HKS Cool Summer Festival

Sounds Great! Classical Music in Movies

Music Director/Conductor Yip Wing-sie*
Clarinet Johnny Fong


Richard Strauss

Also Sprach Zarathustra: Introduction


Die Walküre: Ride of the Valkyries


Clarinet Concerto in A, K622: II Adagio


From The Swan Lake Suite:

I Scene from Act II

III Dance of the Little Swans


Romeo & Juliet Fantasy Overture


Symphony No 25 in G minor, K183: I Allegro con brio


Adagio for Strings

Johann Strauss Jr

On the Beautiful Blue Danube, Op 314

John Williams

From Star Wars Suite:
I Main Title
III The Imperial March (Darth Vader’s Theme)
V Throne Room & End Title

Special Announcement: Change of Conductor *

Due to critical personal circumstances, Jason Lai, the original conductor scheduled to conduct in the concert “Sounds Great! Classical Music in Movies” on 3-5 August 2018, is not able to come to Hong Kong. His place will be taken up by Music Director/Conductor Yip Wing-sie. The programme remains unchanged.


Feeling adventurous or seeking some thrills? How about romance or comedy thrown into the mix? Maybe there is a feeling of grief or melancholy? With just a clever choice of classical music in a movie, audiences can experience the lives of on-screen characters! With Music Director Yip Wing-sie and Hong Kong Sinfonietta playing excerpts of classical masterpieces ranging from Richard Strauss’s Also Sprach Zarathustra, Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries, Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto in A, Tchaikovsky’s Romeo & Juliet Fantasy Overture to John Williams’ Star Wars, it is time for some movie magic!


Fong Hiu-kai Johnny (Clarinet)

  • Principal Clarinet, Hong Kong Sinfonietta


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Booking Details
Dates & Times:

3 August 2018 (Friday)


4 August 2018 (Saturday)


5 August 2018 (Sunday)



HK City Hall Concert Hall


$380, $260, $150

Tickets available at all URBTIX outlets from 19.5.2018
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

Festival Discount Offers
Get a 20% discount when you purchase full-price tickets to all FOUR of the Festival programmes; a 15% discount to THREE of them; or a 10% discount to any TWO of them

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.

“Hong Kong Sinfonietta shines.”  Vancouver Sun