Barry Chung

Barry writes and compiles the exhibitions, performing arts, around town and film listings for the SCMP.
Barry writes and compiles the exhibitions, performing arts, around town and film listings for the SCMP.

Latest from Barry Chung

French cellist Queyras offering Hongkongers concert treats and a free masterclass

Jean-Guihen Queyras to give a recital featuring Bach suites and three contemporary works, and join Hong Kong Sinfonietta in a Haydn concerto and the Asian premiere of a recent work by Thomas Larcher

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

Jean-Guihen Queyras to give a recital featuring Bach suites and three contemporary works, and join Hong Kong Sinfonietta in a Haydn concerto and the Asian premiere of a recent work by Thomas Larcher

French cellist Queyras offering Hongkongers concert treats and a free masterclass
The 12 best Hong Kong handover anniversary events - ballet, acrobats, concerts and a military tattoo among them

Performances from the Peking Opera Theatre and the Berlin Philharmonic with Lang Lang, and even a Yao Ming charity basketball match are among the handover anniversary events worth checking out

2 Jun 2017 - 12:47PM

Performances from the Peking Opera Theatre and the Berlin Philharmonic with Lang Lang, and even a Yao Ming charity basketball match are among the handover anniversary events worth checking out

The 12 best Hong Kong handover anniversary events - ballet, acrobats, concerts and a military tattoo among them
East-West fusion concert explains Dragon Boat Festival’s origin for Hong Kong children

We want to make kids excited about going to music concerts, and explain Chinese festivals in a fun way, says promoter of Sunday’s event featuring new chamber music work, narrated by actor and singer Gregory Rivers

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

We want to make kids excited about going to music concerts, and explain Chinese festivals in a fun way, says promoter of Sunday’s event featuring new chamber music work, narrated by actor and singer Gregory Rivers

East-West fusion concert explains Dragon Boat Festival’s origin for Hong Kong children
Five unmissable events in Hong Kong and Macau this spring, from harbourfront music to outdoor beer festival ... and Abba tribute

You won’t want to miss out on these gigs, glugs and glam rock

20 Jul 2018 - 8:46PM

You won’t want to miss out on these gigs, glugs and glam rock

Five unmissable events in Hong Kong and Macau this spring, from harbourfront music to outdoor beer festival ... and Abba tribute
Book now for Clockenflap, Air Supply and Wicked

The annual music festival has moved to the Central Harbourfront, and tickets are also on sale for the veteran soft rockers and a new take on the Wizard of Oz

15 Sep 2016 - 3:20PM

The annual music festival has moved to the Central Harbourfront, and tickets are also on sale for the veteran soft rockers and a new take on the Wizard of Oz

Book now for Clockenflap, Air Supply and Wicked
Tickets out now for Blue Man Group, Ibiza EDM crew, Jeeves and Wooster

Twenty-five years after their first gig in New York, Blue Man Group have embarked on a first world tour; Don’t Let Daddy Know brings Ibiza roadshow to Macau this summer

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM

Twenty-five years after their first gig in New York, Blue Man Group have embarked on a first world tour; Don’t Let Daddy Know brings Ibiza roadshow to Macau this summer

Tickets out now for Blue Man Group, Ibiza EDM crew, Jeeves and Wooster
Tickets out now for ballet’s Carlos Acosta, Hong Kong comic Jan Lamb and pop’s A-Mei

Dance veteran joined by fellow Cubans for his farewell tour; count on Lamb to shine a humorous light on some local issues, and catch A-Mei in Macau as she sings hits from her 20-year career

12 May 2016 - 5:45AM

Dance veteran joined by fellow Cubans for his farewell tour; count on Lamb to shine a humorous light on some local issues, and catch A-Mei in Macau as she sings hits from her 20-year career

Tickets out now for ballet’s Carlos Acosta, Hong Kong comic Jan Lamb and pop’s A-Mei
Book now for comic Iglesias, drum festival, and Canadian twins Tegan and Sara
Book now for guitar superstar Milos, singer Lowell Lo, acrobats with gas cylinders
Make a date in Macau for Shrek the Musical and DJ A-Trak; Pat Metheny Hong Kong bound

Broadway hit musical based around loveable animated character from TV and cinema hits Macau in July, preceded by A-Trak, while Metheny plays for two nights in June. Tickets available now

