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  1. 'Jaap, To The New World' Honors HK Phil's Music...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | BroadwayWorld.com

    As Jaap van Zweden , the esteemed Music Director of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra , embarks on his new venture as Music Director of the world-renowned New York Philharmonic starting the 2018/19 season, the HK Phil honours him with this American-themed programme on 22 & 23 June in the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall. Premiered 125 years ago, rather aptly by the New York Philharmonic Society, Dvo?k's most popular symphony is perhaps best known for its Cor Anglais solo in the slow movement - playing a theme inspired by the African-American spirituals and plantation songs.

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  2. Pacific Symphony Appoints New ConcertmasterRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 30 | BroadwayWorld.com

    ... at the age of 22. He then served as the youngest concertmaster in the history of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, before going on to lead the Seoul and Tampere (Finland) philharmonic orchestras. "I am excited and honored to take this important ...

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  3. The Macallan Bravo Series Presents Chopin & BrahmsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 23, 2018 | BroadwayWorld.com

    On 18 & 19 May in the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall, the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra is presenting a programme featuring Russian pianist Yulianna Avdeeva , First Prize winner of the Chopin Competition 2010. Under the baton of Hans Graf , one of the most respected Maestros on the podium, Yulianna will be making her debut with the HK Phil , delivering the magic of her touch in Chopin's lovely Second Piano Concerto.

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  4. American Ballet Theatre's Whipped Cream proves unsatisfyingRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 23, 2018 | South China Morning Post

    This frivolous, family-friendly Alexei Ratmansky fantasy is superbly performed by a sparkling cast on stage and the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra in the pit, but the plot is too flimsy for a satisfying Hong Kong Arts Festival experience Whipped Cream is a two-act ballet by Alexei Ratmansky, one of the world's most sought-after choreographers, set to a score by Richard Strauss. First performed in 1924 when the composer was director of the Vienna State Opera, music and ballet quickly fell into obscurity until Ratmansky created this new version for the American Ballet Theatre in 2017.

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  5. Ustad Amjad Ali Khan performing at sixth India by the Nile festival - " Photo by Fatma KhaledRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 10, 2018 | Egypt Today

    ... with international musicians on various compositions including a piece he composed for the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra called "Tribute to Hong Kong" among others. Khan is also well known for composing the signature tune for the 48th ...

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  6. Van Zweden's debut season with New York Phil premiere-heavyRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 15, 2018 | South China Morning Post

    United States' leading orchestra will highlight 'music of conscience' and celebrate immigrants in its first season under HK Phil maestro, which also features US$5, one-hour concerts intended to draw new audiences The New York Philharmonic will celebrate immigrants and highlight "music of conscience" in a strikingly modern season - its first under incoming music director Jaap van Zweden - that features five world premieres. Some observers had presumed van Zweden, a Dutch violinist turned conductor who is also music director of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, to be most interested in leading refined performances of the classical canon.

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  7. Joe Hisaishi Adds Extra Performance With the HK PhilharmonicRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 14, 2018 | BroadwayWorld.com

    All tickets for the three concerts by the world-renowned Japanese composer-conductor Joe Hisaishi with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall have been sold out. Maestro Hisaishi has happily agreed to perform an additional concert with the HK Phil , to be held on 5 May 2018 .

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  8. The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra Presents Swire Classic Insights Free Concerts At HKURead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 8, 2018 | BroadwayWorld.com

    In the upcoming Swire Classic Insights, the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra will present fabulous music, on-stage commentary, and live animation in three concerts to be held on 2 March , 3 March and 16 March at 8pm in the Grand Hall, Lee Shau Kee Lecture Centre, Centennial Campus, The University of Hong Kong. Registration is required.

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  9. From bow to baton as Vietnam calls for violinist after 46 years with HK PhilRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 28, 2018 | South China Morning Post

    Fan Ting, who has been with Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra since 1972, will take up role of chief conductor of Saigon Philharmonic Orchestra A loss for Hong Kong of the last founding member of the city's flagship orchestra is a gain for Vietnam. Fan Ting, a violinist with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra since 1972, will take up a new role as chief conductor of the Saigon Philharmonic Orchestra in Ho Chi Minh City.

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  10. The HK Phil's RING Ends With A Glorious FinaleRead the original story

    Jan 26, 2018 | BroadwayWorld.com

    With the last note of Brnnhilde's Immolation Scene, the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra reached the conclusion of its 4-year epic journey through Wagner's Ring Cycle. The HK Phil is proud to announce the completion of these first-ever performances in Hong Kong, recorded for enjoyment and posterity by Naxos.

