Sponsorship of Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra’s 40th anniversary
Vacheron Constantin is dedicated to excellence and commitment to artistic creativity since its foundation in 1755. The manufacture was extremely honoured to be the sponsor of the “Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra 40th Anniversary Gala: Symphonie Fantastique” concert and gala dinner together with its long-time partner Prince Jewellery & Watch and with the presence of numerous Notable social elites.
Officiated by Mr. Y.S. Liu, Chairman of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Board of Governers, Hon.C.Y. Leung, Chief Executive of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and Hong Kong Philharmonic’s Honorary Patron, and Maestro Jaap van Zweden, Music Director of Hong Kong Philharmonic, the evening opened with Hong Kong Philharmonic’s 40th Anniversary Gala concert at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre. The concert featured Maestro Jaap van Zweden’s searing intensity and Hector Berlioz’ defining masterpiece of “Symphonie Fantastique, op. 14”.
Russian star pianist Mr. Boris Berezovsky, Gold Medal winner of the 1990 International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, was also present to bring his trademark flair to Sergei Rachmaninov’s “Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, op. 43”. The other highlight was the world premiere of “Quintessence”, a Hong Kong Philharmonic commission by Hong Kong’s fast-rising composer Fung Lam, the Robert H.N. Ho Family Foundation Composer-in-Residence at the Hong Kong Philharmonic.
During the concert interval, Vacheron Constantin showcased the art of watchmaking excellence through a presentation of the latest Métiers d’Art Mécaniques Ajourées collection, alongside with the Maison’s other high complication novelties such as the Traditionnelle Calibre 2755 which houses minute repeater, tourbillon, perpetual calendar and power reserve all in one caliber.
After the concert, a Gala Dinner was held at the InterContinental Hong Kong, with a magnificent watch and jewellery model presentation featuring Vacheron Constantin’s Métiers d’Art Fabuleux Ornements ladies watches and spectacular jewellery creations from Prince Jewellery & Watch.
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