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Season Opening: JAAP & JOSHUA BELL

Season Opening: JAAP & JOSHUA BELL

8 SEP 2023 (Fri) – Change of Concert Date and Time

8 SEP 2023 (Fri) – Change of Concert Date and Time

8 Sep 2023 (Fri) 8:00pm
9 Sep 2023 (Sat) 8:00pm
Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall

For ages 6 and above


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Available at URBTIX from 8 AUG 2023


Season Opening: Jaap & Joshua Bell 8 SEP 2023
Change of Concert Date

In light of extreme weather conditions, there may be traffic blockage and other unforeseen circumstances affecting the advertised 8pm “Season Opening: Jaap & Joshua Bell” concert at Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall tonight (8 Sep).

This concert will therefore be rescheduled to 3pm on the next day (9 Sep) and at the same venue.


Ticket holders for the 8 Sep concert should present their original concert tickets to gain admission to the 3pm, 9 Sep concert. For ticket holders who are not able to attend the rescheduled concert, please CLICK HERE for the refund arrangement.


“Season Opening: Jaap & Joshua Bell” concert scheduled for 8pm, 9 Sep will remain unchanged. Your support and understanding is deeply appreciated.

Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (8 SEP 2023 15:45)


The Elements (Asia Premiere)
*Commissioned by Joshua Bell
  Kevin PUTS  Earth
  Edgar MEYER  Water
  Jake HEGGIE  Fire
  Jennifer HIGDON  Air
  Jessie MONTGOMERY  Space
  Kevin PUTSEarth (reprise and finale)
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony no. 4


The HK Phil commences its 50th concert season with the Asia Premiere of The Elements, a collaborative work by five leading American composers. Each composer incorporates their chosen element of earth, water, fire, air and space into the thematic narrative of their work. Commissioned and performed by Grammy Award-winning violinist Joshua Bell, this important suite of new works is conducted by Music Director Jaap van Zweden, who concludes the concert with Tchaikovsky’s Symphony no. 4 – a poignant and ultimately triumphant battle with fate.

The concert runs approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes with an intermission. 


The commission of The Elements has been generously sponsored by David and Judith Anderson, Antonia Gordon, Kenneth and Susan Greathouse, Joseph and Bette Hirsch, Carol Kaganov, and Elizabeth and Justus Schlichting.





Other Activities

Free Pre-concert Talk

8 SEP 2023 Fri 7:15pm-7:45pm,
9 SEP 2023 Sat 7:15pm-7:45pm
4/F Foyer, Auditoria Building, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
(Conducted in English)
Mr Jerome Hoberman, Music Director of The Hong Kong Bach Choir & Orchestra


General Discount:


  • 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
  • Young Audience Scheme members: 60% off (max. 1 ticket), accompanying adults – 10% off (max. 2 tickets)
  • City Contemporary Dance Company “Dance Inspirations” members, Friends of Hong Kong Ballet, Zuni Friends: 10% off
  • Chung Ying “Energy Fun Club plus” members, HKRep Pals, Friends of Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, Friends of Hong Kong Dance Company, CineClub : 10% off (max. 2 tickets)
  • Discounts only available at URBTIX outlets upon presentation of valid staff/membership cards:
    • Staff of Swire Group: 15% off
    • Standard Chartered Cathay Mastercard Holders: 15% off
    • City Contemporary Dance Company “Student Dance Inspirations” members: 10% off
    • Members of Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association, Gold and Black Card-holders of eslite, Members of Hong Kong Orchestral Teachers’ Circle, Members of Hong Kong Piano/Electone Teachers’ Circle, HKU SPACE Alumni members: 10% off (max. 2 tickets)
  • Subscribers of Hong Kong Design Gallery: 10% off (max. 2 tickets) (Please redeem the discount code with  Hong Kong Design Gallery)
  • General public are entitled to 15% off for each purchase of standard tickets for 4 and more programmes
  • Group Booking (standard tickets only): 10% off for 11-20 tickets, 15% off for 21-40 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 C1-2/61-62, AA1-7/94-100, BB1-8/94-101 & HH27
  • Wheelchair Box 1-2