In the Show – 10th May 2011

PictureTwo weeks ago the doyen of clarinettists Richard Stoltzman joined us on The Works. He was in Hong Kong for a project called “The Intimacy of Creativity”. It included six emerging composers, a Grammy award winner, a Pulitzer Prize winning composer and a critically acclaimed quartet who have been working together in Hong Kong over the past two weeks.They were here to bring new music to life and highlight the creative process. Initiated by composer, conductor and pianist, Bright Sheng, project is a public dialogue between composers and performers.

PictureIn the first “Fast and Furious”, blond blue-eyed undercover cop Brian O’Conner (played by Paul Walker) infiltrated the multi-ethnic world of street racing and car stealing. He was supposed to be apprehending Dominic Toretto (played by Vin Diesel) but was distracted a little by the fact that he fell in love with Toretto’s sister Mia (Jordana Brewster). Well, Walker, Diesel, and Brewster are all back in the latest episode of the series “Fast and Furious 5”, also known as “Fast 5”. And they are joined by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, in Rio de Janeiro. Gary Pollard tells us more.

PictureComedian Patrice Thibaud and musician Philippe Leygnac met in 2003. They created their mime show “Cocorico” for the Théâtre National de Chaillot in Paris in 2008.They hope, through wordless and multi-instrumental performances, to give audiences a new perspective on French performing arts. Last week thy were in Hong Kong for “Le French May”.

PictureAs kids many of us had toy musical instruments: toy pianos maybe, or drums, guitars, organs or trumpets. Plenty of classical musicians started on the real instrument at four or five. But one Hong Kong musician still likes to make serious music, but with the original toy instruments. She’s Pam Chung.

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