Clas­si­cal

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Pi­ano Opera

Mu­si­cal nerds and nerdy mu­si­cians as­sem­ble! Nobuo Ue­matsu re­turns with an­other per­for­mance of his iconic mu­sic from the “Fi­nal Fan­tasy” video game se­ries, this time along­side pi­anist Hiroyuki Nakayama. A game footage will be pro­jected along­side the mu­sic, so you can ad­mire Sephi­roth’s per­fect hair while lament­ing that he had to be the bad guy. Most of the mu­sic cov­ered will be from Fi­nal Fan­tasies VI through IX. Feb 4, 8pm. Con­cert Hall, Cul­tural Cen­tre, 10 Sal­is­bury Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui. $340-890 from urbtix.hk.

Hol­i­day & Pops: Rodgers & Ham­mer­stein on Stage and Screen

Cel­e­brate Chi­nese New Year with epics from clas­sic Broad­way mu­si­cals and Hol­ly­wood movies. In­ter­na­tional so­prano star Lisa Vro­man sings stan­dards from “The Sound of Mu­sic,” “The King and I,” “Ok­la­homa!” and more, with mu­sic by the HK Phil. Don’t like just watch­ing mu­si­cians? The tunes will be ac­com­pa­nied by vi­su­als on both the stage and a big screen. The hills are alive… Feb 12-13, 8pm. Con­cert Hall, Cul­tural Cen­tre, 10 Sal­is­bury Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui. $180-480 from urbtix.hk.

Nanyin in Guang­dong Mu­sic: Tal­ents from Guang­dong, Hong Kong and Ma­cao

Nanyin, or nan­guan mu­sic, orig­i­nates from Fu­jian prov­ince. This tra­di­tional folk mu­sic is a slow, gen­tle en­sem­ble style, mak­ing it per­fect for the cold nights. Sounds good? Check out this per­for­mance by Yuen Siu-fai, one of Hong Kong’s best-known Can­tonese opera and nanyin artists, plus other artists from Ma­cau and Guang­dong. Feb 19, 8pm. Ko Shan The­atre New Wing, Ko Shan The­atre, 77 Ko Shan Rd., Hung Hom, 2740-9222. $160-240 from urbtix.hk.

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