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Freedom Rhapsody

November 5, 2022 - 7.00 pm     Flato Markham Theatre

Classical pianist Ricker Choi brings you Freedom Rhapsody piano concert featuring composers who use music to express pride and nationalism towards their birth places.  Examples of works to be performed in the concert include Chopin’s mazurka and polonaise;  Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody, and more.  Pianist-composer Ricker Choi will also perform his Hong Kong Rhapsody (香港狂想曲) to express his emotions towards Hong Kong’s fight for freedom.  Film stills from documentary 因為愛所以革命 Love in the Time of Revolution will be projected on screen.  Protest art created by Ricker will also be exhibited at the lobby of the venue. Organisation Somebody.HK will also assist guests to write letters to inmates in Hong Kong.  Net proceeds will be donated to www.banyanaid.org (細葉榕人道支援基金)

Freedom Rhapsody 2022

Freedom Rhapsody 2022

Freedom Rhapsody 2022
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Freedom Rhapsody 2022 - Event Highlights - Fund Raising for Bayan Tree Aid

Freedom Rhapsody 2022 - Event Highlights - Fund Raising for Bayan Tree Aid

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香港狂想曲 - 2022 演奏版 - Hong Kong Rhapsody 2022 Concert Performance

香港狂想曲 - 2022 演奏版 - Hong Kong Rhapsody 2022 Concert Performance

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多倫多抗爭藝術家首辦香港音樂會 效法古典樂家樂韻抗爭

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古往今來,不少古典音樂家以樂韻發聲,以旋律抗爭。就生於波蘭的蕭邦為例(1810-1849),當波蘭於1815年被俄羅斯統治後,蕭邦拒絕申請俄國護照,自此從未踏足家鄉。其後,他寫作了多首《瑪祖卡》和《波蘭舞曲》的著名波蘭鄉土舞曲,以及《革命練習曲》等,充滿政治意味和思鄉之情。波蘭後來被德國納粹黨統治,而蕭邦的音樂更於波蘭被禁。

由Ricker Choi創作的鋼琴變奏三部曲《香港狂想曲》及香港抗爭畫作分別被中共標籤為「獨歌」和「獨畫」,其中黨媒《文匯報》更點名指控他觸犯「國安法」,令Ricker以後不能回到他的出生地香港。

本次演奏會希望透過古典音樂,探討香港被中共獨裁政權統治的議題,使更多加拿大人了解及關心香港的苦況。

此外,活動收益扣除成本後,餘額將會全數撥捐至「細葉榕人道支援基金」 www.banyanaid.org (細葉榕人道支援基金),協助香港在囚手足。    

* Financial statement and donation proof will be made public after the concert

DIAMOND SPONSORS:

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PLATINUM SPONSORS:

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GOLD SPONSORS:

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SILVER SPONSORS:

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Thérèse Amy Ng

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PROGRAM (subject to change):

Ricker Choi

Hong Kong Rhapsody (香港狂想曲)

Beyond

Boundless Sea, Vast Sky (海闊天空)
                  Performed by Chloe Sun

Rachmaninoff

Prelude Op. 23 No. 5 in G Minor
Prelude Op. 23 no 4 in D Major

 

Chopin

Mazurka Op. 63 No. 2

Etude Op. 10 No. 12 in C minor ("Revolutionary")

Nocturne No. 20 in C# Minor,  opus Posthumous
Polonaise Op. 53 ("Heroic")
           
Dohnanyi

Rhapsody in G Minor, Op 11 No. 1
Rhapsody in C major, Op.11 No. 3
           

Liszt

Liebestraum No. 3

Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2

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P a s t

03-30-2018 - 8.00 pm - Kindred Spirits Orchestra

Flato Markham Theatre for the Performing Arts   

      - Liszt, Totentanz, S. 126   (with Ricker Choi)
      - Liszt, Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 2, S. 125    (with Ricker Choi)