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HKAAA E-newsletter (25.10.2019)
  • (Next Monday) “Meet the Arts Leaders” Series ╴Mr. Alex Cheung
  •  Arts Social! ╴Innovations in Audience Engagement
  • “Arts Administrator 101” Series ╴Community Arts Engagement in Design Thinking
HKAAA Updates
“Meet the Arts Leaders” Series ── Mr. Alex Cheung
HKAAA is very grateful to have Mr Alex Cheung from the Leisure and Cultural Services Department to be our first MTAL speaker. Alex has experience in a wide range of projects, including venue establishment, to arts festival production.
Government bodies usually position and operate differently than other arts companies. Mr Cheung will talk about how he leads his team to develop artistic programmes. He would also share the most interesting and challenging parts in his career, as well as how he sees himself as a seasoned arts administrator.
Since 2017, HKAAA has organised “Meet the Arts Leaders” (MTAL) series and has invited outstanding arts leaders as our speakers, including Ms Helen Ng, Mr K.B. Chan, and Mr Michael MacLeod.
Date: 28 October 2019 (Monday)
Time: 7:30 - 9:00 pm
Venue: Large multi-function room (BEF), H6 CONET (G/F, The Center, 99 Queen's Road Central, HK)
Event page: http://www.hkaaa.org.hk/doc/30623?tab=2
Speaker: Mr. Alex Cheung, Senior Manager (Festivals), Leisure and Cultural Services Department
Moderator: Mr. Paul Tam, Chairman, Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association / Executive Director, Hong Kong Ballet
Language: Cantonese (No SI Service)
Fee: HKAAA Member $70 | Non-member $100

Transportation ( CLICK HERE to view the map)
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Arts Social! ── Innovations in Audience Engagement
Some people find it difficult to appreciate classical music. Some even hated it, thinking it is just a status symbol. How could classical musicians and organisations break those barriers, and bridge their music to the people? What is the future of classical music?
HKAAA is grateful to have Dr. Adler, Professor and Music and History at DePauw University, coming all the way from the USA to be the host of our first Arts Social! event.
Dr. Adler’s professional background and experience encompasses music performance, scholarship, teaching, and administrative positions at some of the most esteemed music institutions in the USA, including New World Symphony and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
Date: 7 November 2019 (Thursday)
Time: 7:30 - 9:00pm
Venue: H6 CONET (G/F, The Center, 99 Queen's Road Central, HK)
Event page: http://www.hkaaa.org.hk/doc/30673?tab=2
Topic: Innovations in Audience Engagement
Speaker: Dr. Ayden Adler , Professor of Music and History at DePauw University
Moderator: Mr. Paul Tam, Chairman, Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association / Executive Director, Hong Kong Ballet
Language: English (No SI service)
Fee: HKAAA Member $70 | Non-member $100
**Light refreshment will be provided

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“Arts Administrator 101” Series ╴Community Arts Engagement in Design Thinking
Presented by: Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association
Co-organizer: Hong Kong Design Centre
Design Thinking is a process of creative problem solving, with an emphasis to focus on the people they are creating for. Design thinking has been increasingly embraced by the world of business, social creative industry and education over the last decades. If the model is adaptable into different business, can we use it to design our community arts programme?
HKAAA is happy to have Ms. Sam Lam, Director of Business Development and Projects from Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC), to kick off our 2019/20 “Arts Administrators 101 Series”. Sam will lead the workshop and go through the design thinking process with the participants, together exploring the possibilities of community arts.
Sam has over 18 years of experience in public relations, media, branding and curating and managing arts and cultural projects. Since joining HKDC in 2014, Sam mainly focus working on the flagship programmes of HKDC, including #ddHK, city and community programmes of Business of Design Week (BODW).
Date: 25 November 2019 (Monday)
Time: 7:30 - 9:00pm
Venue: Hong Kong Design Centre (Unit 602, 6/F, Mill 5, The Mills, 45 Pak Tin Par Street, Tsuen Wan)
Event page: http://www.hkaaa.org.hk/doc/30793?tab=2
Topic: Community Arts Engagement in Design Thinking
Speaker: Ms Sam Lam, Director, Business Development & Projects, Hong Kong Design Centre
Language: Cantonese (No SI service)
Fee: HKAAA Member $70 | Non-member $100

