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Composer: Chen Gang, He Zhanhao

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NationalityChina
Period20th century
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Jaap van Zweden debuts with the Hong Kong Philharmonic in exquisite Chinese works

It’s not often that Beethoven gets second billing in a concert, but Jaap van Zweden’s inaugural programme as Music Director of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra on Saturday gave this impression. Two student compositions with strong Chinese heritage stole the limelight this evening, which was also the orchestra’s celebration of China’s National Day on 1 October.
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