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  1. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Protest 'will not silence' premiere at City Hall

    Posted Oct 02nd 2014, 03:37am by Oliver Chou

    ... Oliver Chou oliver.chou@scmp.com Composer and conductor say powerful maiden symphonic musical will go ahead as planned Protest 'will not silence' premiere at City Hall ... The Passage Beyond at the City Hall Concert Hall. Composer Leon Ko Sai-tseung said he had seen music made in far worse conditions than those created by the Occupy Central blockade outside. "I ...

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    Show of defiance closes City Hall for first time since 1962

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 04:06am by Oliver Chou

    ... Oliver Chou oliver.chou@scmp.com Even the deadly 1967 riots couldn't bring the curtain down on popular performing arts venue Show of defiance closes City Hall for first time since 1962 Through disasters, epidemics and even the deadly 1967 riots, City Hall kept its doors open- until Sunday's police crackdown on Occupy Central. One local cultural professional said ...

  3. News - China - CULTURE

    Building craze 'stops at officials'

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:37am by Andrea Chen

    ... Building craze 'stops at officials' City leaders are propelling the construction wave of landmark buildings on the mainland, choosing designs that convey an image of prosperity and power, ... in a city has the say [about what to build]," Peking University architecture professor Fang Yong said. "And the ancient 'political wisdom' that a new emperor needs to build ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Time for a new chapter in Hong Kong, says author

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 04:05am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Chan Koon-chung believes a fresh approach is needed for the city’s post-handover years Time for a new chapter in Hong Kong, says author Hong Kong's pre-handover narrative climaxed with its 1997 return to China- and ever since the city has struggled to find a new direction, novelist and critic Chan Koon-chung says. "The story of Hong Kong before 1997 ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Vice-chairman post created in reshuffle of arts hub authority

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 03:55am by Olga Wong

    ... and see how to apply it in the long-term development of the city's culture. He was appointed when the board was formed in 2008. In addition to Arculli, Lan Kwai Fong Group chairman Allan ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Russian ready to take up the baton

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 04:05am by Oliver Chou

    ... Oliver Chou oliver.chou@scmp.com Vassily Sinaisky gave up tour with home-town orchestra to fill in for injured HK Phil conductor Russian ready to take up the baton Russian conductor Vassily Sinaisky wasn't deterred by mass protests in the city when he decided to turn down a tour with his home-town orchestra to stand in for the Hong Kong Philharmonic's injured ...

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    Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra pays tribute to legendary maestro

    Posted Oct 12th 2014, 06:04am by Oliver Chou

    ... as a composer and a conductor, was the music director-designate of the city's flagship orchestra. But he died in 1996. Paying tribute to the maestro over his brilliant career with the broadcasting ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Hong Kong Philharmonic conductor cancels two concerts due to shoulder injury

    Posted Oct 12th 2014, 06:04am by Oliver Chou

    ... the heavy workload in his third concert season with the Hong Kong Philharmonic and a seven-city European tour in March. "I will cut down my guest conducting here and there, but not my work ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    We're trapped in the eighties, says rock queen Angel Leung

    Posted Oct 07th 2014, 04:02am by SARAH KARACS

    ... to the city's cultural identity, a fresher sound could help boost spirits. "We need something like The Clash's London Calling but we just have all these love songs. They're so boring ... house in Fo Tan, where fledgling rock musicians can perform and practise free of charge- an important concession in a city where only well-established stars or adults in full-time jobs can ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Students and masters capture force behind martial arts- in 3D

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 05:31am by Vivienne Chow

    ... the force behind martial arts Robert Law Chun-ho is perfecting his swift martial arts moves in a dimly lit studio at City University's School of Creative Media. But Law isn't just ... Hing Chao, chief executive of the International Guoshu Association, which is building the archive with City University, said it was an effort to safeguard one of the most recognisable entries ...




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