Born Lau Viola Recital
Hong Kong violist Born Lau has played around the world, from Canada to Korea, playing with the Tokyo String Quartet and the San Diego Symphony, among others. He returns to Hong Kong, in concert with pianist Colleen Lee, for a showcase of classical pieces including Eccles’ “Sonata in G Minor,” Brahms’ “Sonata in E-flat, Op. 120, No.2,” “Dance of the Knights” from Profokiev’s Romeo and Juliet Suite. Aug 28, 8pm. Theatre, City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central. $120-160 from urbtix.hk.
National Day Celebration
To commemorate the 150th birthday of Sun Yat Sen, the Hong Kong Philharmonic Chorus, along with conductor Zhang Guoyang, soprano Song Yuanming, tenors Zhang Xueliang and Yang
Yan and baritone Yuan Chenye are holding a celebration the day after the Mid-Autumn Festival. They’re performing the Sun Yat Sen Symphonic Suite and “Yellow River Canata” by Xian Xinghai (known as “the People’s Composer”). Sep 16, 17, 8pm. Concert Hall, Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui. $120-380 from urbtix.hk.
Anna Lo with the Hong Kong Sinfonietta The next concert in Hong Kong Sinfonietta’s “Beyond Good Music” series at the Fringe mixes indie, folk, pop and theater. Composer and singer Anna Lo has collaborated with the Sinfonietta and the Hong Kong Dance Company, and composed the score for the documentary “She Objects.” Here she performs her original works with members of the Sinfonietta. Aug 22-23, 7pm. Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd., Central.
$180 including one drink from urbtix.hk. The Hong Kong City Orchestra will be joined and led by conductor, erhuist and Artistic Director of the HKCO Ching Sau-wing, for a program of popular Chinese instrumental classics. Pieces include “Celebration Overture,” “As the Moon Rises,” “Torrents of the River,” and a new spin on “Capriccio on the Theme of Qinqiang.” Sep 25, 3pm. Tai Po Civic Centre, 12 On Pong Rd.,
Tai Po. $100-140 from urbtix.hk.
Ching Sau-wing with the Hong Kong City Orchestra