Intimacy of Creativity – The Bright Sheng Partnership: Composers Meet Performers in Hong Kong, a first of its kind annual partnership devoted to promoting an intimate dialogue between composers and performers, has invited composer Gilad Hochman as Guest Artist to the upcoming festival.
Hochman will join IC director and composer Bright Sheng, pianist Yael Manor, and Ensemble-in-Residence, the Israeli Chamber Project for a series of discussions, open rehearsals, and concerts including works by selected Composer Fellows Nick DiBerardino (USA), Jordan Kuspa (USA) and Meilina Tsui (Kazakhstan/Hong Kong).
During the festival Hochman's trio 'Shedun Fini' for clarinet, cello and piano will also receive its Hong Kong Premiere.
The Fair Trade Trio will perform at the Society for the Advancement of Judaism the soulful string trio of Mieczysław Weinberg and "Brief Memories" by Israeli composer Gilad Hochman. This in addition to Kaia Saariaho's "Cloud Trio" and the masterful "Andante" movement from Mozart's Divertimento. This concert at the SAJ comes after the trio's season opening concert at The Artist Co-op in NYC, where the trio played Hochman's "Brief Memories" for the first time.
Hochman's latest work on the Jewish blessing "Sim Shalom" ("Grant Peace") for Cantor and Choir, commissioned by Park Avenue Synagogue, will be recorded in Berlin by the renowned RIAS Kammerchor, Cantor Azi Schwartz and Colin Fowler, under the baton of Justin Doyle, chief conductor and artistic director of the RIAS Chamber Choir.
Grant peace to the world, with happiness,
blessing, grace, love, and mercy for us
and for all the people Israel. Bless us, our
Father, one and all, with Your light; for by
that light did You teach us Torah and life,
love and tenderness, justice, mercy, and
peace. May it please You to bless Your
people Israel in every season and at all
times with Your gift of peace. Praised are
You, Adonai, who blesses His people Israel
The trio, an hommage to F. Schubert's Symphony in B minor ("Unfinished"), was commissioned and composed for the Israeli Schubertiade in 2011. It now returns in a full chamber music program by different composers relating to Schubert's brilliant corpus of works.
Danny Erdman - clarinet, Raz Cohen - cello, Victor Stanislavsky - piano