Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra and Yo-Yo Ma
Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall
Academic Festival Overture, Op.80
Night Music: Voices in the Leaves (Yo-Yo Ma, cello)
Symphony No. 1 in D, Op.25, ‘Classical’
Cello Concerto in A Minor, Op.129 (Yo-Yo Ma, cello)
Coming to the celebration on Hong Kong City Hall’s 50th birthday is the world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma who will make a rare concerto appearance. The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, the first professional symphony orchestra in Hong Kong, which has been giving concerts regularly since the opening of the Hong Kong City Hall, is an apt partner in this birthday concert. The celebration, under the baton of Lan Shui, includes Night Music: Voices in the Leaves
by the Uzbek composer Dmitri Yanov-Yanovsky, a member of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Project. Yo-Yo Ma is also the soloist in Schumann’s Cello Concerto, a masterpiece of the Romantic concerto repertoire.