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szdaily -> Culture
HKPO to debut in town
    2017-April-18  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

    Debra Li

    debra_lidan@163.com

    IT is surprising that Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (HKPO), based in the neighboring city of Hong Kong, has never paid a visit to Shenzhen. But, the long overdue appointment with local music fans has arrived and is set for May 28.

    Under the baton of top Chinese conductor Yu Long, HKPO will present a night of Mendelssohn and Mahler in collaboration with pianist Serena Wang and soprano Rao Lan.

    Opening the concert will be the “Overture in E Major, Op. 21,” a concert overture young Mendelssohn composed at just 17 for Shakespeare’s play, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

    While a romantic piece in atmosphere, the overture incorporates many classical elements, being cast in sonata form and shaped by regular phrasings and harmonic transitions. The piece is also noted for its striking instrumental effects, such as the emulation of scampering “fairy feet” at the beginning and the braying of Bottom as a donkey.

    Next in the program, pianist Wang will play a piano solo in Mendelssohn’s “Piano Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 25.”

    While the first half of the concert is full of youthful vigor and a dreamy atmosphere, the latter half is more meditative.

    HKPO will then perform Mahler’s “Symphony No. 4 in G Major,” with a song in the fourth movement to be sung by soprano Rao.

    Yu is currently the artistic director and chief conductor of the China Philharmonic, the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, music director of the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra, and principal guest conductor of the HKPO. He is also the artistic director of the Beijing Music Festival and co-director of the Music in the Summer Air Festival (MISA).

    First established in 1895 as an amateur orchestra (Sino-British Orchestra), the HKPO is the largest symphony orchestra in Hong Kong. It became a professional orchestra in 1974 funded by the Hong Kong Government.

    The orchestra gives more than 140 performances annually to an audience of over 180,000, having collaborated with pianists like Lang Lang and Zhang Haochen, cellists Wang Jian and Yoyo Ma, and many other talented musicians.

    

    Time: 8 p.m., May 28 Tickets: 80-880 yuan

    Venue: Shenzhen Concert Hall, intersection of Hongli Road and Yitian Road, Futian District (福田区红荔路和益田路交汇处深圳音乐厅)

    Metro: Line 3 or 4, Children’s Palace Station (少年宫站), Exit D

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