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Composer Wang Qiang tells of musical journey from China to Hong Kong

Wang Qiang, who works tirelessly to promote the work of women composers, at her North Point home. Photo: David Wong

The first time Wang Qiang felt completely free to write her music, she was already 56 years old.

Thursday, 27 December, 2012, 12:14pm

Dave Brubeck, pioneering jazz pianist-composer, dies aged 91

Dave Brubeck plays in 2008.

Jazz pianist and composer Dave Brubeck, who tinkered masterfully with rhythm and style and won millions of new fans around the world for the genre, has died of heart failure.

Brubeck died on Wednesday, a day shy of his 92nd birthday, at a hospital in Norwalk, Connecticut, manager Russell Gloyd said.

7 Dec 2012 - 5:33am

The Planner


Hatching, Dotting And Other Things

Works by Hong Kong-based Filipino artist Bobit Segismundo made by using the cross-hatching method and featuring touches of pointillism. Today, 11am-7pm, Sun, 2pm-6pm, Karin Weber Gallery, 20 Aberdeen St, Central. Inquiries: 2544 5004. Ends today

King of Kowloon

7 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Misery loves accompaniment

'The moth crashes into the burning flame'

An old Chinese proverb.

18 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

When Cambodian spirits sing

When Cambodian composer Chinary Ung talks music, he speaks not of notes and notation but of symbolism and spiritualism.

24 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Dame Evelyn Glennie

Dame Evelyn Glennie City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong HK City Hall Concert Hall Reviewed: Sep 25

28 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

On the Rails

Days before the meeting, Dubai's annual showpiece had the look of a calamity waiting to happen, but, in the manner of great events, the first World Cup at Meydan ultimately lived up to the hype.

31 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Eroica - Tan Dun

Composer Tan Dun (right) conducts Finnish cellist Anssi Karttunen, local percussionist Chau Chin-tung and the HK Chinese Orchestra in performing his Internet Symphony - Eroica, Northwestern Suite No 1, Crouching Tiger Concerto and Concerto for Improvisation. Fri-Sat, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$120-HK$260 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3185 1600

3 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Hong Kong Explodes

Composer Samson Young and video artists Chris Lau and Adrian Yeung's music theatre presentation involving multi-channel video images of a post-colonial city and Bach-inspired music. The Dither Electric Guitar Quartet (above) perform. In Cantonese and English. Today-tomorrow, 8pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, HK$120, HK$100 (members). Inquiries: 2521 7251

31 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Free Steps

Composer Mui Kwong-chiu (right), choreographer Ong Yong-lock and cinematographer Chang Lok-yee present this collaborative piece of music, dance and visuals. Today-Sept 16, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$140, HK$170 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323

14 Sep 2007 - 12:00am