Renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma and pianist Kathryn Stott to present enchanting recital in Hong Kong on 6th November

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13th September 2023 – (Hong Kong) World-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma and his long-time collaborator, pianist Kathryn Stott, are set to captivate audiences with their exceptional musical talents in a highly anticipated recital. The event, titled “Duo Recital by Yo-Yo Ma (Cello) & Kathryn Stott (Piano),” is part of the esteemed Great Music 2023 series organized by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD).

The recital promises an enchanting evening filled with intimate musical expressions that will leave the audience spellbound. The carefully curated program features a repertoire that showcases the duo’s virtuosity and deep emotional connection. Among the mesmerizing pieces to be performed are Shostakovich’s “Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minor, Op. 40” and Franck’s “Sonata in A for Violin and Piano” (adapted for cello and piano). Additionally, the duo will present the sentimental rhythms of Dvořák’s “Songs My Mother Taught Me,” the meditative melodies of Pärt’s “Spiegel im Spiegel,” as well as lyrical short pieces including Fauré’s “Berceuse, Op. 16” and “Papillon, Op. 77,” Sérgio Assad’s “Menino,” and Boulanger’s “Cantique.”

To ensure fair access to tickets, the “Duo Recital by Yo-Yo Ma (Cello) & Kathryn Stott (Piano)” will employ a ticket ballot and real-name ticketing system. All interested individuals who register will automatically enter the ballot. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to purchase tickets within a designated period through the URBTIX website. An email containing a personalized link will be sent to each successful applicant, allowing them to acquire a maximum of two tickets. It is mandatory for ticket buyers to provide the English full names of all attendees, as these names will be printed on the tickets for identity verification purposes.

The ticketing schedule for this extraordinary event is as follows: online registration for the ticket ballot will be open from 25th September (Monday), starting at 10am, until 27th September (Wednesday) at 8pm. The announcement of the ballot result will be made on 3rd October (Tuesday). Successful applicants can then purchase their tickets exclusively through the URBTIX website from 5th October (Thursday) at 10am until 6th October (Friday) at 6pm.

Ticket-holders are reminded to bring a valid photo ID for verification upon admission to the Concert Hall of the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, where the recital will take place at 8pm on 6th November. It is recommended to arrive at least 90 minutes prior to the start of the recital (i.e., 6.30pm) to ensure a smooth entry process. Tickets are non-transferable, and detailed ticketing procedures can be found on the official programme website: www.lcsd.gov.hk/CE/CulturalService/Programme/en/music/programs_1577.html.

Prices for the tickets are tiered at $380, $580, $780, $1,080, and $1,380, offering various options to suit different preferences. For further inquiries regarding the programme, interested individuals can call 2268 7321 or visit the aforementioned programme website. In case of any issues or difficulties encountered during the ticket ballot registration period, an email can be sent to [email protected], or individuals can reach out to URBTIX’s ticketing enquiries and customer service hotline at 3166 1100. This extraordinary recital by Yo-Yo Ma and Kathryn Stott is not to be missed, promising an unforgettable evening of musical brilliance and emotional depth.