43rd Orchestral Season

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Matteo Ricci

The Musical Concert

Date and Time
17-18/7/2020 (Fri, Sat) 8:00 pm
Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall
Ticket Fee
$200, $250, $320, $420
Yan Huichang
Performed by
Composer: Henry Lai
Musical Devised for Chinese Orchestra by: Chew Hee Chiat
Directors: Damian Lau, Ata Wong Chun Tat
Ticket on Sales Date: 15/05/2020

The young Matteo Ricci crossed the seas to the remote land of China in the East to spread the Christian faith. Before him were two choices: should he insist on transposing the then Western Catholic creeds onto China, or shed his own beliefs and uphold Chinese rituals and customs? He courageously chose a third path that no one before him had dared to take. He learned the Chinese language, strived to understand and appreciate Chinese culture with an open mind, and struck up friendships with courtiers and commoners alike. He devoted his energy and time to put his profound knowledge, discourse in literature, science, protocol, philosophy and religion to use, and finally forged the “Directives of Matteo Rici” which was going to be a useful bridge between the cultures of East and West.

The original full-length musical, Matteo Ricci, was a sold-out event at its premiere. In this remade concert version, it will be an exciting experience for the audience, with the original cast returning to sing live. It is a show not to be missed!

Open Rehearsal

Date: 17/7/2020 (Fri)

Time: 4:00pm

Backstage Tour

Date: 18/7/2020 (Sat)

Time: 7:00pm