25 years ago, a group of art enthusiasts under the lead of French Consul General Laurent Aublin organised a series of cultural events in Hong Kong in Spring 1993, marking the birth of “Le French May”. Over the years, it has grown steadily into a 1-million-audience cultural festival, spending over 2 months, between Hong Kong and Macau. 25 years later, the spirit of the festival is stronger than ever. It continues to focus on the sharing among talents, the exchange between cultures, the nurturing of the local art scene, and bringing the best of French creations to the territory while integrating them into our everyday life. In 25 years, Le French May has witnessed a spectacular evolution in Hong Kong cultural arena with emerging new projects, venues and art groups to enrich the territory. Thanks to its audience and the continued support of the Hong Kong SAR Government, the Hong Kong Jockey Club together with its sponsors and partners, the festival has also grown to be one of the most recognised cultural events in Asia. We cannot be happier, or prouder, to celebrate our Silver Jubilee with major programmes such as the Inventing Le Louvre exhibition, the live-video Royal Concert of the Night by Ensemble Correspondances, a tailor-made tribute to French dance by the stars of Paris Opera Ballet and the performance by Orchestre Philarmonique de Radio France. Le French May is today, more than ever a local cultural institution dedicated to the enjoyment of its audience with an ongoing mission to educate the young generations and reaching out the less-privileged and physically challenged. As we celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong SAR, we are proud to be a part of the great appeal of this Asia World City. Thank you once again in celebrating with us this Silver Jubilee. We look forward to sharing with you another diverse and exciting programme! Dr Andrew S. YUEN CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD, LE FRENCH MAY
BOOKING INFORMATION Tickets for all programmes of the Le French May Arts Festival 2017 are available at the following ticket systems starting from 14 March, 2017. URBTIX TICKETS TO EVENTS AT: Hong Kong City Hall, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Sheung Wan Civic Centre Counter Booking: URBTIX Telephone Enquiries: 3761 6661 | FROM 10AM – 8PM DAILY Internet Booking: Telephone Credit Card Booking: 2111 5999 (10AM – 8PM DAILY) Mobile Ticketing App: My URBTIX TICKETFLAP TICKETS TO EVENTS AT: Comix Home Base, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Saint Andrews Church, The Vine Internet Booking: (24 HOURS) Ticketflap Customer Service Hotline: 2725 4522 (From 14 March up to 1 hour prior to the performance) HK TICKETING TICKETS TO EVENTS AT: The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts Internet Booking: Ticket Purchase Hotline: 31 288 288 (10AM – 8PM DAILY) (From 14 March up to 1 hour prior to the performance) Tickets may only be available at the performance venue one hour before the performance. Customer service fee is applied to all tickets purchased via its network(s). Check out more details of Discount Scheme and ticketing services via Le French May Ticketing Le French May Programme Enquiries: 3678 0152