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London Symphony Orchestra
London Symphony Orchestra
Music Director/Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle
Music Director/Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle
Piano: Colleen Lee (22/9 only)
Piano: Colleen Lee (22/9 only)
Piano: Aristo Sham (24/9 only)
Piano: Aristo Sham (24/9 only)
Piano: Emanuel Ax (25/9 only)
Piano: Emanuel Ax (25/9 only)
Live Relays
Live Relays
Trailers
Trailers
Masterclass
Masterclass

Due to overwhelming response, there are 10 tickets of box seats for each concert available for sale at the URBTIX Box Office of Hong Kong Cultural Centre from 10am on the respective day of the concert with ticket prices as below:

 -  22 & 24 September: $380 for each ticket
 -  25 September: $480 for each ticket)

Each person can purchase a maximum of two tickets per transaction on a first come, first served basis.  

 

Bringing together the world’s top orchestra, a Grammy-winning pianist and top talents from Hong Kong, to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Hong Kong Cultural Centre!

 

Music Director / Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle

Piano: Colleen Lee (22/9 only), Aristo Sham (24/9 only), Emanuel Ax (25/9 only)

 

22 September (Sun)

Haydn            

Symphony No. 86 in D, Hob. I: 86

Prokofiev         

Piano Concerto No. 3 in C, Op. 26

(Piano: Colleen Lee)

Rachmaninov     

Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op. 27

 

24 September (Tue)

Britten           

The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, Op. 34

Rachmaninov      

Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30

(Piano: Aristo Sham)

Brahms           

Symphony No. 2 in D, Op. 73

 

25 September (Wed)*

Brahms            

Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat, Op. 83  

(Piano: Emanuel Ax)

Adams              

Harmonielehre                                               

 

*Latecomers on 25/9 concert will only be admitted during the intermission.

 

Each performance will run for 2 hours including a 20 minute intermission.  Audience is strongly advised to arrive punctually.  Latecomers will only be admitted during the intermission or at a suitable break.  The presenter reserves the right to change the programme and substitute artists.

 

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22 September concert sponsored by

Dr Albert Hung, GBM, JP     Mr Wilfred Ng, GBS, JP

 

DATE
VENUE
PRICE
22.09.2019 (Sun)
20:00
24.09.2019 (Tue)
20:00
Concert Hall, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
location
$1,880, $1,480, $1,180, $880, $580, $380
25.09.2019 (Wed)
20:00
Concert Hall, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
location
$2,080, $1,680, $1,380, $1,080, $780, $480
DATE
22.09.2019 (Sun)
20:00
24.09.2019 (Tue)
20:00
PRICE
$1,880, $1,480, $1,180, $880, $580, $380
DATE
25.09.2019 (Wed)
20:00
PRICE
$2,080, $1,680, $1,380, $1,080, $780, $480

Tickets available from 25 May onwards at URBTIX outlets, on Internet, mobile app and credit card telephone booking.

 

Half-price tickets are available for senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and the minder, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients (limited tickets for full-time students and CSSA recipients available on a first-come-first-served basis).

 

Early Bird Discount 25/5 – 2/7/2019

20% off for purchase of any standard tickets during the period.

 

Group Booking Discount*

For each purchase of standard tickets, the following concession applies: 10% off for 4-9 standard tickets; 15% off for 10-19 standard tickets; 20% off for 20 or more standard tickets.

 

*Available from 3 July after the early bird discount period.

Patrons can enjoy only one of the above discount offers.

 

Programme Enquiries 2268 7321

Ticketing Enquiries 3761 6661

Credit Card Telephone Booking 2111 5999

Internet Booking www.urbtix.hk

“…the London Symphony Orchestra, who produced subtle, beautiful and utterly beguiling sounds…” The Times

From delivering artistic excellence on stage, in recordings and on film, to its world-leading music education and community programme, the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) strives to bring great music to as many people as possible.  Established in 1904, the LSO was one of the first self-governing orchestras, built on the values of partnership and artistic ownership. That entrepreneurial spirit continues today.

The LSO has been the Resident Orchestra at the Barbican Centre in the City of London since it opened in 1982.  Every year, it gives over 70 concerts in London and performs 50–60 worldwide.  The LSO also programmes concerts and workshops at LSO St Luke’s through its pioneering community and education programme, LSO Discovery, one of the first in the United Kingdom.  The Orchestra is a champion for new music, regularly commissioning some of the foremost British composers to write significant new works for full orchestra whilst also working to develop the United Kingdom’s younger generation of conductors.

