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Swire New Generation
Beethoven + 5 Pianists

8 & 9-9-2007 Sat & Sun 3PM
Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall

Saturday
Beethoven
Piano Concerto No.1
Beethoven
Piano Concerto No.2
Beethoven
Piano Concerto No.3
Sunday
Beethoven
Piano Concerto No.4
Beethoven
Piano Concerto No.5

Edo de Waart

conductor

Aristo Sham

piano(Sat)

Wai-yin Wong

piano(Sat)

Rachel Cheung

piano(Sat)

Chen Sa

piano(Sun)

Yingdi Sun

piano(Sun)
$300
$240
$180
$120

Great Performers
Der Rosenkavalier opera in concert

27 & 29-9-2007 Thur & Sat 7PM - 10:45PM
Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall

R Strauss:
Der Rosenkavalier

Edo de Waart

conductor

Dagmar Schellenberger

Marschallin

Michelle Breedt

Octavian

Heidi Elisabeth Meier

Sophie

Franz Hawlata

Baron Ochs

Wolfgang Holzmair

Faninal

Merlyn Quaife

Marianne

Warren Mok

The Italian Singer

Richard Greager

Valzacchi
$580
$440
$300
$160

Edo de Waart and the Hong Kong Philharmonic - Wagner Gala

4-10-2007 Thu 7:30PM
Beijing Forbidden City Concert Hall

Wagner arr. Henk de Vliege
The Mastersingers of Nuremberg
Wagner
The Valkyries Ride of the Valkyries
Wagner
Tannhäuser Dich, teure Halle
Wagner
The Twilight of the Gods Funeral March and Immolation scene

Edo de Waart

conductor

Elizabeth Connell

soprano

Soundfest
He Hui returns

26 & 27-10-2007 Fri & Sat 8PM
Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall

Rossini
L’italiana in Algeri: overture
Puccini
Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro
Puccini
Tosca: Vissi d’arte
Puccini
Manon Lescaut: Sola, perduta, abbandonata
Mascagni
Cavalleria rusticana: intermezzo
Catalani
La Wally: Ebben? ne andro lontano
Verdi
La forza del destino: Pace, pace, mio dio
Verdi
La forza del destino: overture
Cilea
Adriana Lecouvreur: Io son l’umile ancella
Puccini
Turandot: Tu che di gel sei cinta
Falla
The Three-cornered hat: suite

LÜ Jia

conductor

He Hui

soprano
$380
$280
$180
$120

Nodame Cantabile – Music for the Young Hearts

9 & 10-11-2007 Fri & Sat 8PM
10-11-2007 Sat 4PM
Queen Elizabeth Stadium

Beethoven
Symphony No.7 - first movement
Beethoven
Violin Sonata No. 5 Spring - first movement *
Rachmaninov
Piano Concerto No.2 - first movement #
Brahms
Symphony No. 1 - last movement
Barber
Adagio for Strings
Gershwin
Rhapsody in Blue #
Beethoven
Symphony No.7 - last movement

Edo de Waart

conductor

Song Siheng #

piano

Wang Liang

violin

Crystal Lam Kai Yin *

piano
$280
$220
$180
$120

De Waart’s Mahler Cycle – The Tragic Sixth

16 & 17-11-2007 Fri & Sat 8PM
Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall

R Strauss
Four last songs
Mahler
Symphony No.6

Edo de Waart

conductor

Soile Isokoski

soprano
$380
$280
$180
$120

Swire Symphony under the Stars

Presented in association with the Leisure and Cultural Services Department

Free Admission
30-11-2007 Fri 7:00PM (Gate opens at 5pm)
Happy Valley Racecourse Recreation Ground

All tickets have been given out

Copland
Fanfare for the Common Man
Tchaikovsky
Excerpts from Nutcracker
Rachmaninov
Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini
-- Intermission --
Rossini
William Tell: overture
Hua Yan-jun
Moon Reflection in the Er Quan
Faure
Pavane
Handel
Royal Fireworks Music

David Atherton

conductor

Zuo Zhang

piano

Swire Maestro
Pure Sibelius

7 & 8-12-2007 Fri & Sat 8PM
Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall

Sibelius
Karelia: suite
Sibelius
Violin Concerto
Sibelius
Symphony No.6
Sibelius
Finlandia

