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Orchestral Spotlights: Double Bass


Orchestral Spotlights: Double Bass

5 MAR 2023 (Sun) 3:00pm
HKU Grand Hall

For ages 8 and above

House Programme  

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Available at from 8 FEB 2023
Programme enquiries: 3917 8165 (HKU MUSE) / 2721 2332 (HK Phil)


Tony OSBORNEAll in a Day’s Work
François RABBATH (arr. Klaus TRUMPF)Kobolds
Owen HOIf the Universe is in Movement and Not at Rest… (World Premiere)
PRAETORIUS (arr. FLOWERMAN)"Be Not Dismayed, Thou Little Flock"
BACH (arr. FLOWERMAN)"Jesu, meine Freude"
BACH (arr. FLOWERMAN)"Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme"
Giovanni BOTTESINI (arr. Klaus TRUMPF)Passione Amorosa: 1st and 3rd Movement
ALBINONI (arr. Klaus TRUMPF)Adagio
Chick COREA (arr. Jeffrey LEHMBERG)Armando’s Rhumba
Pierrick HARDYTouetatou


The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (HK Phil) is delighted to collaborate with the HKU MUSE once again to present a chamber music concert to spotlight a specific section of the orchestra. This time the protagonist is the HK Phil Double Bass Section. The double bass section, as the lowest-sounding member of the string family, often provides solid foundation to the orchestral texture in classical music – always keeping a low profile but totally indispensable. In Jazz, however, the double bass is the real charmer which plays the dance-like, rhythmic bassline pizzicato, or plucked. This concert will feature a collage of works from various historical periods and styles, including Renaissance, Baroque and American Jazz. The concert will also feature the performance of If the Universe is in Movement and Not at Rest… by HKU composer Owen Ho.


The programme is approximately 1 hour without intermission.







  • Full-time students, citizens aged 60 and above, people with disabilities & the minder*, CSSA recipients: 50% off (with quota, this discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers)
    * For purchase of each concessionary ticket for people with disabilities, the customer can purchase one ticket of same concession for a minder.

I. House Rules:

  • 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


II. Admission Details:

  • Masks must be worn throughout the venue and the concert hall
  • The HK Phil / Venue reserves the right to deny entry or to require anyone to leave if, in their opinion, the above-mentioned instructions have not been observed. The HK Phil reserves all rights of final arbitration in case of dispute
  • Venue may update their anti-epidemic admission measures in line with the Government regulations. Please refer to the Venue’s official website for the latest details. Venue may refuse admission for those who fail to comply with the measures.