National Day Concert: A Panorama of Rivers and Mountains
30 September - 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm$200 – $500
The Elements (Asia Premiere)
LÜ Qiming｜Ode to the Red Flag
ZHAO Lin｜A Thousand Li of Rivers and Mountains (Hong Kong Premiere)
The National Day Concert features the Hong Kong premiere of Chinese composer Zhao Lin’s A Thousand Li of Rivers and Mountains. This symphonic poem was inspired by the only surviving work of the same title by the Northern Song Dynasty painter Wang Ximeng. Lin’s composition weaves folk soprano with the Chinese instruments sheng, pipa, erhu and dizi into the Western orchestral fabric to produce a unique soundscape. Yu Long conducts this co-commission by the League of China Orchestras and 23 orchestras, including the HK Phil.
The concert runs approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes with an intermission.
Yu Long, conductor
Linna Gong, soprano
Virtuosi from the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra:
Xu Hui, erhu
Zhang Ying, pipa
Wei Shen-fu, sheng
Wu Chih-hing, dizi
CMB Wing Lung Bank
HK Phil Jubilee Tickets ($50) will be available for selected concerts during counter sale period on a first- come, first-served basis. Each customer can purchase up to two tickets per programme (unless specified otherwise). These tickets are not available during subscription period, and no concessionary discount will be offered.
ABOUT THE ARTIST / ORGANISERThe Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (HK Phil) is one of the leading orchestras in Asia. The annual schedule focuses on symphonic repertoire, with conductors and soloists from all over the world. The HK Phil runs an extensive education programme, commissions new works, and nurtures local talent. The most recent recording project is Wagner’s Ring Cycle following the first-ever performances in Hong Kong of these four operas. In 2019, the HK Phil received the prestigious Gramophone Orchestra of the Year Award – the first orchestra in Asia to receive this distinction. With Music Director Jaap van Zweden since 2012, the HK Phil has toured to Europe, Asia, Australia, and on numerous occasions to Mainland China. Yu Long is the orchestra’s Principal Guest Conductor, while Lio Kuokman is the Resident Conductor of the HK Phil.
- 30 September
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
- $200 – $500
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