Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra - The Amadeus Concert Cultural Centre Concert Hall Thursday Under the pretext of performing music 'from and beyond' Amadeus, the famous 1984 film adaptation of a stage-hit based on legends about Mozart's life and death, the Hong Kong Philharmonic recently put together some of his best-known music to create a pleasant evening at the Cultural Centre. As always with artistic director Edo de Waart, who was conducting, the transparent texture and the supple, energetic phrasing sparkled. The crisp violin articulation in the finale of Piano Concerto No. 21 was also noteworthy. De Waart's accompaniment to young pianist Andrea Lam in the concerto was delicately responsive. Lam played with genuine cantabile in the slow movement and appreciable joie de vivre in the fast movements, although her attack was at times too punchy for the music. Although de Waart's merits were evident in these works, he might be too straightforward in important transitions of mood and key. In addition, some of the music sounded a bit heavy with a modern orchestra, while the Philharmonic's tone, though already more refined than before, needed further polish, particularly when it comes to Mozart. The final performance was last night.