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Featured Event
Westkowloon101: Arts and Cultural Management: A Series of Three Talks
In response to the increased need for talent in the area of arts and cultural management in Hong Kong, we present a new series of free expert talks. Over three events, practitioners from a range of local creative industries share insight into their roles and areas of expertise, present case studies on successful execution of projects, and explore and compare Hong Kong’s current arts and cultural landscape with the international art scene. Please register in advance: https://wk.org.hk/32r2RqS
Talk 1: Sustainable Programming for Arts Learning
Date: 29 Oct (Tues)
Time: 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Speakers: Nick Ho (Principal of Pui Ching Middle School), Him Lo (Curator, Learning and Community, MILL6 Foundation)
Conducted in Cantonese.
Free admission. Register now
Talk 2: Effective Marketing Strategies for the Arts
Date: 12 Nov (Tues)
Time: 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Speakers: Nick Chan (Director of Marketing, Hong Kong Ballet), Kingsley Jayasekera (General Manager, Marketing & Customer Experience, West Kowloon)
Conducted in English.
Free admission. Register now 
Talk 3: Creative Producing and Management
Date: 26 Nov (Tues)
Time: 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Speakers: Bobo Lee (Producer, Performing Arts (Theatre), West Kowloon), Ian Leung (Programme Manager, Hong Kong Arts Centre)
Conducted in Cantonese.
Free admission. Online registration opens on 25 Oct (Fri).
Talks take place at:
Room 701, VTC Tower, 27 Wood Road, Wan Chai
【Design Spectrum’s Second Exhibition】
Design Spectrum’s second exhibition "Open Page: The Art of Creative Process" will be opened tomorrow!  This is a whole new touchable book exhibition featuring nearly 100 titles from Asia, where visitors can enjoy an extraordinary reading experience.
A series of design-related events will also be available for the public participation, including Screening the “Hanzi” movie. “Hanzi” is a feature-length documentary exploring the relationship between reading and daily life through the lens of modern Chinese typography, by interviewing various font designers, including Akira Kobayashi, a Japanese renowned Roman font designer and Sammy Or, a veteran Chinese font designer based in Hong Kong.

Apart from the screening, there are also Design Workshop, Book Journey for Parents & Kids, IDK Design Thinking Workshop and Guided Tours. Whether you are interested in reading or design, you will surely find something that interests you!
Date: 11.10.2019 - 17.11.2019
Time: 10:00am – 7:00pm (Mon to Thu)
          10:00am - 8:00pm (Fri to Sun)
Venue: 3/F, 7 Mallory Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
More details: https://www.designspectrum.hk/        

