Largest Symphonic Event in Hong Kong -- Swire Symphony under the Stars (13th November) Puts City on World Cultural Map
Free tickets for Overseas Music Lovers to be distributed on event website: suts.hkpo.com from 30th October, 10am (HK time)
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Thanks to the generous and continued support of the Orchestra 's Principal
Patron -- Swire Symphony under the Stars is in its third year and is the most
important public part of the Orchestra's dedicated drive to open out the arts
to the community. And there's no finer expression of what the arts can mean
to a city than this wonderful annual tradition of a free concert in the
outdoors. This year, an expected turnout of 20,000 people of all ages and
from all walks of life will be heading to this unique performance venue
nestled in Causeway Bay, for a rousing set of orchestral music which
celebrates all those things which make
A programme not to be missed!
Perry So (full biography: http://www.hkpo.com/eng/orchestra/assistant_conductor/index.jsp ), the young and hugely talented HKPO Assistant Conductor and First Prize Laureate of the 5th Prokofiev Conducting Competition, makes his d¨¦but appearance in this year's Swire Symphony under the Stars. Under his baton, the HKPO will perform a series of musical masterpieces ranging from the froth of Viennese classics, heady Russian romanticism to exquisite Chinese minatures. Violinist Huang Mengla (full biography: http://www.hkpo.com/eng/concerts_and_ticket/artists/artistsdetail.jsp?id=834 ), one of today's most critically acclaimed and dazzling soloists, will share the stage with the Orchestra in the popular Sarasate Carmen Fantasy and the rhapsodic but fiendishly difficult Tzigane ("Gypsy") by Ravel. And what better way to round out an enthralling evening than Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture", with a finale of blazing fireworks against the backdrop of Happy Valley? TV celebrity Patrick Dunn again takes to the stage as Master of Ceremonies for this special event.
Free admission with tickets! Overseas music lovers register for tickets on suts.hkpo.com.
The tickets, which are free and by registration only, are guaranteed to be
the hottest in town. Based on experiences from the last two concerts, all
tickets were claimed within a few hours of them being available to the public.
So, overseas music travelers can register for the free tickets early on Swire
Symphony under the Stars' official website: suts.hkpo.com from
Come join thousands of other music lovers playing the harmonica with HKPO to break the Guinness World Record!
What's more, at this year's Swire Symphony under the Stars there is a fun
new element inviting the community to join the Orchestra in breaking the
Guinness Book Record for the largest gathering of harmonica players of all
time. Registration starts from
Swire Symphony under the Stars is made possible by the generous support of the following organizations:
Principal Patron: SWIRE Major Sponsors: HSBC Insurance, Tom Lee Music Official Harmonica: HOHNER Media Partner: RTHK Television Division, RTHK Radio 4 Present in association with: Leisure and Cultural Services Department Hotel Sponsor: Cosmopolitan Hotel Hong Kong
Supporting Organizations: Rotaract Club of
Swire Symphony under the Stars is a Brand Hong Kong event and is supported by the Mega Events Funds. It is also a celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China. Swire Symphony under the Stars Details Date: 13 / 11 / 2009 (Friday) Time: Gates opens to public at 5:30pm Concert at 7:30pm (Free admission with tickets) On-site registration for Guinness Book of Record attempt from 5:30pm to 7:30pm Venue: Happy Valley Racecourse Recreation Ground Artists Perry So conductor Huang Mengla violin Click on below links to download photos: Perry So http://www.hkpo.com/eng/orchestra/assistant_conductor/index.jsp Huang Mengla
Programme J STRAUSS II: Die Fledermaus: overture SARASATE: Carmen Fantasy BAO Yuan-kai: Flowing Stream RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Capriccio Espagnole ZHU Jian'er: Festival Overture RAVEL: Tzigane, rapsodie de concert for violin and orchestra BORODIN: Prince Igor: Polovtsian Dances TCHAIKOVSKY: 1812 overture For enquiry, please call HKPO at (852) 2721 2030 Or go on our website: suts.hkpo.com Media Contact Mr Paul Tam, Director of Marketing Tel: (852) 2721 9035 Cell: (852) 9650 6818 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra Edo de Waart Artistic Director and Chief Conductor
The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (HKPO) is one of
The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra is financially supported by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region SWIRE is the Principal Patron of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra is the Venue Partner of the Hong Kong Cultural Centre
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