David Atherton

conductor

Viviane Hagner

violin
$300
$240
$180
$120

Harrow School Hong Kong Music Tour

17-12-2007 Mon 8PM
Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall

Handel
Organ Concerto in F major – The Cuckoo and the Nightingale

Organists – Sam Rutter and Douglas Tang
Harrow School String Ensemble
Leader - Dimitar Burov
Conducted by David Woodcock

Vivaldi
Gloria

Trebles - Theo Platt
Counter–Tenor - Charles Eliasch
Harrow School Chamber Choir
Harrow School String Ensemble
Conducted by David Woodcock

Vivaldi
The Four Seasons

Violinists: Gui Li, Jia Ding Ding, Wang Liang, Wang Peng
Musicians of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by John Harding

John Harding

conductor

David Woodcock

conductor
$250
$200
$150
$100

A Gala Evening with Kiri Te Kanawa

21 & 23-12-2007 Fri & Sun 8PM
Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall

Mozart
The Marriage of Figaro: overture
Mozart
The Marriage of Figaro: Porgi, amor
Mozart
The Magic Flute: Ach, ich fuhls
Puccini
Manon Lescaut: Intermezzo
Bellini
Capuleti e i Montecchi: O quante volte, O quante!
Charpentier:
Louise: Depuis le jour
R. Strauss
Capriccio: Moonlight Music
R. Strauss
Ständchen
Korngold
The Sea Hawk Overture
Korngold
Die tote Stadt: Marietta’s lied
Cilea
Adriana Lecouvreur: Io son l'umile ancella

Julian Reynolds

conductor

Kiri Te Kanawa

soprano
$880
$680
$480
$280
$180

Christmas with the Philharmonic

22 & 24-12-2007 Sat & Mon 8PM
Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall

Neruda
Concerto for Trumpet and Strings in E flat major
Britten
Selections from A Ceremony of Carols Op. 28
Handel
Messiah (highlights)
Mozart
Exsultate Jubilate
Chilcott/ Ng Cheuk Yin (arr.)
A Little Jazz Mass
Rutter
The Angels’ Carol
L. Anderson
Sleigh Ride
Huff (arr.) / Ng Cheuk Yin (arr.)
A Jingle Bell Christmas

John Harding

conductor

The Hong Kong Children's Choir


Heidi Stober

soprano

Jonathan Clarke

trumpet
$300
$240
$180
$120

New Year’s Gala

30 & 31-12-2007 Sun & Mon 8PM
Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall

Mozart
The Magic Flute: O zittre nicht
Gounod
Romeo et Juliette: Je veux vivre
Rachmaninov
Vocalise

Ola Rudner

conductor

Victoria Loukianetz

soprano
$380
$280
$180
$120

Symphonic Magic

4 & 5-1-2008 Fri & Sat 8PM
5-1-2008 Sat 4PM
Sha Tin Town Hall Auditorium

Mozart
Magic Flute Overture
Tchaikovsky
The Nutcracker
Dukas
The Sorcerer’s apprentice
John Williams
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Grieg
Peer Gynt Suite No 1
Mussorgsky
Night on Bald Mountain

John Harding

conductor

Harry Wong

presenter

Justyne Li

choreographer & dancer

Wong Tan Ki

dancer
$180
$140
$100

Swire Maestro
De Waart meets Wang Jian

11 & 12-1-2008 Fri & Sat 8PM
Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall

Chen Qigang
The Five Elements
Dvorak
Cello Concerto
Schumann
Symphony No.3 Rhenish

Edo de Waart

conductor

Jian Wang

cello
$380
$280
$180
$120

Swire New Generation
Huang Mengla’s Scottish Fantasy

18 & 19-1-2008 Fri & Sat 8PM
Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall

MacMillan
Britannia!
Bruch
Scottish Fantasy
Elgar
Symphony No.1

Edo de Waart

conductor

Huang Mengla

violin
$250
$200
$150
$100

Great Performers
Yundi Li’s Prokofiev

25 & 26-1-2008 Fri & Sat 8PM
27-1-2008 Sun 5PM
Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall

