Andrés Orozco-Estrada Joins HK Phil Stage for the First Time
Celebrating the New Year with Audience on 30 & 31 December
14 DEC 2022
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[14 December 2022, Hong Kong]To celebrate the festive season, the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (HK Phil)will present “China Life (Overseas) Proudly Sponsors: New Year Celebration”on 30 & 31 December 2022 (Fri & Sat). Distinguished conductor Andrés Orozco-Estrada will make his HK Phil debut in this concert, partnering with HK Phil Concertmaster Jing Wang to toast to the New Year with fascinating music. Both performances will take place at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall.
To usher in 2023, the HK Phil’s holiday staple will return with a joyful and exuberant programme of enchanting music under the baton of Andrés Orozco-Estrada. He was Principal Conductor of the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, Music Director of Houston Symphony Orchestra and Chief Conductor of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, and he conducts Europe's leading orchestras regularly.
The celebration will begin with the classic piece Romeo & Juliet Overture-Fantasy by Tchaikovsky. HK Phil Concertmaster Jing Wang will share the spotlight on stage for Kreisler’s Liebesleid & Liebesfreud. Johann Strauss II’s Die Fledermaus Overture and Richard Strauss’ glorious Der Rosenkavalier Suite will follow. The concert will conclude with Enescu’s cheerful Romanian Rhapsody to drum up the excitement for the New Year’s countdown.
“China Life (Overseas) Proudly Sponsors: New Year Celebration”will be held on 30 December 2022 (Fri) at 8PM and 31 December 2022 (Sat) at 7PM in the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall. Tickets priced at HK$580, $460, $340 and $220 are available at URBTIX and POPTICKET. For enquiries, please call +852 2721 2332 or visit hkphil.org.
Andrés Orozco-Estrada, conductor [full description]
Andrés Orozco-Estrada was Principal Conductor of the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra from 2014 to 2021. He led the Houston Symphony Orchestra as Music Director from 2014 to 2022 and was also Chief Conductor of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra from 2020 to 2022. In October 2022, Orozco-Estrada took up his professorship in orchestral conducting at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Vienna. He regularly conducts Europe's leading orchestras, including the Vienna Philharmonic, the Berlin Philharmonic, the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden, the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and the Orchestre National de France, as well as major US orchestras such as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Philadelphia Orchestra.
Jing Wang, violin [full description]
Critically acclaimed Canadian violinist Jing Wang is one of the most versatile and dynamic violinists of his generation. Since his solo recital debut in Marseille, France at the age of six, Jing has garnered prizes in top international competitions, including the First Prize at the 2007 Irving M. Klein International Strings Competition. In 2003, he was awarded the “Young Soloist of the Year” by Les Radios Francophones Publiques, a broadcast network of France, Canada, Switzerland and Belgium. As part of the award, his first CD album which included works by Beethoven, Ravel and Gershwin was released in Europe. He has been Concertmaster of the HK Phil since 2013. He plays a 1757 G.B. Guadagnini “Ex-Brodsky” violin, loaned generously by an anonymous benefactor.
CHINA LIFE (OVERSEAS) PROUDLY SPONSORS:
NEW YEAR CELEBRATION
30 & 31 | 12 | 2022
Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall
HK$580 $460 $340 $220
Tickets now available at URBTIX and POPTICKET
For ages 6 and above
Romeo & Juliet Overture-Fantasy
Liebesleid & Liebesfreud
J STRAUSS II
Die Fledermaus Overture
Der Rosenkavalier Suite
Romanian Rapsody no.1