Hong Kong gigs

Book now for Spandau Ballet, Elisa Chan, Placido Domingo and more

A rare chance to see superstar tenor Domingo, now 74, in concert, a rising Chinese classical music star in town, time for some New Romantic nostalgia, and get out that Great American Songbook

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 05 August, 2015, 10:48pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 05 August, 2015, 10:48pm

Spandau Ballet

They were at the vanguard of Britain's New Romantic movement of the early '80s and had a string of hits in the first half of the decade before a flop album in 1989 led to a protracted, very public and bitter break-up in the '90s. But all was forgiven in 2009 when they announced a series of comeback shows. And they haven't stopped performing since. Nostalgic fans will be falling over themselves for a chance to be reacquainted with their bombastic blue-eyed soul and to sing along to hits such as Gold, To Cut a Long Story Short and True.

September 25, 8.15pm, AsiaWorld-Arena, Lantau, HK$380-HK$1,380, HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2304 6188

Ning Feng and Southbank Sinfonia

The acclaimed Chinese violinist joins the London-based chamber orchestra for a celebration of works by Beethoven and Mendelssohn. Classical music at its most refined.

September 21, 8pm, City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$120-HK$320, Urbtix. Inquiries: 2111 5999

The Great Ladies of Song

Grammy-winning singers Patti Austin and Janis Siegel enlist the towering talent of Hong Kong's own Elisa Chan Kit-ling for two nights of jazz-flavoured cordiality. Expect plenty of vocal fireworks from the charismatic trio as they plunder the Great American Songbook.

October 19 and 20, 8.15pm, Hong Kong Baptist University, Kowloon Tong, HK$380-HK$880, Cityline. Inquiries: 9476 8655

Domingo and Macau Orchestra

Don't miss this rare opportunity to catch opera superstar Placido Domingo in the flesh. The 74-year-old Spanish maestro has battled and beaten cancer in recent years and is back to remind music lovers why he is considered one of the defining voices of his generation.

August 29, 8pm, Macau Cultural Centre, Macau, HK$680-HK$1,880, Macau Ticket. Inquiries: 2852 0778