Full house for all three evenings

Rachmaninov
Symphony No.3
Prokofiev
Piano Concerto No.2

Edo de Waart

conductor

Yundi

piano
$580
$440
$300
$160

Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra Xinghai Premiere

31-1-2008 Thu 8PM
Xinghai Concert Hall, Guangzhou

Respighi
Suite for organ and strings
Rodrigo
Concierto de Aranjuez
Beethoven
Symphony No.4

Edo de Waart

conductor

Xuefei Yang

guitar

Vincent Dubois

organ
¥680
¥480
¥280
¥180
¥100

Swire New Generation
Rodrigo’s Guitar Concerto

1 & 2-2-2008 Fri & Sat 8PM
Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall

Respighi
Suite for organ and strings
Rodrigo
Concierto de Aranjuez
Beethoven
Symphony No.4

Edo de Waart

conductor

Xuefei Yang

guitar

Vincent Dubois

organ
$250
$200
$150
$100

Lea Salonga – The voice of Mulan

9 & 10-2-2008 Sat & Sun 8PM
10-2-2008 Sun 3PM
Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall

Gerard Salonga

conductor

Lea Salonga

vocalist
$480
$380
$280
$180

The Rite of Spring

1-3-2008 Sat 8PM
Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall

Limited choir stall seats now available by popular demand!

Mozart
Symphony No.40 in G minor, K.550
Mendelssohn
Octet for Strings in E-flat major, Op. 20 (1st movement) *
Stravinsky
The Rite of Spring

Edo de Waart

conductor
$250
$200
$150
$100

HKPO‧Ronald‧Edmond LIVE

14, 15, 16-3-2008 Fri, Sat, Sun 8:15PM
Hong Kong Coliseum

Henry Shek

conductor

Edmond Leung

pop-singer

Ronald Cheng

pop-singer
$400
$220
$120

Soundfest
Let’s face the music and dance

21 & 22-3-2008 Fri & Sat 8PM
Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall

Top Hat
White Tie and Tails

Michael Krajewski

conductor

Susan Egan

vocalist

Doug LaBrecque

vocalist

Joan Hess

dancer

Kirby Ward

dancer
$380
$280
$180
$120

Mozart and More in the Museum

28-3-2008 Fri 1:10PM
The University Museum and Art Gallery,
The University of Hong Kong
(Fung Ping Shan Building, Main Entrance on Bonham Road)

29-3-2008 Sat 2pm & 4pm
Hong Kong Museum of Art,
First Floor Foyer

Mendelssohn
Octet for Strings
Mozart
String Quintet in G minor, K.516
Schubert
String Quartet in A minor, D.804

John Harding

violin & Concertmaster of HKPO

Jia Ding Ding

violin *

Wang Liang

violin *

Wang Peng

violin *

Gui Li

violin *

Xia Chun-yu

viola *

Bu Hong

viola *

Chang Pei-chieh

cello *

Cara Cheung

cello **

Symphonic Magic

28 & 29-3-2008 Fri & Sat 8PM
Tsuen Wan Town Hall Auditorium

4-4-2008 Fri 3pm & 8pm
Sha Tin Town Hall Auditorium

Four extra shows by popular demand!

Mozart
The Magic Flute
Debussy
Syrinx^
Tchaikovsky
The Nutcracker^
Mendelssohn
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Offenbach
The Tales of Hoffmann*
Dukas
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
John Williams
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Grieg
Peer Gynt
Mussorgsky
Night on a Bald Mountain

Henry Shek

conductor

Harry Wong

presenter

Ricel Guiman

soprano
(28 & 29/3)

Megan Sterling

flute
(4/4)

Justyne Li

choreographer & dancer
(4/4)

Wong Tan Ki

dancer
(4/4)
$180
$140
$100

Mozart in the City
The Two Concertmasters

11 & 12-4-2008 Fri & Sat 8PM
Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall

Stravinsky
Concerto in D for strings
Mozart
Flute Concerto in G
Chan Hing-yan
And the Moon Winks...
– for orchestra and two huqin soloists (World Première)
Mozart
Symphony No.36 in C Linz

John Harding

director

Megan Sterling

flute

Wong On-yuen

huqin

Wong Sun-tat

huqin
$250
$200
$150
$100

Swire Maestro
Akiko's Mozart Concerto

18 & 19-4-2008 Fri & Sat 8PM
Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall

Limited choir stall seats now available by popular demand!