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  11. Singers wrestle HKPhil to a draw in Wagner's G tterd mmerungRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 18, 2018 | South China Morning Post

    Concluding part of Wagner's Ring cycle saw cast initially struggle to match the power of orchestra's playing, and some of the singing didn't match the transcendence of 2017's Siegfried - but hey, the HKPhil finally did it After talking about presenting a full run of the Ring cycle since 2004, the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra finally made good on its promise, bringing their four-year concert survey of Wagner's epic tetralogy to an end on Thursday night. Having the orchestra on stage rather than in the pit by nature demanded from the singers more brute force than vocal finesse.

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  12. Hong Kong-born Elim Chan ahead of her 2016 performance with the Hong...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2018 | South China Morning Post

    ... Kong Sinfonietta music director Yip Wing-sie, who started out as resident conductor of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra in the mid-1980s at the age of 26, an outlier. This week Yip was one of the judges in the 1st International Conducting ...

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  13. The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra to Play Music From Classic Movies This Valentine's DayRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 10, 2018 | BroadwayWorld.com

    The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra will present romantic love songs from classic movies this Valentine's Day, 14 February 2018 , 8PM, in the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall, including: Gone with the Wind: Tara's Theme - Lyrics were later added to the theme by Mack David and became the song My Own True Love, sung by Margaret Whiting and widely known since its release in October 1948. Titanic: Suite - The Suite comprises incidental music and the main theme "My Heart Will Go On".

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  14. LACO Baroque Conversations Series to Feature The Modern Brass QuintetRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 3, 2018 | BroadwayWorld.com

    ... trumpet of the LA Opera Orchestra and has served as principal trumpet and soloist with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. Active in recording studios as well, he has played principal trumpet on such soundtracks as War for the Planet of the Apes, ...

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  15. HK Phil's a Viennese New Year - " Strauss and more played at full liltRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 31, 2017 | South China Morning Post

    Hong Kong Philharmonic pull off evening of crowd pleasers with precision and panache under Briton's baton, and Hong Kong-born pianist Chiyan Wong mixes beauty with bravura in Liszt's Fantasia on Hungarian Folk Melodies By tradition, a Viennese New Year concert programme is dominated by the music of the Strauss dynasty - and the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra under conductor David Angus didn't disappoint in that regard in what was an exceptional evening of music. As a prelude to the customary waltzes and polkas, the first half of the concert featured works based on folk dance from Hungary and Romania.

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  16. Pilot shortage: Chinese-owned airport in Australia looks to increase its flights by 1000%Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 28, 2017 | Canberra Times

    ... curated the new show featuring dynamic lighting effects accompanied by a score from the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. Video: Hong Kong Tourism Board Traveller.com.au editor Craig Platt ticks a big one off the bucket list, visiting the wonders of ...

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  17. Young Prodigies Will Perform Musical Works by Gifted Composers With...Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 27, 2017 | BroadwayWorld.com

    Two young prodigies will perform three musical works by gifted composers with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra on 2 & 3 February 2018 , 8PM, in the Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall. Hannah Tam Wan-ching began learning the violin at three and a half.

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  18. The best - " and worst - " of Hong Kong's performing arts in 2017Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 26, 2017 | South China Morning Post

    ... were engaging, inspiring and enjoyable. The year got off to a solid start with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra's third instalment of Wagner's Ring Cycle, Siegfried . Conducted by the troupe's music director Jaap van Zweden, the opera-in-concert ...

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  19. How Hongkongers spent the weekend before ChristmasRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 24, 2017 | South China Morning Post

    ... coffee from Jamaica. Other Christmas Eve attractions included a concert for families by the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra and the Hong Kong Philharmonic Chorus. Held at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall on Sunday, the performance ...

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  20. Review: HK Phil/Yu Long/Jean-Yves Thibaudet play Gershwin, ElgarRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 18, 2017 | South China Morning Post

    With soloist both playful and technically assured and orchestra's playing by turns delicate and intense, this was an evening of mellow music making In the capable hands of principal guest conductor Yu Long and accompanying French pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet, the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra performed a concert rich in solace and nostalgia. The tranquil nature of the chosen works was evident from the word go in the Hong Kong premiere of Er Huang , Chen Qigang's work for piano and orchestra commissioned by New York's Carnegie Hall and performed there in 2009 by Lang Lang with the Juilliard Orchestra under Michael Tilson Thomas.

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