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A Re­nais­sance Easter Jour­ney

Easter is just around the cor­ner! What bet­ter way to cel­e­brate the Holy Week than with some Re­nais­sance mu­sic? Tallis Vo­calis, the city’s first early mu­sic vo­cal ensem­ble, is pre­sent­ing a spe­cial per­for­mance for the oc­ca­sion, in­clud­ing a new ver­sion of Al­le­gri’s iconic “Mis­erere.” Apr 1, 8pm. Con­cert Hall, City Hall, 5 Ed­in­burgh Place, Cen­tral, $80-320 from urbtix.hk.

The Philadel­phia Orches­tra

From Philly to Hong Kong, the renowned Philadel­phia Orches­tra is in town for two nights. The pro­gram in­cludes Brahm’s Sym­phony

No. 2 and Beethoven’s String Quar­tet in F mi­nor “Se­rioso.” We’re hop­ing for a teamup with the HK Phil, so it’ll be an HK-Philly-HK-Phil gig. Mar 19-20, 8pm. Con­cert Hall, Cul­tural Cen­tre, 10 Sal­is­bury Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui, $300-1,250 from urbtix.hk.

Peter Bence

How fast can you play the pi­ano? Hun­gar­ian pi­anist Peter Bence cur­rently holds the Guin­ness World Record for hit­ting 765 keys in one minute. Don’t be­lieve us? See it for your­self: He’s in town to play tunes from pop­u­lar movie sound­tracks. Mar 25-28, 2-4pm. Mall Atrium, MOKO, 193 Prince Ed­ward Rd. West, Mong Kok.

Swire Mae­stro Se­ries: Pic­tures at an Ex­hi­bi­tion

How ap­pro­pri­ate for art month: The HK Phil presents Rus­sian com­poser Mod­est Mus­sorgsky’s fa­mous com­po­si­tion, con­ducted by Hans Graf and per­formed by Rus­sian star vi­o­lin­ist Dmitri Makhtin. Mar 25-26, 8pm. Con­cert Hall, Cul­tural Cen­tre, 10 Sal­is­bury Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui, $180-480 from urbtix.hk.

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