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50. 10 Selected HKPhil Concerts of the Upcoming 2013-14 Season to Anticipate

This Saturday night I shall go to the heralding concert of the 2013-14 Concert Season of Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra at Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall. In the new HKPhil Concert Season, 10 concerts have been carefully selected by me covering programme of fascinating music of my most favourite composers. Concerts of Britten's "War Requiem" and Bach's "St Matthew Passion" respectively will be most anticipated because opportunities of listening to them live are rare. Besides, the two all-Schumann-programme concerts covering all his four symphonies, as well as his Piano Concerto and Cello Concerto are such fantastic arrangements indeed! Chopin's Piano Concerto no.1 and Elgar's Cello Concerto are indisputably great music, not to mention the music of Beethoven, Mozart, Schubert, Brahms and Dvorak, which, interpreted by our representative orchestra──the Hong Kong Philharmonic, are going to be heard in one or the other of these concerts.

The following is a list in chronological order of my 10 selected HKPhil concerts of the upcoming 2013-14 season, all being earnestly anticipated by me:

1. September 7, 2013:
Bright Sheng: "Shanghai" Overture
Beethoven: Piano Concerto no.5 "Emperor"
Dvorak: Symphony no.9 "From the New World"

2. September 21, 2013:
John Estacio: "Brio": Toccata and Fantasy for Orchestra
Chopin: Piano Concerto no.1
Stravinsky: "Petrushka" (1911 version)

3. November 7, 2013:
Britten: "War Requiem"

4. December 19, 2013:
Mozart: Double Piano Concerto
Mahler: Symphony no.4

5. January 18, 2014:
Schumann (舒曼):
Symphony no.1 "Spring"
Cello Concerto
Symphony no.2

6. January 25, 2014:
Schumann (舒曼):
Symphony no.3 "Rhenish"
Piano Concerto
Symphony no.4

7. April 5, 2014:
Elgar: "In the South" (Alassio)
Elgar: Cello Concerto
Mussorgsky (orch. Ashkenazy): "Pictures at an Exhibition"

8. April 19, 2014:
Bach: "St Matthew Passion"

9. April 26, 2014:
Mozart: "The Magic Flute": Overture
Beethoven: Symphony no.4
Brahms: Piano Concerto no.2

10. June 26, 2014:
Schubert: Symphony no.8 "Unfinished"
Beethoven: Piano Concert no.1
Brahms (orch. Schoenberg): Piano Quartet no.1

(Written on September 3, 2013)