Details of the Show
HONG KONG A SYMPHONY OF LIGHTS
"A Symphony of Lights" (SoL) has illuminated Hong Kong's skyline for the enjoyment of millions of tourists since 2004. This multi-media show has always been the signature icon for Hong Kong, symbolising its dynamic energy and contrasting culture.
In December 2017, SoL has taken on a new direction and transformed Hong Kong's cityscape into a true symphony. In grand style the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra has recorded the new musical score, entwined with a vibrant and contemporary flavour, representing the charismatic rhythm of Hong Kong. Traditional Chinese flutes and string bowed instruments such as the Erhu, have been interwoven to create a truly distinctive sound, matching Hong Kong's character of "east meets west".
With over 40 buildings featured in this incarnation of SoL, this symphonic approach joins each participating building into a harmonious and complete canvas, working effortlessly together to the beat in unison. The city of Hong Kong is SoL's source of inspiration; the patterned symmetry of the skyline, modern metropolitan design, forested mountain terrain and expanse of the harbour, offer a truly all-encompassing visual and sound scape of the soul of Hong Kong. A myriad of searchlights, lasers, LED screens and lighting illuminate for this nightly spectacle that transforms the HK skyline into an outdoor audio visual feast for the senses.
SoL is staged every night at 8:00 p.m.
The best viewing locations of this nightly spectacle are the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront outside the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, the promenade at Golden Bauhinia Square in Wanchai, and from sightseeing ferries in the Victoria Harbour.
(Note: SoL is for free public enjoyment. No admission ticket is required.)
The music of the Show is broadcast every night at the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront outside the Hong Kong Cultural Centre and the promenade at Golden Bauhinia Square in Wan Chai.
Spectators can also tune into the music of "A Symphony of Lights" through the dedicated mobile application. The mobile application of "A Symphony of Lights" can be downloaded from the following websites:
Android version: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tourismcommision.sol
iOS version: https://itunes.apple.com/hk/app/a-symphony-of-lights-%E5%B9%BB%E5%BD%A9%E8%A9%A0%E9%A6%99%E6%B1%9F/id1316661549?ls=1&mt=8
Suspension of the Show
When Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No.3 or above or Red/Black Rainstorm Warning Signal is issued at or after 3:00 p.m. on the Show day, the Show will be suspended. No show will be staged even if the Signal is removed before 8:00 p.m. on that day.
The Show may also be suspended in emergencies without prior notice.