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JAAP’s Beethoven 3 | Víkingur Ólafsson

Beethoven 250th

JAAP’s Beethoven 3 | Víkingur Ólafsson

20 MAR 2020 (Fri) 8:00pm
21 MAR 2020 (Sat) 8:00pm
Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall

For aged 6 and above

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Available at URBTIX from 4 SEP 2019
Each patron can purchase up to 2 tickets per transaction on the first counter booking day.

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BEETHOVENFidelio OvertureListen
BEETHOVENPiano Concerto no. 3Listen
BEETHOVENSymphony no. 3, EroicaListen


Heroes are at the heart of this concert. Initially intended as a homage to Napoleon Bonaparte, a personal hero of Beethoven’s, the Eroica Symphony ended up with Beethoven angrily erasing the dedication when Napoleon declared himself Emperor.  The Overture to Fidelio celebrates the heroic deeds of a young wife who bravely disguised herself as a man in order to rescue her husband from prison. Alongside an Overture and a Symphony celebrating heroic deeds in the face of tyranny, we have a real life hero, Icelandic pianist Víkingur Ólafsson, whom the New York Times labelled “Iceland’s Glenn Gould” and who won Record of the Year at the 2019 BBC Music Magazine Awards. Here he performs Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto, which sees the piano in a heroic struggle for dominance against the orchestra.


A maximum of 2 tickets can be purchased on the first day of ticket sale.





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Time:20 MAR 2020 (Fri) 7:15pm - 7:45pm
21 MAR 2020 (Sat) 7:15pm - 7:45pm
Venue:Fri: TBC
Sat: TBC

Fri (English) & Sat (Cantonese)
Dr. Chan Kai-young, Composer; Lecturer, Department of Music, CUHK


  • 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.
  • Club Bravo members: 15% off
  • Chung Ying “Energy Fun Club plus” members, City Contemporary Dance Company “Dance Inspirations” members, Friends of Hong Kong Ballet, Friends of Hong Kong Dance Company, HKIFF Cine Fan: 10% off
  • Zuni Friends: 10% off (max. 4 tickets)
  • HKRep Pals, Friends of Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra: 10% off (max. 2 tickets)
  • Discounts only available at URBTIX outlets upon presentation of valid staff/membership card
    • Young Audience Scheme members: 55% off, accompanying adults – 10% off (max. 2 tickets per discount category)
    • Staff of Swire Group: 15% off
    • Members of Marco Polo Club: 10% off (not applicable to $D tickets; max. 4 tickets)
    • City Contemporary Dance Company “Student Dance Inspirations” members, Members of Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association, Members of Hong Kong Bar Association, Fringe Club members, Members of The Law Society of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Orchestral Teachers’ Circle, Hong Kong Piano/Electone Teachers’ Circle, Members of Hong Kong Chinese Civil Servants' Association, HKU SPACE Alumni members: 10% off (max. 2 tickets)
  • Group Booking (standard tickets only): 10% off for 10-19 tickets, 15% off for 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

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