The depressed global economy hasn’t shadowed Hong Kong buyers’ enthusiasm to the sole Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra concert in October. According to reliable sources directly from the queue this morning, the box opens and meets with a furious crowd and the top-price HK$2,000 (US$256) tickets are gone in some 30 minutes.
The concert is, at the moment of writing this article, totally sold out. That’s eight hours after box opens.
Matthias Goerne is featured in the Hong Kong concert with eleven Wunderhorn songs of Gustav Mahler. Curiously, the orchestra is playing Anton Bruckner’s Fourth at the other side of Pearl River, in Macao International Music Festival. Top price is five-hundred bucks short of Hong Kong (MOP1,500, US$186).
You may consider to go for a Bruckner evening instead. Give a shot at the casinos too.