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A New Matinee Concert on 24th December
"HKPO + Leehom"

13th November 2008

Hong Kong 13th November 2008 – Office staff at the HKPO and Sony BMG were busy turning away disappointed fans in the last 2 days as tickets for “HKPO + Leehom” Concert, 22nd, 23rd, 24th December, were quickly sold out after the box office opened last Friday. After careful consideration and taken into account of Leehom’s hectic work schedule, both HKPO and Leehom’s record company, Sony BMG have agreed to add another performance, a matinee concert on 24th December, 4pm – 6pm.

Although known as one of the most sought after pop icons in Asia, Leehom is in fact a classically trained graduate of Berklee College of Music. In addition to performing his greatest hits and his famous violin concerto, Leehom will take up the baton from Maestro de Waart to conduct the HKPO, venturing into symphonic masterpieces, some of them from emerging young Chinese composers such as Chen Qi Gang, Huang Ruo.

Do not miss this last chance for a dynamic symphonic concert of “HKPO + Leehom”. Tickets are available on 14th November, Friday at URBTIX.

 “HKPO + Leehom” Extra Matinee Concert
Conductor: Wang Leehom, Gerard Salonga
Venue: Concert Hall, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Date: 24/12
Time: 4pm – 6pm
HK$520  $420  $320  $220

Tickets are available at URBTIX now
URBTIX website: www.urbtix.hk
Reservations: 2734 9009
Credit card booking: 2111 5999
Programme Enquiry: 2721 2030


ABOUT THE HONG KONG PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Hailed as “one of Asia's top orchestras”, the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (HKPO) is led by the internationally renowned Artistic Director and Chief Conductor Edo de Waart. Enriching Hong Kong’s cultural life for over a century, the Orchestra has grown into a formidable ensemble of Chinese and international talents in the last three decades, attracting world-class artists to perform on the same stage. In April 2006, The Swire Group Charitable Trust became the Hong Kong Philharmonic’s Principal Patron to enable Maestro de Waart’s artistic vision for the Orchestra to be realized. HKPO annually touches the lives of 200,000 music lovers through more than 150 performances, including a series of outreach activities including the city’s largest outdoor symphonic concert in Happy Valley, Swire Symphony under the Stars. Please visit www.hkpo.com for more information about the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra.

The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra is financially supported by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

SWIRE is the Principal Patron of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra.