Beare’s Premiere Music Festival 2019

Beare’s Premiere Music Festival 2019

The 10th Annual Beare's Premiere Music Festival (formerly known as the Hong Kong International Chamber Music Festival) opens on January 16, with acclaimed mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato performing "In War & Peace: Harmony through Music," an evening of Baroque arias by Handel, Purcell, and more. 

Cho-Liang Lin serves as the festival's Artistic Director, and will be performing in three concerts throughout the festival: "Outside Elements" (January 20), "Forward Movement" (January 22), and "Viva Tango!" (January 24). Lin is joined by several esteemed artists, including Martin Beaver, Lise Berthaud, Julian Steckel, Andreas Haefliger, David Shifrin, Paul Huang, Evelyn Chang, Dover Quartet, and more. 

The festival also includes several outreach events, such as tango classes, lectures, open rehearsals, and free community concerts.

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Cho-Liang Lin Tours Europe with the Louisiana Boathouse Ensemble

Cho-Liang Lin Tours Europe with the Louisiana Boathouse Ensemble

Next month, Cho-Liang Lin performs with the Louisiana Boathouse Ensemble for a series of concerts throughout Europe. Lin is joined by Andreas Haefliger (piano), Martin Beaver (violin), Lise Berthaud (viola), and Julien Steckel (cello). The concerts feature works by Elgar, Turnage, and Korngold.

Learn more about performances:

January 11 | Bilbao
January 13 | Rotterdam, Netherlands
January 16 | Antwerp, Belgium
January 17 | Madrid, Spain

The Ensemble then travels Hong Kong for Beare’s Premiere Music Festival 2019 (formerly the Hong Kong International Chamber Festival), where Lin serves as Artistic Director.

December Performances in Malaysia and Indonesia

December Performances in Malaysia and Indonesia

On December 10, Cho-Liang Lin performs in a benefit concert at the Hotel Equatorial Penang, raising money for ROSE Charities Malaysia. Performing alongside pianist Ashley Tan, proceeds will go to support Charis Hospice, Penang Hospice Society, Pure Lotus Hospice of Compassion, Shan Children's Home, and Pertubuhan Kebajikan Anak Yatim Islam Pulau Pinang. 

Later, on December 15 and 16, Lin performs in two Christmas concerts with Aula Simfonia Jakarta. Lin is joined by James Huang (oboe) in a program featuring works by Bach, Brahms, Bernstein, and Willcocks. Dr. Jahja Ling conducts.

 

Cho-Liang Lin Performs with the Taiwan National Symphony Orchestra

Cho-Liang Lin Performs with the Taiwan National Symphony Orchestra

On December 21 and 22, Cho-Liang Lin performs with the Taiwan National Symphony Orchestra in concerts featuring three of America’s most popular and accomplished composers: Bernstein, Copland, and Gershwin. The program includes Bernstein’s Overture to Candide and Serenade after Plato’s Symposium, as well as Copland’s Appalachian Spring and Gershwin’s Porgy & Bess: A Symphonic Picture. Shao-Chia Lü conducts.

October Performances in Maryland and New York

October Performances in Maryland and New York

On October 12, Cho-Liang Lin performs as a soloist and guest conductor with the Apollo Orchestra at the Church of the Little Flower in Bethesda, Maryland. The evening includes works by Mozart, Rimsky-Korsakov, and Brahms.

Later, on October 15, Lin joins pianist Orion Weiss for a special evening to benefit the Kaufman Music Center’s Special Music School. A unique public/private partnership between Kaufman Music Center and the New York City Department of Education, the Special Music School (M. 859) is New York City’s only K-12 public school for musically gifted children. The evening is hosted by Rosalind Devon and Cathy White O’Rourke and will welcome Kaufman Music Center’s new Executive Director, Kate Sheeran.