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Yo-Yo Ma

Head­lin­ing the HK Phil­har­monic’s dy­namic sea­son opener is the one and only Yo-Yo Ma, the world­wide Chi­nese-Amer­i­can cello sen­sa­tion. He’ll be play­ing Bizet’s Sym­phony in C, “Silent Woods” by Dvořák, and duet­ing with Wu Tong (on the sheng, a Han dy­nasty-era wind in­stru­ment) for Chi­nese com­poser Zhao Lin’s “Duo.” Get your tick­ets be­fore they sell out. Sep 9-10, 8pm.

Hong Kong Cul­tural Cen­tre, 10 Sal­is­bury Rd.,

Tsim Sha Tsui. $680-1,980 from

Bev­erly Le­ung Piano Recital

Hong Kong pi­anist Bev­erly Le­ung will be per­form­ing Bach-Bu­soni’s “Cha­conne in D

Mi­nor,” Poulenc’s “Trois Pièces, FP 48,” Grana­dos’ “Los Re­quiebros” and Chopin’s “24 Préludes,

Op. 28.” Le­ung is an emerg­ing ta­lent not just in the city but also in­ter­na­tion­ally, hav­ing won awards at the San Danielle In­ter­na­tional Piano Con­fer­ence, ap­peared at var­i­ous mu­sic fes­ti­vals, and recorded for RTHK Ra­dio 4 as well as the

CBC in Canada. Sep 18, 8pm. Theatre, City Hall, 5 Ed­in­burgh Place, Cen­tral. $120-160 from

Daniel Müller-Schott Plays El­gar with Hong Kong Sin­foni­etta

Rou­tinely touted as one of the best cel­lists of his gen­er­a­tion, Daniel Müller

Schott has played with the

Ber­lin Phil­har­monic, New

York Phil­har­monic and the Bos­ton Sym­phony Orches­tra. He will be join­ing

Ital­ian con­duc­tor Alessan­dro Crudele (Chief Con­duc­tor of Orches­tra

UniMi in Mi­lan) in a per­for­mance of El­gar’s “Cello Con­certo in E mi­nor,” Men­delssohn’s “Sym­phony No. 5 in D,” and Ge­orge Ben­jamin’s ar­range­ment of Bach’s “Canon and Fugue.” Sep 10, 8pm. Con­cert Hall, City Hall, 5 Ed­in­burgh Place, Cen­tral. $140-360 from Ching Sau-wing with the Hong Kong

City Orches­tra

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, New Ter­ri­to­ries, Tai Po. $100-140 from Renowned Celtic fid­dler Máiréad Nes­bitt and her cast of Irish mu­sic­mak­ers—in­clud­ing singer Si­mon Mor­gan, multi-in­stru­men­tal­ist Karl Nes­bitt, cham­pion dancer Stephen Scar­iff and the Celtic Bauhinia Irish Danc­ing Troupe—will be storm­ing their way to Hong Kong City Hall for a per­for­mance of Irish rhythms and dance. Nes­bitt cut her teeth with the RTE Na­tional Con­cert Orches­tra play­ing clas­si­cal, as well as Michael Flat­ley’s Lord of the Dance and David Ka­vanagh’s Celtic Woman. Sep 20-21, 8pm. Con­cert Hall, City Hall, 5 Ed­in­burgh Place, Cen­tral. $200-400 from

Hiber­nia—Máiréad Nes­bitt

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