In response to an audience member's account of his/her disappointing experience at a recent performance of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium in Wan Chai (South China Morning Post, February 25), the orchestra has reviewed the technical arrangements for concerts held at this venue.
We have found that previous concerts staged at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium have been well-received with no comparable disturbances reported, and that the problems which unfortunately arose at this particular performance were isolated and unforeseeable incidents. I would like to apologise to this audience member for the distractions which spoiled his/her enjoyment of the evening, and to reassure your correspondent that the management will definitely take the experience into account in future technical planning of our concerts.
The promotion and presentation of quality classical music performances has always been the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra's mission. To this end, every possible means is employed to maintain the high standards of our performances. We warmly welcome comments from audience members, which help us to continue improving the quality of our concerts.
PAUL TAM Assistant General Manager Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra