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Hong Kong In­ter­na­tional Piano Com­pe­ti­tion The fourth an­nual Hong Kong In­ter­na­tional Piano Com­pe­ti­tion rounds up 35 pi­anists in an 18-day, four round com­pe­ti­tion, in­ter­spersed by per­for­mances, pre­sen­ta­tions and talks by jury mem­bers in­clud­ing pre­em­i­nent Aus­trian pi­anist and com­poser Ste­fan Vladar, and critic Bryce Mor­ri­son. Sep 26-Oct 13. Con­cert Hall, City Hall, 5 Ed­in­burgh Place, Cen­tral. Day pass $50-200; Pass to one of four com­pe­ti­tion rounds $200-300 from info@chopinso­ci­

Clas­si­cal and Ro­man­tic Jour­ney

Guest con­duc­tor Lio Kuok­man and Korean-born vi­o­lin­ist Dami Kim will lead the Pan Asia Sym­phony Orches­tra in a per­for­mance of Ro­man­tic pe­riod and 20th cen­tury clas­si­cal works. High­lights in­clude Gersh­win’s “Rhap­sody in Blue,” Suite no. 1 from Bizet’s “Car­men,” Beethoven’s “Ro­mance in F,” and Bern­stein’s “Over­ture to Can­dide. ”Sep 23-24, 8pm.

Sha Tin Town Hall, 1 Yuen Wo Rd., Sha Tin; Au­di­to­rium, Yuen Long Theatre, 9 Yuen Long Tai Yuk Rd., Yuen Long, $100-180 from

Hiber­nia—Máiréad Nes­bitt

Renowned Celtic fid­dler Máiréad Nes­bitt and her cast of Irish mu­sic­mak­ers 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. Pre­sented by the City Cham­ber Orches­tra of Hong Kong.

Sep 20-21, 8pm. Con­cert Hall, City Hall, 5 Ed­in­burgh Place, Cen­tral, $200-400 from

Bridg­ing the Glo­ri­ous Dy­nas­ties of An­cient China and Hong Kong

Hong Kong Chi­nese Orches­tra is us­ing mu­sic to form a sonic link be­tween the Zhou, Qin, Han and Tang dy­nas­ties and present-day Hong Kong. They have com­mis­sioned com­posers of dif­fer­ent back­grounds to com­pose works that speak to each era: Malaysia-born Chew Hee

Chiat is in­spired by the rites and mu­sic of the an­cient Zhao; China’s Cheng Dazhao re­flects on the top­pling of a pow­er­ful regime; Lao Luo from Ger­many fol­lows the Han en­voy Zhang Qian as he heads west to un­cover the Silk Road. Sep 23-24, 8pm. Con­cert Hall, Cul­tural Cen­tre, 10 Sal­is­bury Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui. $100-390 from

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