Andris Nelsons conducts the Boston Symphony Orchestra, which was to have given the opening concert of this year’s Hong Kong Arts Festival. The whole event, featuring more than 120 performances, has been cancelled because of the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Marco Borggreve

Coronavirus: entire Hong Kong Arts Festival cancelled over outbreak; arts fans say it’s disappointing but understandable

  • The 2020 edition of Hong Kong’s biggest arts event, which last year drew 90,000 people, has been scrapped on safety grounds and with major venues closed
  • It was to have featured more than 120 performances by local groups and international acts including the Boston Symphony Orchestra and dancer Sergei Polunin
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Andris Nelsons conducts the Boston Symphony Orchestra, which was to have given the opening concert of this year’s Hong Kong Arts Festival. The whole event, featuring more than 120 performances, has been cancelled because of the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Marco Borggreve
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