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.
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. 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, solomusica.org. $288-1,450 from ticketflap.com.
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 urbtix.hk.