Thursday 23 October 2014 - 00.00 to Saturday 01 November 2014 - 00.00
ArtisTree, 1/F Cornwall House, TaiKoo Place, Hong Kong

Photo: © Nick White

British Council supports Hong Kong Sinfonietta’s collaboration with UK Cellist Matthew Barley. 

World-renowned cellist and current Music Director of BBC2 TV’s Classical Star programme, Matthew Barley is passionate about improvisation, multi-arts projects, new music, and pioneering community programmes. Barley has performed in over 50 countries in many of the world’s great concert halls with orchestras including BBC Philharmonic, Vienna Radio Symphony, Czech Philharmonic and Kremerata Baltica. His extensive 2013 tour “Around Britten” – in celebration of Britten’s centenary with a series of innovative programmes at unexpected venues – won international acclaim.

The programme features a series of free concerts, recitals, concert yoga and more!

Free Admission

Matthew Barley Cello Recital Folk Encounters 
23 Oct (Thu) 7.30p.m.
Cello: Matthew Barley
Violin: James Cuddeford
Piano: Colleen Lee
Matthew Barley is fascinated by the colourful clash and mix of down-to-earth folk music idioms and sophisticated classical music languages in 19th and 20th century Europe. Come and hear what he has chosen for you.
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Concert Yoga with Matthew Barley
24 (Fri) & 27 (Mon) Oct  7p.m. 
Come stretch your body and relax your mind to an hour of Bach’s cello works and improvisation with Matthew Barley and yoga instructor Anri Shiga from Pure Yoga.
*Participants need to bring their own yoga mat, no yoga experience necessary and changing area will be provided.
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Matthew Barley's Creative Sunday with Hong Kong Sinfonietta
26 Oct (Sun) 4.30p.m.
A unique opportunity to look behind closed doors at some of the creative work of the Hong Kong Sinfonietta. This presentation will show the ground-breaking work the musicians have been doing based on folk music from China and Hungary.
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Elgar Cello Concerto with Living Programme Note
1 Nov (Sat) 7.30p.m.
Associate Conductor: Jason Lai
Cello/Presenter: Matthew Barley
Elgar’s Cello Concerto is one of the most beloved works in the repertoire. Matthew Barley will also share with you his insights on this masterpiece.
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