21 Apr 2016 - 5:46AM

Broadway hit musical based around loveable animated character from TV and cinema hits Macau in July, preceded by A-Trak, while Metheny plays for two nights in June. Tickets available now

Make a date in Macau for Shrek the Musical and DJ A-Trak; Pat Metheny Hong Kong bound
Book now for Shaolin Fez: Unplugged, Chinese Opera Festival 2016, and more

Festival of Chinese opera features several works devoted to the Monkey King; Shaolin Fez are crowdfunding a charity album in aid of children in Syria; the Fiddlesticks will take kids on a musical journey

14 Apr 2016 - 12:15PM

Festival of Chinese opera features several works devoted to the Monkey King; Shaolin Fez are crowdfunding a charity album in aid of children in Syria; the Fiddlesticks will take kids on a musical journey

Book now for Shaolin Fez: Unplugged, Chinese Opera Festival 2016, and more
Tickets out for Hong Kong boxer Rex Tso’s fight, Charlie Chaplin’s Gold Rush with HK Phil, and more

Tso puts his undefeated super flyweight record on the line when he tackles veteran Korean in May, while Hong Kong Philharmonic pay tribute to comic genius, and French songbird heads our way

7 Apr 2016 - 11:53AM

Tso puts his undefeated super flyweight record on the line when he tackles veteran Korean in May, while Hong Kong Philharmonic pay tribute to comic genius, and French songbird heads our way

Tickets out for Hong Kong boxer Rex Tso’s fight, Charlie Chaplin’s Gold Rush with HK Phil, and more
Book now for Amase Live, ‘crunk’ king Lil Jon and singing nun Ani Choying Dolma

You couldn’t find three more different musical acts, but they’re all headed our way in the next six weeks. Book early to avoid disappointment

31 Mar 2016 - 5:45AM

You couldn’t find three more different musical acts, but they’re all headed our way in the next six weeks. Book early to avoid disappointment

Book now for Amase Live, ‘crunk’ king Lil Jon and singing nun Ani Choying Dolma
Tickets on sale for Olivia Newton-John, DJ Paul Oakenfold in Macau and more

Don’t miss out on the five-time Grammy-winning singer, and make a date for a superstar of the decks at new Macau club Pacha

 

24 Mar 2016 - 5:45AM

Don’t miss out on the five-time Grammy-winning singer, and make a date for a superstar of the decks at new Macau club Pacha

 

Tickets on sale for Olivia Newton-John, DJ Paul Oakenfold in Macau and more
Book now for Jason Derulo, The Philadelphia Orchestra and Obsession
Book now for flamenco Carmen, a Renaissance Easter and Canto-pop’s Sandy Lam

Tickets have gone on sale for pop diva Lam’s return to the Hong Kong Coliseum, for I,Carmen, and for Tallis Vocalis’ performance under the baton of Cambridge University’s music director

10 Mar 2016 - 5:45AM

Tickets have gone on sale for pop diva Lam’s return to the Hong Kong Coliseum, for I,Carmen, and for Tallis Vocalis’ performance under the baton of Cambridge University’s music director

Book now for flamenco Carmen, a Renaissance Easter and Canto-pop’s Sandy Lam
Book now for The Illusionists, Swan Lake on Ice and K-pop

Spectacular magic show, frozen ballet and Beast, BtoB and 4Minute among this weeks picks

25 Feb 2016 - 8:00AM

Spectacular magic show, frozen ballet and Beast, BtoB and 4Minute among this weeks picks

Book now for The Illusionists, Swan Lake on Ice and K-pop
Book now for EDM DJs, Korean folk dance and a capella stars Naturally 7

Electronic dance music superstars Dmitri Vegas and Like Mike in town for one night only and Yanbian Song and Dance Troupe restage Arirang of Mount Paektu

18 Feb 2016 - 12:00PM

Electronic dance music superstars Dmitri Vegas and Like Mike in town for one night only and Yanbian Song and Dance Troupe restage Arirang of Mount Paektu

Book now for EDM DJs, Korean folk dance and a capella stars Naturally 7
Book now for Georgian piano virtuoso, Tame Impala and Mister Maker and the Shapes

