Dennis Wu to host "Journeys through Music Lecture Series" on Austrian composers

Hong Kong (HKSAR) -      Following the positive response to the "Journeys through Music Lecture Series" instalments "Into Germany", "Into Eastern Europe", "Into Russia" and "Into France", versatile music practitioner Dennis Wu will return to host a new series, "Journeys through Music Lecture Series: Into Austria", from April to June. The series is presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department.

     His lectures will discuss people, music and culture under Habsburg rule, one of the most influential empires in Europe. The political background of the Habsburg Empire provided a unique setting for classicism to arise in Austria, where the beautiful countryside and ethnically hybrid population helped transform classical music into a unique blend of philosophical quest and earthly delights.

Details are as follows:

April 18 (Wednesday)
Topic: Joseph Haydn

April 25 (Wednesday)
Topic: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

May 2 (Wednesday)
Topic: Carl Czerny

May 9 (Wednesday)
Topic: Franz Schubert

May 16 (Wednesday)
Topic: Johann Strauss II

May 23 (Wednesday)
Topic: Anton Bruckner

May 30 (Wednesday)
Topic: Hugo Wolf

June 6 (Wednesday)
Topic: Alban Berg

     Dennis Wu is currently the Associate Marketing Director of the Hong Kong Arts Festival and an active music critic, composer and specialist on a wide range of projects and productions. He is also a radio producer, a Radio Television Hong Kong radio host and a frequent speaker at pre-concert talks, meet-the-artist panels and music criticism seminars. His writings are widely published in local newspapers and magazines.

     All lectures (to be conducted in Cantonese) will be held at 7.30pm in the Lecture Hall of the Hong Kong Space Museum.

Tickets priced at $50 (for each lecture) are now available at URBTIX (" target="_blank"> For telephone credit card bookings, please call 2111 5999. For programme enquiries and concessionary schemes, please call 2268 7321 or visit" target="_blank">

Published on: 2018-03-13

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