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Yuja Wang Triptych 1 – Mozart Piano Concerto no. 9 with the HK Phil
A Celebration of the 18th Anniversary of the Establishment of the HKSAR (12 & 13 June)

8-6-2015

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[8 June 2015, Hong Kong] Yuja Wang returns to the stage of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (HK Phil) in June. The first of her five concerts features the enchanting Mozart Concerto known as Jeunehomme, conducted by HK Phil’s Music Director Jaap van Zweden. Limited tickets are available for the two concerts on 12 & 13 June 2015 in the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall – an event not to be missed!

Composed in 1777, Mozart’s ninth piano concerto which was a landmark in the history of the genre and a creative breakthrough to new expressive maturity for the 21-year old genius. The concert concludes with Beethoven’s third symphony, the legendary ‘Eroica’. Originally named in honour of French firebrand Napoleon Bonaparte, whom Beethoven admired as a new hero of the fight against political tyranny. The Eroica only received its final name later on: Beethoven famously scratched out the first dedication when he heard that Napoleon had proclaimed himself emperor of France. The symphony then became a celebration of the ‘Heroic’ nature of all humanity.

The performance on 12 June is sponsored by Vita Green.
The performance on 13 June is sponsored by Quantum China.

Heroine: Yuja Wang Triptych 1 – Mozart will be held on 12 & 13 June 2015 (Fri & Sat), 8PM, in the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall. Limited tickets priced: HK$680, $480, $320, $220 are now available at URBTIX. For enquiries, please call +852 2721 2332 or visit www.hkphil.org.


Free Pre-concert talks are available on both concert nights:
Date: 12 June 2015 (Fri) 13 June 2015 (Sat)
Time: 7:15 – 7:45pm 7:15 – 7:45pm
Venue: AC2, 4/F, Administration Building
Hong Kong Cultural Centre
4/F Foyer, Auditoria Building
Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Speaker: Mr Jerome Hoberman
Music Director
The Hong Kong Bach Choir & Orchestra
Mr Li Chi-man
Music Educator
Language: English Cantonese


Artists

Jaap van Zweden, conductor [full biography]
Amsterdam-born Jaap van Zweden is one of today’s most sought-after conductors. Named Musical America’s Conductor of the Year for 2012, he has been Music Director of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra since 2012/13 season.

The maestro has recently conducted the Vienna Philharmonic, Berlin Philharmonic, London Symphony Orchestra and Chicago Symphony to high acclaims.

At the age of nineteen, Jaap was appointed as the youngest Concertmaster ever of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Maestro van Zweden is also currently Music Director of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Honorary Chief Conductor of the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra and Honorary Conductor of the Radio Chamber Philharmonic.


Yuja Wang, piano [full biography]
Yuja Wang has toured with the New York Philharmonic and Lorin Maazel to Japan and Korea, with Academy of St. Martin in the Fields and Neville Marriner to the U.S., with the London Symphony Orchestra and Daniel Harding to China, and with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Gustavo Dudamel in the U.S.. She has performed with the world’s most prestigious orchestras including the Berlin Philharmonic, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Philadelphia and NHK Symphony.

Yuja Wang was awarded Classic FM’s Young Artist of the Year, and the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant in 2010. She is an exclusive artist for Deutsche Grammophon, releasing numerous records with great reviews.


Heroine: Yuja Wang Triptych 1 – Mozart
A Celebration of the 18th Anniversary of the Establishment of the HKSAR
12 & 13 | 6 | 2015
FRI & SAT 8PM
Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall
HK$680 $480 $320 $220
Tickets are available at URBTIX now
For ages 6 and above


Artists
Jaap van Zweden conductor
Yuja Wang piano


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Jaap van Zweden
Photo Credit: Cheung Chi Wai

The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
Photo Credit: Keith Hiro / HK Phil

 



Programme
MOZART Piano Concerto no. 9, Jeunehomme
BEETHOVEN Symphony no. 3, Eroica


*Change of Programmme
*Programme and artists are subject to change without notice or refund




Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
Music Director: Jaap van Zweden

The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (HK Phil) has recently returned from an extremely successful five-country, seven-city tour of Europe, with concerts in London, Vienna, Zurich, Eindhoven, Birmingham, Berlin and Amsterdam. Most concerts were sold out, there were standing ovations, and the reviews were universally positive. The concert in Vienna’s Musikverein was filmed for future broadcast on TV. With a history stretching back to 1895, when it was formed as the Sino-British Orchestra, the HK Phil was re-named in 1957 and became fully professional in 1974.

Thanks to significant subsidy from the Hong Kong Government and long-term funding from Principal Patron Swire, the Hong Kong Jockey Club and other supporters, the HK Phil now boasts a full-time annual schedule of classical music concerts, pops concerts, an extensive education programme, and collaborations for staged opera with Opera Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Arts Festival.

Conductors and soloists who have recently performed with the orchestra include Vladimir Ashkenazy, Ning Feng, Matthias Goerne, Lang Lang, Yu Long, Yundi Li, the late Lorin Maazel, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Yuja Wang and Edo de Waart, the HK Phil’s previous Music Director.

The HK Phil promotes the work of Hong Kong and Chinese composers through an active commissioning programme, and has released recordings featuring Tan Dun and Bright Sheng, each conducting their own compositions, on the Naxos label. Its acclaimed community engagement programme brings music to ten of thousands of children annually.

This season is Jaap van Zweden’s third as Music Director of the HK Phil. With him, the orchestra is undertaking major expansion and new projects, including the first-ever performances by a Hong Kong or mainland Chinese orchestra of Wagner’s The Ring of the Nibelung. The four operas are being performed, one a year, in concert and recorded live for the Naxos label.

The Swire Group has been the Principal Patron of the HK Phil since 2006. Through this sponsorship, which is the largest in the orchestra’s history, Swire also endeavours to promote artistic excellence, foster access to classical music and stimulate cultural participation in Hong Kong, and to enhance Hong Kong’s reputation as one of the great cities of the world.


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 a Venue Partner of the Hong Kong Cultural Centre


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