At the Gramophone Awards 2019, Hong Kong Philharmonic principal viola Andrew Ling (left), principal clarinet Andrew Simon (second from left), chief executive Benedikt Fohr (second from right), and Y.S. Liu, chairman of the board of governors of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Society, receive the Orchestra of the Year Award on behalf of the orchestra. Photo: Hong Kong Philharmonic At the Gramophone Awards 2019, Hong Kong Philharmonic principal viola Andrew Ling (left), principal clarinet Andrew Simon (second from left), chief executive Benedikt Fohr (second from right), and Y.S. Liu, chairman of the board of governors of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Society, receive the Orchestra of the Year Award on behalf of the orchestra. Photo: Hong Kong Philharmonic
At the Gramophone Awards 2019, Hong Kong Philharmonic principal viola Andrew Ling (left), principal clarinet Andrew Simon (second from left), chief executive Benedikt Fohr (second from right), and Y.S. Liu, chairman of the board of governors of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Society, receive the Orchestra of the Year Award on behalf of the orchestra. Photo: Hong Kong Philharmonic

HK Phil award, Xiqu Centre opening the bright spots in 2019 for performing arts in Hong Kong, a year of cancellations and collapse

  • Philharmonic was named Orchestra of the Year by classical music magazine Gramophone, and West Kowloon performance venue for Chinese opera was launched
  • Year will be remembered for cancellations due to turmoil of street protests, none bigger than the month-long run of musical Matilda, whose promoter went bust

Topic |   Performing arts in Hong Kong
At the Gramophone Awards 2019, Hong Kong Philharmonic principal viola Andrew Ling (left), principal clarinet Andrew Simon (second from left), chief executive Benedikt Fohr (second from right), and Y.S. Liu, chairman of the board of governors of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Society, receive the Orchestra of the Year Award on behalf of the orchestra. Photo: Hong Kong Philharmonic At the Gramophone Awards 2019, Hong Kong Philharmonic principal viola Andrew Ling (left), principal clarinet Andrew Simon (second from left), chief executive Benedikt Fohr (second from right), and Y.S. Liu, chairman of the board of governors of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Society, receive the Orchestra of the Year Award on behalf of the orchestra. Photo: Hong Kong Philharmonic
At the Gramophone Awards 2019, Hong Kong Philharmonic principal viola Andrew Ling (left), principal clarinet Andrew Simon (second from left), chief executive Benedikt Fohr (second from right), and Y.S. Liu, chairman of the board of governors of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Society, receive the Orchestra of the Year Award on behalf of the orchestra. Photo: Hong Kong Philharmonic
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