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A Magical Live Orchestra Performance at Hong Kong Disneyland

There is something special about listening to favorite songs performed by a live orchestra. When that performance is in front of a Disney castle, it’s pure magic.

Recently, Hong Kong Disneyland had its first ever orchestral performance in front of Castle of Magical Dreams. Tommy Lee shared the details with Disney Parks Blog:

It’s truly magical to experience a world-class orchestral performance with Hong Kong Disneyland’s Castle of Magical Dreams as the backdrop. The resort presented its first-ever live orchestra performance: “A Magical Nighttime Symphony” by the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra in front of the Castle of Magical Dreams with Mickey Mouse and other beloved Disney Friends by their side.

Under Conductor Chiu Tsang Hei’s lead, Music Director Ceejay Javier joined in the fun as a guest pianist for the live musical performance with popular Disney and Christmas songs. “I always approach every opportunity to perform as a way to create magic, especially since I spend most of my time now either composing or producing music for the Park,” shared Ceejay. “Opportunities like playing  piano for Kay Tse singing ‘Beauty and the Beast’ at the Disney+ Launch Special or playing Disney and Holiday tunes with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra at the castle stage have provided me with some truly unforgettable musical memories that I will treasure forever.”

Music Director Ceejay Javier
Music Director Ceejay Javier as a guest pianist for Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra

Michael Moriarty, managing director of the resort added, “We are very excited working with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, the flagship orchestra of our city. It brings all the magical elements together here in Hong Kong Disneyland: the spectacular night view of the castle, high-quality orchestral live performances and beloved Disney songs and stories.” 

With a flick of the baton, the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra came to life for a 45-minute symphony in true festive spirit.

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Paula K

I grew up in Western Massachusetts. When I was nine my family went to Disneyland and I was hooked. I grew up, attended New England College in Henniker, NH, and eventually moved to Virginia. I worked as a disc jockey, married, and became a full time mom when our daughter was born. Fast forward several years. In 2010, we moved to Central Florida and my Disney obsession grew. I now work as a freelance writer and spend my spare time in the Parks. Under the name Paula Brown, I penned the novels 'Dream Wanderers' and 'The Coffee Cruiser'. I also am a co-author of 'Dining at Walt Disney World: The Definitive Guide'. I'm obsessed with Star Wars, so this is a good time to live in Central Florida.

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