Short-cut to Classical Music:

and now…Maestro!

Music Director/Conductor/Presenter Yip Wing-sie
Special Guest Micah Sandt



The Barber of Seville Overture


Karelia Suite: Alla Marcia


Symphonie Fantastique, Op 14: II Un Bal


Serenade for Strings in C, Op 48: I Pezzo in Forma di Sonatina


Der Freischütz Overture


Capriccio Italien, Op 45

What does a conductor actually do? A perpetual question which even orchestral musicians cannot really answer. Are they just counting the bars? Or are they the soul of the music? How do they communicate with the musicians? How do they communicate with the composers (especially if they are not around anymore…) Actor/composer Micah Sandt decides to ask Hong Kong Sinfonietta’s Music Director Yip Wing-sie, and clarify everything, once and for all!



Press release (ENG)

Press release (CHI)

Yip Wing-sie
(Music Director/Conductor/Presenter)
©Yvonne Chan

Micah Sandt (Special Guest)

Short-cut to Classical Music:
and now...Maestro!

Illustration: Ozawa Kazuo

©HK Sinfonietta Ltd

Past concert
©HK Sinfonietta Ltd

Booking Details
Dates & Times:

12 August 2017 (Saturday)


13 August 2017 (Sunday)



Tsuen Wan Town Hall Auditorium

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$320, $220, $140

Tickets available at all URBTIX outlets from 10.6.2017
Ticketing Enquiries & Bookings:2111 5999
URBTIX Internet Ticketing

Half-price tickets available for full-time students, senior citizens, people with disabilities and CSSA recipients

10% discount for group booking of 4 or more adult tickets

Duration: Approximately 2 hours with a 15 min intermission
Language: Mainly in Cantonese
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.

“Maestra Yip and the HKS brought liveliness and precision in their performance.”