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.
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.