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Change of Artists
Conductor Ken Lam and the HKPO’s Principal Trumpet Colin Oldberg
to replace Harry Bicket and Lucy Crowe in
SoundFest: “Christmas with the Philharmonic” on 23 & 24 Dec


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[21 December 2010 – Hong Kong] Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (HKPO) today announces that British conductor Harry Bicket and soprano Lucy Crowe are unable to perform at the SoundFest: “Christmas with the Philharmonic” owing to suspension of flights at the Heathrow Airport caused by the heavy snow storm in London.

Ken Lam will take up the role of conductor and Colin Oldberg, the HKPO’s Principal Trumpet will be the soloist in Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto for the concerts to be held on 23 & 24 December, 2010 (Thu & Fri), 8pm at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall.

There will also be changes to the repertoire. The programme now includes Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No.3 and Handel’s Arrival of the Queen of Sheba from Solomon while Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 3 and Handel’s Water Music Suite will remain unchanged.

Ken Lam, conductor
Ken is Assistant Conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Resident Conductor of the Brevard Music Center in North Carolina. In addition to regular concerts with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Ken was a featured conductor in the 2009 Bruno Walter National Conductors Preview with the Nashville Symphony and made his débuts with the Hong Kong Philharmonic, the Hong Kong Sinfonietta and the Taipei Symphony Orchestra last season, and his US professional début with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center in June 2008 as one of four conductors selected by Leonard Slatkin. He has also worked with the St Louis and Baltimore Symphony Orchestras and was Principal Conductor of the Hong Kong Chamber Orchestra. In opera he regularly directs productions of the Janiec Opera Company at Brevard and was Assistant Conductor at both Cincinnati Opera and Baltimore Lyric Opera. He also assisted Lorin Maazel at his Castleton Festival for two Britten chamber opera productions. He returns to Peabody Conservatory to direct their main-stage production of Massenet’s Manon this autumn.

Colin Oldberg, trumpet
Colin Oldberg joined the HKPO as Principal Trumpet this season after he completed his Master of Music degree at Northwestern University in Chicago. As an active musician, Colin has performed with many orchestras. In April 2009, he performed with the YouTube Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall under Maestro Michael Tilson Thomas as the co-principal trumpet. He has also performed with the New York Philharmonic and the Chicago Symphony.

SoundFest: Christmas with the Philharmonic
23&24 | 12 | 2010
thu & fri 8pm
HK Cultural Centre Concert Hall
HK$350 $260 $180 $120
Available at URBTIX from now


Ken Lam conductor
Colin Oldberg trumpet

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BACH Orchestral Suite No. 3
BACH Brandenburg Concerto No.3
HAYDN Trumpet Concerto
HANDEL Arrival of the Queen of Sheba from Solomon
HANDEL Water Music Suite

For programme enquiry, please call HKPO at
(852) 2721 2030

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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