Inspired by Schubert Series

Transfigured Night

Principal Guest Conductor Christoph Poppen
Piano Sophie Pacini
Concept/Design/Choreography Justyne Li
Concept/Design/Choreography Yuri Ng(HKS Artist Associate 2011-2013)
Dance Artist Vivian Leung
Dance Artist Kelvin Mak
Dance Artist Alice Ma
Dance Artist Yang Jing-xian



Symphony No 8 in B minor, D759, “Unfinished”


Piano Concerto No 9 in E-flat, K271, “Jeunehomme”


Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night), Op 4



The beautiful yet vulnerable relationship‎ between a man and a woman. Is a confession the ultimate antidote? Is the truth always honest? Is acceptance always the solution? Does the transfiguration make you complete? Or can it disfigure you? Dancers in a moonlit forest take you on a journey of self-discovery and reflection, reminding us all of the inevitability of being.


Sophie Pacini (Piano)

  • Young Artist of the Year, International Classical Music Award 2017
  • ECHO KLASSIK Newcomer of the Year 2015
  • Prix Groupe Edmond de Rothschild 2011, Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad

“Her playing is artistic, contemplative, surprising and illuminating.”
Neue Zürcher Zeitung

“Pacini is promising indeed, and one to watch for the future.”
BBC Music Magazine


Press release (ENG)

Press release (CHI)

Christoph Poppen (Principal Guest Conductor)
©Takao Komaru

Christoph Poppen conducting Hong Kong Sinfonietta
©HK Sinfonietta Ltd

Sophie Pacini (Piano)
©Roland Breitschuh/Warner Classics

Yuri Ng (HKS Artist Associate 2011-2013)
©Jimmy Luk

Justyne Li (Concept/Design/Choreography)
©Kiki Wong

Vivian Leung (Dance Artist)

Kelvin Mak (Dance Artist)
©Chow Wai Chuen

Alice Ma (Dance Artist)

Yang Jing-xian (Dance Artist)

Transfigured Night
©Jeanny Tang

Booking Details
Dates & Times:

21 October 2017 (Saturday)


22 October 2017 (Sunday)



HK City Hall Concert Hall

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$420, $280, $160

Tickets available at all URBTIX outlets from 19.8.2017
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: 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.

“The orchestra charmed, cajoled and astounded.”