Jaap van Zweden’s Mahler and Mozart After extending his contract as Music Director of the HK Phil through to 2022 (as well as taking on a new role of Music Director of the New York Philharmonic), Jaap van Zweden will be back behind the podium for the first time this season to lead them in a performance of Mahler’s Symphony no. 1, “Titan.” They are joined by Chinese violinist Yang Tianwa for Mozart’s Violin Concerto no. 4. Oct 20-21, 8pm. Concert Hall, Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui. $280-680 from urbtix.hk
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. $100-140 from urbtix.hk
The Fidelio Trio
The Fidelio Trio have performed in some of the most prestigious venues around the world and were recently shortlisted for the
Royal Philharmonic Society’s Ensemble
Award. They come to the Ladies Recreation
Club for a performance of Haydn’s “Gypsy Rondo,” Beethoven’s Op. 70 No. 1 “Ghost,” Dvorak’s “Dumky Trio,” and a trio by Ravel.
The higher ticket price includes a dinner with the musicians after the concert. Sep 27, 6:45pm. Ladies’ Recreation Club, 10 Old Peak Rd., Mid-Levels, $320 for the concert; $690 for concert and dinner with the musicians. Reserve tickets by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Good Music @ The Fringe with James C. James Cuddeford, current Concertmaster of the Hong Kong Sinfonietta, turns his virtuosic attention to Hungarian musical tradition for a more laid-back string performance at the Fringe Dairy. He’ll be performing a series of chamber pieces by Hungarian composers György Ligeti, Béla Bartók and his former teacher György Kurtág, in honor of his 90th birthday. Sep 27, 7pm. Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd., Central. $62 for Fringe Club members, $180 for nonmembers, includes a drink.