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French May Arts Festival

Great Oboe Concertos:
Gabriel Pidoux Plays Richard Strauss

Conductor Ariel Zuckermann
Oboe Gabriel Pidoux



Concert Românesc

Richard Strauss

Oboe Concerto in D


Symphony No 7 in D minor, Op 70

Winner of the “Révélation Soliste Instrumental” award at the Victoires de la Musique Classique in 2020, French oboist Gabriel Pidoux is one of the most in-demand oboists of his generation celebrated for “expertly crafted” performances and a “honey-like tone” (Bachtrack). He returns to Hong Kong this French May Arts Festival to present Richard Strauss’ sublime Oboe Concerto with Hong Kong Sinfonietta under the baton of Ariel Zuckermann, in a programme which also includes Dvořák’s beloved Symphony No 7.


Gabriel Pidoux (Oboe)

“The brushstrokes of Gabriel Pidoux are exquisite, with their multiple shades of colour and light.” Le Monde

“Pidoux tackled the concerto with significance and aplomb.” Bachtrack

  • “Révélation Soliste Instrumental”, Victoires de la Musique Classique 2020
  • 2nd Prize, Prague Spring International Music Competition 2019
  • Has appeared at such festivals as La Folle Journée de Nantes, Festival Radio France Montpellier, Marvão International Music Festival, Salon-de-Provence alongside Emmanuel Pahud, Gilbert Audin, Paul Meyer, David Guerrier and Benoît de Barsony





Good Music @ The Fringe
Gabriel Pidoux – Paris au temps du Bœuf sur le toit
Chamber works by Durey, Auric, Poulenc and Tailleferre
24.4.2024 (Wed) | 7:30pm
The Fringe Club – Fringe Dairy


Dates & Times:

27 April 2024 (Saturday)


HK City Hall Concert Hall

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$480, $340, $200

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Ticketing Enquiries: 3166 1100
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20% discount for purchasing standard tickets to any TWO or more of the following concerts, or a 25% discount when purchasing standard tickets to THREE or more:

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

Note: Discounts cannot be used in conjunction of other discounts

More ticketing info
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.