Public Guided Tour Dates & times:
27 Oct (Sun) - 11am/ 3pm
2 Nov (Sat) - 11am
10 Nov (Sun) - 11am/ 3pm
17 Nov (Sun) - 11am/ 3pm
Venue: 3/F Exhibition Area, 7 Mallory Street, Wanchai
Participants: 10 – 15 per tour
Language: Cantonese
Online Registration: http://bit.ly/2NbNkox
The 14th Hong Kong Arts Development Awards Now Open for Nominations
Organised by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council, the Hong Kong Arts Development Awards is an annual flagship event in the local arts scene. It aims to give formal recognition to distinguished arts practitioners, up-and-coming artists with outstanding achievements, individuals, groups and organisations that have actively supported and participated in arts event, education and promotion and made significant contributions to the arts development in Hong Kong.
From this year onwards, the Hong Kong Arts Development Awards 2019 is renamed as “the 14th Hong Kong Arts Development Awards”. Artist of the Year, Award for Young Artist, Award for Arts Education, Award for Arts Promotion and Award for Arts Sponsorship are now open for nominations under the awards. Recipients of Artist of the Year and Award for Young Artist will receive a cash award of HK$50,000 and HK$25,000 respectively.
Please show your support by proposing nominees for different awards!
Nomination deadline: 31 Oct 2019 (Thursday) 6:00PM
Download guidelines and nomination form: www.hkadc.org.hk/awards
Enquiries: 2820 1008
Email: awards@hkadc.org.hk
ART KEEN Program by K11- Curate Your Art Career
The K11 ART KEEN Program aspires to nurture young art enthusiasts and foster their development of professional career in the arts industry; to provide a comprehensive education on art appreciation and arts management; to educate them about the core principles and practical know-how of arts administrators, and to eventually enable local art sustainability.
Don’t consider us a conventional educational institute, though! Apart from theoretical training, we also provide a wide range of field trip opportunities to participants, including visits to art fairs, galleries, cultural areas, artists’ studios and admission to art events of the year for exciting interactions with art program directors, artists and curators in the dynamic art scene.
If you are keen on taking part in the field of art and acquiring professional training, apply now — unleash your creativity!
Website:  https://kka.k11.com/en/module/1013/
Enquiries: Mr Cyrus Chan cyruschan@k11.com / tel: 3723 0056
Hong Kong Arts Development Council
Professional Attachment at Classical:NEXT 2020
Open for Application

HKADC collaborates with Classical:NEXT, the global gathering for all art music professionals, for the first time to launch the “Professional Attachment at Classical:NEXT 2020” to provide an attachment opportunity for local performing arts administration talents to attach at Classical:NEXT place for about 12 weeks on a full-time basis from March to May 2020. It is particularly looking for arts administrators, and practitioners with experiences in music event production, in the music sector. The selected candidate will mainly participate in the preparation, coordination and implementation of Classical:NEXT, including its promotion & marketing strategy, programme planning, and Classical:NEXT events. 
A bursary of HK$81,000 will be provided for the selected candidate to cover accommodation in Germany, one economy class return flight ticket (Hong Kong to-and-from Germany) and other subsistence.
For further scholarship and application details, please visit HKADC website.
Application Deadline: 8 November 2019 (Fri), 6:00pm 
For enquiries, please contact Ms Lui at 2820 1090 or polly_lui@hkadc.org.hk
For more information about Classical:NEXT, please visit: https://www.classicalnext.com/ or watch the following trailer: https://youtu.be/d4wpwUhnwQw
2 Representative works from CCDC
10+ Featured international programmes

City Contemporary Dance Festival (CCDF), initiated by City Contemporary Dance Company (CCDC), is an iconic contemporary dance event in Hong Kong.  This year, CCDF 2019, to be held in Hong Kong from 16-24 November, 2 Representative works from CCDC and more than 10 Featured international programmes will be staged at various venues and public spaces. We look forward to welcoming you to this exciting feast of contemporary dance in Asia!
CCDF 2019 trailer:
【HKAPA Fall Performances 2019 — Brighten Up Our Lives with Performing Arts】
This fall, we will once again present to you an exciting line-up of performing arts programmes, including a verbatim theatre BU21 which tells stories of six survivors of an imagined terrorist attack, three dance pieces choreographed for the School of Dance Fall Performances by renowned local and international dance artists, musical The Woman in Kenzo depicting Hong Kong in the 70s presented by Drama faculty and students in collaboration with veteran composer Leon Ko and lyricist Chris Shum, the Academy Symphony Orchestra Concert conducted by Dean of Music Professor Sharon Choa, and three Cantonese opera excerpts of varied styles in the Gongs and Drums series.

Members of the production team for most of the above productions are students and faculty from the School of Theatre and Entertainment Arts. We hope to bring the audience performances from different genres and styles. Performing arts have always given us energy and hope, we wish they would do the same for you all.

