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Dmitri Shostakovich

Benjamin Schmid plays Beethoven

Benjamin Schmid plays Beethoven Hong Kong Sinfonietta HK City Hall Concert Hall Reviewed Jul 10

Tuesday, 13 July, 2010, 12:00am

Pick of the week

Benjamin Schmid Plays Beethoven Ariel Zuckermann conducts the Austrian violinist (right) and the HK Sinfonietta playing works Rossini's William Tell Overture, Beethoven's Violin Concerto in D and Shostakovich's Symphony No 9 in E-Flat. Jul 10, 8pm, City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$120-HK$280 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2836 3336

4 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Emerson String Quartet

Violist Lawerence Dutton, violinist Philip Setzer, cellist David Finckel and violinist Eugene Drucker play works by Mozart, Dvor?k and Shostakovich. Jun 4, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$120-HK$320 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7321

30 May 2010 - 12:00am

David Atherton + Lynn Harrell

David Atherton + Lynn Harrell

Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra

HK Cultural Centre Concert Hall

Reviewed: Mar 27

31 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

David Atherton + Lynn Harrell

David Atherton conducts cellist Lynn Harrell (left) and the HK Philharmonic Orchestra in performing works by Grieg, Sibelius, Mussorgsky and Shostakovich. Today-tomorrow, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$150-HK$380 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 2030

27 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

The Leningrad Symphony

David Atherton conducts British trumpeter Alison Balsom (right) and the HK Philharmonic Orchestra in Hummel's Trumpet Concerto and Shostakovich's Symphony No 7 Leningrad. Today-tomorrow, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$100-HK$250 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 2030

4 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

A Very Chinese New Year Concert

Guest conductor Edwin Outwater, who was the former conductor of the San Francisco Symphony, leads the Hong Kong Sinfonietta, percussionist Chau Chin-tung and violinist Natsuko Yoshimoto (above) in works including Shostakovich's Festive Overture, op 96 and He Luding's Night Gathering. Today, 8pm, HK City Hall, Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$100-HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2836 3336

23 Feb 2007 - 12:00am



City Contemporary Dance Company

Kwai Tsing Theatre

Reviewed: December 15

Dmitri Shostakovich's life exemplifies how artists in the former Soviet Union were forced to tread a fine line between artistic integrity and survival. Testimony, choreographed by Helen Lai Hoi-ling, is a fitting tribute on the centenary of his birth.

19 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Who is Dmitri Shostakovich?

Shostakovich (1906 - 1975) had his first music lessons with his mother at age 10. He entered the Leningrad Conservatory at 13.

He had a complex relationship with the Soviet government. He suffered two official denunciations of his music in 1936 and 1948 and the periodic banning of his work. The composer responded to the denunciations through his music.

13 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Music, dance, drama

Choreographer Helen Lai Hoi-ling may not be very talkative, but she lets dance and Dmitri Shostakovich's music tell the story in her new theatre work, Testimony.

The show commemorates the centennial of Soviet composer Shostakovich's birth.

13 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Spring in his step

FOR THE FIRST time in his 25-year career as an actor and director, Lee Chun-chow is to embark on a new venture - dance theatre. And the 48-year-old is excited about the challenge.

12 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

The Music

The Music

September Strings 2 - Shostakovich Cello Concerto

3 Sep 2006 - 12:00am

Homage to Shostakovich

MUSIC LOVERS ARE observing two anniversaries this year, the 250th birth anniversary of Mozart (1756-1791) and the birth centenary of the 20th-century Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975).

25 May 2006 - 12:00am

Gypsy on the fiddle? It's all academic for this conductor

When Jaap van Zweden was a child in the early 1960s, he and his sister used to sit, enthralled, in the living room of their small home in the Netherlands listening to one of Europe's most famous gypsy bands in rehearsal.

16 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

A Shostakovich Celebration

BBC's New Generation pianist Cedric Tiberghien performs with the Hong Kong Philharmonic in works by Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich including Symphony No5. Today, 8pm, Sha Tin Town Hall, 1 Yuen Wo Rd, Sha Tin, $100-$200 Urbtix. Inquiries:

25 Mar 2006 - 12:00am