Bachtrack)!

DEBUSSY Première Rhapsodie
SAINT-SAËNS Clarinet Sonata, Op 167
SCHUMANN Fantasiestücke, Op 73
MOZART Violin Sonata No.32 in B Flat, K.454 (arr. for clarinet by Gilad Harel)
HAREL/TARRAS Klezmer Medley

Tickets and details: https://www.pphk.org/event/gilad-harel/
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