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  1. Outgoing chief of HK Philharmonic has Milwaukee contract extended

    Posted Apr 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Edo de Waart, who will step down as chief conductor and artistic director of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra in 2012, has had his contract with the Milwaukee Symphony ... Waart said that having conducted almost all of the world's major orchestras, he had no need for a publicist and was not driven by career ambitions, according to a report in the Milwaukee ...

  2. A few sour notes

    Posted Jun 19th 2010, 12:00am by Oliver Chou

    ... as inadequate support since taking up the baton in Hong Kong. At the end of eight years, you need 'new impetus', says de Waart, who is also the music director of Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra ... an excellent symphony orchestra, great conservatory and some very good theatre, despite being a medium-sized American city. 'Is that too much to ask? We are way richer than San Francisco. You give ...

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    US$5m Stradivarius violin found in Milwaukee attic after suspects held

    Posted Feb 07th 2014, 08:06pm by AP

    ... The "Lipinski" Stradivarius was taken from Frank Almond, concertmaster for the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, as he walked to his car after a performance on January 27 at Wisconsin Lutheran College. Mark ... Associated Press in Milwaukee Police recover US$5 million violin from attic after arresting three suspects in stun gun robbery How stolen Stradivarius became instrument of law The mystery ...

  4. Orchestra honours its benefactors in season's finale

    Posted Jul 08th 2005, 12:00am by Elizabeth Turner

    ... this year is Mahler's Symphony No 5. Artistic director and chief conductor Edo de Waart, who is in his first season with the orchestra, said he and the musicians had worked at getting to know ... Orchestra (HKPO) and government officials will gather tonight at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre to attend the Donors' Concert, the orchestra's final performance in the 2004/2005 season. ...

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    The Sydney Symphony Orchestra will tour China in summer, continuing its relationship with the mainland

    Posted Apr 27th 2014, 05:49pm by Sue Green

    ... Sue Green The Sydney Symphony Orchestra's summer tour of China is part of its ongoing drive to promote Western classical music in the region, writes Sue Green Instrument of peace ... "At that time not many kids were learning the instrument," Yi recalls. Fast-forward several decades and that boy is now associate concertmaster with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra (SSO), ...

  6. Showy guest artists put the Phil in the shade

    Posted Oct 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Oliver Chou Feng Ning's Paganini Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra Friday Cultural Centre Concert Hall Excessive showmanship from guest artists hampered a crowd-pleasing programme, despite the Hong Kong orchestra's committed playing. Almost from the first note, former Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra chief Andreas Delfs seemed eager to show his worth ...

  7. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Review: 40th Anniversary Gala- Symphonie Fantastique

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 10:01am by Sam Olluver

    ... Sam Olluver 40th Anniversary Gala- Symphonie Fantastique HK Philharmonic Orchestra HK Cultural Centre Concert Hall Reviewed: June 13 This concert marked the 40th anniversary of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra achieving professional status. Music director Jaap van Zweden was on the podium to share his insights into Berlioz's magnificent oddball, Symphonie fantastique; ...

  8. Sweet sound of democracy at Phil

    Posted May 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the guest conductors to feature in the new season only two- Dallas Symphony Orchestra music director Jaap van Zweden and former Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra maestro Andreas Delfs- will perform more ... Oliver Chou oliver.chou@scmp.com A wind of change is blowing through Hong Kong's flagship orchestra as the search for a new maestro gets under way. For the first time, two musicians ...

  9. Phil chief to stay extra 3 years

    Posted Nov 17th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Dutch maestro Edo de Waart has agreed to extend his contract as chief conductor and artistic director of Hong Kong's leading professional symphony orchestra by three ... was likely to be his last major posting. His contract requires him to spend 14 weeks a year with the orchestra. Last year Australian newspapers reported the Perth-based West Australian Symphony ...

  10. Welcome to world-class maestro

    Posted Oct 25th 2004, 12:00am by Vincent Mak

    ... suffered from a lack of well-developed rapport between the orchestra and their new boss. The Fast Machine moved with energy but lacked bite, while part of Mahler's First Symphony, which filled ... Vincent Mak Edo de Waart makes his skills evident Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra- Edo de Waart inaugural concert Cultural Centre Concert Hall One show only, last Friday The Hong Kong ...




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