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Symphony of New Worlds

24 May - 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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One event on 24 May 2024 at 8:00 pm

$150 – $420


What happens when the worlds of classical music and urban dance collide?

Symphony of New Worlds is an electrifying encounter between music and movement styles from around the globe. Conductor Zahia Ziouani leads France’s Divertimento Orchestra and City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong in performing classical dance masterpieces from Europe, Asia, Africa, and South America. In answer to their buoyant rhythms, ‘Ambassador of French hip hop’ (Financial Times) Mourad Merzouki and his Compagnie Käfig will unleash a whirlwind of movement, fusing hip hop, breakdance, martial arts, and contemporary dance into breathtaking spectacle.

Ziouani and Merzouki are more than artists; they are cultural trailblazers reshaping their respective fields. By infusing their performances with diverse influences and democratising access to culture, they’re paving the way for a new era of artistic creation. Join them in smashing through boundaries yet again, as you adventure into a Symphony of New Worlds!

Part of the French May Arts and Festival 2024

Conductor: Zahia Ziouani

Orchestras: Divertimento Orchestra, City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong

Choreographer: Mourad Merzouki

Dancers: Compagnie Käfig



BIZET ‘Farandole’, no. 4 from L’Arlésienne Suite no. 2

BOULANGER D’un matin de printemps

RIMSKY–KORSAKOV ‘The Story of the Kalendar Prince’, no. 2 from Scheherazade Symphonic Suite, op. 35

TURINA ‘Orgía’, no. 3 from Danzas fantásticas, op. 22

DE FALLA ‘Danza ritual del fuego’ from El amor brujo


MÁRQUEZ Conga del fuego nuevo

COPLAND ‘Hoe–down’ from Rodeo

TRADITIONAL OCEANIA (arr. SANTONI & MÈGE) Kaiape & Sesere eeye

MUSSORGSKY ‘Gopak’ from The Fair at Sorochinsky 

ALFVÉN ‘Vallflickans Dans’ from Bergakungen

TAN DUN (arr. MÈGE & PUYAU) ‘Drum and Gong’ from Eight Colors for String Quartet

HISAISHI ‘World Dreams’, no. 1 from World Dreams Suite

SAINT–SAËNS ‘Danse Bacchanale’ from Samson et Dalila, op. 47

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