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Hong Kong’s Largest Symphonic Event -
Swire Symphony Under the Stars 2010 (26 Nov)
Lights up the City Sky with Great Music
Free Tickets to be Distributed from 5 Nov


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[1 November 2010 – Hong Kong] The long-awaited, largest outdoor symphonic concert in Hong Kong, Swire Symphony Under the Stars 2010 will return on 26 November this year! Swire Symphony Under the Stars is the perfect occasion where you can escape from busy work and immerse yourself in a night of classical music with your family and friends.

Swire Symphony Under the Stars will be held on 26 November 2010 (Friday), 7:30pm at the Happy Valley Racecourse Recreation Ground, the grounds will open at 5:30pm. The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (HKPO) with conductor Perry So and Israeli-Russian pianist Boris Giltburg will bring Chopin’s romantic Piano Concerto No.2, and other popular classical works such as Dvořák’s Carnival Overture, Prokofiev’s Selections from Romeo and Juliet, and the much anticipated finale, Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Festival Overture.

Perry So joined the HKPO in October 2008 as Assistant Conductor and has become Associate Conductor since September 2010. In 2008, he received the first and special prizes at the Fifth International Prokofiev Conducting Competition, only the third time the top prize has been awarded. One of the inaugural Dudamel Conducting Fellows at the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Perry has just completed an extended six-week residency with the Los Angeles Philharmonic (conducting four concerts and assisting Lorin Maazel and Vasily Petrenko) and resulting in immediate re-invitation.

Thanks to the generous and continued support of HKPO’s Principal Patron - Swire Symphony under the Stars is in its fourth year and is the most important public part of the Orchestra’s dedicated drive to open out the arts to the community.

The tickets, which are free and by registration only, are guaranteed to be the hottest in town. Based on experiences from the last three concerts, all tickets were claimed within a few hours of them being available to the public. So, act fast to get your free tickets early this year at select Tom Lee Music Stores or register on Swire Symphony under the Stars’ official website: from 10:00am on 5 November (Friday). Each person may request two concert tickets. Tickets and quotas are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Swire Symphony Under the Stars
26 | 11 | 2010
fri 7:30 pm
Venue opens at 5:30pm
Happy Valley Racecourse Recreation Ground
FREE admission with tickets

Free Admission Tickets will be distributed from 10am, 5 November 2010 at
NINE selected Tom Lee Music Stores OR
Register Online at

Principal Patron: SWIRE
Major Sponsors: HSBC Insurance, Tom Lee Music
Media Partner: RTHK Television Division, RTHK Radio 4
Present in association with: Leisure and Cultural Services Department


Perry So conductor
Boris Giltburg piano

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DVOŘÁK: Carnival Overture
CHOPIN: Double Concerto
Khovanshchina: Act I: Prelude
Dawn over the Moscow River
PROKOFIEV: Selections from Romeo and Juliet Suites: Montagues & Capulets, Juliet the Girl, Morning Dance, Masks and Tybalt’s Death
TCHAIKOVSKY: 1812 Festival Overture

For enquiry, please call HKPO at
(852) 2721 2030
Or go on our website:

Edo de Waart
Artistic Director and Chief Conductor

The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (HKPO) is one of Asia’s leading orchestras. Enriching Hong Kong’s cultural life for over a century, the Orchestra has grown into a formidable ensemble of Chinese and international talents, attracting world-class artists to collaborate on its stage. HKPO annually touches the lives of over 200,000 music lovers through more than 150 performances including its extensive education activities for children and adults alike, and free concerts such as the popular Swire Symphony under the Stars, and regular broadcasts and telecasts. Outside of Hong Kong, HKPO has made a number of critically acclaimed tours in Asia and Europe. In the 2010/11 season, the Orchestra undertakes a China tour of Shanghai, Xi’an and Beijing under the leadership of Artistic Director and Chief Conductor Maestro Edo de Waart. The first of which is an Expo 2010 programme.

The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra is financially supported by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
SWIRE is the Principal Patron of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra.
The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra is the Venue Partner of the Hong Kong Cultural Centre.

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