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Season Opening Gala: Emperor and New World


Season Opening Gala: Emperor and New World

Fri & Sat 8PM
Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall

For ages 6 and above


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BRIGHT SHENGShanghai Overture
BEETHOVENPiano Concerto no. 5 EmperorListen
DVOŘÁKSymphony no. 9 From the New WorldListen


Our 40th season opens with a fitting Chinese fanfare from Bright Sheng. Next comes the ultimate musical firebrand – Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto, a conversation between orchestra and piano brimming with emotion and revolutionary verve. Dvořák’s ninth symphony captures the exhilaration of discovery, but not without a poignant look back to the old – which has become one of the best loved moments in all music. Join Jaap van Zweden and gala star Jean-Yves Thibaudet as the new season begins.





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Free Pre-concert Talk
Time: 6-9-2013 Fri 7:15pm - 7:45pm (English)
7-9-2013 Sat 7:15pm-7:45pm (Cantonese)
Venue: HK Cultural Centre Auditoria Building 4/F Foyer
Speaker:Fri (English)
Ms. Jenny Lee
Founder and Artistic Director of The Silver Club
Sat (Cantonese)
Ms. Jenny Lee
Founder and Artistic Director of The Silver Club


  • 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 the intermission.