Swire Symphony Under The Stars goes hybrid for the first time!
See you at the Central Harbourfront and the virtual world through live streaming on 13 November 2021, Saturday
Enjoy music under the stars with conductor Wilson Ng and the HK Phil
13 OCT 2021
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[13 October 2021, Hong Kong]Swire Symphony Under The Stars, the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra’s (HK Phil) free annual outdoor mega-concert, finally returns to the Central Harbourfront! Conducted by HK-born conductor Wilson Ng, four HK Phil musicians will perform as soloists – Andrew Ling (Piazzolla’s Le Grand Tango), and Christopher Moyse, Douglas Waterstonand Robert Smith (Anderson’s Bugler’s Holiday). They will be joined by the ever-lively presenter Harry Wong (or Harry Gor Gor). What’s more, this year’s concert will go hybrid – live streamed simultaneously through the HK Phil website, official Facebook page, and YouTube channel. Come and enjoy this long-awaited outdoor gala under the starry sky on 13 November 2021 (Saturday) offline and online!
It’s time to DANCE! The evening will feature a programme of joyous dance music by Wagner, Saint-Saëns, Tchaikovsky, Piazzolla, J. Strauss II, Anderson, Brahms and Khachaturian. From offline to online, the orchestra welcomes music lovers around the world to join this party under the stars, and, of course, not forgetting the all-time-favourite fireworks at the end of the party!
This free outdoor extravaganza is made possible through the generous support of the Swire Group. As the principal patron of the HK Phil since 2006, Swire is deeply committed to its long-term vision of promoting artistic excellence and fostering cultural appreciation. Together with the HK Phil, Swire aims to bring the world of classical music to the widest possible audience.
Tickets for Swire Symphony Under The Stars are free of charge. In view of official guidelines and social distancing measures due to the pandemic, this concert will have assigned seats with a maximum of four persons per unit. No eating and drinking is allowed, and the audience members should wear masks throughout the event.
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TICKETING PROCEDURES THIS YEAR
Tickets for Swire Symphony Under The Stars can be obtained by online registration only, first-come, first -served. Tickets will be available to the general public for registration on 26 October 2021 (Tuesday) at 10AM through suts.hkhil.org/reg by following these simple steps:
1. Open an account. Starting from 13 October 2021 (Wednesday), you can open an account on the Swire Symphony Under The Stars webpage suts.hkphil.org/signup. You are strongly recommended to do this before the public registration date as it helps shorten the registration time and hence improve your chances of getting the tickets.
2. On 26 October 2021 (Tuesday), 10AM, direct login to the account to register for your ticket(s).
3. Each account is entitled to register for up to four tickets, and each ticket should be registered under a unique email address, telephone number, and name of ticket-holder.
4. All registered tickets will be sent together to the email address of the main account. Please save the tickets on a smartphone or print them out. Show the QR code on your smartphone or present the printed tickets for admission.
FAST FACTS ABOUTSWIRE SYMPHONY UNDER THE STARS
Date: 13 November 2021 (Saturday), 7:30PM
Tickets to the event at Central Harbourfront:
· Available at suts.hkphil.org(online registration only)
· Open for registration on 26 October 2021 (Tuesday) at 10AM
· In order to improve your chances of getting the tickets, you are strongly recommended to open an account on the Swire Symphony Under The Stars webpage suts.hkphil.org/signupstarting from 13 October 2021 (Wednesday), as it helps shorten the registration time.
· Tickets are limited, available on a first-come, first-served basis.
· For each registration, a maximum of four tickets can be registered.
Also available online this year! The concert will be live streamed simultaneously through the HK Phil website, official Facebook page, and YouTube channel.
WAGNER | Die Meistersinger Prelude
SAINT-SAËNS | Danse macabre
TCHAIKOVSKY | Sleeping Beauty Waltz
PIAZZOLLA | Le Grand Tango
J. STRAUSS II | Blue Danube Waltz
ANDERSON | Bugler's Holiday
BRAHMS | Hungarian Dance no. 5
KHACHATURIAN | Gayane: Sabre Dance, Lezghinka
TCHAIKOVSKY | 1812 Overture: Finale
Wilson Ng, conductor [full biography]
Internationally sought-after conductor Wilson Ng is making waves around the world as a trailblazer in a new generation of classical music. Lauded for his exceptional technique and musical imagination, he is currently the Associate Conductor of the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, appointed at the age of 28 as the youngest conductor in the orchestra’s history. He has won coveted prizes at globally renowned competitions, including the Mahler Competition in Bamberg, the Sir Georg Solti International Conductors' Competition in Frankfurt, and the Svetlanov International Conducting Competition in Paris. Wilson is also the Artistic Director of the Gustav Mahler Orchestra Hong Kong.
Andrew Ling, viola [full biography]
Hong Kong-native Andrew Ling is a concert violist and violinist, conductor, and music educator. Currently Principal Violist of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (“HK Phil”), Andrew has garnered acclaim for his orchestral playing and solo recitals worldwide. His appearances as concert soloist have included the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, and the China Film Orchestra.
Christopher Moyse, trumpet [full biography]
Christopher was appointed to the trumpet section of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra by Edo de Waart in 2005 .His musical journey began at the age of eight with cornet lessons from his father at the Worthing Salvation Army Brass Band, and he later fulfilled a boyhood ambition by becoming a member of the International Staff Band. His first exposure to orchestral trumpet playing came at age 16 through membership of the Brighton Youth Orchestra.
Douglas Waterston, trumpet [full biography]
Douglas Waterston joined the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra in 1999. His undergraduate studies took place at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, followed by a return to his native Scotland for postgraduate study at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (formerly Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama). He was a member of the European Union Youth Orchestra under maestros Bernard Haitink and Sir Colin Davis.
Robert Smith, trumpet [full biography]
Robert has been a member of the HK Phil since 2015. He has also performed with a number of notable orchestras in concert halls around the world, including the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, CBSO, Philharmonia Orchestra, European Union Youth Orchestra, National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, and has had trials with the Orchestra of the Scottish Opera and the London Symphony Orchestra.
Harry Wong, presenter [full biography]
Harry Wong (A.K.A. Harry Gor Gor) is well known among children and adults for his humorous personality and amazing magic. Music and magic have been part of his life since young, and with these gifts, Harry determines to use his talents to serve the community and bring joy to the public through all kinds of media.
For programme enquiry, please call +852 2721 2332 or visit our website: hkphil.org