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Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Culture and Arts Festival 2024

Great Violin Concertos:

Dan Zhu Plays Szymanowski

Music Director/Conductor Christoph Poppen
Violin Dan Zhu


Valentin Silvestrov

Stille Musik (2002) (Hong Kong première)


Violin Concerto No 2, Op 61


Symphony No 5 in E minor, Op 64

Dan Zhu (Violin)

  • Has performed with conductors such as Zubin Mehta, Christoph Eschenbach, Krzysztof Penderecki, Jacek Kaspszyk, Ralf Weikert, Uroš Lajovic, Yu Long etc
  • Has performed at prestigious festivals including the Salzburg, Verbier, Kuhmo, Marlboro, Marvão, George Enescu, Schleswig-Holstein, Prades Pablo Casals, Ravinia and Spoleto festivals
  • Has collaborated with chamber partners such as Philippe Entremont, Peter Frankl, Richard Goode, Lang Lang, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Joshua Bell, Henri Demarquette, Nobuko Imai, Mischa Maisky, Paul Meyer etc


Christoph Poppen (Music Director/Conductor)

“Christoph Poppen brought out a broad soundscape from the orchestra.” 
Süddeutsche Zeitung

  • Principal Conductor, Cologne Chamber Orchestra
  • Principal Guest Conductor, Israel Chamber Orchestra
  • Artistic Director, Marvão International Music Festival, Portugal
  • Music Director, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie (2007-2011)
  • Artistic Director, Munich Chamber Orchestra (1995-2006)
Dates & Times:

16 November 2024 (Saturday)


HK City Hall Concert Hall

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$480, $340, $200

Tickets available at all URBTIX outlets and POPTICKET.hk from 14.9.2024
Credit Card Booking: 3166 1288
Ticketing Enquiries: 3166 1100
URBTIX Internet Ticketing Service: www.URBTIX.hk
POPTICKET Online Bookings : www.popticket.hk
(No service charge, the best available seat will be assigned by the organiser)

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.