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Coronavirus: German conductor Christoph Poppen quarantined in Hong Kong warns live classical music faces losing its audience

With Covid-19 curbs in place across the world, Christoph Poppen says genre’s future in front of a live audience is ‘very fragile’.

With Covid-19 curbs in place across the world, Christoph Poppen says genre’s future in front of a live audience is ‘very fragile’.

Coronavirus: German conductor Christoph Poppen quarantined in Hong Kong warns live classical music faces losing its audience
13 Sep 2020 - 11:03PM
Hong Kong arts venues may allow rehearsals by mid-month, but no live performances yet

Officials say audiences could be back by next month, if Covid-19 situation keeps improving.

Officials say audiences could be back by next month, if Covid-19 situation keeps improving.

Hong Kong arts venues may allow rehearsals by mid-month, but no live performances yet
6 Sep 2020 - 10:22AM
Hong Kong Cultural Centre at 30: still the main attraction, warts and all

Complaints linger over acoustics and design, but no plans yet for major facelift.

Complaints linger over acoustics and design, but no plans yet for major facelift.

Hong Kong Cultural Centre at 30: still the main attraction, warts and all
21 Dec 2019 - 2:55PM
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.

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
2 Dec 2019 - 11:09PM
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.

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
22 Sep 2019 - 9:18PM
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.

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
23 Mar 2019 - 11:27PM
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.

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
19 Jan 2019 - 11:13PM
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.

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
2 Jul 2018 - 10:42AM
Han Zhongjie, pioneering conductor who blazed trail for Chinese musicians in the US, dies aged 97
5 Apr 2018 - 10:54AM
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

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
10 Feb 2018 - 11:32PM
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

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
6 Feb 2018 - 11:43PM
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

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
28 Jan 2018 - 10:11PM
Chinese doctor told bookseller Gui Minhai to seek medical care abroad, daughter says
26 Jan 2018 - 12:53PM
China detained bookseller Gui Minhai ‘to stop him from telling his story’
25 Jan 2018 - 11:33AM
Sweden hits back at China over snatching of bookseller Gui Minhai, embraces right to support its ailing citizen
1 May 2020 - 5:47AM
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

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
21 Jan 2018 - 10:02AM
Hungarian conductor Gabor Kali triumphs in Hong Kong’s first international battle of the batons
15 Jan 2018 - 5:54PM
Hong Kong City Hall set to close for three years for major facelift
15 Jan 2018 - 2:16PM
Top Hong Kong soprano Louise Kwong laments lack of funding for classical singers
12 Jan 2018 - 10:32AM
Cantonese opera venues and new West Kowloon centre to coexist peacefully, official says, but union wary
2 Jan 2018 - 11:33AM
End of an era: the cultural giants of Hong Kong who died in 2017
20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
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

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
20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
Harbour view at Hong Kong Cultural Centre ‘impractical’ says building’s engineer
20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
The poet whose works struck a chord with Chinese diaspora and Hong Kong youth in the 1960s
15 Dec 2017 - 10:24AM
Bittersweet 93rd birthday for veteran Hong Kong DJ ‘Uncle Ray’ as he mourns friend and singer Mona Fong
20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
‘Father of Hong Kong opera’, 79, laments that he may ‘not live to see an opera house’ at the West Kowloon Cultural District
20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
Palace Museum director hails close ties with Hong Kong as partnership agreement signed
20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
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

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
20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
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’

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
20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
Silk Road exhibit offers way to teach sensitive subjects in Hong Kong, says think tank
20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM