[Sponsored] In the hope of remedying dashed travel and cultural plans due to the pandemic, the German Consulate General Hong Kong together with the European Union Office in Hong Kong and Macao is set to host a one-of-a-kind concert with music from all over Europe from past to present.

Photo: German Consulate General Hong Kong.

Presented by Ponte Orchestra and Sound of the Earth Music and Arts Foundation, the concert “Europe x Hong Kong: United in Diversity” will take place on Sunday, 29 November at 7.30 pm in the Hong Kong City Hall, Concert Hall.

By integrating the official motto of the EU “United in Diversity,” the event seeks to promote shared values of respect and appreciation for diversity.

Throughout the evening, the audience will embark on a musical journey of the European continent across the ages, immersing in nostalgic and also contemporary melodies in a variety of languages.

Photo: German Consulate General Hong Kong.

Featuring celebrated as well as lesser-known European musicians spanning from the 1800s to 2010s, the concert showcases a truly diverse range of genres including classical, jazz, pop, rock — in one single evening.

Musical highlights include the iconic ballad “Wind of Change” by West German rock band Scorpions, famed Spanish guitar concerto “Concierto de Aranjuez” by Joaquín Rodrigo, and the theme song to the popular “Angry Birds” mobile game by Ari Pulkkinen from Finland.

Selected songs will feature solo performances by Hong Kong guitarist Au Man-bun, alongside singers Jenus Ho and Maggie Cho.

Based in Hong Kong, Ponte Orchestra engages with a world-wide audience through its tour performances and online broadcasting. Under the leadership of its Principal Conductor and Artistic Director Stephen Lam, Ponte Orchestra enriches and shapes cultural life through a wide spectrum of program in local communities and in South-East Asia, reaching new audiences and participants through multi-media performances, audience development and educational programmes.

Photo: German Consulate General Hong Kong.

Ponte has been invited to events by the Hong Kong Government and different Consulates in Hong Kong, representing Hong Kong to perform in cities including Vienna, Berlin, Prague, Budapest, Zurich, Stockholm and Macau. In recent years they have accomplished over 50 overseas performances.

Tickets are available now from HK$180. Discount will be offered to group purchases, and for full-time students, senior citizens, people with disabilities and the minder and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance recipients.

“Europe x Hong Kong: United in Diversity

  • Date: 29 November 2020 at 19.30
  • Venue: Hong Kong City Hall, Concert Hall
  • Tickets: $320, $250, $200, $180, available now at Urbtix.

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