Classical music

Book now for Al Murray the Pub Landlord, a Bach treat and more

From an English comic to Russian Konstantin Lifschitz performing Bach's The Art of Fugue, mandolin maestro Avi Avital and a cappella choir Chanticleer, there's a rich cultural diet on offer

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 12 August, 2015, 10:22pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 12 August, 2015, 10:22pm

Al Murray the Pub Landlord: One Man, One Guvnor

The acclaimed comic brings his outspoken Anglophile character back to Hong Kong. With his right wing ways and pint-loving patter, Murray has become a crowd favourite in the city and a regular at the Rugby Sevens. October 5, 8pm, Kitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, HK$488-HK$788,HK Ticketing. Inquiries: [email protected]

The Art of Fugue

Russian pianist Konstantin Lifschitz has a long history with Johann Sebastian Bach's most elusive masterpiece . When the German composer died, he famously left the work unfinished and with no indication of what instruments were meant to play it. Lifschitz has been performing the piece with bell-like clarity for many years and this is a rare chance to catch his approach. September 26, 8pm, Lee Shau Kee Lecture Centre, University of Hong Kong, Pok Fu Lam, HK$50-HK$220, HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 3917 8165

Avi Avital and the Cologne Academy

The Israeli-born master of the mandolin has brought the instrument front and centre with a series of virtuosic performances in some of the world's greatest music halls. His towering talent and inventive approach to plucking is writing a fresh legacy for baroque and folk. November 2, 8pm, City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$80-HK$480, tickets.pphk.org Inquiries: 9545 6851


Since they first formed in San Francisco in the late 1970s, this 12-man a cappella ensemble has been devoted to covering a broad swathe of musical ground. With their wide range of voices and even wider repertoire, their performances could include anything from Renaissance polyphony and Romantic offerings to gospel, pop and soul. October 2, 8pm, Tsuen Wan Town Hall, 72 Tai Ho Road, Tsuen Wan, HK$150-HK$300, Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7321