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Available at URBTIX from
1 February 2018


For ages 6 and above


  • Full-time students, citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities & CSSA recipients: 50% off (with quota, this discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers)
  • Club Bravo members: 15% off
  • Young Audience Scheme members: 55% off, accompanying adults – 10% off (max. 2 tickets per discount category)
  • Staff of Swire Group: 15% off
  • Chung Ying “Energy Fun Club plus” members, City Contemporary Dance Company “Dance Inspirations” member, Friends of Hong Kong Ballet, , Friends of Hong Kong Dance Company, HKRep Pals, Zuni Friends, Friends of Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, HKIFF Cine Fan: 10% off (max. 2 tickets)
  • Fringe Club members, Members of Hong Kong Bar Association, Members of the Law Society of Hong Kong, Members of Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Members of Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association, Hong Kong Records VIP Gold Card members, Hong Kong Orchestral Teachers’ Circle, Hong Kong Piano/Electone Teachers’ Circle, Members of Hong Kong Chinese Civil Servants' Association: 10% off (max. 2 tickets)
  • HKU SPACE Alumni members: 10% off (max. 9 tickets)
  • Group Booking (standard tickets only): 10% off 10-19 tickets, 15% off 20+ tickets


  • No eating or drinking
  • No photography, recording or filming
  • Please turn off your mobile phone and other electronic devices
  • Please keep noise to a minimum during the performance
  • Please reserve your applause until the end of the entire work

Swire Maestro Series

Songs of the Earth

27 & 28 APR 2018 Fri & Sat 8pm
Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall

Cast updates notice: Baritone Yuan Chenye will replace Liao Changyong to perform in Swire Maestro Series: Songs of the Earth. The programme and other vocalists remain unchanged.


YE Xiaogang

The Song of the Earth



Das Lied von der Erde (The Song of the Earth)


House Programme


Described by Mahler expert Deryck Cooke as “music of indescribable beauty and poignancy” compelled by the appalling tension felt in the composer’s own spirit, Das Lied von der Erde “has a new, naked kind of harmonic texture and orchestration which…is like no other in music.” The “song-symphony” uses texts from Tang Dynasty poems in free German translations. In this concert, under the helm of Principal Guest Conductor Yu Long, native Chinese composer Ye Xiaogang’s composition presents these ancient Chinese poems in their original language.


Free Pre-concert Talk

Time: 27-4-2018 Fri 7:15pm-7:45pm
28-4-2018 Sat 7:15pm-7:45pm

Fri: AC2, 4/F, Administration Building, HK Cultural Centre
Sat: AC2, 4/F, Administration Building, HK Cultural Centre


Fri (English) and Sat (Cantonese)
Prof. Chan Hing-yan
Professor of the Department of Music,
the University of Hong Kong


By Conductor

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YU LONG|Scheherazade

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Zhang Haochen Plays Rachmaninov

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Gil Shaham Plays Dvořák