Sam Olluver

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HK Phil's Brahms: The Four Symphonies
Sir Neville Marriner and the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong
Murray Perahia and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Mahler 5 - Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
Salome

Marking the 150th anniversary of the birth of Richard Strauss, Opera Hong Kong presented what is arguably his most powerful stage work, Salome, in a co-production with the Slovene National Theatre Opera and Ballet of Ljubljana.

14 Oct 2014 - 5:20PM

Marking the 150th anniversary of the birth of Richard Strauss, Opera Hong Kong presented what is arguably his most powerful stage work, Salome, in a co-production with the Slovene National Theatre Opera and Ballet of Ljubljana.

Salome
Czech Dances
25 Sep 2014 - 6:31PM
Czech Dances
HK Phil's Season Opening Concert
Review: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Review: Romeo and Juliet

Those who stayed away from this concert in large numbers missed a few treats.

24 Jun 2014 - 10:49AM

Those who stayed away from this concert in large numbers missed a few treats.

Review: Romeo and Juliet
Review: 40th Anniversary Gala - Symphonie Fantastique

This concert marked the 40th anniversary of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra achieving professional status.

17 Jun 2014 - 10:01AM

This concert marked the 40th anniversary of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra achieving professional status.

Review: 40th Anniversary Gala - Symphonie Fantastique
Review: Emanuel Ax plays Beethoven

Whatever plan was negotiated between the distinguished pianist Emanuel Ax (above) and noted conductor Carlo Rizzi for this performance of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No4, it wasn't good enough.

3 Jun 2014 - 10:51AM

Whatever plan was negotiated between the distinguished pianist Emanuel Ax (above) and noted conductor Carlo Rizzi for this performance of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No4, it wasn't good enough.

Review: Emanuel Ax plays Beethoven
Review: Rachmaninov Paganini Rhapsody

German conductor Christoph Poppen and the Hong Kong Sinfonietta achieved something remarkable by producing a performance of Mendelssohn's Symphony No3, Scottish, that almost made me like the work.

3 Jun 2014 - 10:51AM

German conductor Christoph Poppen and the Hong Kong Sinfonietta achieved something remarkable by producing a performance of Mendelssohn's Symphony No3, Scottish, that almost made me like the work.

Review: Rachmaninov Paganini Rhapsody
Review: The King's Singers

I attended one The King's Singers' early concerts, in 1970, before their adoption by television and the recording industry.

27 May 2014 - 11:14AM

I attended one The King's Singers' early concerts, in 1970, before their adoption by television and the recording industry.

Review: The King's Singers
Alexandre Tharaud performs easy listening classical music for Le French May

Le French May's classical music offering on May 18 is a piano recital by Alexandre Tharaud. His easy-listening programme comprises 15 bite-sized movements from works by four composers.

14 May 2014 - 11:14PM

Le French May's classical music offering on May 18 is a piano recital by Alexandre Tharaud. His easy-listening programme comprises 15 bite-sized movements from works by four composers.

Alexandre Tharaud performs easy listening classical music for Le French May
Eternally popular opera Faust's secret- striking a balance of moods
Philippe Jaroussky to perform Handel and Porpora at Le French May
Review: Ohlsson plays Brahms
29 Apr 2014 - 11:08AM
Review: Ohlsson plays Brahms
Arts preview: Russian pianist Evgeny Kissin plays Schubert and Scriabin

Forty years ago, a youngster in Moscow sat at a piano and started to improvise. Unremarkable maybe, except that the young Russian was only two years old; four years later, he was absorbed into Moscow's centre for gifted musicians, the Gnessin State School of Music.

2 Apr 2014 - 10:44PM

Forty years ago, a youngster in Moscow sat at a piano and started to improvise. Unremarkable maybe, except that the young Russian was only two years old; four years later, he was absorbed into Moscow's centre for gifted musicians, the Gnessin State School of Music.

Arts preview: Russian pianist Evgeny Kissin plays Schubert and Scriabin
Arts preview: Jaap’s Gran Partita matches Mozart with Shostakovich
Baritone teaches students how to improve Western opera in China
Review: Images of Hong Kong

This 80-minute collage of works by five young Hong Kong composers - Choi Sai-ho, Lam Lan-chee, Galison Lau, Joyce Tang and Ian Ng - was commissioned and produced by the Hong Kong Arts Festival. At its core was the poetry of Leung Ping-kwan, who died last year.

25 Mar 2014 - 10:04AM

This 80-minute collage of works by five young Hong Kong composers - Choi Sai-ho, Lam Lan-chee, Galison Lau, Joyce Tang and Ian Ng - was commissioned and produced by the Hong Kong Arts Festival. At its core was the poetry of Leung Ping-kwan, who died last year.

Review: Images of Hong Kong
Review: Kavakos, Pace and Beethoven

Greek violinist Leonidas Kavakos (right) was in recital at this splendid Hong Kong Arts Festival event with his preferred accompanist, the Italian pianist Enrico Pace.

18 Mar 2014 - 10:50AM

Greek violinist Leonidas Kavakos (right) was in recital at this splendid Hong Kong Arts Festival event with his preferred accompanist, the Italian pianist Enrico Pace.

Review: Kavakos, Pace and Beethoven
Review: London Symphony Orchestra

Rachmaninov's Third Piano Concerto is notorious for its technical demands.

11 Mar 2014 - 10:14AM

Rachmaninov's Third Piano Concerto is notorious for its technical demands.

Review: London Symphony Orchestra
Review: Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Robin Ticciati is in his fifth season as principal conductor of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.

25 Feb 2014 - 11:32AM

Robin Ticciati is in his fifth season as principal conductor of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.

Review: Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Kassia Women's Choir to sing at New York's prestigious Lincoln Centre
Arts preview: Benjamin Grosvenor tackles the composer's piano concerto
Review: Flamenco Passion

Flamenco and Valentine's Day aren't the most likely bedfellows: the Spanish dance trades off noisy, sweat-soaked aggression, the saint's day simmers in tenderness.

19 Feb 2014 - 6:46PM

Flamenco and Valentine's Day aren't the most likely bedfellows: the Spanish dance trades off noisy, sweat-soaked aggression, the saint's day simmers in tenderness.

Review: Flamenco Passion
Review: Sumi Jo

The celebrated South Korean coloratura soprano Sumi Jo has appeared in leading roles at New York's Metropolitan Opera and has sold more than 1.2 million copies of her crossover album Only Love.

11 Feb 2014 - 11:01AM

The celebrated South Korean coloratura soprano Sumi Jo has appeared in leading roles at New York's Metropolitan Opera and has sold more than 1.2 million copies of her crossover album Only Love.

Review: Sumi Jo
Review: Schumann Fest

The Hong Kong Phil's Schumann mini-festival sandwiched two recitals devoted to lieder and chamber music between a meatier pair of concerts comprising his four symphonies and two of the concertos.

31 Jan 2014 - 2:36PM

The Hong Kong Phil's Schumann mini-festival sandwiched two recitals devoted to lieder and chamber music between a meatier pair of concerts comprising his four symphonies and two of the concertos.

Review: Schumann Fest
Review: Hong Kong International Chamber Music Festival