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Hong Kong gigs

Tickets out for Hong Kong boxer Rex Tso’s fight, Charlie Chaplin’s Gold Rush with HK Phil, and more

Tso puts his undefeated super flyweight record on the line when he tackles veteran Korean in May, while Hong Kong Philharmonic pay tribute to comic genius, and French songbird heads our way

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 07 April, 2016, 5:46am
UPDATED : Thursday, 07 April, 2016, 11:53am

Joyce Jonathan

Maybe it’s the soft French Gs (pronounced “zh”) that punctuate both her first and last names. Or maybe it’s her ability to sing in Mandarin – she’s released several bilingual versions of her songs.

Either way, there’s no denying the French singer-songwriter has an undeniable je ne sais quoi about her. Listen as this rising star turns French ballads into folksy acoustic goodness.

WATCH Jonathan sing Je ne sais pas in French ...

... and in Mandarin

June 7, 8pm, The Vine Centre, 28 Burrows St, Wan Chai, HK$380, HK$480 ticketflap.com. Inquiries: 3678 0150

Charlie Chaplin’s Gold Rush

Before talkies took over Hollywood, silent films relied heavily on musical accompaniment, in the form of an orchestra or individual pianist. For this presentation, the Hong Kong Philharmonic pays tribute to the comedic genius by performing the live score for the 1925 classic featuring Chaplin’s signature character The Tramp.

May 13-14, 9pm, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$180-HK$380 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 2030

Clash of Champions

Hong Kong boxing phenom Rex “The Wonder Kid” Tso Sing-yu puts his undefeated record on the line against Korean veteran Young Gil-bae in the super flyweight division. Meanwhile in the undercard recent Olympic gold medallist Ryota Murata takes on Brazilian fighter Felipe Santos Pedroso.

May 14, 7pm, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Dr, Wan Chai, HK$380-HK$2,880 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2840 0162