HKS Cool Summer Festival

Know Your Brass (N.B. Tuba!)

Conductor/Presenter Perry So
Tuba/Presenter Thomas Leleu


=5 July (Fri)=



L’Orfeo: Toccata


Water Music: Alla Hornpipe

Vaughan Williams

Tuba Concerto in F minor


Leonore Overture No 2, Op 72a


Rienzi Overture


Csárdás (Arranged for Tuba by Øystein Baadsvik)


Symphony No 3 in E-flat, Op 97, “Rhenish” (excerpts)


On the Town: Three Dance Episodes


=6 July (Sat)=



L’Orfeo: Toccata


Water Music: Alla Hornpipe

Jan Koetsier

Concertino for Tuba & String Orchestra, Op 77 (1978/1982)


Leonore Overture No 2, Op 72a


Der Freischütz  Overture


Carmen: Danse Bohème (Arranged for Tuba by Laurent Arandel)


Russian Easter Overture, Op 36


On the Town: Three Dance Episodes

Did you know that if you stretch out all the twists and coils, a tuba would be taller than three men standing on top of one another? Imagine playing this massive instrument! Tuba virtuoso Thomas Leleu is coming to Hong Kong bearing the gift of not one but TWO exciting programmes showcasing this gigantic shiny instrument and its cousins the trumpet, French horn and trombone. Join him and conductor Perry So on a 400-year journey to explore the exhilarating array of brass music played on the orchestra’s brightest, shiniest, loudest instruments!

Thomas Leleu (Tuba/Presenter)

“A superstar.”Télérama

Absolute tuba genius.”La Nouvelle République

“The tuba has found its Paganini.”France Musique

“The colours he produced from the tuba were able to compete against the harp and piano.”Le Figaro

  • “Revelation Instrumental Soloist of the Year”, Victoires de la Musique Classique 2012 (the first tuba player ever to have won the award)




Press Release (ENG)

Press Release (CHI)

Thomas Leleu (Tuba/Presenter)

Thomas Leleu (Tuba/Presenter)

Perry So (Conductor/Presenter)
©Hong Kong SInfonietta Ltd

Booking Details
Dates & Times:

5 July 2019 (Friday)


6 July 2019 (Saturday)



HK City Hall Concert Hall

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$360, $220, $140

Festival details:

Tickets available at all URBTIX outlets from 4.5.2019
Credit Card Booking:2111 5999
Ticketing Enquiries:3761 6661
URBTIX Internet Ticketing

20% discount for purchasing standard tickets to two or more concerts in the “HKS Cool Summer Festival

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.

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