Guide to Classical Music, Opera and Dance in Hong Kong

March 2017
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Guide to the Hong Kong Arts Festival

The Hong Kong Arts Festival (HKAF), is a major international arts festival committed to enriching the cultural life of the city by presenting annually in February and March leading local and international artists in all genres of the performing arts.
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Hong KongStephen Hough plays Beethoven's Emperor concerto

Smetana, Beethoven, Rachmaninov
Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra; Elim Chan; Stephen Hough

Hong KongHong Kong Sinfonietta: Great Violin Concertos: Valeriy Sokolov Plays Prokofiev

Stravinsky, Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky
Hong Kong Sinfonietta; Yip Wing-sie; Valeriy Sokolov

Hong KongWinter Dreams

Yiu, Walton, Tchaikovsky
Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra; Lawrence Foster; Akiko Suwanai

Hong KongJaap & Ning Feng

Bartók, Brahms
Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra; Jaap van Zweden; Ning Feng

Hong KongMahler's "Tragic" Symphony

Tao, Mahler
Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra; Jaap van Zweden
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Grandeur and opulence in Oslo Phil's Rachmaninov

The Oslo Philharmonic offers a spirited interpretation of fine nuance and a sense of grandeur and opulence in Rachmaninov's Second Symphony. 
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Asia Pacific Dance Platform

Two experimental dance companies from Turkey and Australia brought intriguing, cerebral work to the Hong Kong Arts Festival. 
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Miraculous Makropulos Case debuts in Asia

National Theatre Brno brings David Radok’s 2014 staging of Janáček’s Makropulos Case to the Hong Kong Arts Festival, the opera's first-ever journey to Asia, with Annalena Persson in the lead.
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Bauhaus comes to the Hong Kong Arts Festival

Oskar Schlemmer's arresting designs for The Triadic Ballet proved one of several high points in Bayerisches Staatsballett II's mixed bill at the Hong Kong Arts Festival. 
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Bayerisches Staatsballett opens HK Arts Festival

Patrice Bart's staging of La Bayadère for Bayerisches Staatsballett may have been an unadventurous choice of program to kick off the Hong Kong Arts Festival but nevertheless there was much to admire.
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