Mahler V is one of the great symphonic works of the late Romantic Period and Hongkongers are set to be treated to a rare performance by the Ponte Orchestra in October.

“In these five movements, you may experience the tragic music from the funeral march, the mixed feeling of melancholy and ecstasy which is very typical for Mahler, the beautiful nature scenery music, not to mention the most famous 4th movement, a love letter that Mahler wrote to his lover, later his wife, Alma.”

Mahler was at the peak of his career when he composed his 5th symphony.

It is regarded as one of the most challenging and colourful orchestral repertoire.


Ponte Orchestra is made up of graduates from local music universities and was founded in 2010.

Date: 3rd Oct 2021.
Time: 20:00.
Venue: Concert Hall, Hong Kong City Hall (Central).
Facebook event: Click link
Ticket sales: Click link

Hong Kong Free Press

Hong Kong Free Press is a new, non-profit, English-language news source seeking to unite critical voices on local and national affairs. Free of charge and completely independent, HKFP arrives amid rising concerns over declining press freedom in Hong Kong and during an important time in the city’s constitutional development.