Pianist Khatia Buniatishvili makes her Hong Kong debut in March in a concert of mostly Russian music

18 Feb 2016 - 11:42AM

Pianist Khatia Buniatishvili makes her Hong Kong debut in March in a concert of mostly Russian music

Book now for Georgian piano virtuoso, Tame Impala and Mister Maker and the Shapes
Tickets out now for Peppa Pig, Branford Marsalis and more

Grammy Award-winning saxophonist goes classical, world’s favourite talking pig and friends go on a sea-borne treasure hunt, and Hong Kong singers remember Shakespeare the poet

4 Feb 2016 - 5:45AM

Grammy Award-winning saxophonist goes classical, world’s favourite talking pig and friends go on a sea-borne treasure hunt, and Hong Kong singers remember Shakespeare the poet

Tickets out now for Peppa Pig, Branford Marsalis and more
Book now for Art Central, Priscilla Chan, Margaret Cho and more
Book now for comic Russell Peters, Caspian, Chinese Drama Festival
Tickets out for David Henry Hwang’s Yellow Face, and Namie Amuro
Tickets out now for 5 Seconds of Summer, Barney’s Greatest Hits, Sweep

Four-piece Sydney pop punk band who rose to fame touring with One Direction play their first solo gig in Hong Kong in March; dancer Chen Kai rolls through life’s highs and lows next month.

31 Dec 2015 - 5:47AM

Four-piece Sydney pop punk band who rose to fame touring with One Direction play their first solo gig in Hong Kong in March; dancer Chen Kai rolls through life’s highs and lows next month.

Tickets out now for 5 Seconds of Summer, Barney’s Greatest Hits, Sweep
Book now for James Galway, a musical about Hong Kong plague, and Eton College charity concert

Irish flute legend is back in the city playing with the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong, HKRep is bringing the 1894 plague outbreak to the stage, and Eton scholars play for Syria

24 Dec 2015 - 8:01AM

Irish flute legend is back in the city playing with the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong, HKRep is bringing the 1894 plague outbreak to the stage, and Eton scholars play for Syria

Book now for James Galway, a musical about Hong Kong plague, and Eton College charity concert
Tom Jones, Ladybeard, Teatro Regio Torino - tickets on sale now

Evergreen Welsh crooner has a date with Hong Kong in the spring, and so too do cross-dressing singer/wrestler Ladybeard and Italy’s Teatro Regio Torino opera house and orchestra

17 Dec 2015 - 5:46AM

Evergreen Welsh crooner has a date with Hong Kong in the spring, and so too do cross-dressing singer/wrestler Ladybeard and Italy’s Teatro Regio Torino opera house and orchestra

Tom Jones, Ladybeard, Teatro Regio Torino - tickets on sale now
Book now for K-pop’s Rain, contemporary circus show Bianco and more

The former king of K-pop’s latest show scores highly for originality

10 Dec 2015 - 5:45AM

The former king of K-pop’s latest show scores highly for originality

Book now for K-pop’s Rain, contemporary circus show Bianco and more
Book now for circus with a difference, Lang Lang and Twins

Canto-pop duo celebrate 15 years of bubblegum pop, Lang Lang plays the Coliseum and Canadian circus troupe offer up new twist on an old genre.

27 Nov 2015 - 6:00AM

Canto-pop duo celebrate 15 years of bubblegum pop, Lang Lang plays the Coliseum and Canadian circus troupe offer up new twist on an old genre.

Book now for circus with a difference, Lang Lang and Twins
Book now for Diana Krall, Death Cab for Cutie, and Shanghai Opera

Krall returns to Hong Kong to sing songs from Wallflower, her album of covers of popular songs from the 1960s onwards

22 Oct 2015 - 12:31PM

Krall returns to Hong Kong to sing songs from Wallflower, her album of covers of popular songs from the 1960s onwards

Book now for Diana Krall, Death Cab for Cutie, and Shanghai Opera
Book now for Clockenflap, World Cultures Festival and more

The Libertines and Damien Rice tempt flappers; take time out from your electric smog, and get ready for the cultures of the globe

15 Sep 2016 - 3:22PM

The Libertines and Damien Rice tempt flappers; take time out from your electric smog, and get ready for the cultures of the globe

Book now for Clockenflap, World Cultures Festival and more