The LSO has developed a close family of artists who continually demonstrate their commitment to this Orchestra, with Sir Simon Rattle as Music Director, Gianandrea Noseda and François-Xavier Roth as Principal Guest Conductors, Michael Tilson Thomas as Conductor Laureate.

The LSO has a history of innovation that helps to keep it relevant and contemporary. With the formation of its own recording label LSO Live in 1999, the Orchestra brought about a revolution in how live orchestral music is recorded and disseminated.  Since then, LSO Live has produced over 150 releases and continually embraces new digital technologies, with pioneering moves into digital film, Blu-ray Audio, downloads and streaming.

 “One of the most sought-after conductors in the world.” The New York Times

Sir Simon Rattle was born in Liverpool and studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London.

From 1980 to 1998, Sir Simon was Principal Conductor and Artistic Adviser of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and was appointed Music Director in 1990. He moved to Berlin in 2002 and held the positions of Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of the Berliner Philharmoniker until he stepped down in 2018.  Sir Simon became Music Director of the London Symphony Orchestra in September 2017 and spent the 2017-2018 season at the helm of both ensembles.

Sir Simon has made over 70 recordings for EMI record label (now Warner Classics) and has received numerous prestigious international awards for his recordings on various labels.  Sir Simon’s most recent recordings include Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande, Turnage’s Remembering, and Ravel, Dutilleux and Delage on Blue-ray and DVD with the LSO’s record label, LSO Live.

Sir Simon has longstanding relationships with the leading orchestras in London, Europe and the United States; initially working closely with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Boston Symphony Orchestra, and more recently with The Philadelphia Orchestra.  He regularly conducts the Wiener Philharmoniker, with whom he has recorded the complete Beethoven symphonies and piano concertos with Alfred Brendel.

"It’s always exciting to collaborate with top-notch orchestras.  I am much looking forward to the performance with the LSO and Sir Simon Rattle." ─ Colleen Lee

Since winning the 6th Prize of 15th International Frederic Chopin Piano Competition, Lee has performed extensively throughout Asia, Europe and North America in solo recitals and with Orchestras such as the Galacia Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, China Philharmonic Orchestra, Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra, Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, Wuhan Philharmonic Orchestra, Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, and Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra among others.

Born in Hong Kong, Lee started her piano lesson at the age of four.  Subsequently she was trained at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts under the tutelage of Professor Eleanor Wong.  After obtaining the Bachelor of Music Degree, she was awarded scholarship from The Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund and the Bernard Van Zuiden Scholarship to further her studies at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Median in Hannover with Professor Arie Vardi.  Lee was the recipient of many international awards besides her success at the International Chopin Piano Competition, including First Prize at the 3rd Seiler International Piano Competition in Kitzingen, Germany, the 2003 Dorothy Mackenzie Artist Recognition Award, Third Place and Critic and Audience Prizes at the 15th International Competition for Piano and Orchestra in Cantù, Italy, Prize Winner of the 1st Hong Kong International Piano Competition, the Pro Musicis International Award, Gina Bachauer International Artist Competition Award, Sendai International Music Competition award, and was Laureate of the 16th Santander International Piano Competition in Spain.  Her discography includes an all Chopin album recorded on the Pleyel piano released by the Fryderyk Chopin Institute, and an all Scarlatti Sonata CD by Naxos.

"I am thrilled to collaborate with one of the finest orchestras and most inspiring conductors in the world, and am honoured to be part of this artistic process." ─ Aristo Sham

Hailed by the Washington Post as a young artist with “boundless potential” who can “already hold his own with the best,” pianist Aristo Sham has dazzled audiences on five continents, and was featured in the documentary ‘The World’s Greatest Musical Prodigies’ in 2009, broadcast by Channel 4 in the United Kingdom.  Sham has also performed for royalty and dignitaries such as Prince Charles of Britain, Queen Mathilde of Belgium and ex-President of China Hu Jintao, and collaborated with orchestras such as the English Chamber Orchestra and the Minnesota Orchestra.

Sham first came under international recognition when he won the First Prizes in the Ettlingen International Piano Competition in Germany in 2006, and the Gina Bachauer International Junior Piano Competition in 2008.  More recently, he won the Vendome Prize at Verbier Festival, and took prizes at the New York and Dublin International Piano Competitions as well as competitions named in honour of Clara Haskil, Viotti and Gina Bachauer.

