10 Hong Kong Events You Can’t Miss In June

June 1, 2017 | BY Cherry Lai

What to see and where to be seen this month

Music takes centre stage for June—if you haven't already heard, Britney and Sting are both in town this month, as are the National Ballet of China and Philharmonic Orchestra of Radio France. From classic masterpieces to iconic pop hits, click through below to see what’s on in Hong Kong this June.

Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France

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Photo: Courtesy of Christophe Abramowitz/Radio France

When: June 2

Where: Hong Kong Cultural Centre

What: The Philharmonic Orchestra of Radio France and a trio of young soloists will perform Beethoven’s ecstatic Triple Concerto followed by Debussy and Ravel.

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Dragon Boat Carnival

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Photo: Courtesy of Hong Kong Tourism Board

When: June 2-4

Where: Central Harbourfront

What: Heart-pounding boat races, live entertainment and food trucks are just some of the highlights to be enjoyed during extended celebrations for the ancient Tuen Ng Festival.

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Giselle

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 Photo: Courtesy of The National Ballet of China

When: June 3-4

Where: Hong Kong Cultural Centre

What: The National Ballet of China captures the essence of this classic with a version that harks back to the romance of the 1841 original. 

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Sting Live

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Photo: Courtesy of Rebecca Blissett

When:  June 3

Where: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

What: The former Police frontman performs a string of well-known hits as well as new tracks from 57th and 9th, his first rock/pop album in more than a decade. 

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L’Amour Immortel

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Photo: Courtesy of Hong Kong Dance Company

When: June 9-11

Where: Hong Kong Cultural Centre

What: The Hong Kong Dance Company’s award-winning adaptation of the Chinese literary classic Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio, written by Pu Songling three centuries ago. 

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Daybreaker Hong Kong

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Photo: Courtesy of Daybreaker

When: June 10

Where: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

What: Who needs coffee when Daybreaker is in town to wake us up—with an epic early morning dance party at that? In collaboration with the Asia Yoga Conference to celebrate its 10th anniversary, this year’s health & fitness extravaganza packs an even bigger programme featuring a morning meditation with Hong Kong’s yoga pioneer Patrick Creelman and a pre-party yoga and movement session with supermodel and yogi Rosemary Vandenbroucke alongside Cameron Shayne. Don’t miss an array of special surprises and live performances awaiting at this unmissable dance party of the year.

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Schubert Great Symphony

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Photo: Courtesy of Le French May

When: June 16-17

Where: Hong Kong Cultural Centre

What: Jaap van Zweden conducts the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra with French violinist Renaud Capuçon for a recital of Schubert’s Ninth Symphony, known as the “Great” C Major for its significance as one of the greatest post-Beethoven symphonies of the 19th century.

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Mozart Delight

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Photo: Courtesy of Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra

When: June 23-24

Where: Hong Kong Cultural Centre

What: Revel in the genius of Mozart with this performance, featuring the Magic Flute overture and Symphony No. 39, by Israeli pianist Inon Barnatan and the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. 

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Britney Spears Live

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Photo: Courtesy of Live Nation Lushington Hong Kong

When: June 27

Where: AsiaWorld-Expo

What: Dig out your denim jumpsuits and cropped jersey tops—the queen of pop lands in the city for a one-night-only debut complete with state-of-the-art production, dazzling choreography and a catalogue of iconic mega hits. 

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Incomparable Music with Vincent Larderet

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Photo: Courtesy of Le French May

When: June 28-29

Where: Hong Kong Cultural Centre

What: The French pianist performs a solo recital of Debussy, Liszt, Berg and Ravel on June 28, and a chamber music concert alongside German violinist Nicolas Koeckert, Mainland Chinese cellist Chu Yibing and Hong Kong pianist Warren Lee on the 29th.

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