Music Hour

Soprano Vivian Yau

Hailed by The Aspen Times as “a light, silvery, bright soprano with impressive coloratura”, young Hong Kong soprano Vivian Yau will grace our stage over 2 evenings with two enticingly esoteric art song programmes that are not to be missed by vocal enthusiasts!

Roof Level Function Suite, Haw Par Music
Vivian Yau, Soprano | Minjung Jung, Piano
Tickets: HK$150 (One Recital) | HK$250 (Both Recitals)

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21 May 2022 (Saturday) 5pm
Sin, Passion, and Things Unspoken
Franz Schubert
Die Blumensprache, D. 519
An die Entfernte, D. 765
Claude Debussy
‧ “C’est l’extase langoureuse” – “Green” (from Ariettes oubliées)
Francis Poulenc
‧ Deux poèmes de Louis Aragon, FP122
Lili Boulanger
‧ “Au pied de mon lit” – “Nous nous aimerons tant” – “Demain fera un an” (from Clairières dans le ciel)
Tawnie Olson
‧ “Hubbards Cove” (from Three Songs on Poems by Lorri Neilsen Glenn)
Samuel Barber
‧ “St Ita’s Vision” – “Promiscuity” – “Sea Snatch” (from Hermit Songs)

22 May 2022 (Sunday) 5pm
Fantastical Dreams & Beings
Earl Kim
Ophelia
Richard Strauss
Drei Lieder der Ophelia, Op. 47
Rebecca Clarke
GreetingA DreamThe Seal Man
Clara Schumann
‧ “Er ist gekommen in Sturm und Regen” (from 3 Gedichte aus Rückerts Liebesfrühling, Op. 12)
‧ “Ich stand in dunklen Träumen” (from 6 Lieder, Op. 13)
Lorelei
Richard Strauss
‧ “Der Stern” – “Einerlei” – “Schlechtes Wetter” – “Waldesfahrt” (from Fünf kleine Lieder, Op. 69)

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Programme runs for about 45 minutes with no interval
Free seating, first-come-first-served
Latecomers are not admitted until a suitable break
Programme and artists are subject to change without notice or refund