Instead of being cooped up at home given the dismal weather lately, awaken your aural senses with a diverse lineup of acclaimed musical acts happening this weekend.

Yo-Yo Ma and the Hong Kong Philharmonic
The Hong Kong Philharmonic's season opens with a bang this year, featuring the internationally-acclaimed cello virtuoso, Yo-Yo Ma. He will be joined by sheng virtuoso Wu Tong in a dazzling three-work program which includes Bizet’s Symphony in C as well as Dvořák's Silent Woods, a beautiful and tranquil piece that was originally written for piano duet, which the composer later rearranged for cello and orchestra. Another piece, Zhao Lin’s Duo, will imaginatively express Chinese and Western musical traditions. This piece will be conducted by Yu Long, Principal Guest Conductor of The Hong Kong Philharmonic. 

hkphil.org
September 9 and 10, Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.
Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall, 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui; +852 2734 2009
Tickets are available at URBTIX; HK$1980, $1580, $1080, $680

Peter Van Hoesen
Belgian DJ, producer and owner of record label Time to Express aims to play a massive set at Volar, supported by the club’s residents Al Burro, Darko and Lukas & Claire. The techno tastemaker displays a mind-blowing versatility, crafting vastly different types of sounds that have been fully showcased on his endless list of EPs and releases. He is in a class of one thanks to his focus on texture and groove, to the hypnotic, escapist and abstract qualities of the genre. It results in dance floors that stand transfixed, amazed and pleasured in equal measure.

September 9, Friday, 10 p.m.
Volar, 38-44 D'Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central; +852 2810 1510
Tickets available at the door; HK$300-$350

Hong Kong International Jazz Festival 
Now in its ninth year, the Hong Kong International Jazz Festival continues in its dedication to bringing stellar international jazz acts to the city for a weekend of music making. This year’s festival is of a noticeably vocal persuasion, and mixes international up-and-comers with local crooners for four days of the best in Hong Kong and international jazz. Renowned jazz musicians from the United States, Australia, Japan, Italy, Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland, Brazil, Serbia and Croatia will perform alongside the young generation to create an unparalleled experience for audiences. 

hkijf.com
Hong Kong Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Road; +852 2734 2009
September 11 to 14, Sunday to Wednesday; 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Tickets available at UrbTix; HK$180-$360

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