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Roy Har­grove Quin­tet, “Trib­ute to Miles” Two-time Grammy-win­ning jazz trum­peter Roy Har­grove and his quin­tet of mu­sic­mak­ers make a stop in Hong Kong to pay their re­spects to the late, great Miles Davis. Dis­cov­ered out of high school by Wyn­ton Marsalis, Har­grove has played with ev­ery­one from for­mer Miles col­lab­o­ra­tor Her­bie Han­cock to neo-soul lib­er­tine D’An­gelo and cer­ti­fied god­dess Erykah Badu. Oct 20, 8:15pm. Con­cert Hall, City Hall, 5 Ed­in­burgh Place, Cen­tral, $280-580 from France’s En­sem­ble In­terCon­tem­po­rain, one of the lead­ing con­tem­po­rary mu­sic groups in the world, will be mak­ing their de­but in Hong Kong. They’ll be play­ing all the atonal hit­mak­ers, in­clud­ing pieces by Arnold Schoen­berg, György Ligeti, the en­sem­ble’s art di­rec­tor Matthias Pintscher, Franco Dona­toni and new Hong Kong com­poser Charles Kwong. Leave your con­ven­tional mu­si­cal com­pan­ions at home and set­tle in for a night of some of the most chal­leng­ing pieces of mu­sic, played by some of the best mu­si­cians any­where. Oct 23, 8pm. Con­cert Hall, City Hall, 5 Ed­in­burgh Place, Cen­tral, $200-420 from Joseph Moog Plays Brahms

28-year-old pi­ano vir­tu­oso Joseph Moog has toured all over, play­ing with many of the world’s lead­ing sym­phony or­ches­tras in­clud­ing the Detroit Sym­phony and the Helsinki Phil­har­monic. He’ll be join­ing the Hong Kong Sin­foni­etta and guest con­duc­tor Christoph Pop­pen in a per­for­mance of three Aus­trian greats: We­bern’s “Langsamer Satz,” Haydn’s “Sym­phony No. 104 in D,” and Brahms’ “Pi­ano Con­cert No. 2 in B-flat, Op 83.” Oct 15, 8pm. Con­cert Hall, City Hall, 5 Ed­in­burgh Place, Cen­tral, $140-360 from One of the world’s most cel­e­brated wind en­sem­bles, Les Vents Français, will be per­form­ing a pro­gramme that in­cludes Poulenc’s “Trio for Oboe, Bas­soon and Pi­ano,” as well as Saint-Saëns’ “Caprice sur des airs Danois et Russes,” among other wood­wind pieces.

This all-star group in­cludes Em­manuel Pahud on flute, Paul Meyer on clar­inet and oboist François Leleux—each of whom have in­di­vid­u­ally carved out a name for them­selves in the mu­sic world. Oct 19, 8pm. Con­cert Hall, City Hall, 5 Ed­in­burgh Place, Cen­tral, $180-400 from 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 will be 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 A new con­tem­po­rary per­for­mance by Ger­man chore­og­ra­pher Sasha Waltz, com­poser Toshio Hosokawa and the Hong Kong New Mu­sic En­sem­ble mixes el­e­ments of Ja­panese Noh theater, opera and con­tem­po­rary dance in this mod­ern in­ter­pre­ta­tion of the Noh play “Mat­sukaze,” about the lin­ger­ing spir­its of two sis­ters who died of grief after their love went away. Through Oct 23, 7:30pm. Grand Theatre, Cul­tural Cen­tre, 10 Salisbury Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui, newvi­sion­fes­ti­ $160-580 from The renowned Bangladeshi dancer, chore­og­ra­pher and 2012 Olivier Award re­cip­i­ent Akram Khan rein­vi­sions the San­skrit epic poem “The Ma­habarata” in Hong Kong for the New Vi­sion Art Fes­ti­val. A trio of dancers—Akram Khan, Chien Ching-ying, and Chris­tine Joy Rit­ter—de­pict the trans­for­ma­tion of a kid­napped princess, from her vul­ner­a­ble state into an an­drog­y­nous war­rior, blood­thirsty for revenge. Nov 19, 8pm; Nov 20, 3pm.

Grand Theatre, Cul­tural Cen­tre, 10 Salisbury Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui, newvi­sion­fes­ti­

$140-480 from After be­ing com­mis­sioned by the Fes­ti­val d’Au­tomne à Paris and mak­ing its pre­miere at the Cen­tre Pom­pi­dou, “Su­per­po­si­tion,” by mu­si­cian and sound artist Ry­oji Ikeda, makes its way to Hong Kong. This huge sonic and visual per­for­mance in­volves two per­form­ers play­ing non-mu­si­cal in­stru­ments, in­ter­act­ing with 21 video screens of dif­fer­ent sizes. Nov 18-19, 8pm. Au­di­to­rium, Sha Tin Town Hall, 1 Yuen Wo Rd., Sha Tin, newvi­sion­fes­ti­ $120-300 from Stomp

After tour­ing the world for 25 years, and stag­ing over 20,000 per­for­mances in more than 53 coun­tries, Stomp is com­ing to Ma­cau. The eight-piece per­for­mance group turns ev­ery­day items—bin lids, plas­tic bags, lighters; ev­ery­thing, in­clud­ing the lit­eral kitchen sink—into an ex­plo­sive per­cus­sive sym­phony. Through Oct 9. Vene­tian Theatre, The Vene­tian, Estrada do Istmo, Co­tai, Ma­cau, vene­tian­ $180-780 from hk­tick­et­

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