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HK Phil’s Beethoven 250th Series – Concert Tickets Available TODAY! 
Five all-Beethoven programmes from January to May 2020, featuring great pianists Lang Lang, Rudolf Buchbinder, Rachel Cheung, Víkingur Ólafsson and Nobuyuki Tsujii

4 SEP 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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Meggy Cheng
Director of Marketing 
Tel: (852) 2721 9035
Email: meggy.cheng@hkphil.org 

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Tel: (852) 2721 1585
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[4 September 2019, Hong Kong] 2020 marks the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth. To celebrate this momentous year, the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (HK Phil) launches a special “Beethoven 250th” series with complete cycles of the composer’s symphonies and concertos all conducted by Music Director Jaap van Zweden across two concert seasons from 2019/20. Five programmes will be first presented in the 2019/20 season, featuring great pianists Lang Lang, Rudolf Buchbinder, Rachel Cheung, Víkingur Ólafsson and Nobuyuki Tsujii. Tickets for these five programmes are available at URTIX from today. BOOK YOUR TICKETS NOW! 

 

Jaap’s Beethoven 1 | Lang Lang (16 & 18 January 2020, Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall)
 

Launching the series, “the hottest artist on the classical music planet” (New York Times), superstar pianist Lang Lang, returns to the stage of the HK Phil after four years, performing the work which Beethoven himself played as his public debut in Vienna – Piano Concerto no. 2. The same programme also features the Egmont Overture and Beethoven’s tribute to his teacher Haydn, Symphony no. 1 (16 & 18 January 2020).

 

Tickets are HK$1,880, $1,480, $980 and $580 and are available at URBTIX. A maximum of TWO tickets can be purchased on the first day of ticket sale.

 

Jaap’s Beethoven 2 | Rudolf Buchbinder (31 January & 1 February 2020, Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall)

 

“Although my doctor had forbidden me to work, I sat down to do something for those mustachios who are genuinely fond of me.” So wrote Beethoven in 1811 as he started on a commission for the theatre in the Hungarian city of Pest. Those “mustachios” received Ruins of Athens Overture. Our second Beethoven anniversary concert also follows his growing fame back in Vienna with his Second Symphony and his Piano Concerto No. 4 featuring Rudolf Buchbinder, described by the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung as "one of today's most important and competent Beethoven performers”.
 

Tickets are HK$680, $580, $480 and $380 and are available at URBTIX. A maximum of 2 tickets can be purchased on the first day of ticket sale.
 

*Change of Programme*

At the request of the soloist, Beethoven Piano Concerto no. 1 will be replaced by Beethoven Piano Concerto no. 4. Other pieces remain unchanged.

 

Jaap’s Beethoven 5 | Rachel Cheung (26 & 27 February 2020, Tsuen Wan Town Hall Auditorium)

 

The HK Phil captivates the audience with Beethoven’s most famous and popular work, Symphony no. 5, as well as the impressive Leonore Overture no.2. The concert also features two Hong Kong musicians – pianist Rachel Cheung in the lively Rondo for piano and orchestra, originally intended for Beethoven’s Second Piano Concerto, and soprano Louise Kwong in “Ah perfido!

 

Tickets are HK$680, $580, $480 and $380 and are available at URBTIX. A maximum of 2 tickets can be purchased on the first day of ticket sale.

 

Jaap’s Beethoven 3 | Víkingur Ólafsson (20 & 21 March 2020, Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall)

 

With the Fidelio Overture and Symphony no. 3, Eroica, this concert celebrates heroic deeds in the face of tyranny. Alongside these, “Iceland’s Glenn Gould”, Víkingur Ólafsson, performs Beethoven’s Piano Concerto no. 3, which sees the piano in a heroic struggle for dominance against the orchestra.

 

Tickets are HK$580, $480, $380 and $280 and are available at URBTIX. A maximum of 2 tickets can be purchased on the first day of ticket sale.

 

Jaap’s Beethoven 4 | Nobuyuki Tsujii (22 & 23 May 2020, Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall)

 

Remarkable Japanese pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii, who has been blind from birth and won the joint Gold Medal at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 2009, when he was praised by Van Cliburn as “absolutely miraculous”, will exert his miraculous powers over Beethoven’s majestic Piano Concerto no. 5, Emperor, while the HK Phil continues its Beethoven celebrations with Symphony no. 4.

 

Tickets are HK$680, $580, $480 and $380 and are available at URBTIX. A maximum of 2 tickets can be purchased on the first day of ticket sale.

For enquiries, please call +852 2721 2332 or visit hkphil.org.

