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Edo De Waart

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Youth League membership unimportant

There has been some criticism of the chief executive-elect's office for appointing a mainlander as a project officer ('Leung office defends its hiring of mainlander', April 24).

Thursday, 26 April, 2012, 12:00am

A fitting farewell to the Dutch maestro

Farewell to Edo Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra Cultural Centre Concert Hall April 21

Edo de Waart wrapped up his eight-year tenure as artistic director and chief conductor of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra on Saturday with a packed house warmly expressing appreciation.

23 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Beethoven 9 - The Moment of Farewell

Edo de Waart conducts soprano Lisa Larsson, mezzo-soprano Susan Graham (left), tenor Henry Choo, baritone Mark Schnaible, the Shanghai Opera House Chorus and the HK Philharmonic Orchestra performing Berlioz's La Mort de Cleopatre and Beethoven's Symphony No 9. Apr 20-21, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$180-HK$680 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 2030

20 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Farewell to Edo - Dream Harmonies

Edo de Waart (left) conducts violist Andrew Ling, cellist Richard Bamping and the rest of the HK Philharmonic Orchestra performing Richard Strauss' Don Quixote and John Adams' Harmonielehre. Apr 13-14, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$160-HK$420 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 2030

13 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Bowing out with warm words of praise

Dutch maestro Edo de Waart is leaving Hong Kong's flagship orchestra with fond memories and a few regrets after eight years in charge.

De Waart, artistic director and chief conductor of Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, said it was 'somewhat melancholy' for him to bid farewell to the city and orchestra he joined in 2004.

13 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Farewell to Edo - Visions Unveiled

Edo de Waart conducts soprano Chen Xiaoduo, qingyi and soprano II Meng Meng (left), erhu player Wang Nan, pipa player Li Jia, zheng player Chang Jing and the HK Philharmonic Orchestra performing Chen Qigang's Iris Devoilee and Wagner's Parsifal. Apr 6-7, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$160-HK$420 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 2030

6 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Young and restless

The Year of the Dragon will witness many firsts in the thriving career of Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra associate conductor Perry So Pak-hin.

5 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Van Zweden is Phil's new conductor

After a two-year search, the Hong Kong Philharmonic announced yesterday the appointment of Dutch maestro Jaap van Zweden as its eighth music director since it turned professional in 1974.

He will succeed his compatriot Edo de Waart, who for eight years has steered the orchestra to artistic acclaim and popularity.

17 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Phil's incoming director gets seal of approval

Musicians at the city's flagship orchestra are generally upbeat about Jaap van Zweden's appointment as the new artistic director.

The Dutch musician, who will join the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra from the 2012-2013 season, is one of the classical music world's most sought-after conductors.

17 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Defining moment for maestro

One of the conductors vying for the post of artistic director of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra has scooped a top international award.

20 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Showy guest artists put the Phil in the shade

Feng Ning's Paganini Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra Friday Cultural Centre Concert Hall

Excessive showmanship from guest artists hampered a crowd-pleasing programme, despite the Hong Kong orchestra's committed playing.

9 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Difficult season start pulled off with grace

Season Opening Gala - Heaven and Earth Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra Cultural Centre Concert Hall Saturday, September 3

The Philharmonic Orchestra's season opened at the weekend with new faces in the ranks, a substitute conductor for an indisposed Edo de Waart and two challenging works - Mozart's Symphony No 41 and Mahler's The Song of the Earth.

5 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Russian is new Philharmonic concertmaster

A Russian concertmaster has joined the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra after impressing during a guest stint earlier this year.

Igor Yuzefovich, assistant concertmaster of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra since 2005, was chosen from among a dozen candidates after the position became vacant with the sudden resignation of John Harding in March due to an arm injury.

3 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Season Opening Gala - Heaven and Earth

Season Opening Gala - Heaven and Earth Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra HK Cultural Centre Concert Hall

28 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Maestro De Waart will miss concerts after op

The outgoing chief conductor of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Edo de Waart, is set to miss part of his swansong season after having a minor operation in Europe on Friday.

21 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

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