Sunday, October 16, 2011

REVIEW: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra


Cultural Centre Concert Hall, Sunday October 9

At a top price ticket of HK$2,000, this could be the most expensive classical music concert of the year! I was in a seminar and have tasked another friend to call and book through Urbtix. At 11:00am, I got a text message from my friend saying that he can't get through (Urbtix opens at 10:00am). At 11:30am, I got through and the cheapest ticket available was HK$1,300. Apparently, not long after, the concert was sold out!

The highlight of the evening was Matthias Goerne. Hong Kong had him in 2009 when he performed Mahler's Kindertotenlieder with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin. This time, we heard him in 11 songs from Mahler’s Des Knaben Wunderhorn.

"Viennese sound” or not, it was the Eschenbach and Goerne sound that stood out on this historic night. I wrote a review for Time-Out Hong Kong. To read the review, please click here.

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Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
9 October 2011 (Sun) 8pm
Concert Hall, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
$2000, $1650, $1300, $1000, $650, $300

Performers
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Christoph Eschenbach
Baritone: Matthias Goerne

Programme
Brahms: Tragic Overture
Schubert: Symphony No. 8, ‘Unfinished’
Mahler: 11 songs from Des Knaben Wunderhorn



  • Der Schildwache Nachtlied

  • Rheinlegendchen

  • Wo die schönen Trompeten blasen

  • Das irdische Leben

  • Urlicht

  • Lied des Verfolgten im Turm

  • Verlor'ne Müh!

  • Des Antonius von Padua Fischpredigt

  • Lob des hohen Verstandes

  • Revelge

  • Der Tamboursg’sell

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