 

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BEETHOVEN 250TH : JAAP’S BEETHOVEN 1 | LANG LANG

16 & 18 | 1 | 2020

THU & SAT 8PM

Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall

HK$1880 $1480 $980 $580

Tickets are now available at URBTIX.

A maximum of TWO tickets can be purchased on the first day of ticket sale.

For ages 6 and above

Artists

Jaap van Zweden

conductor

Lang Lang

piano


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Jaap van Zweden
Photo Credit: Cheung Chi-wai/HK Phil
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Lang Lang
Photo Credit: Philip Chau
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Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
Photo Credit: Eric Hong/HK Phil

Programme

BEETHOVEN

Egmont Overture

BEETHOVEN

Piano Concerto no. 2

BEETHOVEN

Symphony no. 1


BEETHOVEN 250TH: JAAP’S BEETHOVEN 2 | RUDOLF BUCHBINDER

31 | 1 & 1 | 2 | 2020

FRI & SAT 8PM

Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall

HK$680 $580 $480 $380

Tickets are now available at URBTIX.

A maximum of TWO tickets can be purchased on the first day of ticket sale.

For ages 6 and above
 

Artists

Jaap van Zweden

conductor

Rudolf Buchbinder

piano


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Jaap van Zweden
Photo Credit: Cheung Chi-wai/HK Phil
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Rudolf Buchbinder
Photo Credit: Marco Borggreve
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Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
Photo Credit: Cheung Wai-lok/HK Phil

Programme

BEETHOVEN

Ruins of Athens Overture

BEETHOVEN

Piano Concerto no. 1

BEETHOVEN

Symphony no. 2


*Change of Programme*

At the request of the soloist, Beethoven Piano Concerto no. 1 will be replaced by Beethoven Piano Concerto no. 4. The remaining repertoires remain unchanged.
 

BEETHOVEN 250TH: JAAP’S BEETHOVEN 5 | RACHEL CHEUNG

26 & 27 | 2 | 2020

WED & THU 8PM

Tsuen Wan Town Hall Auditorium

HK$680 $580 $480 $380

Tickets are now available at URBTIX.

A maximum of TWO tickets can be purchased on the first day of ticket sale.

For ages 6 and above

Tsuen Wan Town Hall 40th Anniversary


Artists

Jaap van Zweden

conductor

Louise Kwong

soprano

Rachel Cheung

piano

 

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Jaap van Zweden
Photo Credit: Wong Kin-chung/HK Phil
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Louise Kwong
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Rachel Cheung
Photo Credit: Cheung Tai Chi
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Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
Photo Credit: Eric Hong/HK Phil

Programme

BEETHOVEN

Leonore Overture no. 2

BEETHOVEN

“Ah perfido!”, for soprano and orchestra

BEETHOVEN

Rondo for piano and orchestra

BEETHOVEN

Symphony no. 5

 

BEETHOVEN 250TH: JAAP’S BEETHOVEN 3 | VÍKINGUR ÓLAFSSON

20 & 21 | 3 | 2020

FRI & SAT 8PM

Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall

HK$580 $480 $380 $280

Tickets are now available at URBTIX.

A maximum of TWO tickets can be purchased on the first day of ticket sale.

For ages 6 and above

Artists

Jaap van Zweden

conductor

Víkingur Ólafsson

piano


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Jaap van Zweden
Photo Credit: Wong Kin-chung/HK Phil
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Víkingur Ólafsson
Photo Credit: Ari Magg
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Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
Photo Credit: Eric Hong/HK Phil

Programme

BEETHOVEN

Fidelio Overture

BEETHOVEN

Piano Concerto no. 3

BEETHOVEN

Symphony no. 3, Eroica

 

BEETHOVEN 250TH: JAAP’S BEETHOVEN 4 | NOBUYUKI TSUJII

22 & 23 | 5 | 2020

FRI & SAT 8PM

Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall

HK$680 $580 $480 $380

Tickets are now available at URBTIX.

A maximum of TWO tickets can be purchased on the first day of ticket sale.

For ages 6 and above

 

Artists

Jaap van Zweden

conductor

Nobuyuki Tsujii

piano

 

Click the thumbnails to download press images 

Photo - 1
Jaap van Zweden
Photo Credit: Cheung Chi-wai/HK Phil
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Nobuyuki Tsujii
Photo Credit: Giorgia Bertazzi
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Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
Photo Credit: Cheung Wai-lok/HK Phil

Programme

BEETHOVEN

Coriolan Overture

BEETHOVEN

Piano Concerto no. 5, Emperor

BEETHOVEN

Symphony no. 4

 

 

 

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