The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra performing in City Hall during the 1973-1974 season. Photo: courtesy of the Hong Kong PhilharmonicThe Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra performing in City Hall during the 1973-1974 season. Photo: courtesy of the Hong Kong Philharmonic
The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra performing in City Hall during the 1973-1974 season. Photo: courtesy of the Hong Kong Philharmonic

When the Hongkong Philharmonic Orchestra went professional, proving the colony was not ‘a cultural desert’

  • The orchestra’s estimated annual running cost of HK$4.5 million was deemed ‘well worth spending’
  • Then governor Murray MacLehose called the occasion ‘something that Hong Kong can be proud of’
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The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra performing in City Hall during the 1973-1974 season. Photo: courtesy of the Hong Kong PhilharmonicThe Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra performing in City Hall during the 1973-1974 season. Photo: courtesy of the Hong Kong Philharmonic
The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra performing in City Hall during the 1973-1974 season. Photo: courtesy of the Hong Kong Philharmonic
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