Hong Kong Sinfonietta in Europe

Marvão International Music Festival, Portugal

Music Director/Conductor Yip Wing-sie
Cello Aurélien Pascal
Composer Charles Kwong


Charles Kwong

At the Very End of Old Dreams
Commissioned by Hong Kong Sinfonietta in 2017
with sponsorship from CASH Music Fund


Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op 33


Symphony No 4 in A, Op 90, “Italian”

Led by Music Director Yip Wing-sie and Principal Guest Conductor Christoph Poppen, Hong Kong Sinfonietta is returning to Marvão International Music Festival in Portugal this summer, where the orchestra will perform Hong Kong composer Charles Kwong’s At the Very End of Old Dreams, and also works by Beethoven, Saint-Saëns, Schubert, Mozart and Mendelssohn.


Click HERE for the programme on 21.7.2017


Press release (CHI)

Booking Details
Dates & Times:

23 July 2017 (Sunday)



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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.

“The orchestra charmed, cajoled and astounded.”  Bachtrack.com