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World-class Philadelphia Orchestra to perform in May (with photos)

     The Philadelphia Orchestra will come to Hong Kong to give two performances in May under the baton of its Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin. The concerts are part of the "Great Music 2016" series presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD).

     The first concert will take place at 8pm on May 19 (Thursday) at the Concert Hall of the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, featuring Brahms' "Symphony No. 2 in D" and Rimsky-Korsakov's "Symphonic Suite Scheherazade".

     The programme of the second concert, to be held at the same venue at 8pm on May 20 (Friday), will comprise Beethoven's "String Quartet in F minor, 'Serioso'" (arranged by Mahler) and Bruckner's "Symphony No. 4 in E-flat, 'Romantic'".

     Founded in 1900, the Philadelphia Orchestra is one of the world's leading orchestras, renowned for its distinctive sound, its keen ability to capture the hearts and imaginations of audiences, and its legacy of innovation in music-making. The orchestra has sustained the highest level of artistic quality, creating powerful musical experiences for audiences at home and around the world, and continues to serve as an unwavering standard of excellence in the world of classical music.

     Yannick Nézet-Séguin is one of the most exciting talents of his generation. His highly collaborative style and deeply rooted musical curiosity, paired with a fresh approach to programming, have been heralded by critics and audiences alike. Widely recognised for his musicianship, dedication and charisma, Nézet-Séguin has established himself as a musical leader of the highest calibre. He is Musical America's Artist of the Year 2016 and has been praised as "phenomenal" by the New York Times. The concerts will be his Hong Kong début.

     Tickets for "The Philadelphia Orchestra" priced at $300, $450, $650, $850, $1050 and $1250 are now available at URBTIX ( For telephone credit card bookings, please call 2111 5999. For programme enquiries and concessionary schemes, please call 2268 7321 or visit .

     Other highlights of "Great Music 2016" include "Violin Recital by Joshua Bell" (April 17), "Piano Recital by Arcadi Volodos" (July 26) and "Violin Recital by Julia Fischer" (October 22). The series also includes other attractive music events. Details will be announced later on the LCSD website.

Ends/Friday, March 18, 2016
Issued at HKT 12:01


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