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Swire Symphony Under The Stars 2020

Swire Symphony Under The Stars 2020

12 DEC 2020 (Sat) 7:30PM

For audiences of all ages


Enquiries 2721 2332


COPLANDFanfare for the Common Man
MOZARTThe Marriage of Figaro Overture
MOZARTHorn Concerto no. 3, K.447: 3rd movement
BIZETCarmen Suite no. 1: Intermezzo
VIVALDIThe Four Seasons: Summer
MASCAGNICavalleria Rusticana: Intermezzo
MILHAUDScaramouche: 3rd movement “Brazileira”
DEBUSSYClair de lune
TAN DunCrouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Concerto: 1st movement
BERNSTEINOn the Town: Three Dance Episodes





Don’t miss out to watch the full length of SWIRE SYMPHONY UNDER THE STARS concert on the HK Phil’s website, Facebook and YouTube channels.



The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra’s signature concert SWIRE SYMPHONY UNDER THE STARS  (SUTS) will take place virtually, for the first time, on 12 December 2020 (Saturday) at 7:30PM, and everyone is invited to take a starring role – “BE THE STARS” together.


Traditionally held as a large outdoor event, SUTS has become an annual favourite for thousands of families and fans. This year’s event will take a personal approach – “BE THE STARS” – connecting people’s values to the stars and capturing their messages in a collective expression of gratitude and hope.


The concert includes music by Copland, Mozart, Bizet, Vivaldi, Debussy, and Bernstein that celebrates, comforts and uplifts. Combining photo collages, animations, and multi-media effects, the concert will be presented on the HK Phil’s website, YouTube channel and Facebook page. This online event will be accessible world-wide, bringing images representing people’s aspirations and joys to a global audience.


The HK Phil Resident Conductor Lio Kuokman will be at the podium for this event curated by Creative Director of this year’s event, Phoebus Chan. The concert will feature HK Phil musicians Lin Jiang (Principal Horn), Jing Wang (Concertmaster), Andrew Simon (Principal Clarinet) and Richard Bamping (Principal Cello) alongside members of the HK Phil. 


Thanks to the Swire Group, the orchestra’s Principal Patron since 2006, the HK Phil is able to present this popular Hong Kong event in a new and special way this year. The HK Phil and Swire shall bring the world of classical music to the widest possible audience.




“Your Starry Moment” Photo Sharing

This year, the HK Phil has introduced a new campaign – “Your Starry Moment”, inviting the audience to “BE THE STARS” in the concert! This is an opportunity for audience members to send a photo of someone or something special in their life – a loved one, a pet, a special object or memento. The HK Phil will build a collage of these photos and set to music in the concert, creating a uniquely personal performance.


Thank you for your support! The “Your Starry Moment” Photo Sharing is over, please visit again to enjoy SWIRE SYMPHONY UNDER THE STARS ONLINE PREMIERE on 12 December 2020 (Saturday) at 7:30PM.



Submission Details:

• Photo Topic: “Your Starry Moment”

• Submitted photos will be selected and set to music in SWIRE SYMPHONY UNDER THE STARS 2020


How to Submit:

• Only online digital submission via this website is accepted

• Entries must be enclosed by the English name of the participant, contact number and email address

• Submission deadline: 25 November 2020 (Wednesday) 23:59

• Each participant may only submit one entry


Photo Requirements:

(1) Maximum file size: 2MB

(2) Resolution: (W)1920 pixel x (H)1080 pixel or above

(3) Pixels per inch: 100ppi or above

(4) Color mode:RGB

(5) Digital file: in JPG / JPEG / PNG / BMP format

(6) File naming: name of the participant(s)


Terms & Conditions:

• Please do not include any copyrighted content (e.g. movie characters, trademarks etc.)

• The HK Phil reserves the right to amend entry eligibility and make alterations to selected entries for final production

• All creative rights of entries will be given to the HK Phil

• Due to limitation on the duration of the video, not all submissions will be able to be displayed

• The Tung Foundation Young Audience Scheme members will be awarded two stamps for participating this event

• The HK Phil reserves the right of final arbitration in case of disputes

• For enquiries, please reach us through 2721 2332 or

• The personal data provided in the submission form will be used by the HK Phil for enrolment, statistics, correspondence and publicity purposes. The filling of this form is voluntary