[11 June 2012 – Hong Kong] Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (HKPO) announces today (11 June) that conductor Alexander Vedernikov has unfortunately withdrawn from the performances of Splendour of Russia: “When Tchaikovsky Meets Moser” owing to unforeseen circumstances. Conductor Oleg Caetani has agreed to step in for the performances. The programme and soloist remain unchanged.
Splendour of Russia: “When Tchaikovsky Meets Moser” will be held on 15 &16 June 2012 (Fri & Sat), 8pm in the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall. Programme Enquiries: 2721 2030
Oleg Caetani, conductor
Born in Switzerland of Russian and Italian descent, Oleg Caetani was the winner of the RAI Turin Competition and Karajan Competition in Berlin. He conducted Eugene Onegin at the age of 24 in 1981 as his opera début when graduating from the St Petersburg Conservatory. Since then, Tchaikovsky has played an important part of his repertoire. In 2008, he recorded the complete symphonies of Tchaikovsky with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.
Over the thirty years of his conducting career, he has appeared at many of the world’s prestigious concert halls, theatres and music festivals. Recent engagements include Vaughan Williams’ Sir John in Love and at the English National Opera, Wagner’s Der fliegende Holländer at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, and Puccini’s Madama Butterfly in Oslo and La Bohème in London at the ENO.
His recordings of Tansman’s symphonies, released by Chandos, have won three Diapason d’Or in 2006 and 2008.
Splendour of Russia: When Tchaikovsky Meets Moser
15&16 | 6 | 2012
FRI & SAT 8PM
HK Cultural Centre Concert Hall
HK$320 $240 $180 $120
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The HKPO stays in tune with our city by presenting the Orchestra in unexpected venues and bringing the excitement of the concert experience to every home through radio and television broadcasts including the largest symphonic event of the year, Swire Symphony under the Stars, at Happy Valley. The Orchestra runs a comprehensive schools education programme, HSBC Insurance Creative Notes, bringing the joy of classical music to primary, secondary and special school kids. The Orchestra also collaborates regularly with other performing arts organisations such as Opera Hong Kong in addition to its crossover series with Western and Chinese pop artists.
The Orchestra also builds its reputation and raises its artistic standards by touring. In September 2010, de Waart and the HKPO returned to China, performing at the Expo 2010 Shanghai, Xi’an and Beijing to critical acclaim.
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