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HK Phil’s December Concerts Prove Popular

29-11-2016

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[29 November 2016, Hong Kong] Patrons should act quickly to snap up remaining tickets the HK Phil’s popular December concerts!

SWIRE DENIM SERIES: JOHN WILLIAM’S STAR WARS
Tickets are sold out, but lucky ticket-holders are invited to come to the concert wearing a costume from Star Wars, or their favourite John Williams-scored movie.

Conducted by Guy Noble, this programme features music from some of the extreme blockbuster films of our time, all scored by John Williams — Star Wars, including music from the newest movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Superman and more.

16 December 2016 (Friday) 8PM — SOLD OUT
17 December 2016 (Saturday) 8PM — SOLD OUT

HOLIDAY: A MAGICAL CHRISTMAS
HK Phil’s favourite magician Harry Wong will entertain the young and young-at-heart at our annual Christmas family festivities. Hong Kong native Vivian Ip, conducts the orchestra, including the ever-popular Christmas carol sing-along.

23 December 2016 (Friday) 8PM — nearly sold out
24 December 2016 (Saturday) 3PM — nearly sold out
NEW PERFORMANCE on 24 December 2016 (Saturday) 8PM — tickets still available

HOLIDAY: NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION

Ring out the old, ring in the new with frothy waltzes, peppy polkas, and other musical delights by the beloved Strauss family and friends. Under the baton of Yaron Traub, this concert is a beautiful way to usher in 2017.

30 December 2016 (Friday) 8PM — selling fast
31 December 2016 (Saturday) 8PM — selling fast

Tickets for all concerts are available at URBTIX. For enquiries, please call +852 2721 2332 or visit www.hkphil.org


SWIRE DENIM SERIES: JOHN WILLIAMS’ STAR WARS

16 & 17 | 12 | 2016
FRI & SAT 8PM
Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall
For ages 6 and above
HK$380 $280 $180 $120 SOLD OUT!

Artists
Guy Noble conductor

Programme
JOHN WILLIAMS Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Raider of the Lost Ark, Superman and more movie hits

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Guy Noble The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
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HOLIDAY: A MAGICAL CHRISTMAS
23 & 24 | 12 | 2016
FRI 8PM & SAT 3PM & 8PM
Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall
HK$380 $280 $180 $120

Artists
Vivian Ip conductor
Harry Wong magician

Programme
Christmas favourites and sing-alongs, snowflakes and magic with the HK Phil’s favourite magician Harry Wong

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Vivian Ip
Photo Credit: Marianne Feiler
Harry Wong The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
Photo Credit: Philip Chau/HK Phil

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HOLIDAY: NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION
30 & 31 | 12 | 2016
FRI & SAT 8PM
Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall
HK$480 $380 $280 $180
Tickets are now available at URBTIX
For ages 6 and above

Artists
Yaron Traub conductor
Sara Domjanic violin

Programme
Blue Danube Waltz, Radetzky March and more Viennese waltzes and polkas

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Yaron Traub Sara Domjanic

The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
Photo Credit: Cheung Chi Wai/HK Phil





Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
Music Director: Jaap van Zweden
Principal Guest Conductor: Yu Long

The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (HK Phil) is recognised as Asia’s foremost classical orchestra. The Orchestra presents more than 150 concerts over a 44-week season and attracts more than 200,000 music lovers annually.

Jaap van Zweden, one of today’s most sought-after conductors, has been the Orchestra’s Music Director since the 2012/13 concert season, a position he will continue to hold until at least 2022. In addition, Maestro van Zweden will also be the next Music Director of the New York Philharmonic starting with the 2018/19 season.

Yu Long was appointed for an initial three-year term in the 2015/16 season as Principal Guest Conductor.

Under Maestro van Zweden, the HK Phil is undertaking a variety of initiatives including a four-year project to perform and record the complete Ring of the Nibelung (Richard Wagner). The Orchestra is in the third of this four-year journey, performing one opera annually in concert. The performances are being recorded live for the Naxos label and mark the first performances by a Hong Kong or mainland Chinese orchestra of the entire Ring cycle.

Also under van Zweden, the orchestra has undertaken tours to Taiwan, Europe and, for a second time to Mainland China, with recent concerts in Shanghai, Tianjin and Beijing.

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 and Yuja Wang.

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 tens of thousands of children annually. A recording was issued free to schoolchildren throughout Hong Kong of Britten’s The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf and Leopold Mozart’s Toy Symphony.

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.

Thanks to a 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.

The Orchestra celebrated its 40th season as a professional orchestra in 2013/14.


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.