A scene from the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong's 2015 production of Bug Symphony, a musical for children. As it celebrates its 20th anniversary, the troupe is planning two new musicals. Photo: City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong

‘Something new’: City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong’s first 20 years, and what’s next – more CDs, musicals and tours

  • Known for its innovative programming, the ensemble founded by Leanne Nicholls is a Hong Kong institution now, after years of hard work making it sustainable
  • With a new chief conductor, and plans for more musicals following the success of its Bug Symphony for children, the ensemble is looking ahead to its next decade
Topic |   Classical music

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A scene from the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong's 2015 production of Bug Symphony, a musical for children. As it celebrates its 20th anniversary, the troupe is planning two new musicals. Photo: City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong
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Max Richter will perform at the Great Wall of China in October. Photo: Mike Terry

Max Richter to perform 8-hour Sleep album at the Great Wall of China

  • Perhaps the only classical concert where listeners are openly invited to nod off, Sleep was developed with the help of a US neuroscientist
  • Performed to audiences sitting in beds, Sleep has been staged in iconic locations across the world, including the Sydney Opera House
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Max Richter will perform at the Great Wall of China in October. Photo: Mike Terry
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