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Brahms 4 & 1

Brahms 4 & 1

Change of Conductor

Change of Conductor

Wed 8PM
Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall

For ages 6 and above

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BRAHMSAcademic Festival OvertureListen
BRAHMSSymphony no. 4Listen
BRAHMSSymphony no. 1Listen


Standing at the apex of German Romanticism, Johannes Brahms is one of the titans. Alongside Bach and Beethoven (together famously known as the ‘three Bs’), he is a central figure in music. Combining diligent construction and meticulous craftsmanship with a soul of heartfelt Romantic longing, his works are among the most personal expressions of human emotion ever penned for orchestra.

Brahms pondered his first symphony for 14 years, yet the long gestation paid off, for in it and the three more which followed he created a new future for the Symphony. Over two special performances, David Atherton gives us the chance to explore every note of these four masterpieces, under the baton of a master interpreter who is known and loved by Hong Kong audiences.

Following the death in July of Maestro Lorin Maazel, David Atherton has kindly agreed to take up the baton at short notice and conduct the orchestra for this concert, and the advertised repertoire will remain unchanged. Please click here for the complete notice from the HK Phil.

Listen to both “BRAHMS 4 & 1” & “BRAHMS 3 & 2” with 10% off!
Terms and Conditions
1. When purchasing tickets (online or through URBTIX outlets) to both “Brahms 4 & 1” and “Brahms 3 & 2” concerts at the same time, all adult tickets may receive 10% off (55% off for student/senior tickets);
2. Holders of a valid ticket to either “Brahms 4 & 1” or “Brahms 3 & 2” may also enjoy 10% discount for purchases of adult ticket(s) to the other concert by presenting such valid ticket at any URBTIX outlet (55% off for student/senior tickets; not applicable to online purchases);
3. This discount scheme cannot be used in conjunction of any other offers;
4. The Hong Kong Philharmonic Society Ltd. reserves the sole right in case of any dispute.





Other Activities

Free Pre-concert Talk


Time:12-11-2014 Wed 7:15-7:45pm
Venue:4/F Foyer, Auditoria Building, HK Cultural Centre
Speaker:Dr Maureen Buja
Associate Professor of Music, Lingnan University
(in English)



  • Full-time students, citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities & CSSA recipients: 50% off (with quota, this discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers)
  • Club Bravo members: 15% off
  • Young Audience Scheme members: 55% off, accompanying adults – 10% off (max. 2 tickets per discount category)
  • HKU, CUHK, CityU, HKUST, HKBU, PolyU & LU students: 55% off (max. 2 tickets)
  • Staff of Swire Group: 15% off
  • Chung Ying “Energy Fun Club plus” members, CCDC Dance Generation member, Friends of The Hong Kong Ballet, and HKRep Pals: 10% off (max. 2 tickets)
  • Group Booking (standard tickets only): 10% off 10-19 tickets
  • 20% off 20+ tickets
  • No eating or drinking
  • No photography, recording or filming
  • Please turn off your mobile phone and other electronic devices
  • Please keep noise to a minimum during the performance
  • Please reserve your applause until the end of the entire work
  • Latecomers may not be admitted

    Stalls A1/2/56/57, B1-4/57-60, C1-5/58-62, D1-3/59-61, AA1-12/89-100, BB1-13/89-101, CC89/90 & HH27