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  1. A night of virtuosity and sheer grandeur

    Posted Oct 25th 2003, 12:00am by Vincent Mak

    ... Vincent Mak St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra Concert Hall, Hong Kong Cultural Centre Continues tonight at Cultural Centre and tomorrow at Sha Tin Town Hall, both with different ... his death in 1988. Mravinsky's successor as chief conductor of this group- now called the St Petersburg Philharmonic- is Yuri Temirkanov. He has brought the orchestra to Hong Kong ...

  2. Hotel Astoria

    Posted Jul 15th 2003, 12:00am by Alice Whately

    ... Where? On St Isaac's Square in the heart of St Petersburg. Bijou boutique or swanky old-timer? Built in 1912, this five-star hotel has been exquisitely refurbished to combine its ... US$500-US$700; Deluxe suite US$850-US$1,000; Presidential suite US$1,600-US$2,400 per room per night. 39 Bolshaya Morskaya, 190000 St Petersburg. Tel: [7 812] 313 5757; www.roccofortehotels.com ...

  3. Already on the music map

    Posted Nov 16th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... symphonic orchestra. Hong Kong also has visiting orchestras (most recently the St Petersburg) and world-class soloists (Yuri Bashmet and Sergei Leiferkus last week). The Arts Festival stages ...

  4. Top cultural shows

    Posted Aug 31st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... museum exhibitions and literary activities. Every year, we stage more than 300 international presentations. In the coming months, we will host the renowned St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, ...

  5. Hu and Roh to tackle nuclear crisis at their first meeting

    Posted Jul 05th 2003, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... In the same period, Mr Hu met Russian president Vladimir Putin and Mr Koizumi in St Petersburg, and met Mr Bush in Evian, France. One analyst said: 'North Korea has shown some flexibility. ...

  6. Hong Kong revs up for indoor bike event

    Posted Nov 05th 2003, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... Stops in the 2004 season include Monza in Italy, Madrid and Barcelona, Paris and St Petersburg, Russia. Hong Kong will serve as the second stop on this year's championship circuit. ...

  7. Top riders rev up for indoor spectacle

    Posted Dec 05th 2003, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... circuit. Stops in the 2004 season include Monza in Italy, Madrid and Barcelona, Paris and St Petersburg, Russia. Hong Kong will serve as the second stop on this year's championship circuit. ...

  8. Ghost train

    Posted Aug 09th 2003, 12:00am by Mutsuko Murakami

    ... seemed to return in late May, when Chinese President Hu Jintao agreed to meet Mr Koizumi in St Petersburg for their first meeting. They talked about, among other things, the high-speed rail ...

  9. St Francis outwit New Method to claim promotion

    Posted Oct 27th 2003, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... Jonathan Powell Second place in boys' Grade A and Grade C was enough to secure St Francis Xavier's College's first-ever promotion to Division Two at Kowloon Park pool last week. The St Francis boys were no match for the New Method College (NMC) Grade A team who annihilated the field by piling up 129 points- double St Francis' haul. But NMC were disappointing ...

  10. Common sense helps saviour of St George's

    Posted Nov 08th 2003, 12:00am by Paul McGuire

    ... WHEN DAME MARIE Stubbs was tempted from retirement three years ago and asked to rescue St George's school in Maida Vale, London, from a threat of closure, the task seemed hopeless. Five ... of help and support.' Stubbs attributes much of her eventual success to a clear focus on teaching and learning. 'I spent a lot of time at St George's analysing what ...




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