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  1. Shaw thing

    Posted Feb 01st 2009, 12:00am by Victoria Finlay

    ... Peter Hall has a knack for knowing what audiences enjoy, and his production of Pygmalion is no exception, writes Victoria Finlay When British theatre director Peter Hall proposed staging George Bernard Shaw's play Pygmalion in London's West End a couple of years ago, theatre promoters were initially dismissive. It inspired the ever-popular musical My Fair Lady, ...

  2. Fine Finnish

    Posted Oct 26th 2008, 12:00am by Victoria Finlay

    ... Hong Kong gets its first, and last, chance to see a top Scandinavian maestro in action, says Victoria Finlay Fourteen years ago Esa-Pekka Salonen was booked to conduct two concerts at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre. But while he was doing the rehearsals his second daughter was born early ('sometimes you just can't plan these things') and he had to cancel ...

  3. Pinnock's passion strikes a chord

    Posted Apr 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Victoria Finlay

    ... Many people choose to celebrate their 60th birthday with a party. But when British harpsichordist and early music pioneer Trevor Pinnock turned 60 last December, he marked the occasion by forming a new musical ensemble and taking it on tour around the wor ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - LUNAR NEW YEAR

    6,000kg of fireworks arrive in Hong Kong, ready to light up Victoria Harbour

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 12:58pm by Christy Choi

    ... with a bang, but the 6,000kg of fireworks that will light up the city to celebrate the Lunar New Year made an altogether quieter entrance to Victoria Harbour, the man in charge of the annual display revealed. The fireworks were transported into Victoria Harbour on Tuesday on four barges, where they will remain until Saturday’s spectacular, after arriving by container ship in Kwai Chung last ...

  5. Viennese players bring crowds to Victoria Harbour

    Posted Oct 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jennifer Cheng Yip Wing-sie, music director of the Hong Kong Sinfonietta, recalls her breathtaking experience as the only Hongkonger to conduct at the prestigious Golden Hall in Vienna. The concert hall is home to the more than 160-year-old Vienna Philharmonic- which on Sunday performed to a sold-out audience in Hong Kong, on its sixth visit to the city. The Leisure and Cultural ...

  6. The Planner

    Posted Mar 25th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... films from 56 territories, including the following nine films. Part I: Until Apr 5; part II: Apr 8-May 1. City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central; Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Harbour Rd, ... The Grand Cinema, Apr 2, 12.30pm, City Hall. The Four Times Philosophical drama following a frail old shepherd as he performs his daily chores. In Italian with English subtitles. Mar 25, 7.15pm, UA ...

  7. Arts

    Posted Mar 17th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kowloon, HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323 Wong Wai-yin Piano Recital The local pianist plays works by composers such as Schumann and Rautavaara. A HK Arts Festival programme. Mar 17, 8pm, City ... Tiechui's Celebrating Harvest. A HK Arts Festival programme. Mar 18, 8pm, City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$140, HK$200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2824 2430 Japan Philharmonic Orchestra Alexander ...

  8. The Planner

    Posted Mar 07th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... industry. Mon, Wed-Sat, 10am-6pm, Sun, 10am-7pm, closed Tue, HK Heritage Museum, 1 Man Lam Rd, Sha Tin, HK$10, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2180 8188. Ends May 11 Performing Arts New York City Ballet ... 8pm, 8.30pm, 9pm, 9.30pm, Kowloon Walled City Park (entrance at the park's east gate on Tung Tsing Rd), Kowloon City, HK$20 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2824 2430 Concert by Benedict Cruft and Amy ...

  9. The Planner

    Posted Feb 27th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chinese Orchestra performing works including Zou Xiangping's Fantasy in Colour and Yao Shengchang's Listening to the Wild Geese. A HK Arts Festival programme. Feb 27, 8pm, City Hall, ... musical sound effects and illuminated art installations. A HK Arts Festival programme. Feb 27, Mar 1-6, Mar 8-13, 8pm, 8.30pm, 9pm, 9.30pm, Kowloon Walled City Park (entrance at the park's ...

  10. Gigs

    Posted Feb 24th 2011, 12:00am by Vanessa Yung

    ... Liberation Improv and Seoul City Improv, Mar 3; Beijing Improv and People's Liberation Improv, Mar 4; Beijing Improv and Seoul City Improv, Mar 5. All shows: 9pm, TakeOut Comedy Club, B/F, 34 ...




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