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Book now for James Galway, a musical about Hong Kong plague, and Eton College charity concert

Irish flute legend is back in the city playing with the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong, HKRep is bringing the 1894 plague outbreak to the stage, and Eton scholars play for Syria

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 24 December, 2015, 8:01am
UPDATED : Thursday, 24 December, 2015, 8:01am

James Galway

The Irish flute legend makes his highly awaited return to our shores next year for an unforgettable evening of Baroque masterpieces. Otherwise known as “The Man With the Golden Flute”, Galway, along with his wife and fellow flautist Jeanne, violinist Amelia Chan, harpsichordist Shane Levesque and the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong tackle two of Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos (Nos 4 and 5) plus the composer’s Orchestral Suite No 2.

WATCH James Galway play

January 31, 8pm, Hong Kong City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$280-HK$680 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2864 2156

1894 Hong Kong Plague – a Musical

The grim history of the plague that swept through parts of China and Asia is brought to life in HKRep’s musical based on one of the darkest moments of our past. Using real historical events, the narrative delves into the terror that gripped the residents of Tai Ping Shan Street, at the time the epicentre of a plague outbreak, and their daily means for survival.

In Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles. January 16-17, 2.45pm; January 10, January 12-16, 7.45pm, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, HK$140-HK$420 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3103 5900

Eton College New Year’s Charity Concert

Music scholars from British private boys’ school Eton College will make the trip to Hong Kong for this fundraising concert organised through the school’s independent charity arm, Eton Action. Conceived by four Eton College musical talents, of which three were trained at Hong Kong’s Academy for Performing Arts, the concert features an evening of accessible and uplifting classics, including Sarasate’s Zigeunerweisen and Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No 10 . Proceeds go to Oxfam’s Syria Crisis Appeal, in support of those affected by the conflict in Syria.

January 2, 8pm, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$100-HK$300 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 3128 8288