Ivana Wong Takes the Stage with the HK Phil in
“The Missing Something” Concert
26 APR 2023
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[26 April 2023, Hong Kong] The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (HK Phil) is excited to collaborate with talented singer-songwriter and award-winning actress Ivana Wong, who will take the stage on 12 & 13 May 2023 for three performances in the Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall. Taking up the role of composer and artist, Ivana will embark on her poetic musical journey with her new orchestral works.
Ivana Wong has been working on her Total Art project "The Missing Something" in recent years. Coming to the third chapter, the HK Phil x Ivana Wong "The Missing Something" Concert - "I'm not sure what to go with coffee: Iceland, that piano, or your portrait?" features the premiere of her new orchestral works performed live by the HK Phil. This concert brings together orchestral music, artwork projection, singing and poetry reading to create a captivating performance. Renowned composer and music director Alex Fung and Tsui Chin-hung are specially invited to be the orchestral arranger.
Born into a musical family where both of her parents are classical singers, Ivana Wong plays classical piano and is very strongly influenced by classical music. In addition to her singing profession, Ivana has made a number of theatre and silver screen appearances which earned her the accolades including “Best New Performer” and “Best Supporting Actress” at the 34th Hong Kong Film Awards in 2015 and “Best Supporting Actress” at the 41st Hong Kong Film Awards in 2023.
The concert will be conducted by Joshua Tan, Principal Conductor of the Singapore National Youth Orchestra and Director of the Asia Virtuosi. Tan is at home with symphonic, operatic and ballet works. He is also equally adept with music for ballet, film and multimedia.
HK Phil x Ivana Wong “The Missing Something” Concert will be held on 12 May (Fri) at 8PM and 13 May (Sat) at 3PM & 8PM in the Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall. Tickets are sold out. For enquiries, please call +852 2721 2332 or visit hkphil.org.
Title Sponsor of Opening Night Concert on 12 May: UOB
Joshua Tan, conductor [full description]
Currently Principal Conductor of the Singapore National Youth Orchestra and Director of the Asia Virtuosi, Joshua Tan has served successful stints as Resident Conductor of the National Center for the Performing Arts (China) Orchestra, Principal Conductor of the Guiyang Symphony Orchestra and Associate Conductor of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra. His performances of Bernstein’s Mass and the opera Don Pasquale were selected as the Best Classical Concerts of the years 2018 and 2019 by the Straits Times.
Ivana Wong, composer/vocalist [full description]
Ivana Wong is Hong Kong’s foremost female singer-songwriter acclaimed as a “star-quality singer with a celestial voice” when she joined the music industry in 2005. In subsequent years, she swept the board at major award ceremonies by winning songwriting and singing awards. Dubbed as the “Queen of Singer-Songwriters”, she garnered the Singer-Songwriter Award for seven consecutive years and Singer-Songwriter Gold Award for four times at Commercial Radio's Ultimate Song Chart Awards Presentation. Ivana has also made theatre and silver screen appearances which earned her a number of accolades, including the “Best Supporting Actress” again at the Hong Kong Film Awards in 2023.
HK PHIL x IVANA WONG “THE MISSING SOMETHING” CONCERT
12 & 13 | 5 | 2023
SAT 3PM & 8PM
Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall
For ages 6 and above