Inspired by Beethoven series


Alban Gerhardt Plays Julian Anderson

Principal Guest Conductor Christoph Poppen
Cello Alban Gerhardt



Oberon Overture

Julian Anderson

Litanies for Cello & Orchestra  (Asian première)
Co-commissioned by Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Radio France Festival Présences, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Norwegian Chamber Orchestra & Swedish Chamber Orchestra


Symphony No 3 in E-flat, Op 55, “Eroica”

Alban Gerhardt (Cello)

  ★★★★★ The Guardian

“Alban Gerhardt was the soloist – expressive, unshowy and infinitely classy.” The Guardian

Gerhardt’s playing was always magnificent, his tone clear and focused.”The Strad

 No praise is too high for Alban Gerhardt’s musicianship, commitment and technique.”International Record Review

 “A magician of cantabile playing and a master of virtuosic panache – one of the best cellists alive.”Tagesspiegel


Booking Details
Dates & Times:

21 March 2020 (Saturday)



HK City Hall Concert Hall

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$420, $280, $160


Tickets available at all URBTIX outlets from 14.9.2019
Credit Card Booking:2111 5999
Ticketing Enquiries:3761 6661
URBTIX Internet Ticketing

Get a 20% discount when you purchase standard tickets to two or more concerts of “Sitkovetsky Trio Recital” (14 Nov), “Beethoven Triple Concerto” (16 Nov) and “Cellomiania: Alban Gerhardt Plays Julian Anderson” (21 Mar 2020)

Half-price tickets available for full-time students, senior citizens, people with disabilities and the minder & Comprehensive Social Security 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: Nil
Age Limit: 6 (Person below this age not admitted)
Programme Enquiries: 2836 3336 /
Remarks: Hong Kong Sinfonietta reserves the right to change the programme and artists

The APPRECIATE concerts are, mainly, classical concerts featuring guest artists and conductors of world renown.  Apart from performing orchestral masterpieces, Hong Kong Sinfonietta regularly commissions new works and introduces to audiences works that are rarely heard in Hong Kong.

Music is good for everyone! The LEARN series takes audiences aged 0 to 88 into the world of classical music through specially designed concert series including Good Music for Babies, Good Music for Kids, Short-cut to Classical Music, Know Your Classical Music and HKS McDull Music Project.

In the light-hearted RELAX concerts, Hong Kong Sinfonietta shares with audiences great music ranging from orchestral favourites to music from movies and musicals.

The ENCOUNTER series offers unique opportunities for audiences to get close to the music and the performers through chamber music concerts, talks, often at unconventional venues or time. These include Good Music This Lunch, Good Music @ The Fringe, Beyond Good Music @ The Fringe, HKS ArtisTree Residency and UpClose Encounters.

Often referred to as “one of the world’s great small orchestras”, Hong Kong Sinfonietta has been invited to go on many TOURS in Europe, Asia, South and North Americas, sharing good music with audiences in over 30 cities.  In 2017/2018, the orchestra will make its début in Germany and perform at festivals in France, Portugal, as well as the Beethoven Easter Festival in Poland.

WHAT ELSE?  Apart from classical concerts, Hong Kong Sinfonietta regularly appears in staged productions by Hong Kong Ballet, Opera Hong Kong and visiting arts groups such as The Royal Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Bolshoi Ballet and Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch. This season, Hong Kong Sinfonietta will also host the 1st International Conducting Competition.

““The Hong Kong Sinfonietta continued to sparkle with its diverse and creative programming.””  South China Morning Post