Once Upon A Time in Hong Kong

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Once Upon A Time in Hong Kong


2018-03-17 Sat 14:30Recital Hall 400
KA-FAI MA, recitation
YUAN-PU CHIAO, curator

I-CHING LI、HAO-TUN TENG, violin
GRACE HUANG, viola
YI-SHIEN LIEN, cello
PEI-YAO WANG, piano

SHOSTAKOVICH: Piano Quintet I
LOUIS VIERNE: Deux Pièces Pour Alto - Le Soir
BARTÓK: String Quartet No.5 IV
RAVEL: Piano Trio III
ALBÉRIC MAGNARD: Violin Sonata II
SHOSTAKOVICH: Piano Trio No.2 III
BARTÓK: String Quartet No.4 V

The Hong Kong literatus Ma Ka-Fai is a friend of the Taipei literary circle. His first novel, Once Upon A Time in Hong Kong, which is written after the age of fifty, tells a bizarre love story between a Hong Kong gangster boss and a British intelligence officer. The plot is fierce and provocative and the language vivid and captivating, bringing a rippling impact in the book market in Taiwan.

Once Upon A Time in Hong Kong is the first of the “Hong Kong Trilogy” by Ma Ka-Fai. The writing was not supposed to end, and now, there is a “sideshow” cutting in -- the author himself is going to recite his work in Taiwan! Ma Ka-Fai is one of the TV commentary regulars in Hong Kong, and he has his own charm in speaking to the public. Accompanied with the chamber works of Ravel and Bartok selected by Dr. Chiao Yuan-Pu, let us share this fresh reading and listening experience in the blurred-boundary world of loyalty and betrayal.