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Michael Lai, giant of film and TV music in Hong Kong, dies at 73

Born to a composer and a literary critic, he acted in films from age seven. His songs for movies and TV programmes were where he made his mark, culminating with Best Original Film Score at the Hong Kong Film Awards in 1987.

2 Dec 2019 - 11:09PM

Born to a composer and a literary critic, he acted in films from age seven. His songs for movies and TV programmes were where he made his mark, culminating with Best Original Film Score at the Hong Kong Film Awards in 1987.

Michael Lai, giant of film and TV music in Hong Kong, dies at 73
Acclaimed Nordic opera Autumn Sonata is set to offer ‘humane, emotional experience’ for Hong Kong audiences amid city’s political turmoil

Based on Ingmar Bergman’s classic film, the Swedish-language opera runs for three shows at the World Cultures Festival next month. Finnish composer Sebastian Fagerlund says production company saw no reason to postpone performances despite other events cancelling recently.

22 Sep 2019 - 9:18PM

Based on Ingmar Bergman’s classic film, the Swedish-language opera runs for three shows at the World Cultures Festival next month. Finnish composer Sebastian Fagerlund says production company saw no reason to postpone performances despite other events cancelling recently.

Acclaimed Nordic opera Autumn Sonata is set to offer ‘humane, emotional experience’ for Hong Kong audiences amid city’s political turmoil
George Clement Shen, renaissance man of Chinese culture, dies in San Francisco at 90

Shen was one of the last literati in an old Chinese tradition, enjoying a glittering career as author, newspaper man, broadcaster and economist.

23 Mar 2019 - 11:27PM

Shen was one of the last literati in an old Chinese tradition, enjoying a glittering career as author, newspaper man, broadcaster and economist.

George Clement Shen, renaissance man of Chinese culture, dies in San Francisco at 90
China’s Greater Bay Area scheme opens up doors for Hong Kong musicians with HK$140 million cultural exchange programme

Eleven local performing arts groups undertake government-funded tours of glitzy concert halls in the region.

19 Jan 2019 - 11:13PM

Eleven local performing arts groups undertake government-funded tours of glitzy concert halls in the region.

China’s Greater Bay Area scheme opens up doors for Hong Kong musicians with HK$140 million cultural exchange programme
Young opera singers from Asia poised to overtake European counterparts, judges at Hong Kong singing contest say

World-class soprano argues that a strong will to achieve goals and work hard is contributing to their rise.

2 Jul 2018 - 10:42AM

World-class soprano argues that a strong will to achieve goals and work hard is contributing to their rise.

Young opera singers from Asia poised to overtake European counterparts, judges at Hong Kong singing contest say
Han Zhongjie, pioneering conductor who blazed trail for Chinese musicians in the US, dies aged 97
News-based education hub set to be launched in Hong Kong to show visitors city’s media history

Brainchild of the Journalism Education Foundation will open after five years of planning and will not rule out exhibitions of controversial past events

10 Feb 2018 - 11:32PM

Brainchild of the Journalism Education Foundation will open after five years of planning and will not rule out exhibitions of controversial past events

News-based education hub set to be launched in Hong Kong to show visitors city’s media history
Distinguished scholar Jao Tsung-i, the ‘pride of Hong Kong’, dies at age 100

Guangdong-born academic was regarded as one of China’s two greatest sinologists

6 Feb 2018 - 11:43PM

Guangdong-born academic was regarded as one of China’s two greatest sinologists

Distinguished scholar Jao Tsung-i, the ‘pride of Hong Kong’, dies at age 100
Violinist picks up the baton in Vietnam after 37 years with Hong Kong orchestra

Fan Ting, who has been with Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra since 1972, will take up role of chief conductor of Saigon Philharmonic Orchestra

28 Jan 2018 - 10:11PM

Fan Ting, who has been with Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra since 1972, will take up role of chief conductor of Saigon Philharmonic Orchestra

Violinist picks up the baton in Vietnam after 37 years with Hong Kong orchestra
Chinese doctor told bookseller Gui Minhai to seek medical care abroad, daughter says
China detained bookseller Gui Minhai ‘to stop him from telling his story’
Sweden hits back at China over snatching of bookseller Gui Minhai, embraces right to support its ailing citizen
Look to natural habitat and not monetary value, prize-winning Hong Kong architects say

Formerly with Herzog and de Meuron, the pair recognise that space in the city is at a premium while pushing for embrace of natural topology

21 Jan 2018 - 10:02AM

Formerly with Herzog and de Meuron, the pair recognise that space in the city is at a premium while pushing for embrace of natural topology

Look to natural habitat and not monetary value, prize-winning Hong Kong architects say
Hungarian conductor Gabor Kali triumphs in Hong Kong’s first international battle of the batons
Hong Kong City Hall set to close for three years for major facelift
Top Hong Kong soprano Louise Kwong laments lack of funding for classical singers
Cantonese opera venues and new West Kowloon centre to coexist peacefully, official says, but union wary
End of an era: the cultural giants of Hong Kong who died in 2017
Why Hong Kong venues lag mainland China in online ticket sales and e-payments

Top officials say residents’ preference for buying tickets in person at a box office, and a longer history of credit card sales, partly responsible for the city’s rather more traditional approach

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

Top officials say residents’ preference for buying tickets in person at a box office, and a longer history of credit card sales, partly responsible for the city’s rather more traditional approach

Why Hong Kong venues lag mainland China in online ticket sales and e-payments
Harbour view at Hong Kong Cultural Centre ‘impractical’ says building’s engineer
The poet whose works struck a chord with Chinese diaspora and Hong Kong youth in the 1960s
Bittersweet 93rd birthday for veteran Hong Kong DJ ‘Uncle Ray’ as he mourns friend and singer Mona Fong
‘Father of Hong Kong opera’, 79, laments that he may ‘not live to see an opera house’ at the West Kowloon Cultural District
Palace Museum director hails close ties with Hong Kong as partnership agreement signed
Top Hong Kong arts venue finally deals with its famously smelly toilets

Unfragrant bathrooms at Cultural Centre, formerly something of a laughing stock, renovated as part of HK$10 million facelift

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

Unfragrant bathrooms at Cultural Centre, formerly something of a laughing stock, renovated as part of HK$10 million facelift

Top Hong Kong arts venue finally deals with its famously smelly toilets
Chinese piano star Lang Lang ‘200 per cent’ confident of coming back from arm injury

Shenyang-born Hong Kong resident confirms tendonitis was result of work and practice ‘overload’

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

Shenyang-born Hong Kong resident confirms tendonitis was result of work and practice ‘overload’

Chinese piano star Lang Lang ‘200 per cent’ confident of coming back from arm injury
Silk Road exhibit offers way to teach sensitive subjects in Hong Kong, says think tank
Hongkongers ‘take their cultural heritage for granted’, laments Cantonese opera master
Ballet ace encourages Hong Kong students of all ages, noting time is greatest challenge in city
In her heyday, Mona Fong was a star in Singapore and Malaysia, with her expressive voice drawing crowds