Arts, Culture and Heritage17/03/2017
Jockey Club supports programmes of Le French May
Established in 1993, the annual Le French May Festival has become an iconic part of Hong Kong’s cultural scene, with events that attract over one million local residents and visitors each year.
Celebrating its silver jubilee, this year’s Le French May will carry the theme of “Celebrate Art and Life the French Way”. The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust will again be its major partner, contributing over HK$9.9 million to support four delightful arts programmes as well as one educational initiative. They comprise:
- Festival Opening: Royal Concert of the Night – “The Birth of the Sun King”, performed by the globally-acclaimed Ensemble Correspondances;
- Inventing le Louvre – From Palace to Museum over 800 years, an exhibition featuring over 120 priceless art works from the world-renowned Musée du Louvre;
- Nicolas Buffe: The Dream of Polifilo, the debut exhibition of innovative French artist Nicolas Buffe;
- Paris Ballet Legends: A Night with the Stars, an iconic classical ballet performed by stars from the Paris Opera Ballet together with dancers from Compañía Nacional de Danza and the Hong Kong Ballet;
- Jockey Club Community Outreach and Arts Education Programmes, offering educational tours, workshops, masterclasses and free performances that reach the widest possible audience and contribute to the education of the younger generation. These programmes are expected to benefit over 36,200 participants.
In addition, the Trust is sponsoring 1,500 complimentary tickets for disadvantaged students and the less privileged, as well as supporting programmes for audiences with visual or hearing impairment. This ensures that the delights of Le French May can be shared with a much wider audience.
The Trust has a long-standing commitment to developing Hong Kong’s arts, culture and heritage, and has supported many different cultural festivals, both large and small. Apart from Le French May, the Trust is a regular partner of the Hong Kong Arts Festival and is funding the much anticipated Lumières Hong Kong in November.
For more information, please visit: http://www.frenchmay.com/.