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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/solo­mu­sica.

Voy­age with Anne Qu­ef­félec:

A trib­ute to Erik Satie

French clas­si­cal pi­anist Anne Qu­ef­félec is show­ing her roots and de­light­ing Hong Kong au­di­ences with a mu­si­cal voy­age through 20th cen­tury French clas­sics. In­spired by her 2013 al­bum “Satie & Com­pag­nie,” she’ll be play­ing a fun-filled pro­gram com­pris­ing works by Satie as well as his con­tem­po­raries De­bussy, Ravel, Poulenc and Rey­naldo Hahn. Jun 24, 8pm. Am­phithe­atre, Acad­emy for Per­form­ing Arts, 1 Glouces­ter Rd., Wan Chai. $280-380 from hk­tick­et­ing.com.

Paris-Vi­enna-Budapest: David Greil­sam­mer Plays with the Sin­foni­etta

Is­raeli con­duc­tor and pi­anist David Greil­sam­mer re­turns to Hong Kong to per­form Mozart’s

Pi­ano Con­certo No 17 and con­duct the Hong Kong Sin­foni­etta through Haydn’s Sym­phony No. 3, “Drum Roll,” as well as Rameau’s Or­ches­tral Suite and Ligeti’s “Melo­dien.” Greil­sam­mer is a vir­tu­oso who’s col­lab­o­rated with mu­si­cians and visual artists from a va­ri­ety of dif­fer­ent mu­si­cal spec­trums, as well as un­der­taken am­bi­tious clas­si­cal projects: In 2008, he per­formed all of Mozart’s pi­ano sonatas in a one-day marathon, and over the 2012/2013 sea­son he played all 27 of Mozart’s pi­ano con­cer­tos. Jun 26, 8pm. Con­cert Hall, City Hall, 5 Ed­in­burgh Place, Cen­tral. hksl.org. $150-360 from urbtix.hk. Masterworks: Jaap & Karen Gomyo Japanese-French-Cana­dian vi­olin­ist Karen Gomyo and mu­sic direc­tor of the HK Phil­har­monic Jaap van Zwe­den come to­gether for a two-night stint. Se­lec­tions in­clude Rossini’s “La Gazza Ladra” Over­ture, Bruch’s Vi­olin Con­certo No. 1 and the Asian de­but of Dutch com­poser John Borst­lap’s “Solemn Night Mu­sic.” There will be free pre­con­cert talks be­fore both con­certs. Jun 17-18, 8pm. English pre-con­cert talk Jun 17, 7:15pm; Can­tonese pre­con­cert talk Jun 18, 7:15pm. Con­cert Hall, Cul­tural Cen­tre, 10 Sal­is­bury Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui. hkphil.org. $280-680 from urbtix.hk. The grandaddy of or­gan mu­sic gets the HK

Phil treat­ment with a trib­ute con­cert that takes his mu­si­cal in­no­va­tions and re­con­tex­tu­al­izes them within new 20th cen­tury masterworks. The orches­tra will be play­ing clas­sic Baroque pieces by Bach, Rebel and Pur­cell and jux­ta­pos­ing them with com­po­si­tions from 20th cen­tury masters Arvo Pärt and György Ligeti. The pro­gram will feature Hong Kong pi­anist Colleen Lee and Amer­i­can vi­olin­ist Caro­line Gould­ing. Prior to the con­cert, a per­for­mance of Ligeti’s “Poème Sym­phonique for 100 Metronomes” will be per­formed by vol­un­teers from the au­di­ence. Con­cert-go­ers are en­cour­aged to bring their own metronomes from home and reg­is­ter for par­tic­i­pa­tion at education@hkphil.org.

Jun 24-25, 8:15pm, Poème Sym­phonique for 100 Metronomes by Ligeti in the foyer; 9pm, Bach to the Fu­ture con­cert. Con­cert Hall, Cul­tural Cen­tre, 10 Sal­is­bury Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui. $180-380 from urbtix.hk. 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 Schu­bert’s “Pi­ano Sonata

No. 20 in A.” Volo­dos has recorded Schu­bert sonatas and Rach­mani­nov solo pieces, as well as a Gramo­phone Award-win­ning al­bum de­voted to Cat­alo­nian com­poser Fed­erico Mom­pou. Jul 26, 8pm. Con­cert Hall, City Hall, 5 Ed­in­burgh Place, Cen­tral. $180 to $400 from urbtix.hk. Af­ter a 26-year ca­reer, leg­endary Cuban bal­let dancer Car­los Acosta is em­bark­ing on his fi­nal tour, “A Clas­si­cal Farewell.” He’ll per­form ex­cerpts from his fa­vorite bal­lets, in­clud­ing “Swan Lake,” “La Syl­phide,” “Win­ter Dreams” and “Je ne re­grette rien.” Jun 30-Jul 2, 7:45pm. Hong Kong Cul­tural Cen­tre, 10 Sal­is­bury Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui. $160-520 from urbtix.hk.

Bach to the Fu­ture

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