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The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra Is Back To The Stage With A New Line-up Of Programmes

Learn more about the full lineup of upcoming performances!

By: Apr. 21, 2022
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The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (HK Phil) is thrilled to return to the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall. Let's continue our musical journey and harbour a love for music!

The Swire Classic Insights Series on 29 & 30 April, presented by HK Phil musicians, will introduce the fabulous music of three great composers - Ravel, Beethoven and Prokofiev. On 6 & 7 May, rising Finnish conductor, Taavi Oramo, presents a series of sea-themed masterpieces from Debussy, Sibelius, Takemitsu, John Williams and Heta Aho. Alongside Hong Kong-born pianist, Aristo Sham, the HK Phil will present an all-Mendelssohn programme on 13 & 14 May. Finally, Blue Planet II Live In Concert (HK Premiere) conducted by Joshua Tan, will be held on 20 - 22 May; experience the vivid sounds of our wonderful world with live orchestra and spectacular visuals!

Tickets are limited; act quickly to snap up the tickets!

Swire Classic Insights Series: Meet Your Composers (29 & 30 April)

Swire Classic Insights is a series of free concerts with programmes designed thematically to introduce a variety of music. Members of the HK Phil will guide the audience with live commentaries and physical demonstrations to offer a deeper appreciation of masterpieces by three great composers - Ravel, Beethoven and Prokofiev - in three concerts. Conductors Lorenzo Iosco and Andrew Ling will introduce the series with a magical fairy tale and two beautiful dances by Ravel. Next, Domas Juškys will explain how Beethoven transformed his struggles into the bright and sunny Eighth Symphony. Finally, conductor Leung Kin-fung will show how the Ukrainian-born composer, Prokofiev, employed both sarcasm and sorrow in his invigorating music.

Registration for these three concerts is free of charge, details will be announced on 22 Apr 2022 (Fri) on HK Phil's website. Tickets are limited and are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Sounds of the Sea (6 & 7 May)

The sea has always challenged and inspired composers. In his HK Phil debut, the young Finnish conductor Taavi Oramo will take the HK Phil on a fantastic ocean voyage through the imaginations of composers ranging from Sibelius to Takemitsu and John Williams, and ending with Debussy's masterpiece, La mer. Oramo will also present the Asia premiere of Aho's new work, taking on a second role as the solo tenor.

Magnificent Mendelssohn (13 & 14 May)

Felix Mendelssohn was one of the most dazzling prodigies in the history of music. He created his first masterpieces when he was in his teens, and everything he wrote sparkles with the same freshness, fantasy and joy. In this concert we have two artists who share Mendelssohn's youthful spirit - multiple prize-winner, Hong Kong-born pianist Aristo Sham; and the brilliant young Finnish conductor Taavi Oramo. They will bring all their energy and insight to the rarely-heard Konzertstück and the sunlit Italian Symphony.

BBC Blue Planet II Live In Concert (HK Premiere) (20 - 22 May)

Conducted by Joshua Tan, the concert features a selection of stunning visuals from the iconic television series, highlighting the incredible natural wonders of our blue planet in breath-taking detail, projected on a giant screen. Accompanying these will be the original immersive music score by Hans Zimmer, David Fleming and Jacob Shea, performed live by the HK Phil.

Tickets of Sounds of the Sea and Magnificent Mendelssohn will be available at URBTIX from 21 April 2022 (Thu), 10am; and tickets for BBC Blue Planet II Live in Concert will be available at URBTIX from 26 April 2022 (Tue), 10am. For inquiries, please call + 852 2721 2332 or visit


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