Liechtenstein Princely Collections, Adia Millett@Galerie du Monde & in the studio: cellist Jan Vogler
Hong Kong Palace Museum is staging an exhibition featuring some of the finest art works collected over centuries by the princes of one of Europe's smallest states, the principality of Liechtenstein that lies between Switzerland and Austria. “Odysseys of Art: Masterpieces Collected by the Princes of Liechtenstein” showcases over 120 paintings, prints, tapestries, sculptures, and decorative art objects selected from over 30,000 works in the Princely Collections.
How can music from jazz greats such as John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Bill Evans, Charles Mingus, and Nina Simone be transposed into visual art?
That’s the idea behind “You Will be Remembered”, US artist Adia Millett's second solo exhibition in Asia, which is currently on show at Galerie du Monde. Millett listened to a selection of jazz music over days and weeks and read commentaries and background on the music to create a series of abstract paintings made up of patterns, shapes and forms reminiscent of those you might find in quilt making designs or even stained glass.
The turmoil and struggles of life are the theme of an upcoming concert of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. It is presenting a programme of music composed against the backdrop of the two World Wars by Benjamin Britten, Edward Elgar, and Dmitri Shostakovich. One is the orchestral interlude, “Four Sea Interludes” from Britten’s first successful opera, "Peter Grimes". There's also Edward Elgar’s most confessional and final major work for orchestra, the Cello Concerto. And to complete the concert, Shostakovich’s Ninth Symphony. Cellist Jan Vogler is here with us to tell us more.