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Ode to Joy - 1 & 9

Beethoven Cycle

Ode to Joy - 1 & 9

Change of Artist 

Change of Artist 

4 & 5-12-2015
Fri & Sat 8PM
Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall

For ages 6 and above


House Programme  

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BEETHOVENSymphony no. 1Listen
BEETHOVENSymphony no. 9, ChoralListen


Beethoven’s first and last symphonies in the hands of Jaap van Zweden. A journeyman composer breaking through beyond Classicism, and then at the end of his career, re-defining music forever. Don’t miss Jaap’s Beethoven 9.


Full House. 

Please note the following change of artist for tonight’s performance (4 & 5-12-2015,both performances). The soprano soloist has withdrawn from this concert, owing to ill health. We are grateful that soprano Zhou Yuqian, from the NCPA Chorus Beijing, has kindly agreed to step in and sing the part, at late notice. 

The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra's recording of Das Rheingold was released last month on the Naxos label, to critical acclaim. Tonight (4-12-2015 Friday) three stars of the opera, and Maestro van Zweden himself, will be autographing CDs of Das Rheingold following the performance, at level 2 of the foyer. 





Other Activities

Free Pre-concert Talk


Time:4-12-2015 Fri 7:15pm-7:45pm
5-12-2015 Sat 7:15pm-7:45pm

Fri: AC2, 4/F, Administration Building, HK Cultural Centre
Sat: 4/F Foyer, Auditoria Building, HK Cultural Centre


Fri (English)
Prof. Johnny Poon
Professor and Head Department of Music
Hong Kong Baptist University

Sat (Cantonese)
Prof. Johnny Poon
Professor and Head Department of Music
Hong Kong Baptist University



Broadcast by RTHK

The concert on 4-12-2015 (Fri) is recorded by RTHK Radio 4 (FM Stereo 97.6-98.9 MHz and and will be broadcast on 1-1-2016 (Fri) at 8pm with a repeat on 6-1-2016 (Wed) at 2pm.



  • 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, APA, 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)
  • Fringe Club members: 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