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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

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 hk­tick­et­ 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 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, solo­mu­ $288-1,450 from tick­et­ 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 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 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, aeri­alart­

$295-355 from


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