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Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Jaap van Zweden
Violin: Ning Feng
Synopsis

Asia’s foremost classical orchestra returns to Singapore.
 
Under the baton of Music Director Jaap van Zweden, one of today’s most sought-after conductors, the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra makes their debut at the Esplanade Concert Hall together with International Paganini Competition winner Ning Feng.
 
Last performing in Singapore 17 years ago, the orchestra makes a stop here as part of a five-city international tour, and presents a programme that showcases Hong Kong’s creativity and classical music culture, including the Singapore premiere of a new work from Hong Kong and masterpieces by Mozart and Mahler.
 
Programme

Fung Lam – Quintessence (Singapore premiere, HK Phil commission)

Mozart – Violin Concerto No. 4
Mahler – Symphony No. 1
 
Jaap van Zweden is one of today’s most distinguished conductors, and has been appointed Music Director of the New York Philharmonic from the 2018/19 season. He became Music Director of the Hong Kong Philharmonic in 2012 and has recently announced that he will continue in this role until at least summer 2022. He is also the current Music Director of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. A regular guest conductor with leading orchestras around the world, he has recently made his debuts with both the Berlin and Vienna philharmonics.

Watch the conductor from the orchestra’s view at the Gallery Seats.
 
Ning Feng performs regularly in his native country of China with major international and local orchestras, in recital and with the Dragon Quartet which he founded in 2012. Now based in Berlin and enjoying a global career, Ning Feng has developed a reputation internationally as an artist of great lyricism and emotional transparency, displaying tremendous bravura and awe-inspiring technical accomplishment.
 
Jointly Presented by Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay and Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra        
 
The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra Singapore tour in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) is supported by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (HKETO) in Singapore.

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“Many European orchestras wish they could play like this”

De Telegraaf

 

“I can’t think of another living conductor who could work such magic.”
Dallas Morning News

 

“[Ning Feng] impresses not only with his technical skill but also with a warm, inspired and consistently full and lyric tone.”

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Limelight 2017 by Ang Mo Kio Secondary School Symphonic Band
Ang Mo Kio Secondary School Symphonic Band is helmed by resident conductor, Mr Brando Tan, and assistant conductor, Mr Sebastian Koh. With over 100 members, the band has a wide ranging repertoire which it showcases its musical abilities at various performance venues and enthralled the public with different genres of music catering to different audiences. For over a decade, it has consistently achieved the best standard of Certificate of Distinction in the Singapore Youth Festival Arts Presentation.Joining the band at this concert is Ang Mo Kio Alumni Wind Ensemble. The Alumni Wind Ensemble has been featured prominently in band concerts together with the school’s symphonic band since it was formed in 2006.This night's concert will feature an exciting repertoire of wind music to entertain the audience and celebrate our newfound passion in music-making. Highlights of the night include Songs of the Sailor and Sea, Sunny Island, The Times, Cinderella, I need to be in Love, How to Train your Dragon, March Spring Breeze, Japanese Graffiti 18 & Field Overture.
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Event Date
Mon, 1 May 2017

7.30pm

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Standard: S$100, S$75, S$50, S$35
Gallery Behind Stage: S$50, S$35
 

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