Concert “Europe x Hong Kong: United in Diversity”

Date: November 29, 2020 (Sunday)
Time: 19:30
Venue: Hong Kong City Hall, Concert Hall
Registration: Click the link here

“Europe x Hong Kong: United in Diversity”
 




2020 has been a year of uncertainty and challenges for all of us. To end the year on a positive note, the German Consulate General in Hong Kong and the European Union Office to Hong Kong and Macao will jointly organise a concert titled “Europe x Hong Kong: United in Diversity” on Sunday, 29 November 2020 in the Hong Kong City Hall, Concert Hall.

The concert will be presented by Ponte Orchestra and Sound of the Earth Music and Arts Foundation. The event intends to celebrate music of the European Union with audiences in Hong Kong by introducing a wide range of classical and popular music from various European countries with their own distinctive musical identity.

The official motto of the European Union – “United in Diversity” – is incorporated in the concert title to show appreciation to all members of our society and solidarity with the local community in view of the difficult circumstances of the Covid pandemic.

 

Under the leadership of its Principal Conductor and Artistic Director Stephen Lam, Ponte has made a pioneering approach to playing the role as a modern-day symphony orchestra and chorus. It strikes the highest possible standard for excellence in musical performance at home and in the area; 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. Based in Hong Kong, Ponte engages with a world-wide audience through its tour performances and online broadcasting.

Ponte, being Italian for ‘bridge’, signifies how the Ponte musicians, aside from striving for musical excellence, also endeavours to build a bridge for the audience to interact and intercon-nect through music.

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. Not only do the performances allow Ponte’s music to reach audiences, but interviews with different broadcasting and printed media. With its target to reach out to more people, Ponte has been involved in recording of multiple Asian movie soundtracks and collaborating with different local composers. The mission to bridge the music between hearts is not limited to those who cannot afford a concert ticket.

 

For more information about Ponte Orchestra, please visit the website: www.ponteorchestra.org

Tickets ($320, $250, $200, $180) are available now at Urbtix: www.urbtix.hk

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.