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The Philadel­phia Or­ches­tra

From Philly to Hong Kong, the renowned Philadel­phia Or­ches­tra is in town for two nights. The pro­gram in­cludes Brahms’ 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. May 19-20, 8pm. Con­cert Hall, Cul­tural Cen­tre, 10 Sal­is­bury Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui, $300-1,250 from urbtix.hk.

Wu Chun-hei Plays Suona and Guan

Set­tle in for a night of tra­di­tional Chi­nese in­stru­men­tal mu­sic. Suona and guan vir­tu­oso Wu Chun-hei plays a va­ri­ety of pieces to high­light these two unique Chi­nese reed in­stru­ments. The pro­gram will also in­clude pieces played on the guzheng (the plucked in­stru­ment), dizi (bam­boo flute), bass guan and more. May 22, 8pm. The­atre, City Hall, 5 Ed­in­burgh Place, Cen­tral, 2268-7321. $120-160 from urbtix.hk.

Stephen Hough Pi­ano Recital

Bri­tish pi­anist and com­poser Stephen Hough is one of the few liv­ing mu­si­cians to have been awarded a MacArthur “Ge­nius Grant.” He re­turns to Hong Kong to de­but his own piece, “Third Sonata,” and plays se­lec­tions from Schu­bert, Liszt and Franck. May 30, 8pm. Con­cert Hall, City Hall, 5 Ed­in­burgh Place, Cen­tral, pphk.org.

$80-580 from urbtix.hk.

Vi­olin­ist Vilde Frang Plays Ben­jamin Brit­ten

Nor­we­gian vi­olin­ist

Vilde Frang makes her

Hong Kong de­but at the Hong Kong Sin­foni­etta with the col­lab­o­ra­tion of Bri­tish con­duc­tor Matthew Halls. They’ll be play­ing Ben­jamin Brit­ten’s “Peter Grimes: Four Sea In­ter­ludes” as well as

Haydn’s “L’Isola Dis­abi­tata Over­ture” and his Sym­phony No 96, “Mir­a­cle.” May

14, 8pm. Con­cert Hall, City Hall, 5 Ed­in­burgh Place, Cen­tral, hksl.org. $140340 from urbtix.hk.

HK Phil Presents Scheherazade

Get ready to be slapped in the face by two of the “Mighty Hand­ful”— Rus­sia’s an­swer to the Ro­man­tics. Un­der David Ather­ton’s ba­ton, the Hong Kong Phil­har­monic will be play­ing se­lec­tions in­clud­ing Polovt­sian Dances from Borodin’s

“Prince Igor,” and Shostakovitch’s mighty Cello Con­certo No.1 led by Jing Zhao, one of China’s fastest ris­ing cel­lists. They round off the show with Rim­sky-Kor­sakov’s “Scheherazade” from the epic tale, “1001 Nights.” May 27-28, 8pm. Hong Kong Cul­tural Cen­tre, 10 Sal­is­bury Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui, hkphil.org.

$180-480 from urbtix.hk.

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