14 Feb 2018 (Wed) 8 ‑ 10pm (2 hours)
10 Salisbury Road, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon
$480 / $380 / $280 / $180
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The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (HK Phil) will present romantic love songs from classic movies this Valentine’s Day, including:

Gone with the Wind: Tara's Theme – Lyrics were later added to the theme by Mack David and became the song My Own True Love, sung by Margaret Whiting and widely known since its release in October 1948.

Titanic: Suite – The Suite comprises incidental music and the main theme “My Heart Will Go On”. The music takes the audience back to the ocean which holds the “Heart of the Ocean” necklace and the transcending love of Jack and Rose. It was composed by James Horner, who also wrote the scores for A Beautiful Mind and Avatar. Horner added his signature choral and Celtic elements to the score for Titanicto create a very moving effect. The Hong Kong Philharmonic Chorus will present this touching melody with the HK Phil.

Love Actually: Love Theme Suite – The Suite was written by Craig Armstrong, the winner of the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song with Moulin Rouge!, who also composed Me Before You which will also be presented in this concert.

The Banquet: Only For Love – The song was sung by Jane Zhang and won the Best Film Song of the 12th Golden Bauhinia Awards. The choral version performed in this concert offers the audience a different taste of the score.

The Piano: Concert Suite – The score closely followed the story of the movie. It touches the hearts of the audience and is well loved by many piano players.

The scores of Cinema Paradiso and La Califfa were both written by Ennio Morricone who was the winner of the Honorary Academy Award in 2007.

Also in the concert is Somewhere in Time which was voted by the public members on the HK Phil’s Facebook Page as their favourite movie love song. The version presented in this concert will includeRachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini (Variation 18). Lovers, this is a concert not to be missed!

Limited Lovers’ Package
Want to charm your loved one in this concert with a surprise? The HK Phil has prepared a limited lovers’ package (HK$1,888), which includes two tickets for prime seats, one BYDEAU gift box with fresh florals, candle and sweet treats, two VIP lounge intermission drink coupons, and a message to your beloved printed in the Valentine’s Day house programme! The limited lovers’ package is available for order until 31 January 2018. Place your order or enquire by email to [email protected] or call 2721 2332.

Gerard Salonga, conductor
Gerard Salonga is a multi-awarded musical director, conductor and arranger. He has guest-conducted various orchestras including the Philippine Philharmonic, Shanghai Opera House Orchestra and Chorus, and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. In 2016 he was selected to be one of the assistant conductors of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. His orchestral arrangements have been performed by various international orchestras.

Hong Kong Philharmonic Chorus
The Hong Kong Philharmonic Chorus was established in 1980. Over the years, it has collaborated with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra to perform a range of different works by composers including Britten, Mendelssohn, Beethoven and Haydn and performed under renowned conductors Lorin Maazel, Nicholas McGegan, Brett Weymark and Jaap van Zweden.

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