In the Show – March 9th 2010

An hour after this week’s edition of The Works goes on air, renowned countertenor Andreas Scholl and lutenist Edin Karamazov will take to the stage in City Hall to perform: “Airs and Fancies. A Musicall Banquet.” They arrived in Hong Kong just yesterday afternoon, and after hardly taking a breath, sat down to talk to The Works.

From music of the past, we move to “New Vision; New Colours” That’s the title of an exhibition at the Museum of Art until 25th April. The exhibition features artworks from the museum’s permanent collection as well as others specially commissioned for the show. Its theme is the environment of Hong Kong.

In our film review, as the Academy Awards were announced just a day before we air, we sit down with reviewer Gary Pollard and talk about this year’s Oscar movies.

In 1999, filmmaker Wim Wenders and musician Ry Cooder reminded the world of the popular music legacy of Cuba, with the movie and the documentary of the “Buena Vista Social Club”. More recently, Brazilian film director Walter Salles, and Argentinean composer composer Gustavo Santaolalla decided that it was time to do a similar thing for another group of veteran musicians. This time the music, and the dance, were tango. We visit the “Cafe de Los Maestros”.

Click here for streaming video of the show. 

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