Lam Bun-Ching and Friends

Chamber Music Concerts and Artist Book Exhibition

27, 28/10 (Saturday, Sunday;8pm (27/10);3pm (28/10)
    Dom Pedro V Theatre     Tickets: MOP 200, 150

Vocal Compositions by Lam Bun-Ching
Thomas Buckner, Baritone
Grace Chiang, Soprano
Lam Bun-Ching, Piano
Members of the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble

Four Beckett Songs/ Last Love Songs/ Trios Cadeaux/ Autumn Sound/ Five songs from Cold Mountain   

Duration: approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes, including one interval

II. Instrumental Music by Claude Debussy and Lam Bun-Ching
Margaret Lynn and Lam Bun-Ching, Pianos
Members of the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble

Lam Bun-Ching: “After Spring” for Two Pianos/ “Omi Hakkei” for Flute, Dizi, Viola, Erhu, Harp and Zheng
C. Debussy: Trio for Flute, Viola and Harp/ “En Blanc et Noir” for Two Pianos

Duration: approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes, including one interval

Artist Book Exhibition
Date: 28/10~4/11
Opening hours: 2pm to 6pm
Venue: Dom Pedro V Theatre Lobby
Free admission

A local musical luminary needing no introduction, Macao-born composer, pianist and conductor Lam Bun Ching composes music that combines her Chinese sensibility with contemporary Western compositional techniques.

The first concert in this Lam Bun-Ching and Friends series features Lam Bun-Ching with baritone Thomas Buckner, a champion of Lam’s vocal works, many of which were specially written for, and commissioned by him, as well as soprano Grace Chiang. The programme consists of Lam’s vocal works for baritone, soprano and instrumental ensemble, which are settings of poems by Samuel Beckett, Han Shan, Li Qingzhao, Heinrich Heine, Emily Dickinson and Percy Shelly.

The second concert programme combines works by Lam and by Debussy, a major influence in her music. The composer is joined by fellow pianist Margaret Lynn, a regular collaborator of Lam’s since their student days together at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Both concerts feature members of the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble.

The Artist Book Exhibition, held in the Dom Pedro V Lobby, is facilitated by master printer and publisher Gunnar A. Kaldewey, a German book artist and Lam’s long-term collaborator. The Exhibition presents some of the artist books of poetry and philosophy that are the creative outcome of Lam and Kaldewey’s symbiotic relationship. Many of these books have inspired Lam Bun-Ching in her musical compositions, and her musical work has crossed over into the book projects.