Steven Ma: Symphonic Delights
A popstar and TV personality since the 80s, Steven Ma joins a 70-piece Chinese music orchestra for a one-night-only performance.
The show features a mix of Chinese and
Western pop and jazz standards, with the help of multiple-award-winning erhuist and composer Chu Wan-pin, the Tai Po Children’s Choir and the Wao! Singers. Jun 5, 7:30pm. Sha Tin Town Hall, 1 Yuen Wo Rd., Sha Tin, 3761-6661. $280-480 from urbtix.hk.
Paris Combo with SIU2
Paris Combo, a French cabaret and pop fusion group which mixes elements of gypsy music and Latin and Middle-Eastern rhythms, is bringing their unique sonic blend to Hong Kong. They’ve added extra fusion to their tunes by reinterpreting some of their repertoire with guest performers SIU2, a Hong Kong group which blend Chinese traditional instruments with Western guitar and drums. May
20, 21, 8pm. Amphitheatre, Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd., Wan Chai, $180- 480 from hkticketing.com. 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.
$180- 480 from urbtix.hk. In celebration of the Papal year of Mercy, Solomusica has organized two concerts of Mozart’s seldom-performed “Misericordias Domini,” a sacred work he composed at the age of 19 that’s now considered a minor masterpiece. Featured in this performance are Francesca Lombardi Mazzulli (below), Roberta Mameli, and Mirco Palazzi from Italy, as well as Hong Kong’s own tenor Attis Y Chen. Proceeds go to Save the Children and Helping Hand. Jun 16, 23, 7:30pm. St. John’s Cathedral, 4-8 Garden Rd., Central, solomusica.org. $288-1,450 from ticketflap.com. Spanish flamenco artist María Pagés returns to Hong Kong with a new take on the classic tale of “Carmen.” But instead of the original story’s femme fatale, this retelling reflects the real lives and feelings of ordinary women. May 27-28, 8pm. Auditorium, Sha Tin Town Hall, 1 Yuen Wo Rd., Sha Tin, $180-450 from urbtix.hk. Recital Flamenco with Manuel Liñán
Don’t miss this opportunity to see one of Spain’s leading male dancers grace the Hong Kong stage. Manuel Liñán will be dancing selections taken from his best productions, with live accompaniment from guitarist Francisco Vinuesa and flamenco singer David Carpio. Jun 5, 8pm. Sheung Wan Civic Centre, 345 Queen’s Rd. Central, Sheung Wan. $250-$500 from urbtix.hk. For two hours, let yourself be carried away (hopefully not literally) by the high-flying aerial stunts of the Aerial Arts Academy. Their new “Fame”-themed production delivers provocative aerial silk and hoop performances, burlesque and pole dancing, and acrobatics. Jun 4, 7pm; Jun 5, 3pm. Youth Square Y-Studio, 2/F, 238 Chai Wan Rd., Chai Wan, aerialartsacademy.com.
$295-355 from urbtix.hk.
A Weekend of Dancing Stars
Solomusica: The Face of Mercy