- Fung Lam
- Quintessence (European premiere)
- Violin Concerto
- Symphony No. 5
- Jaap van Zweden
- Ning Feng
Returning to the UK for the first time in 10 years, we are delighted to see the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra make its debut at Cadogan Hall and are privileged to have it perform the only London date of its major European tour.
First established in 1895, the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra is a vital part of Hong Kong’s cultural life and regularly performs with an enviable roster of international conductors and soloists. Tonight, the orchestra is led by Music Director Jaap van Zweden, who in recent years has risen to prominence as one of today’s most sought-after conductors.
‘I would go to hear van Zweden conduct anything, anywhere.’
(Chicago Sun Times)
Fung Lam’s new work was commissioned by the Orchestra and received its world premiere in 2014 at the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra’s 40th birthday concert.
Beethoven’s much-loved and only Violin Concerto is performed by the award-winning violinist Ning Feng – the first student at London’s Royal Academy of Music to be awarded 100% for his final recital – who makes his professional London debut tonight. Prokofiev’s heroic Fifth Symphony completes this fantastic evening of music.
Part of the Zurich International Orchestra Series 2014-15
Concert sponsored by Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts.