Music of LPO to Return to Hong Kong in August

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Music of London Philharmonic Orchestra to Return to Hong Kong in August

Hong Kongers can again expect festive sounds from the London Philharmonic Orchestra with the Leisure and Cultural Services Department's (LCSD) presentation of its two concert screenings this August.

The two screenings are produced by the orchestra and will be shown from afar at the Concert Hall of Hong Kong City Hall (HKCH) in a joint celebration of the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's establishment and the HKCH's 60th anniversary.

The programme is exclusively sponsored by The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) and is just one of many initiatives supported by the club, which includes a large-scale exhibit of dinosaur fossils at the Hong Kong Science Museum.

According to a government press release yesterday, the orchestra will see violinist Nicola Benedetti perform two curated concerts. The first screening will present "Lullabies," a commissioned work by local composer Charles Kwong, and the performance of Tchaikovsky's "Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64." The second screening, on the other hand, will include Bruch's "Violin Concerto in G minor, Op. 26" and Elgar's "Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36, 'Enigma.'"

"To reach beyond territorial and audiovisual boundaries, and deliver a powerful sense of a live performance, the concert screenings will be accompanied by an advanced soundscape audio system with multiple sound sources and an enhanced loudspeaker setting which enable audiences to re-encounter the Orchestra, with its rising and falling tones in HKCH, known as Hong Kong's 'youngest monument,' after 60 years," the release said.

The “London Philharmonic Orchestra (Concert Screening)” will be held on Aug. 20 at 8 PM and Aug. 21 at 3 PM at the HKCH. Tickets are available on URBTIX and range from HK$200 to HK$280.

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