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  1. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - REVIEW

    Review: Mozart's Requiem

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 11:20am by ALEXIS ALRICH

    ... Alexis Alrich Mozart's Requiem Hong Kong Sinfonietta HK City Hall Concert Hall Reviewed: July 26 After more than two centuries, Mozart's Requiem still deeply engrosses audiences, and this Hong Kong Sinfonietta concert was no exception. The Austrian composer took on the Requiem commission for a man who then claimed it as his own composition. This tells a tale of desperation ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - REVIEW

    Conductor shows depth of talent

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 03:10am by Oliver Chou

    ... Oliver Chou oliver.chou@scmp.com Conductor shows depth of talent Pan Asia Symphony Orchestra A Troika Concert- Cello Concerto by Yip Wai-hong Sha Tin Town Hall Sunday It takes exceptional talent to get a community orchestra to deliver a full concert of classical and contemporary works, including a world premiere. In just three rehearsals, Lio Kuok-man, incoming assistant conductor ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - REVIEW

    Music beyond the call of duty

    Posted Jul 29th 2013, 12:00am by Oliver Chou

    ... the fluctuating moods conveyed in the music. Except for a dragging trio section in the third movement, the work brought out the best of the sinfonietta. Particularly memorable was the beautiful dialogue ...

  4. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - REVIEW

    Arts Review: 'The Buying Game' sells itself short

    Posted Apr 30th 2013, 12:00am by Natasha Rogai

    ... at the beginning of the second half is equally impressive. Both show Pong taking a major step forward in ensemble choreography and her ability to demand - and get - exceptional discipline from the dancers. ...

  5. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - REVIEW

    Review: Prokofiev's 'Romeo and Juliet' by American Ballet Theatre

    Posted Mar 10th 2013, 12:00am by Natasha Rogai

    ... partnering. His warm, charismatic stage presence completed a portrayal which must rank among the finest the role has seen. Semionova matched him with dazzling dancing of exceptional dramatic power ...

  6. Lifestyle - REVIEW

    Dazzling evening of flamenco at City Hall

    Posted Feb 04th 2013, 12:00am by Natasha Rogai

    ... for ambition in staging Carmen as a two-hander and sensibly opts for an impressionistic approach. This produces some exceptional moments, notably a smouldering habanera, while Carmen's murder ...

  7. Comment - Blogs - REVIEW

    Restaurant review: 22 Ships

    Posted Mar 05th 2013, 02:17pm by Jason Y Ng

    ... with a no reservations policy, guarantees long lines outside the restaurant every day of the week (except for Sundays when it is closed). This past Saturday, I showed up ten minutes before the restaurant opened ...

  8. Comment - Blogs - REVIEW

    Movie review: Les Misérables

    Posted Jan 04th 2013, 12:07pm by Jason Y Ng

    ... in the theatre. The role should have gone to someone like Colin Firth or Gary Oldman. With the exception of Crowe, Les Misérables hits all the right notes. It will go down in movie history as one ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - REVIEW

    Former violin prodigy Yang Tianwa enraptures audience at City Hall

    Posted Aug 14th 2012, 12:00am by Oliver Chou

    ... up an exciting climax in the finale with exceptional bowing from the violins, a solid way to convey bon voyage on the eve of the group's tour to France.   ...



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