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Arts reviews

About three quarters of the way through this celebration by the Saturday Night Jazz Orchestra of the percussive aspects of big band jazz, Drum Jam founder Kumi Masunaga sashayed on to the stage beating one of her collection of hand drums, and took over the show.

Wednesday, 17 April, 2013, 3:59pm

Reviews: Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic

Rarely does one find a Chinese classical concert on the theme of love without the overplayed Butterfly Lovers' Violin Concerto. The four works performed at last weekend's Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra concert came from a list of some 2,000 works it commissioned and premiered.

9 Apr 2013 - 9:31am

Hong Kong Philharmonic tribute to Leslie Cheung

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the death of much-loved Canto-pop and movie idol Leslie Cheung Kwok-wing.

12 Mar 2013 - 10:14am

Reviews: Les Musiciens du Louvre Grenoble

The appearance of Marc Minkowski's 40-member ensemble on Friday as part of the Hong Kong Arts Festival seemed a great way to start the weekend. The players' skill was assured; the packaging carried the question marks.

5 Mar 2013 - 11:40am

Concert of inmate's music and poetry to mark Holocaust Memorial Day

A cabaret, classics and a prayer for the dead - music written in Nazi concentration camps will be performed for the United Nation's Holocaust Memorial Day at the Academy of Performing Arts next Sunday.

20 Jan 2013 - 3:50am

Rock band Mr. are made up to rock Coliseum with Andy Hui

One of the hippest and most commercially successful local rock bands, Mr. (pronounced Mister) held two concerts over the weekend. Although the band was formed only in 2008, this marked the third time they had taken the stage at the prestigious Coliseum.

8 Jan 2013 - 3:35am

Taiwan hosts mainland stars for first time at Chinese Music Chart concert

Thousands of fans packed a Taipei stadium to watch the island's first concert staged by mainland singers and rock bands, reports said yesterday, in the latest sign of warming ties.

31 Dec 2012 - 5:37am

Ai Weiwei 'deeply touched' by Elton John's concert dedication

Artist Ai Weiwei, seen by the mainland authorities as a thorn in their sides, said yesterday he was "deeply touched" by pop star Elton John's surprise shout-out at his first concert in Beijing on Sunday night.

27 Nov 2012 - 3:42am 2 comments

Rock concert for Sandy victims raises US$23m

The US network NBC said its benefit concert for superstorm Sandy victims drew nearly US$23 million in donations to the American Red Cross.

Friday's hour-long telethon included performances by artists native to the areas hardest-hit by Sandy, including New Jersey natives Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi and Billy Joel, of New York's Long Island.

6 Nov 2012 - 3:27am

Rolling Stones give small concert in Paris

The Rolling Stones, celebrating 50 years in rock music, have given their first concert in five years - at a small Paris venue, wowing 350 fans who paid just US$20 to see the surprise gig.

27 Oct 2012 - 4:31am