Mozart
Cosi fan Tutte: Overture
Mozart
Violin Concerto No. 5 K.219
R Strauss
A Hero's Life

Lawrence Renes

conductor

Akiko Suwanai

violin

Vesko Eshkenazy

Guest Concertmaster
$300
$240
$180
$120

Simply Classic
Bravo! Russia

25 & 26-4-2008 Fri & Sat 8PM
Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall

Limited choir stall seats now available by popular demand!

Glinka
Russlan and Ludmilla: overture
Rachmaninov
Piano Concerto No.3
Mussorgsky (orch. Ravel)
Pictures at an Exhibition
Tchaikovsky
Overture 1812

Jakub Hrůša

conductor

Barry Douglas

piano
$250
$200
$150
$100

Mozart in the City
Classic Tognetti

2 & 3-5-2008 Fri & Sat 8PM
Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall

Mozart
Symphony No.31 Paris
Vaughan Williams
The Lark Ascending
Vaughan Williams
Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis
Beethoven
Symphony No. 7

Richard Tognetti

director/violin
$250
$200
$150
$100

Swire New Generation
Grieg & Mahler

9 & 10-5-2008 Fri & Sat 8PM
Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall

Lindberg
Chorale
Grieg
Piano Concerto
Mahler
Symphony No.4

Edo de Waart

conductor

Chen Weiyin

piano

Jessica Rivera

soprano
$250
$200
$150
$100

Great Performers
Pahud, Flautist Supreme

16 & 17-5-2008 Fri & Sat 8PM
Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall

Limited choir stall seats now available by popular demand!

Nielsen
Maskarade: overture
Nielsen
Flute Concerto
Wagner arr. Henk de Vlieger
The Ring – an orchestral adventure

Edo de Waart

conductor

Emmanuel Pahud

flute
$380
$280
$180
$120

Mozart in the City
From Mozart to Mendelssohn

23 & 24-5-2008 Fri & Sat 8PM
Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall

Full House

Haydn
Symphony No.43 Mercury
Mendelssohn
Violin Concerto
Mozart
Masonic Funeral Music
Mozart
Symphony No.38 Prague

Edo de Waart

conductor

Leila Josefowicz

violin
$250
$200
$150
$100

Soundfest
The Orchestral Shakespeare

30 & 31-5-2008 Fri & Sat 8PM
Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall

Mendelssohn
A Midsummer Night’s Dream: suite
Walton
Henry V

Edo de Waart

conductor

Samuel West

actor

The Hong Kong Philharmonic Chorus


The Hong Kong Children's Choir


$380
$280
$180
$120

Swire Maestro
Emanuel Ax returns

6 & 7-6-2008 Fri & Sat 8PM
Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall

Limited choir stall seats available now by popular demand!

Ravel
Le Tombeau de Couperin
Chopin
Piano Concerto No.2
Brahms orch. Schoenberg
Piano Quartet

Edo de Waart

conductor

Emanuel Ax

piano
$380
$280
$180
$120

Simply Classic
Li Chuanyun plays Prokofiev

13 & 14-6-2008 Fri & Sat 8PM
Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall

Limited choir stall seats available now by popular demand!

Janacek
The Cunning Little Vixen: suite
Prokofiev
Violin Concerto No.1
Tchaikovsky
Symphony No.6 Pathétique

Jiri Belohlavek

conductor

Chuanyun Li

violin
$250
$200
$150
$100

Swire Maestro
A Czech hero and an Italian journey

20 & 21-6-2008 Fri & Sat 8PM
Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall

Smetana
Má Vlast: The Moldau
Janácek
Taras Bulba
Berlioz
Harold in Italy

Jiri Belohlavek

conductor

Alexander Besa

viola
$300
$240
$180
$120

Great Performers
Midori plays Brahms

27 & 28-6-2008 Fri & Sat 8PM
Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall

Stravinsky
Les cinq doigts
Stravinsky
Eight instrumental miniatures
Stravinsky
Symphony in three movements
Brahms
Violin Concerto

David Atherton

conductor

Midori

violin
$580
$440
$300
$160

Simply Classic
The Leningrad Symphony

4 & 5-7-2008 Fri & Sat 8PM
Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall

Hummel
Trumpet Concerto
Shostakovich
Symphony No.7 Leningrad

David Atherton

conductor

Alison Balsom

trumpet
$250
$200
$150
$100