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Guide to Classical Music, Opera and Dance in Hong Kong

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Hong KongThe Amazing Filmphony

Hong Kong Sinfonietta; Unknown; Yuri Ng; Yip Wing-sie

Hong KongHKS Cool Summer Festival: Sounds Great! Classical Music in Movies

HKS Cool Summer Festival: Sounds Great! Classical Music in Movies
Strauss R., Wagner, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Barber, Strauss II, Williams
Hong Kong Sinfonietta; Jason Lai; Hiu-kai Johnny Fong

Hong KongChochukmo: Reflection

Chochukmo: Reflection
Hong Kong Sinfonietta; Unknown

Hong KongSymphonic Jazz with Georg Breinschmid & Friends

Symphonic Jazz with Georg Breinschmid & Friends
Bartók, Bernstein
Hong Kong Sinfonietta; Roderick Dunk; Georg Breinschmid; Florian Willeitner; Antoni Donchev

Hong KongSeason Opening: JAAP|Leila Josefowicz

Mozart, Stravinsky, Rachmaninov
Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra; Jaap van Zweden; Leila Josefowicz
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Fantastic evening of “Scottish Fantasy” with the Hong Kong Phil

Long Yu © Askonas Holt
Scotch snap aplenty in evening of “Scottish Fantasy” with Hong Kong Philharmonic. 
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Luminous performances lift heavy-metal Pelléas

Jurgita Adamonytė (Mélisande) and Jacques Imbrailo (Pelléas) © Clive Barda
Stellar voices and orcheatra and some inspired staging choices elevate an otherwise heavy-handed production of Pelléas et Mélisande from the WNO at the Hong Kong Arts Festival.
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Martin Hansen rewrites dance history

if it's all in my veins, conceived and directed by Martin Hansen © Gregory Lorenzutti for Dancehouse
Australian choreographer Martin Hansen riffs on GIFs and tweaks the dance world's obsession with lineage, creating a ritual of nostalgia that is both melancholy and exhilarating. 
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Saburo Teshigawara takes on Wagner

© Ahikito Abe
Saburo Teshigawara's condensed reading of Wagner's Tristan and Isolde plays down notions of an adulterous union, a lovers' pact and spiritual journey, instead delivering a powerful image of female resilience.
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FLA.CO.MEN wins rapturous reception in HK

© Hugo Gumiel
Israel Galván breaks a lot of sacred eggs at the Hong Kong Arts Festival. A few serendipitous moments add to the fierce beauty of this defiant, narrative-free meditation on a life in flamenco. 
***11
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