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49. My Scheduled HKPO Concerts in the Coming 2012-13 Season

The current Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (HKPO) concert season will finish as the July 7 concert ends with a programme of Brahms's "Variations on a Theme by Joseph Haydn", Ravel's "Piano Concerto in G" and "Piano Concerto for the Left Hand", and Elgar's "Variations on an Original Theme 'Enigma'". As Edo de Waart, the current Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, completes his duty at the end of the current concert season, the new Music Director of the Orchestra will be taken up by Jaap van Zweden. Edo de Waart had already said his warm farewell to the audience at the end of his conducting the Beethoven's Ninth Symphony in his last concert with HKPO on April 21, 2012 at the Concert Hall of Hong Kong Cultural Centre, a concert of uttermost satisfaction of outstanding performance and wonderful interpretation of Beethoven's Ninth by both Edo de Waart and HKPO I had never experienced before in my life.

Four more than last year's subscription, I have subscribed to thirteen concerts for the coming HKPO concert season, with programmes of wonderful music of many of my favourite composers such as Beethoven, Brahms, Mozart, Sibelius, Shostakovich, Mendelssohn, Dvorak, Elgar, Tchaikovsky, Handel, R Strauss, Chopin, Stravinsky and Haydn. The following is a chronological list of these programmes:

1. September 15, 2012:
Franck: "The Accursed Hunter" (法朗克:《被詛咒的獵人》)
Saint-Saens: Piano Concerto No.2 (聖桑:第二鋼琴協奏曲)
Beethoven: Symphony No.3 "Eroica" (貝多芬:第三交響曲「英雄」)

2. October 20, 2012:
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.22 in E flat, K482 (莫扎特:降E大調第廿二鋼琴協奏曲,K482)
Shostakovich: Symphony No.7 "Leningrad" (蕭斯達高維契:第七交響曲「列寧格勒」)

3. December 1, 2012:
Brahms: A German Requiem (布拉姆斯:德意志安魂曲)

4. December 8, 2012:
Mendelssohn: "The Hebrides" (Fingal's Cave) (孟德爾遜:《赫布里底》(芬加爾洞窟))
Elgar: "Sea Pictures" (艾爾加:《海的面貌》)
Mendelssohn: Symphony No.3 "Scottish" (孟德爾遜:第三交響曲「蘇格蘭」)

5. January 5, 2013:
Berlioz: "Le Corsaire" Overture (白遼士:《海盜》序曲)
Chausson: "Poeme" (蕭頌:《詩》)
Ravel: "Tzigane" (拉威爾:《吉卜賽人》)
Brahms: Symphony No.1 (布拉姆斯:第一交響曲)

6. January 12, 2013:
Dukas: "La Peri" Fanfare (杜卡:《仙女》號曲)
Dukas: "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" (杜卡:《魔法師的弟子》)
Poulenc: Organ Concerto (浦朗克:管風琴協奏曲)
Saint-Saens: Symphony No.3 "Organ" (聖桑:第三交響曲「管風琴」)

7. February 8, 2013:
Wagner: "Lohengrin": Prelude to Act 1 (華格納:《羅恩格林》:第一幕前奏曲)
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto (柴可夫斯基:小提琴協奏曲)
Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra (巴托:樂隊協奏曲)

8. March 30, 2013:
Handel: "Messiah" (韓德爾:《彌賽亞》)

9. April 27, 2013:
Smetana: "The Bartered Bride" orchestral excerpts (史密塔納:《被出賣的新娘》管弦選段)
Dvorak: Cello Concerto in A, B10 (德伏扎克:A大調大提琴協奏曲,B10)
Brahms: Symphony No.2 (布拉姆斯:第二交響曲)

10. May 25, 2013:
R Strauss: "Don Juan" (李察•史特勞斯:《唐璜》)
R Strauss: "Four Last Songs" (李察•史特勞斯:《最後四首藝術歌曲》)
Sibelius: Symphony No.5 (西貝遼士:第五交響曲)

11. June 1, 2013:
Mozart: Symphony No.31 "Paris" (莫扎特:第三十一交響曲「巴黎」)
Chopin: "Les Sylphides" (蕭邦:《林中仙子》)
Stravinsky: "The Rite of Spring" (史特拉汶斯基:《春之祭》)

12. June 8, 2013:
Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem (布列頓:安魂交響曲)
Liszt: Piano Concerto No.2 (李斯特:第二鋼琴協奏曲)
Liszt: Piano Concerto No.1 (李斯特:第一鋼琴協奏曲)
Haydn: Symphony No 90 in C (海頓:C大調第九十交響曲)

13. June 29, 2013:
Verdi: "La Forza del Destino" Overture (威爾第:《命運之力》:序曲)
Rodrigo: "Concierto de Aranjuez" (盧狄高:《阿蘭胡埃斯》結他協奏曲)
Falla: "Love the Magician" (法雅:《愛情是魔術師》)
Rimsky-Korsakov: "Capriccio Espagnol" (林姆斯基-高沙可夫:《西班牙隨想曲》)

I am looking forward to enjoying each of these concerts as the day comes for I think as to myself nothing else like listening to music would make life more enchanting and optimistic.

(Photos: Edo de Waart and Jaap van Zweden)

(Written on June 3, 2012)