The New York Philharmonic, the oldest symphony orchestra in the US, will return to Hong Kong for the first time in 15 years to perform at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre on July 4 and 5. The concerts are part of the orchestra’s 2023 Asia tour. Tickets for the Hong Kong shows go on sale on May 24.
The NY Phil’s music director and world-class conductor Jaap van Zweden – who is also the music director of the Hong Kong Philharmonic – will collaborate with three-time Grammy winner violinist Hilary Hahn on Brahms’s “Violin Concerto in D, Op. 77” in the first concert on July 4. The programme also includes Tchaikovsky’s “Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74, ‘Pathétique'”. In the second concert on July 5, the orchestra will present Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67” and Dvořák’s “Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95, ‘From the New World'”.
The concerts will be held at 8pm both days at the Concert Hall of the Hong Kong Cultural Centre. Tickets priced at HK$380, HK$580, HK$880, HK$1,180, HK$1,480 and HK$1,880 will be available at URBTIX. Each person can purchase a maximum of 10 tickets each time on the first day of ticket sales.
Hong Kong will be the last stop on the NY Phil’s three-city tour of Asia, which will begin in Taipei in July, before heading to Kaohsiung, and ending in Hong Kong. The Philharmonic has performed in Hong Kong 13 times previously, the last time being in 2008.
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