HK Premiere: a mission inspired by Polish mountain folk spreading awareness of Mother Earth – Senivoda, a Melbourne-based revolutionary, progressive world music ensemble creating psychedelic world music, fusion of jazz, soul and prog rock, will share their latest album Dream & Water. The 8-piece band inspires their audiences to connect with the body and to dance in an extraordinary ‘Senivoda Live Experience’.
An original music project founded by Polish-New Zealand songstress Ola Milena and Australian bassist and instrumentalist Raphael Bowen.brings together international musicians to create a global energy full of magic, while addressing challenging ideas relevant to the world today. Their music is inspired by the melodies of polish mountain folk and the rhythms of indigenous tribes, also infused with jazz harmonies and set in trance evoking grooves.
Led by renowned violinist Andrew Bernardi, artistic director of the critically acclaimed festival, the programme kicks off with a collaboration between maestros and young talents, presenting works by Vivaldi, Brahms, Bartok, Mozart and Piazzolla in the first session, followed by a fantastic showcase featuring emerging classical stars in the second session.
Our heart goes where the sound travels – The well-toured Symbiosis Strings are versatile musicians and world travellers. After gigs in Europe, North and South America, the duo, featuring Orlando Bonzi and Yanice Tsang Bonzi will perform with a new sound based upon jazz, blues, pop and latin, touching beautiful souls with cool vibes and easy-listening tunes.
‘The most-talked-about jazz band of the year’ – Led by Tjoe Man Cheung, NTBM (Not-To-Be-Missed) is a multi-national jazz collective project. The programme features works of improvised, fusion and urban jazz expressing the project’s own sound-world. Expect the unexpected as the collective’s lineup is always a surprise for the audience.
A remake of Shakespeare’s comic classic for families — Adapted from Shakespeare’s comic A Midsummer Night’s Dream,the tailor-made family production — a blend of music, theatre and site-specific installation — is a fabulous and fun reworking of Shakespeare's classic comedy, set in Athens, the inspiration and birthplace of Western drama.