A Soldier’s Story 5.0

The Devil Returns

Music Director/Conductor Yip Wing-sie
Director/Choreographer Yuri Ng (HKS Artist Associate 2011-2013)
Violin Tseng Yu-chien
Dance Artist Chen Wu-kang^
Dance Artist Jay Jen Low
Dance Artist Wong Man-chui
Dance Artist Tsuyoshi Shirai
Adaptation Michael Lam


Daniel Lo Ting-cheung

Autumn Rhythm (world première)
Commissioned by Hong Kong Sinfonietta in 2019 with sponsorship from CASH Music Fund


Violin Concerto No 5 in A, K219, “Turkish”


The Soldier’s Tale^

In a fateful encounter with the Devil, a soldier is forced to choose between either his soul or wealth and glory. Will the temptation of such earthly pleasures lead him astray? Music Director Yip Wing-sie and choreographer Yuri Ng will once again bring this ageless anecdote of human weakness to life. Dance artist Chen Wu-kang reprises the roles of narrator and devil as he dances alongside three veteran dance artists in this award-winning, unique crossover production. Together with a dazzling performance of Mozart’s Violin Concerto No 5 by Taiwanese star violinist Tseng Yu-chien and the world première of Hong Kong composer Daniel Lo’s Autumn Rhythm, inspired by a painting by Jackson Pollock.




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©HK Sinfonietta Ltd

Tseng Yu-chien (Violin)

Tseng Yu-chien (Violin)

Booking Details
Dates & Times:

21 September 2019 (Saturday)



HK City Hall Concert Hall

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$450, $320, $240, $160*

Tickets available at all URBTIX outlets from 5.7.2019
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*Some seats may have restricted view

Get a 20% discount when you purchase standard tickets to this concert and  “Great Violin ConcertosFumiaki Miura Plays Beethoven” on 7 Sep 2019

Half-price tickets available for full-time students, senior citizens, people with disabilities and the minder & Comprehensive Social Securityhttps://hksl.org/concert/great-violin-concertos-sayaka-shoji-plays-beethoven Assistance recipients

10% discount for group booking of 4 or more standard tickets

Patrons can enjoy only one of the above discounts for each purchase

Duration: Approximately 2 hours with a 15 min intermission
Language: ^ Narration in Putonghua
Age Limit: 6 (Person below this age not admitted)
Programme Enquiries: 2836 3336 / info@hksinfonietta.org
Remarks: Hong Kong Sinfonietta reserves the right to change the programme and artists

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