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Short-cut to Classical Music:

Story of the Conductor

Music Director Emeritus/Conductor/Presenter Yip Wing-sie



Brandenburg Concerto No 3 in G, BWV1048: 1st movement


The Magic Flute, K620: Overture


Symphony No 8 in F, Op 93: 2nd movement


A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op 61: Scherzo

Weber/Berlioz orch

Invitation to the Dance, Op 65


Roman Carnival Overture, Op 9


Symphony No 7 in A, Op 92: 1st movement


Three Dance Episodes from On the Town


Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, WWV96: Prelude

What does a conductor actually do? This is a perpetual mystery to many – and one which even orchestral musicians might struggle to explain. ‎Do conductors just count the bars? Or are they the soul of the music? How do they communicate with the musicians? How do they understand the ideas in the composers’ minds (especially if they are not around anymore)? Let’s ask Hong Kong Sinfonietta’s Music Director Emeritus Yip Wing-sie, and clarify everything once and for all through the masterpieces of Beethoven, Mozart, Bach, Bernstein and more!




Disease Prevention Measures

  • Audience members will need to go through temperature checks upon entering the performance venue. Those with fever symptoms will be denied entry and should seek immediate medical advice.
  • Audience members must wear their own masks inside the performance venue.
  • To comply with the reduced capacity and social distancing regulations of the performance venue, special seating arrangements are in place. Please sit in your assigned seats.
Dates & Times:

6 November 2021 (Saturday)

7 November 2021 (Sunday)


HK City Hall Concert Hall

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$380, $220, $140

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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 / info@hksinfonietta.org
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.