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The Best Way to Celebrate New Year
A Selection of Festive Viennese Dances
Johannes Wildner Returns to Conduct Hong Kong Philharmonic in
The Macallan Bravo Series: "A Viennese New Year"

2011-12-08

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[8 December 2011 – Hong Kong] What better way could there be to celebrate New Year than a concert featuring the best Viennese dances? On 30 & 31 December 2011 (Fri & Sat), 8pm in the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall, the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (HKPO), under the baton of conductor Johannes Wildner, will take you back to glittering 19th century Vienna with the dances of the Strauss family and others.

The Macallan Bravo Series: “A Viennese New Year” is sponsored by The Macallan.

Johannes Wildner, conductor
Austrian conductor Johannes Wildner studied conducting, violin and musicology and has established himself as one of the foremost Austrian conductors.

Wildner was Chief Conductor of the State Philharmonic Orchestra of Košice (Slovakia, 1990-93), Chief Conductor of Prague State Opera (1994-95) and First Permanent Conductor of Leipzig Opera (1996-98). For 10 years from1997 he served as the General Music Director of the New Philharmonic Orchestra of Westphalia (Germany), and last year was appointed Principal Guest Conductor of the BBC Concert Orchestra. 

As a guest conductor Johannes Wildner has conducted major orchestras all over the world including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Russian State Symphony, Bavarian Radio Symphony, Orchestra of the Arena di Verona, Tokyo Philharmonic.

Wildner has always devoted an important part of his activity to opera. In addition to his performing at the Prague State Opera, Leipzig Opera and at the Musiktheater im Revier/Gelsenkirchen, he also regularly appears at opera houses and many major music festivals across the globe.

He has recorded more than 60 CDs, videos and DVDs, including Die Fledermaus, Così fan tutte, Carmen andBruckner’s Symphonies 3 and 9.

Programme
In 2009 Johannes Wildner touched the hearts of Hong Kong audiences at the New Year Gala concert with the Hong Kong Philharmonic. In 2011, he returns with a brilliant line-up of Viennese classic dances. These include the Fledermaus Quadrille, Furioso Polka, Delirien Walzer, Eljen a Magyar! Schnellpolka and many more. Join us to usher in the New Year in an evening with elegance and laughter at the Cultural Centre Concert Hall!


The Macallan Bravo Series
SoundFest: A Viennese New Year
30&31 | 12| 2011
FRI & SAT 8PM
HK Cultural Centre Concert Hall
HK$400 $300 $220 $140
Available at URBTIX now

Title Sponsor: The Macallan

Artists

Johannes Wildner

conductor


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Programme

 

von REZNICEK

Donna Diana: Overture

J STRAUSS II

Fledermaus Quadrille , Op.363

Josef STRAUSS

Brennende Liebe Polka-mazurka, Op.129

Josef STRAUSS

Sphären-Klänge Walzer, Op.235

J STRAUSS II

Furioso-Polka, Op.260

J STRAUSS II

Wiener Blut, Op.354

von SUPPÉ

Dichter und Bauer: Overture

Josef STRAUSS 

Eingesendet Polka schnell, Op.240

Josef STRAUSS

Delirien Walzer, Op.212

J STRAUSS II

Eljen a Magyar! Schnellpolka, Op.332

Josef STRAUSS

Feuerfest! Polka française, Op.269

J STRAUSS II

Wein, Weib und Gesang! Walzer, Op.333

Eduard STRAUSS

 Bahn Frei! Polka schnell, Op.45


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HONG KONG PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Edo de Waart
Artistic Director and Chief Conductor

The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (HKPO) is one of Asia's leading orchestras. Enriching Hong Kong's cultural life for over a century, the Orchestra has grown into a formidable ensemble of Chinese and international talents, attracting world-class artists to collaborate on its stage. HKPO annually touches the lives of over 200,000 music lovers through more than 150 performances including its extensive education programme HSBC Insurance Creative Notes and free concerts such as the popular Swire Symphony under the Stars, and regular broadcasts and telecasts. Outside of Hong Kong, the HKPO has made a number of critically acclaimed tours in Asia and Europe.

The 2011/12 season will mark Maestro Edo de Waart's eighth and final season with the HKPO. Apart from his own series of five special programmes which are summaries of his achievements with the Orchestra over the last seven years, ending with Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, the new season will also attract a stellar cast of great artists and guest conductors.

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
The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra is the Venue Partner of the Hong Kong Cultural Centre

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