21 November 2019 - 24 Heshvan 5780 - כ"ד חשון ה' אלפים תש"פ
Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra announces a star-studded new season E-mail

The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra has announced its new season programmes for 2019/20 which will start this September.

The new programme will feature an impressive 50+ guest artists and 16 premieres and some new commissions. The new season promises to be an excellent multi-fold lineup of musical presentations to appeal to a wider audience of classical music lovers.

Some of the highlights include an ode to Beethoven on the 250th anniversary of his birth. In commemoration, the Philharmonic will complete cycles of Beethoven’s symphonies and concertos under the baton of Maestro Director Jaap van Zweden, together with pianists Rudolf Buchbinder, Rachel Cheung, Lang Lang, Víkingur Ólafsson, and Nobuyuki Tsujii, the Philharmonic will present four programmes over the next 12 months.

To kick off the 46th season opener, 2015 Chopin Piano Competition Prize Winner Seong-Jin Cho joins Jaap van Zweden in Rachmaninov’s heart-wrenching “Piano Concerto no. 2”. Together with the jubilant optimism of Wagner’s “Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Prelude to Act I” and the profound tragedy of Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet, this evening promises a truly emotionally charged musical experience on 6–7 September.

A concert showcasing the remarkable talent of piano duet siblings The Labèque Sisters has them performing Philip Glass’ tailor-made work “Concerto for Two Pianos”. In the same programme, the HK Philharmonic shall present a new commission by Hong Kong composer Chan Kai-young in November.

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