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Ancient Greek Theatre

Symphony of Christmas Angels

Guy Noble conducts Russian soprano Elvira Fatykhova, the HK Children's Choir, trumpet player Jon Dante and the HK Philharmonic Orchestra (above) performing works such as Handel's Let the Bright Seraphim and Gruber's Silent Night.

Sunday, 18 December, 2011, 12:00am

Direction change hits right note

After completing a degree in natural science at Cambridge University, Hong Kong-born Choi Ho-man took the advice of his director of studies: follow your heart, go to the United States and study to become a conductor.

11 Feb 2011 - 12:00am



Tang Contemporary Art

Reviewed: Feb 7

10 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

All these strings

Violinist Fan Xing vividly recalls her first performance with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra: a concert early last month at the Cultural Centre Concert Hall featuring Mahler's Symphony No9. She was thrilled to share the stage with her 'idol', the Philharmonic's artistic director and chief conductor Edo de Waart.

11 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Ode to Joy L.I.V.E.

Canadian choreographer Marie Chouinard leads her troupe in an experimental dance inspired by Beethoven's Ode to Joy (Symphony No 9), starring Dorotea Saykaly (above). Part of the 36th HK Arts Festival. Today, 8pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$120-HK$380 HK Ticketing. Inquiries:

15 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Family tragedy

A husband kills his wife by battering her with a hammer and throwing her from their flat, then he jumps to his death - in front of their two small children. Can anything really be done to stop such family tragedies? Share your views

31 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

DIY artist on a dark journey

Local self-taught musician Oliver's second solo album Freddy & King continues his musical quest into darkness.

9 Jan 2005 - 12:00am

TEEN musicians give their best

Budding musicians will be putting on their best performances at the 2004 Hong Kong Youth Music Interflows, which kicks off on Sunday.

The month-long event will feature various contests for symphony orchestras, string orchestras, Chinese orchestras and symphonic bands.

19 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

Inappropriate advert

You carried an advertisement for Cable TV, showing the explosion at the World Trade Centre in New York, on page 11 of your business section yesterday.

The importance of live broadcasts in transmitting the full horror of this tragedy cannot be underestimated.

14 Sep 2001 - 12:00am

Ask Mr Brain....all will be explained

I often look at the stars and wonder - why do they shine and twinkle? CECILIA TONG Heep Yunn School Unlike the moon which only 'shines' when it is in the right position to reflect the sun's rays, acting like a large mirror, stars give off light on their own.

22 Feb 1999 - 12:00am

The real tragedy

As the massive search and rescue operation continued off the New York coastline yesterday - almost certainly without hope of finding survivors - preliminary inquiries into the tragic loss of TWA flight 800 to Paris were already beginning to suggest a terrorist attack. However, there was still room last night to believe these predictions might yet be wrong.

19 Jul 1996 - 12:00am

Computers are playing the classics

This is the computer era - computer technology has invaded our careers, our homes, and plays a big role in entertainment, especially pop music. But did you know that it has also entered the world of classical music?

30 May 1996 - 12:00am

Actor takes on multiple role in tragedy

A STREET performer has been killed in a car crash: was it suicide, a murder or just an unfortunate accident? People, both professionals involved in investigating the case and family are drawn together by the tragedy, forced to evaluate their true relationship to the deceased.

12 Oct 1993 - 12:00am

Successful thanks to Music Office

WHEN I was nine I joined the Hongkong Music Office, where for seven years I studied Chinese percussion.

During this time, I performed in countless concerts and musical demonstrations both locally and in other countries and completed my grade-VIII exam. Then I moved on to study in the UK.

15 May 1993 - 12:00am

Talk on the orchestra

THE orchestra is an aggregation of the string, woodwind, brass and percussion instruments. With clever choice and combinations, this magnificent sound palette can produce a wide range of tone colours.

17 Mar 1993 - 12:00am