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A German in Russia


A German in Russia

Change of Programme

Change of Programme

8 APR 2024 (Mon) 7:30pm
JC Cube, Tai Kwun

For ages 6 and above

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Available at POPTICKET from 3 MAR 2024

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SHOSTAKOVICH Piano Trio no. 2
BEETHOVEN String Quartet no. 6
SCHNITTKE String Quartet no. 3


The enduring charm of Alfred Schnittke’s music has always been in its juxtaposition of the serious and the frivolous, its combination of wildly different styles and genres, and its frequent quotation and inspiration from composers before him. A prime example is his String Quartet no. 3, where he used Shostakovich’s DSCH motif and quoted from Beethoven’s work, among other quotations. To celebrate the 90th anniversary of Schnittke’s birth, the HK Phil’s musicians present this fascinating quartet alongside Shostakovich’s Piano Trio no. 2 and Beethoven’s String Quartet no. 6. These are two composers who heavily influenced Schnittke, reflecting his dual heritage of Soviet Russian and German. 


The concert runs approximately 80 minutes with an intermission. 


Change of Programme

The advertised programme of “HK Phil × Tai Kwun: Chamber Music Series — A German in Russia” at Tai Kwun JC Cube on 8 APR 2024 (Mon) has been adjusted. The 2nd piece, Beethoven’s String Quartet no. 1 has been replaced by Beethoven’s String Quartet no. 6. The remaining repertoires remain unchanged.


Ticket-holders may continue to use their tickets for admission to the updated performance. 


For further enquiries, please contact the HK Phil Ticketing Office at

Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (21 MAR 2024 22:30)







$200 (Full-time students, senior citizens aged 60 and above, and people with disabilities and their minders)

  • 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
  • You are recommended to arrive 15 minutes before the event starts: Latecomers will not be admitted until a suitable break