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Haruki Murakami’s World of Classical Music


Haruki Murakami’s World of Classical Music

Concert Cancellation

Concert Cancellation

5 FEB 2020 (Wed) 7:30pm
Sir Run Run Shaw Hall, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

For aged 6 and above

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Concert Cancellation: “Swire Classic Insights: Haruki Murakami's World of Classical Music”on 5 Feb 2020 

To help reducing the risk of spreading the novel coronavirus, in consultation with the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the advertised 5 February 2020 (Wed) 7:30pm performance of “Swire Classic Insights: Haruki Murakami's World of Classical Music” at the Sir Run Run Shaw Hall of the Chinese University of Hong Kong presented by the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra has been cancelled. 


For enquiries, please contact the HK Phil from Monday to Friday (10:00-12:30, 14:00-18:00), excluding Saturday, Sunday and public holidays, at 2721 2332 or


Thank you for your support and understanding.


Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (30 January 2020 11:00)



GRIEGPeer Gynt Suite: Morning
RAVELPavane pour une infante défunte
BRAHMS Symphony no. 4: 3rd movement
HAYDNCello Concerto in D: 2nd movement
WAGNER Tristan und Isolde: Prelude & Liebestod
TCHAIKOVSKYSerenade for Strings: 4th movement (Finale)
ROSSINILa gazza Ladra Overture


Concert lasts around 90 minutes, without intermission.

Haruki Murakami, considered by many to be Japan’s finest contemporary author, makes many references to classical music in his works. This concert presentation will feature music that Murakami has intricately woven into his novels, from Norwegian Wood to 1Q84. This unique talk and performance will show how listening to these musical selections can enhance the emotional impact of Murakami’s writing and treat fans of the Japanese author with a re-imagined classical playlist from his works.


Due to an overwhelming response, registration quota is full. Thank you for your support to the Swire Classic Insights!





  • 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