In brief: MusicaViva’s Rachmaninoff 150th anniversary concert, Hong Kong


Baritone Isaac Droscha and soprano Vicki Wu sang a selection of Sergei Rachmaninoff songs—including the well-known (and wordless) “Vocalise” and “Ne poi, krasavitsa, pri mne” with text from Pushkin—at a concert in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the composer’s birth.

The concert also included duets for piano and violin and piano and cello duets and concluded with the “Trio élégiaque” from 1893. Shelly Ng played piano, Felix Tham and Kelvin Lee played violin and cello. The singers were accompanied by Natalia Tokar and Ingrid Chan.

The concert was held at the Hong Kong City Hall on 14 July 2023.