I was reading the SCMP this morning when this caught my eye:
In Hong Kong well-known international conductors like Pappano or international soloists normally fly in to guest with the HK Philharmonic Orchestra. I can’t remember an entire orchestra visiting Hong Kong in the last few years, but next month Pappano is bringing the prestigious Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia Roma, out to Hong Kong for the first time, performing a series of two concerts. This orchestra has been performing for a 100 years or so, but it is a part of the one of the oldest musical institutions in the world going back to the 1500s – what a treat to be able to see them here in Hong Kong.
Looking through the programme I noticed Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.3 in C minor, Op. 37 was being played on the second night. I’ve loved this concerto since high school so I went directly to URBTIX to buy a couple of tickets……ahh…. small problem: it’s nearly sold out and the remaining few tickets are either $850 or $1050 per seat. Now, this hasn’t exactly stopped my plans, but it’s certainly given me pause. Gold Coast resident and classical music aficionado, Muky, has said she’ll probably pass so I’ll have to think more on this.
I really hope to get to the concert, it would be great night of Beethoven in a wonderful concert hall.
Details below if anyone is interested:
23 November (Fri) 8pm
Beethoven: Symphony No. 2 in D, Op. 36
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.3 in C minor, Op. 37 (Piano: Seong-Jin Cho)
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67