Thursday, 20 April 2017

EXPERIENCE ONE OF ASIA'S GREAT ORCHESTRAS "LIVE" - THE HONG KONG PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA


Photo by Cheung Chi Wai,
Courtesy of Esplanade - Theatres On The Bay

THE HONG KONG 
PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA 

Experience one of Asia's great orchestras perform at Esplanade Concert Hall on 1 May 2017. The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra led by its Music Director Jaap van Zweden performs for one night only in its Esplanade Concert Hall debut.

The Hong Kong Philharmonic, formed in the 1970s during the British colonial era, has previously performed in Singapore in concerts at Victoria Concert Hall in 1983 and 1999. The pride of Hong Kong SAR, its reputation has never been greater, boosted by its recent performances of Wagner's Ring Cycle under Dutch maestro Jaap van Zweden.

This concert offers a rare opportunity for concert-goers to face the conductor head-on and observe his directions, with tickets to gallery seats being sold at $35 and $50.  Jaap van Zweden is also the Music Director designate of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. His last appearance in Esplanade was conducting the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra at the Singapore Sun Festival in 2009.

The programme is as follows:

FUNG LAM Quintessence 
  (HKPO commission)
MOZART Violin Concerto No.4
MAHLER Symphony No.1 "Titan"  

The soloist is Chinese violinist Ning Feng, past winner of the Paganini International Violin Competition. 

Monday, 1 May 2017
7.30 pm, Esplanade Concert Hall

Tickets at $35, $50, $75 and $100 are available at all SISTIC outlets and the SISTIC website via the link below:

https://www.esplanade.com/events/2017/hong-kong-philharmonic-orchestra

Photo courtesy of Esplanade - Theatres On The Bay

Do book early to avoid disappointment.

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