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November 5, 2022 - 7.00 pm

 

Tickets:                          Flato Markham Theatre, 171 Town Centre Boulevard, Markham, Ontario

Ticket Prices:              Adult $35;    Senior $30;    Student $10 (with valid student ID) - plus $4.52 venue handling charge

Parking/Directions:  Free parking in front of the theatre;   see link for directions

Classical pianist Ricker Choi brings you a 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.  Protest art created by Ricker will also be exhibited at the lobby of the venue. Net proceeds will be donated to www.banyanaid.org (細葉榕人道支援基金)

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

PLATINUM SPONSORS:         * if you like to sponsor this event, please feel free to contact Ricker Choi for sponsorship package

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GOLD SPONSORS:

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SILVER SPONSORS:

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PROGRAM (subject to change):

Ricker Choi

Hong Kong Rhapsody (香港狂想曲)

Rachmaninoff

Elegy Op. 3 No. 1
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

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Dec 3, 2016 - 7.30 pm -  OCMS Philharmonic

Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto:   5183, Sheppard Avenue East, Scarborough

​       Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2    (Soloist Ricker Choi)

Jan 30, 2016  - 7:00 pm

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Fund raising for UTChinese Elementary School Fund

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Oct 17, 2014  - 8:00 pm

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April 13, 2013 - 7:30 pm

Glenn Gould Studio​

Fund Raising concert for SickKids Foundation​​​​​​​​​​​​

Guest Pianist: Anson Hui​​​

 

Oct 26th, 2012 - 7:30pm

​St. Gabriel's Passionist Parish
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June 23, 2012 - 7:30 pm

Glenn Gould Studio
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Feb 4, 2012  - 7:00 pm

Isabel Bader Theatre

UTChinese 2012 New Year Concert

Fund raising for UTChinese Elementary School Fund

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Nov 22, 2011 - 12:00 pm

Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts

COC Free Concert Series

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Nov 18, 2011 - 1:20 pm

20 min interview with 96.3 FM (classical radio station) - to watch

 

Oct 30, 2011 - 2:00 pm

Glenn Gould Studio

Off Centre Music Salon

Scriabin's Sonata No. 5

 

Aug 21, 2011 - 2:00 pm

Victoria College Chapel

Music Beyond - Fund Raising for Oxfam Canada
Ricker Choi with Leonard Gilbert

 

Feb 6, 2011 - 2:00 pm

Glenn Gould Studio

Off Centre Music Salon

Ravels La Valse (solo piano arrangement)

 

Feb 4, 2011 - 8:00 pm

Isabel Bader Theatre

UTChinese 2011 New Year Concert

Liszt Mephisto Waltz and Schumann Symphonic Etudes Op. 13

 

Sept 11, 2010 - 7:30 pm

Euromusic Recital Hall

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Liszt Sonata in B Minor

 

Aug 13, 2010 - 7:30 pm

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Scriabins Sonata No. 5

 

Apr 11, 2010 - 2:00 pm

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Feb 7, 2010 - 4:00 pm

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to aid Haiti victims in support of Oxfam Canada

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Nocturne Op 55 No 2,  and Ravels La Valse

 

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Walter Hall

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Chopin: 4th Ballade,    Ravel: La Valse,  Mendelssohn: Variations Serieuses Op 54,   Ginastera: Danza Argentinas

vocal works (soprano Barbara Fris) - Strauss: 4 Last Songs,   Wagner: Wesendonck Lieder

 

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Ravels La Valse

 

July 10, 2009 - 7:00 pm
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Chopin - Ballade #4, Mendelssohn - Variation Serieuses, Ravels - La Valse

May 13, 2009 - 1:00 pm

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Charity fund raising for Love Through Education Foundation

(organized by UofT Chinese Magazine)

 

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(organized by Canadian Friends of the Hermitage)

The Hermitage Foundation raises money for the restoration of the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia.

This concert features all Russian vocal and piano classical music.

 

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Fund raising in support of Oxfam Canada - China Earthquake Relief Funds
(organized by Music Heals!)

 

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TSMAF`s Emerging Artists in Concert

Liszt: Mephisto Waltz

 

Feb 3, 2008 - 6:00 pm

fund raising for Love Through Education Foundation

(organized by UTChinese Magazine)

 

Nov 13, 2007 - 7:30 pm

Willowdale United Church

fund raising for Oxfam Canada

 

Jan 27, 2007 - 7:30 pm

Willowdale United Church

fund raising for Willowdale United Church

 

Dec 9, 2006 - 7:30 pm

Willowdale United Church

fund raising for World Vision Canada

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Willowdale United Church

fund raising for SickKids Foundation