Cellist Yo-Yo Ma and pianist Kathryn Stott to stage recital in November (with photo)

     World-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma and his longtime collaborator pianist Kathryn Stott will stage a recital in November as part of the Great Music 2023 of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD).  
     The duo promises an evening filled with musical intimacy and exhilarating expressions for the audience. The programme of the recital encompasses Shostakovich's "Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minor, Op. 40" and Franck's "Sonata in A for Violin and Piano" (version for cello and piano). They will also present the sentimental rhythms of Dvoƙák's "Songs My Mother Taught Me", the meditative melodies of Pärt's "Spiegel im Spiegel", as well as lyrical short pieces of Fauré's "Berceuse, Op. 16" and "Papillon, Op. 77", Sérgio Assad's "Menino" and Boulanger's "Cantique".
     Tickets for "Duo Recital by Yo-Yo Ma (Cello) & Kathryn Stott (Piano)" will be sold through a ticket ballot and real-name ticketing system. All registered persons will enter the ballot automatically. Successful applicants of the ticket ballot have to purchase their tickets during a stipulated period via the URBTIX website. An email containing a specific link to purchase a maximum of two tickets will be sent to successful applicants. Each ticket buyer is required to provide the English full names of recital attendees for printing on the tickets and admission verification purposes. The timeline of the purchase schedule is as follows:
Online registration for ticket ballot
(On URBTIX website and mobile ticketing app only)
From 10am on September 25 (Monday) to
8pm on September 27 (Wednesday)
Announcement of ballot result October 3 (Tuesday)
Ticket purchase period for successful applicants
(On URBTIX website only)
From 10am on October 5 (Thursday) to
6pm on October 6 (Friday)

    Each ticket will be printed with the English full name of the recital attendee. Ticket-holders are required to bring along the true copy of documentary proof of identity with photo, and are advised to arrive at the Concert Hall of the Hong Kong Cultural Centre at least 90 minutes before the commencement of the recital (i.e. 6.30pm) for identity verification upon admission. Tickets are not transferable. For details of the ticketing procedure, please visit the programme website: www.lcsd.gov.hk/CE/CulturalService/Programme/en/music/programs_1577.html.
     "Duo Recital by Yo-Yo Ma (Cello) & Kathryn Stott (Piano)" will be held at 8pm on November 6 at the Concert Hall of the Hong Kong Cultural Centre. Tickets are priced at $380, $580, $780, $1,080 and $1,380. For programme enquiries, please call 2268 7321 or visit the above-mentioned programme website. For any problems encountered during the ticket ballot registration period, please email urbtix@maoyan.com.hk or call URBTIX's ticketing enquiries and customer service hotline at 3166 1100.
     The LCSD's Great Music 2023 will be held from September to November. Various internationally acclaimed musicians and ensembles will gather in Hong Kong to perform an array of exciting and diversified music programmes. For more details, please visit www.lcsd.gov.hk/CE/CulturalService/Programme/en/music/groups_1576.html.

Ends/Wednesday, September 13, 2023
Issued at HKT 19:00