Jaap van Zweden’s recruitment to head the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, and the extension until 2022 of his contract as music director of the Hong Kong Philharmonic, was among the top arts stories of 2016 in Hong Kong. Photo: Cheung Wai Lok

Hong Kong’s 2016 arts highlights: countdown clock flap, HKPhil maestro’s New York job, some sublime Shakespeare and Wicked

Fuss over Hong Kong artists projecting a countdown to 2047 onto ICC provided biggest drama, Jaap van Zweden’s recruitment by New York Philharmonic and Palace Museum for arts hub were big news, and top-class troupes marking 400 years since Bard’s death provided performing arts highlight

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Jaap van Zweden’s recruitment to head the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, and the extension until 2022 of his contract as music director of the Hong Kong Philharmonic, was among the top arts stories of 2016 in Hong Kong. Photo: Cheung Wai Lok
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