Harriet Krijgh Plays Saint-Saëns

Principal Guest Conductor Christoph Poppen
Cello Harriet Krijgh


Jörg Widmann

Ikarische Klage (Icarian Lament) (1999) (Hong Kong première)


Cello Concerto No 1 in A minor, Op 33


Symphony No 6 in B minor, Op 74, “Pathétique”

Harriet Krijgh (Cello)

“Pure beauty.” Dagblad van het Noorden

 She made her instrument sing marvelously.” Frankfurter Neue Presse

“As soon as Krijgh’s bow touches the strings, there is nothing but the pure sound of her cello.”
De Volkskrant

 “Musicality and intelligence are her jet engines.” NRC Handelsblad

  • 1st Prize & Audience Award, Amsterdam Cello Biennale 2012
  • “Rising Star” 2015/2016, ECHO (European Concert Hall Organisation)
  • Artistic Director, International Chamber Music Festival Utrecht
  • Founder, “Harriet & Friends” Music Festival

Christoph Poppen (Principal Guest Conductor)

“Christoph Poppen conducts with a flowing baton.” The Times

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


Jörg Widmann (Composer)

  • Leading composer and clarinettist whose compositions have won numerous awards and been performed by top orchestras and artists including the Berlin Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic, Daniel Barenboim, Pierre Boulez, Mariss Jansons, Simon Rattle, Christian Thielemann, Christian Gerhaher, Emmanuel Pahud, András Schiff, Christian Tetzlaff, etc
  • Composer residencies have includedDeutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Gewandhausorchestrer Leipzig, Cleveland Orchestra, Salzburg Festival, Lucerne Festival, Vienna Konzerthaus, etc

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Press Release (CHI)

Harriet Krijgh (Cello)
©Marco Borggreve

Harriet Krijgh (Cello)
©Nancy Horowitz

Harriet Krijgh (Cello)
©Marco Borggreve

Harriet Krijgh (Cello)
©Marco Borggreve

Christoph Poppen (Principal Guest Conductor)
©HK Sinfonietta Ltd

Joerg Widmann (Composer)
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Booking Details
Dates & Times:

10 November 2018 (Saturday)



HK City Hall Concert Hall

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$420, $280, $160

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Duration: Approximately 2 hours with a 15 min intermission
Language: Nil
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.

“Bravo to the Sinfonietta for such innovative and daring programming.”  Time Out Hong Kong