HAHN-BIN set to thrill Elgar Room audiences at the Royal Albert Hall
25 January, 2012
HAHN-BIN SET TO THRILL ELGAR ROOM AUDIENCES AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL
On Sunday 19 February, the virtuoso violinist HAHN-BIN comes to the Elgar Room at the Royal Albert Hall to enthral audiences with a night of daring and impressive theatricality. This one-off performance, Till Dawn Sunday, is the latest instalment of his Renaissance of Classical Music project and takes the audience on a voyage through the fullest spectrum of emotions with its four distinct episodes.
Described by HAHN-BIN as "a hybrid music theatre work where a gender-defying storyline meets a genre-defying musical kaleidoscope", the show weaves together the music of over 20 composers and is set to an original narrative.
The show features classics including Saint-Saëns' Danse Macabre, Elgar's Salut d’amour and Monti's Csárdás, as well as the evocative film scores of Schindler's List, The Wizard of Oz, Young Frankenstein, and The Witches of Eastwick.
HAHN-BIN, whose name means ‘the shining star’ in Korean, launched the Renaissance of Classical Music in Spring 2010 in an all encompassing project aiming to bring the quarantined genre into popular culture. Its whirlwind inaugural season included Soliloquy for Andy Warhol, a solo performance series at The Museum of Modern Art; The Five Poisons, a recital project drawn from his spiritual journey through Tibetan Buddhism; and the world premiere of Christopher Cerrone's new violin concerto, commissioned for HAHN-BIN by The New York Youth Symphony at Carnegie Hall. For this special performance, he will be joined by the pianist John Blacklow.
In describing his new musical odyssey, HAHN-BIN said, “though I’ve always told stories through the violin, the difference with Till Dawn Sunday is that I have now become the drama. I am now the art. I have a morbid fascination for those moments in great films where the soundtrack speaks the unspeakable and in turn reveals truths about the character. I have always been a living cinema, and the violin, my soundtrack - but this time around, with Till Dawn Sunday, there are no secrets left untold”.
Tickets for this must-see event are £14.50. To book, please visit www.royalalberthall.com or call the Box Office on 020 7589 8212. Doors will open at 7pm, with the performance due to start at 7.30pm. Cabaret style unreserved seating on the night.
For further information contact:
Sean Carrigan – Royal Albert Hall
Tel: 020 7959 0531
NOTES TO EDITORS
Royal Albert Hall
The Royal Albert Hall is one of the UK’s most treasured and magical buildings, recognisable the world over. It is a registered charity and operates without any public subsidy. Since opening in 1871, the Royal Albert Hall has had an unparalleled history of exceptional performances by the world’s leading artists. Today over 370 events are held in the Hall’s auditorium each year which include performances of jazz, world music, rock and pop, dance, comedy, film premières and award ceremonies. Audiences of well over a million are entertained at the Hall each year and many millions more around the world enjoy the Hall experience through broadcasts, recordings and new media channels.
The Elgar Room
Built to support one of the Hall’s main purposes to promote the advancement of the Arts & Sciences, the West Theatre as this room was originally known, provided space for small theatricals and meetings of a scientific or literary nature. From1906 until 1957 it was the home of the Central School of Speech and Drama where luminaries such as Laurence Olivier, Vanessa Redgrave, Judi Dench, Virginia McKenna and Harold Pinter received their training. In 2009 the room was renovated to provide a state of the art performance space and restaurant. The photographs by David Redfern that adorn the walls are images of some of the iconic performers who have graced the stage at the Royal Albert Hall.