Internationally renowned soloists light up the stage with exciting programs led by HK Music Director Phil Jaap Van Zweden

From November to December 2022, the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (HIK Phil) will present a superb line-up led by HK Phil’s Music Director, Jaap van Zweden. Four virtuoso artists – HK Phil Concertmaster Jing Wang, cellist Jan Vogler, violinist Akiko Suwanai and pianist Niu Niu – will join Jaap at the Hong Kong Cultural Center Concert Hall. Tickets are now available at URBTIX and POPTICKET.

Swire Maestro Series: Jaap | Mahler 1 (18 & 19 November)

With the HK Phil and Music Director Jaap van Zweden, audiences embark on a truly epic musical adventure as HK Phil Jing Wang’s concertmaster takes center stage for the world premiere of John Borstlap’s Second Violin Concerto. Jing plays a 1757 GB Guadagnini “Ex-Brodsky” violin, generously loaned by an anonymous benefactor. Nicknamed “Titan”, Mahler’s First Symphony takes us further on a musical journey – from its opening which the composer describes as “like the sound of nature” to its heroic finale.

Swire Maestro Series: Jaap | Mahler 1 will take place on November 18 and 19, 2022 (Friday and Saturday) at 8 p.m. in the Hong Kong Cultural Center Concert Hall. Tickets priced at HK$680, $560, $420 and $300 are available at URBTIX and POPTICKET. For inquiries, please call +852 2721 2332 or visit hkphil.org.

jaap | Jan Vogler plays Elgar (December 2 & 3)

The landscape is a constant inspiration for English composers. The concert opens with Britten’s Peter Grimes: Four Sea Interludes, a beautiful depiction of the sea in all its moods. Elgar retired to the country and wrote a cello concerto filled with the poetry of autumn. The famous Jan Vogler is his interpreter in these performances. There’s a complete change of scenery, as Jaap van Zweden conducts Shostakovich’s witty yet powerful Symphony to conclude the program.

jaap | Jan Vogler Plays Elgar will take place on December 2 and 3, 2022 (Friday and Saturday) at 8 p.m. in the Hong Kong Cultural Center Concert Hall. Tickets priced at HK$680, $560, $420 and $300 are available at URBTIX and POPTICKET. For inquiries, please call +852 2721 2332 or visit hkphil.org.

jaap | Shostakovich 5 (December 9 & 10)

Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony was a matter of life and death for the composer, and every note blazes with conviction; it is one of the most unforgettable musical experiences of the 20th century. World-renowned violinist Akiko Suwanai stars in Prokofiev’s First Violin Concerto, a brilliant work filled with lush lyrical romanticism and startlingly original harmonies. The concert opens with the world premiere of A Wise Man by rising Hong Kong composer Simon Yip Sai-man. It was commissioned by the HK Phil as part of the second edition of The Robert HN Ho Family Foundation Hong Kong Composers Scheme.

jaap | Shostakovich 5 will take place on December 9 and 10, 2022 (Friday and Saturday) at 8 p.m. in the Hong Kong Cultural Center Concert Hall. Tickets priced at HK$680, $560, $420 and $300 are available at URBTIX and POPTICKET. For inquiries, please call +852 2721 2332 or visit hkphil.org.

Niu Niu plays Tchaikovsky (December 16 & 17)

Renowned pianist Niu Niu and Jaap van Zweden join forces in two of Tchaikovsky’s most beloved masterpieces in this concert: the overwhelming Sixth Symphony and the romantic First Piano Concerto. Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto is one of the most popular pieces of classical music. The second part of the concert is devoted to Tchaikovsky’s last work, the Pathetic Symphony. Its deep and passionate emotion has captivated audiences since its premiere.

Niu Niu Plays Tchaikovsky will take place on December 16 and 17, 2022 (Friday and Saturday) at 8 p.m. in the Hong Kong Cultural Center Concert Hall. Tickets priced at HK$680, $560, $420 and $300 are available at URBTIX and POPTICKET. For inquiries, please call +852 2721 2332 or visit hkphil.org.

Internationally renowned soloists light up the stage with exciting programs led by HK Music Director Phil Jaap Van Zweden

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