Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

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.

Sunday, 9 October, 2011, 12:00am

Sweet sound of democracy at Phil

A wind of change is blowing through Hong Kong's flagship orchestra as the search for a new maestro gets under way.

For the first time, two musicians from the Hong Kong Philharmonic will participate directly in the process of finding a successor to musical director Edo de Waart.

20 May 2011 - 12:00am

A few sour notes

Four! Edo de Waart raises four fingers to make his point. The directive wasn't for musicians to play on the downbeat but was instead addressed to some 20 housewives about to march into a lift at the Cultural Centre: that was the number that could fit into the tiny space.

19 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Outgoing chief of HK Philharmonic has Milwaukee contract extended

Edo de Waart, who will step down as chief conductor and artistic director of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra in 2012, has had his contract with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra extended through the 2016-17 season.

Through that term, de Waart, who turns 68 in June, will continue to conduct 12 of the Wisconsin orchestra's 18 classical programmes each year.

9 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Phil chief to stay extra 3 years

Dutch maestro Edo de Waart has agreed to extend his contract as chief conductor and artistic director of Hong Kong's leading professional symphony orchestra by three years, to 2012.

The announcement was made to the audience at the end of last night's concert by the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by de Waart at the Cultural Centre Concert Hall.

17 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Orchestra honours its benefactors in season's finale

Donors help bridge the gap between artistic ambitions and financial reality - and to reach out to young audiences

BENEFACTORS OF the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (HKPO) and government officials will gather tonight at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre to attend the Donors' Concert, the orchestra's final performance in the 2004/2005 season.

8 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Welcome to world-class maestro

Edo de Waart makes his skills evident

Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra - Edo de Waart inaugural concert

Cultural Centre Concert Hall

One show only, last Friday

The Hong Kong Philharmonic gave a hearty welcome to its new artistic director and chief conductor, Edo de Waart, in his inauguration concert on Friday.

25 Oct 2004 - 12:00am