Mozart Clarinet Concerto: a stirring, elegant performance by Gilad Harel and Hong Kong Sinfonietta

Hong Kong City Hall was abuzz with positive vibes on Saturday evening. Concertgoers were eagerly anticipating Hong Kong Sinfonietta’s simply titled programme, “Mozart Clarinet Concerto”, conducted by UK-born Jason Lai and featuring Israeli clarinettist Gilad Harel as guest soloist.But first, the full house was treated to Mozart’s overture to La Clemenza di Tito (The Clemency of Titus). Why this piece remains on the fringes of today’s concert repertoire is a mystery. Its worthiness as a rousing…

Mozart Clarinet Concerto: a stirring, elegant performance by Gilad Harel and Hong Kong Sinfonietta
Hong Kong City Hall was abuzz with positive vibes on Saturday evening. Concertgoers were eagerly anticipating Hong Kong Sinfonietta’s simply titled programme, “Mozart Clarinet Concerto”, conducted by UK-born Jason Lai and featuring Israeli clarinettist Gilad Harel as guest soloist.But first, the full house was treated to Mozart’s overture to La Clemenza di Tito (The Clemency of Titus). Why this piece remains on the fringes of today’s concert repertoire is a mystery. Its worthiness as a rousing…