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Coming Together – Sheng & Didgeridoo!

Conductor Luke Dollman
Sheng Loo Sze-wang (HKS Artist Associate 2012-2013)
Didgeridoo William Barton



Egmont Overture, Op 84

Peter Sculthorpe

Earth Cry (abridged version, 1999) (Hong Kong première)

Dylan Crismani

Coming Together for Sheng & Didgeridoo (world première)


Symphony No 7 in A, Op 92

In this groundbreaking cultural exchange celebrating both Australian and Chinese musical heritage, Hong Kong Sinfonietta brings together two world-leading virtuosos of two distinctive, fascinating and surprisingly versatile traditional instruments. Representing home soil is local Sheng master Loo Sze-wang, while Didgeridoo superstar William Barton will hail from Australia and bring into spotlight the incredible thousand-year-old instrument which has become a shining beacon of Australian Aboriginal culture. The pair will present the world première of Dylan Crismani’s concerto for Sheng and Didgeridoo, Coming Together, under the baton of conductor Luke Dollman, in a programme which also features well-loved works by Beethoven as well as the Hong Kong première of Peter Sculthorpe’s atmospheric Earth Cry.


Loo Sze-wang (Sheng/HK Artist Associate 2012-2013)

“In the hands of sheng virtuoso Loo Sze-wang, the piece was impressive.”American Record Guide

  • Has performed at the Melbourne Festival, Singapore Arts Festival, Buenos Aires International Music Festival, Hong Kong Arts Festival, New Vision Arts Festival, Chinese Composers’ Festival etc
  • Performed with Hong Kong Sinfonietta on tour in North America, France, Poland, Lithuania, Argentina, Brazil, Beijing & Shanghai
  • Founding member, Chinese Music Virtuosi


William Barton (Didgeridoo)

“With the unique and beautiful mix of orchestra and didgeridoo, there were no real words to describe the magnificence the audience was witnessing.”Absolute Theatre Review

“He’s one of the great virtuosos. It’s a sound I had heard before, but never with that sort of technique. The possibilities are extraordinary. This is a great man. He radiates. You watch him and think, this is impressive.” Sir Simon Rattle

“Barton, an award-winning musician, held the audience in thrall with this spiritual work which conjured up bush sounds, birds singing, wind whispering through trees, and late evening and early morning songlines.” Stage Whispers

  • Australian of the Year 2023 (Queensland)
  • Winner, Don Banks Music Award, Australia 2021
  • Has performed with the London Philharmonic, Bremer Philharmonic, Chineke!, all major orchestras in Australia etc


Luke Dollman (Conductor)

  • Has worked with orchestras such as Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, London Philharmonic, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Helsinki Philharmonic, Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie, and all major orchestras in Australia and New Zealand
Dates & Times:

14 September 2024 (Saturday)


HK City Hall Concert Hall

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$480, $340, $200


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Duration: Approximately 2 hours with a 15 min intermission
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

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.