Born in Hong Kong, Sham was first introduced to the piano at the age of three.  His principal teachers include Professors Eleanor Wong, Colin Stone, Victor Rosenbaum, and Julia Mustonen-Dahlkvist.  He was a student at Harrow School in the United Kingdom, and is currently pursuing the Bachelor of Arts in Economics and French, and the Master of Music in Piano Performance as a joint programme at the Harvard University and the New England Conservatory.  In addition, he travels to Sweden regularly for studies at the Ingesund School of Music.

“I am very happy to be a part of the 30th anniversary celebration of the Hong Kong Cultural Centre – I have wonderful memories of my concerts in 1989 and excited about being there with the wonderful LSO and Simon Rattle.” – Emanuel Ax

Born in Lvov, Poland, Emanuel Ax moved to Winnipeg, Canada, with his family when he was a young boy.  His studies at the Juilliard School were supported by the sponsorship of the Epstein Scholarship Program of the Boys Clubs of America, and he subsequently won the Young Concert Artists Award. Emanuel captured public attention in 1974 when he won the first Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Competition in Tel Aviv and in 1979 he won the coveted Avery Fisher Prize in New York.

A frequent and committed partner for chamber music, he has worked regularly with such artists as Young Uck Kim, Cho-Liang Lin, Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, Peter Serkin, Jaime Laredo, and the late Isaac Stern.

This season Emanuel joins the LSO on their tour of China, and returns to Europe to work with the Rotterdam Philharmonic, Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Orchestra dell' Accademia Santa Cecilia in Rome, and Tonhalle Zurich.  In North America he returns to orchestras including the New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Houston and San Francisco Symphonies among others.

A Sony Classical exclusive recording artist since 1987, recent releases include Mendelssohn Trios with Yo-Yo Ma and Itzhak Perlman, Strauss' Enoch Arden narrated by Patrick Stewart, and discs of two-piano music by Brahms and Rachmaninoff with Yefim Bronfman.

Live Relays 22,24-25/9

Admission Free

Piazza, Hong Kong Cultural Centre

Auditorium, Tsuen Wan Town Hall

Auditorium, Tuen Mun Town Hall

Auditorium, Yuen Long Theatre

 

Online registration (here) for Tsuen Wan Town Hall, Yuen Long Theatre and Tuen Mun Town Hall  commences on 26 July (Fri) at 10am on a first come, first served basis!

Online registration is not required for the live relays at the Piazza of the Hong Kong Cultural Centre.  Free seating on the performance days on a first come, first served basis.  Please bring your own seat mat.

London Symphony Orchestra – Promotional Trailer

London Symphony Orchestra – Pianist: Colleen Lee

London Symphony Orchestra – Pianist: Aristo Sham

DATE
VENUE
PRICE
24.09.2019 (Tue)
14:30, 16:15
The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
Free Admission
DATE
24.09.2019 (Tue)
14:30, 16:15
PRICE
Free Admission

Conducted in English

 

Bassoon Masterclass

14:30 - 16:15

 

Daniel Jemison (LSO Principal Bassoon)

Venue: Concert Hall, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

Double Bass Masterclass

14:30 - 16:15

 

Colin Paris (LSO Co-Principal Double Bass)

Venue: Recital Hall, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

Flute Masterclass

16:15 – 18:00

 

Gareth Davies (LSO Principal Flute)

Venue: Concert Hall, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

Viola Masterclass

16:15 – 18:00

 

Germán Clavijo (LSO Viola)

Venue: Recital Hall, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

 

Free admission tickets for observers can be collected at the Enquiries Counter of the Hong Kong Cultural Centre from 16 Sep 2019 onwards (9am-9pm).

Each person can obtain up to two tickets on a first come, first served basis.

(Enquiry no. of Hong Kong Cultural Centre: 2734 2009)

 

Masterclass Enquiries

Leisure and Cultural Services Department: 2268 7321 

The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts: 2584 8500 

 

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DATE
VENUE
PRICE
22.09.2019 (Sun)
20:00
24.09.2019 (Tue)
20:00
Concert Hall, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
location
$1,880, $1,480, $1,180, $880, $580, $380
25.09.2019 (Wed)
20:00
Concert Hall, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
location
$2,080, $1,680, $1,380, $1,080, $780, $480
DATE
22.09.2019 (Sun)
20:00
24.09.2019 (Tue)
20:00
PRICE
$1,880, $1,480, $1,180, $880, $580, $380
DATE
25.09.2019 (Wed)
20:00
PRICE
$2,080, $1,680, $1,380, $1,080, $780, $480
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