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Jaap’s Mendelssohn

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Jaap’s Mendelssohn

Fri & Sat 8PM
Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall

For ages 6 and above


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MENDELSSOHNThe Hebrides (Fingal’s Cave)Listen
ELGARSea PicturesListen
MENDELSSOHNSymphony No.3 ScottishListen


“The [Mendelssohn’s Hebrides] overture and [Scottish] symphony, both with plenty of outdoorsy energies, were marvels of visceral urgency, dramatic timing and elaborately nuanced dynamics.”
The Dallas Morning News

“Van Zweden delivered these two musical postcards with high romantic élan.”

The young Mendelssohn’s travels in Scotland inspired him to write two masterpieces. The Hebrides depicts the wonders of a remote sea cave. Inspired, Mendelssohn scribbled its opening phrase on a postcard to his sister, and composed the rest quickly afterwards. The Scottish Symphony brims with the energy of folk dance, song and highland colour. As a companion work, Jaap introduces mezzo-soprano Christianne Stotijn to sing Elgar’s Sea Pictures – a song cycle pulsating with the many moods of the sea – sun-kissed, brooding, and stormy music, with a brilliant singer to guide us across it.





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Free Pre-concert Talk


Time:7/12 Fri 7:15pm - 7:45pm (English)
8/12 Sat 7:15pm - 7:45pm (Cantonese)
Venue:HK Cultural Centre Auditoria Building 4/F Foyer
Speaker:Fri (English)
Synthia Ko
Music Director & Chief Conductor
Guangxi Symphony Orchestra
Sat (Cantonese)
Synthia Ko
Music Director & Chief Conductor
Guangxi Symphony Orchestra



  • Club Bravo: 15% off
  • Members of Young Audience Scheme: 55% off (Max. 2 tickets), 10% off for accompanying adults (Max. 2 tickets)
  • Full-time Students, Citizens aged 60 or above, People with Disability and CSSA recipients: 50% off (With Quota, this discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers)
  • Group discount: 10-19: 10% off, 20 or above: 20% off
  • Staff of Swire Group: 15% off
  • Members of 10% off
  • Students of HK Polytechnic University, City University of HK, Lingnan University, Chinese University, HK Baptist University, University of HK and HK University of Science & Technology: 55% off (Max. 2 tickets)
  • Friends of Hong Kong Ballet, CCDC Dance Generation Premium Member, HK Rep Pals and CY Buddies: 10% off (Max. 2 tickets)

Please switch off your mobile phone and any other beeping device before the concert.
Except with permission from the management, record, filming and photography are not allowed.
If the music contains more than one movement, kindly reserve your applause until the end of the entire work.
Latecomers are not admitted until a suitable break.