HKS Cool Summer Festival

McDull . my very very very best

Music Director/Conductor Yip Wing-sie
Concept/Co-directors Brian Tse & Alice Mak
Piano Colleen Lee (HKS Artist Associate 2010-2011)
Animation Production Lunchtime Production Limited, Kingsan
In collaboration with Chun Tian Hua Hua Foundation Ltd


Mozart/Ng Cheuk-yin arr

Turkish March


Flight of the Bumblebee


Symphony No 7 in A, Op 92: II Allegretto


Piano Concerto No 26 in D, K537, “Coronation”: I Allegro

Mussorgsky/Ravel orch

Pictures at an Exhibition: Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks


A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op 61: Scherzo


Symphony No 2 in D, Op 73: III Allegretto grazioso


Peer Gynt: In the Hall of the Mountain King


Salut d’Amour


The Nutcracker : Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy

Felix Bernard/Richard Smith

Winter Wonderland


Ride of the Valkyries


Two Elegiac Melodies: Last Spring


The Moldau

Thanks to the film McDull, The Alumni, Yip Wing-sie and the Hong Kong Sinfonietta met Brian Tse and Alice Mak on the set, as Wing-sie played herself in the 2005 film, where she was one of the outstanding alumni from the same kindergarten McDull graduated.

As with all set romances, Hong Kong Sinfonietta and McDull started a relationship there and then ─ which organically grew into a “music project”idea where McDull and his friends meet classical music.

In “ very very very best” , we have chosen our very very very favourites from our collaboration from the last 13 years. For those who have never seen it, it will change your perspective of classical music ─ and for those who have, I am sure it will bring back a lot of wonderful memories.




Press Release (ENG)

Press Release (CHI)

Yip Wing-sie (Music Director/Conductor)
© HK Sinfonietta Ltd

McDull (HKS Artist Associate 2019-2020)

Colleen Lee (Piano / HKS Artist Associate 2010-2011)

© HK Sinfonietta Ltd

© HK Sinfonietta Ltd

Booking Details
Dates & Times:

2 August 2019 (Friday)


3 August 2019 (Saturday)


3 August 2019 (Saturday)


4 August 2019 (Sunday)


4 August 2019 (Sunday)



HK City Hall Concert Hall

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$450, $320, $180*

Festival details:

Tickets available at all URBTIX outlets from 4.5.2019
Credit Card Booking:2111 5999
Ticketing Enquiries:3761 6661
URBTIX Internet Ticketing
*Some seats may have restricted view

Exclusive Sponsor

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: In Cantonese
Age Limit: For ages 6+
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.

““The Hong Kong Sinfonietta continued to sparkle with its diverse and creative programming.””  South China Morning Post