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Manfred Honeck | Dvořák 8

1 November - 2 November

$50 – $680

EVENT DESCRIPTION

Programme
DVOŘÁK (arr. HONECK & ILLE)|Rusalka Fantasy
Fazıl SAY|Concerto for Cello and Orchestra, Never Give Up
DVOŘÁK|Symphony no. 8

Austrian conductor Manfred Honeck returns to the HK Phil with a unique Dvořák diptych. Dvořák’s Eighth Symphony, his last before emigrating to the US, is an exuberant, lyrical masterpiece filled with his beloved Bohemian folk sonority. Honeck opens the concert with his orchestral fantasy on Dvořák’s opera Rusalka, written in collaboration with Tomáš Ille. Between these two works, Franco-Belgian star cellist Camille Thomas brings us a contemporary cello concerto she premiered: Fazıl Say’s Never Give Up, described by the composer as an “outcry for freedom and peace”.

The concert runs approximately 1 hour 45 minutes with an intermission.

Artists
Manfred Honeck, conductor
Camille Thomas, cello

1 NOV 2024 (Fri) 8:00pm
2 NOV 2024 (Sat) 8:00pm

ABOUT THE ARTIST / ORGANISER

The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (HK Phil) is one of the leading orchestras in Asia. The annual schedule focuses on symphonic repertoire, with conductors and soloists from all over the world. The HK Phil runs an extensive education programme, commissions new works, and nurtures local talent. The most recent recording project is Wagner’s Ring Cycle following the first-ever performances in Hong Kong of these four operas. In 2019, the HK Phil received the prestigious Gramophone Orchestra of the Year Award – the first orchestra in Asia to receive this distinction. With Music Director Jaap van Zweden since 2012, the HK Phil has toured to Europe, Asia, Australia, and on numerous occasions to Mainland China. Yu Long is the orchestra’s Principal Guest Conductor, while Lio Kuokman is the Resident Conductor of the HK Phil.

Details

Start:
1 November
End:
2 November
Admission:
$50 – $680
Event Category:
Website:
www.hkphil.org/what-s-on/2024-25-season

Organiser

Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
Phone
27212332
Email
ticketing@hkphil.org
View Organiser Website

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