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Vienna Philharmonic performing in Hong Kong

Music lovers who could not get tickets to see the world renowned Vienna Philharmonic will get another chance tomorrow (September 25) to watch the performance.

Tonight's (September 24) sell-out concert at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall was telecast live on screens set up at Hong Kong Cultural Centre Piazzas for a few thousand people.

The orchestra will perform at 8pm tomorrow at the same venue and the concert will again be telecast.

Renowned Russian Valery Gergiev will conduct the orchestra to play Mozart's "Symphony No. 36 in C, 'Linz'" and Tchaikovsky's "Symphony No.5 in E Minor" tomorrow.

Considered one of the finest orchestras in the world, the Vienna Philharmonic was founded in 1842. In its more than 160-year history, the orchestra has been associated with many gifted composers, conductors and musicians and won their highest commendations.

The orchestra's list of conductors also included many prominent names such as Gustav Mahler, Richard Strauss, Herbert von Karajan, Leonard Bernstein, Claudio Abbado.

Admission to the Cultural Centre Piazza is free on a first-come, first-served basis. People will be admitted to the piazza from 7pm. A 45-minute pre-concert documentary (in Cantonese), showing the splendid history of the orchestra and excerpts of their past performances, will be screened before the telecast.

Concert by Vienna Philharmonic is presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department. Tonight's show was sponsored by Outblaze; Typhoon Games; Mr & Mrs Yat Siu; Mr & Mrs Maximilian YK Ma and Computime, while tomorrow's concert is sponsored by Mr Albert Hung, JP and Mr Wilfred Ng, MH; piazza live relay is sponsored by Henderson Land Group.

Ends/Sunday, September 24, 2006

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