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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, $80-580 from

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 Solo­mu­sica: The Face of Mercy In cel­e­bra­tion of the Pa­pal Year of Mercy, Solo­mu­sica has or­ga­nized two con­certs of Mozart’s mas­ter­pieces: First his Great Mass in C mi­nor, fol­lowed by the 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 by the City Cham­ber Orchestra of Hong Kong are Francesca Lom­bardi Maz­zulli, 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

Ar­cadi Volo­dos Pi­ano Recital Rus­sian pi­ano vir­tu­oso Ar­cadi Volo­dos re­turns to Hong Kong for a recital chock-full of Ger­man clas­sics, such as Schu­mann’s “Papil­lons,” Brahms’ “3 In­ter­mezzi” and one of Schu­bert’s fi­nal sonatas, “Pi­ano Sonata No. 20 in A.” Known for his in­ter­pre­ta­tion of Ro­man­tic com­po­si­tions, Volo­dos has recorded Schu­bert sonatas and Rach­mani­nov solo pieces, as well as a Gramo­phone Award­win­ning al­bum devoted to Cat­alo­nian com­poser Fed­erico Mom­pou. Jul 26, 8pm. Con­cert Hall, City Hall, 5 Ed­in­burgh Place, Cen­tral, $180-400 from

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