Clas­si­cal

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Dizi and Xiao Recital by Ye­ung Wai-kit

Hong Kong mu­si­cian Ye­ung Wai-kit is play­ing a spe­cial recital that en­com­passes three decades of tra­di­tional mu­sic from com­posers in China, Hong Kong and Malaysia, all on two bam­boo flutes with some pi­ano ac­com­pa­ni­ment. The Dizi is played much like a western wood­wind flute, while the

Xiao is a ver­ti­cal flute that pro­duces a lower sound. Jun 24, 8pm. Theatre, City Hall, 5 Ed­in­burgh Place, Cen­tral, $120-160 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 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. 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, 2016.french­may.com. $280-380 from hk­tick­et­ing.com. 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 pre-con­cert talks be­fore both con­certs. Jun 17-18, 8pm. English pre­con­cert talk Jun 17, 7:15pm; Can­tonese pre-con­cert talk Jun 18, 7:15pm. Con­cert Hall, Cul­tural Cen­tre, 10 Sal­is­bury Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui. $280-680 from urbtix.hk.

Bach to the Fu­ture

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 mod­ern masters Arvo Pärt and György Ligeti. The pro­gram is de­signed by con­duc­tor Case Scaglione (be­low) and fea­tures soloists Colleen Lee, a Hong Kong pi­anist, and Amer­i­can vi­o­lin­ist Caro­line Gould­ing. Be­fore 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 Ligetti in the foyer; 9pm, Bach to the Fu­ture con­cert. Con­cert Hall, Cul­tural Cen­tre, 10 Sal­is­bury Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui. $180-380 from urbtix.hk. Up­beat: Igudes­man & Joo with the Hong Kong Sin­foni­etta

Two clas­si­cally trained mu­si­cians, vi­o­lin­ist Alek­sey Igudes­man and pi­anist Hyung-ki Joo, have come to­gether with the Hong Kong Sin­foni­etta to prove to au­di­ences young and old that clas­si­cal mu­sic can be ac­ces­si­ble, rol­lick­ing, and even—gasp!—fun. With a reper­toire that blends mu­sic, com­edy, theater and pop cul­ture, they play their way through pop cov­ers on clas­si­cal in­stru­ments and even per­form a twist on an old Wag­ner chest­nut: only theirs is called “Ride of the Oy Veykyries.”Jul 4-5, 8pm. Con­cert Hall,

City Hall, 5 Ed­in­burgh Place, Cen­tral. igudes­manand­joo.com. $160-420 from urbtix.hk.

Voy­age with Anne Qu­ef­félec: A trib­ute to Erik Satie

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