Jaap van Zweden conducts the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra in its Beethoven-themed opening concert of the 2021/22 season at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre. Photo: Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra Jaap van Zweden conducts the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra in its Beethoven-themed opening concert of the 2021/22 season at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre. Photo: Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
Jaap van Zweden conducts the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra in its Beethoven-themed opening concert of the 2021/22 season at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre. Photo: Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra

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Hong Kong Philharmonic’s uplifting Beethoven 7th Symphony under Jaap van Zweden’s baton gets 2021/22 season under way

  • Orchestra marks the return to the rostrum of its music director with a sublime performance from concertmaster Jing Wang in Beethoven’s violin concerto
  • A new commission, Old Bei, about China and Beethoven, lacks balance – and initially so did the orchestra in composer’s 7th symphony, before a rousing finale

Topic |   Classical music
Jaap van Zweden conducts the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra in its Beethoven-themed opening concert of the 2021/22 season at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre. Photo: Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra Jaap van Zweden conducts the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra in its Beethoven-themed opening concert of the 2021/22 season at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre. Photo: Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
Jaap van Zweden conducts the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra in its Beethoven-themed opening concert of the 2021/22 season at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre. Photo: Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
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