The Breguet Celebration of Excellence series of concerts have been hosted in Hong Kong for three consecutive years. On 3 December 2013, Breguet will be presenting Finland's famous Tapiola Sinfonietta at the Music Hall in Hong Kong City Hall, as its one and only premier in Asia! Breguet chose this special symphony not only to reflect its passion for beautiful music, but also for the Sinfonietta's unique ability to perform without a conductor.
Hong Kong City Hall has been an iconic landmark since the construction of the original building in 1867 and the new City Hall complex in the 1950s. In a city where times change at double speed, the City Hall has left an indelible mark in Hong Kong's history by hosting many memorable performing arts events over the decades, from outstanding musical soloists to world class performances.
Tapiola Sinfonietta will be playing pieces by the father of Finnish music, Jean Sibelius. Not many people are aware that that Sibelius and Abraham Louis Breguet had a few things in common. Both lost their father at an early age; both were self-made men who achieved a great deal through their art. Sibelius wrote many extraordinary pieces of music during his life, the most popular being his seven Symphonies. Legend has it that there was an eighth symphony as well, but he hated it so much that that he burnt the original score in his stove. Abraham Louis Breguet had the same passion for perfection in his watches, constantly seeking for new departures.
Tapiola Sinfonietta's interpretations of the Sibelius classics perpetuate a great tradition, in the same way as we appreciate Breguet's innovative watches then and now. Music enthusiasts should not miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. One show only!
For more information, please visit www.musicusfest.org