Read more about the programmes: http://bit.ly/2nI3uwI (more info will be updated in this webpage)
All tickets are available one month prior to the show at HK Ticketing.
One of the legendary ‘Three Tenors’, operatic performer José Carreras will hold a farewell, one-off performance in Hong Kong on 19 November at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Hall 5BC), as part of his Global Farewell Tour. This is the last chance for fans and opera enthusiasts to experience the divine voice of the operatic master.
After nearly 50 years as one of the world’s top operatic performers, Carreras is concluding his scintillating career with a farewell world concert tour. The Grammy-winning maestro’s Hong Kong concert will also feature brilliant young local soprano, Alison Lau, an orchestra of 50 musicians led by prominent conductor, David Gimenez and homegrown music veteran, Chiu Tsang Hei as music consultant.
Tickets are going fast, so get yours now on www.hkticketing.com.
Date: November 19, 2019  
Time: 8:15PM
Venue: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Hall 5BC)
Ticket price:
HK$1,980 / HK$1,680 / HK$1,280 / HK$880
Website: www.hkticketing.com
Hotline: 31 288 288 (10a.m. – 8p.m. daily)
More info: https://premier.hkticketing.com/shows/show.aspx?sh=JOSEC1119
Cultural Columns
Editor: Joanne Cheung
She received her Bachelor of Arts majoring in Comparative Literature from the University of Hong Kong, and her Master of Arts in Cultural Management from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.  She is a public administrator, and an amateur pianist and chorister.
A Taste of Variety:
An analysis of performing arts programmes in government venues in Hong Kong
       Hong Kong brands itself as Asia’s world city, and boasts to be a cultural melting pot because of its colonial past and its history as an international trading port.  Hong Kong Tourism Board describes Hong Kong’s arts scene as “Centuries of Chinese influence, 150 years of colonial rule and decades as a crossroads of the world have given Hong Kong a flourishing arts scene in which jazz ensembles, orchestras, film festivals and street market operas are all part of the show” (Arts & Performance, n.d.).  Looking at performing arts programmes showing at major venues of Hong Kong, indeed there is a little bit of everything in Hong Kong’s performing arts scene – Classical music, contemporary dance, variety shows with magic and acrobatics, etc.  In this essay, I will look into the different varieties of performing arts programmes in Hong Kong’s most common and possibly most popular performing arts venues, the venues of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (“LCSD”) and attempt to discuss the trends regarding the number of shows of each variety, as well as the geographical location of the venues that house such different variety of shows. 
       LCSD venues are chosen as they are possibly the most popular venues among both performing arts companies and audiences in Hong Kong.  LCSD venues provide adequate facilities for various kinds of productions and the location of the venues are usually quite accessible.  As venues run by the government, the rental fees of LCSD venues are relatively cheap, making it more affordable for companies to use the venues, and in turn making tickets cheaper and more affordable for audiences as well.  In addition, LCSD has venues in various areas of Hong Kong, from the more commercial areas of Central and Tsim Sha Tsui to residential areas like Choi Hung and even newly-developed areas like Sheung Shui.  The dispersed locations of LCSD venues cater to the needs of different people – working professionals may go to venues at commercial areas after work, and parents may take their children to shows at venues near their homes in residential areas.  The above are some of the reasons that make LCSD venues popular, making the study of programmes in those venues valuable. 
       For the purpose of investigating the trends of performing arts programmes in LCSD venues, the programmes in December 2018 are looked at.  The programmes can roughly be divided into five categories: music, dance, theatre, Chinese opera, and other (including magic, puppet, marching band, acrobatics, and variety shows). 
       Out of the five categories, the majority of shows at around 43.7% were music performances (excluding Chinese opera), most of them were western classical instrumental music shows performed by orchestras and ensembles, while there were also shows featuring more popular instrumental music like movie music.  The other common kind of music performance was “oldies concert”, which feature popular songs from around the mid to late 20th Century.  It is noted that the classical music shows are dominated by big companies like Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra and Hong Kong Sinfonietta, and there could be more than one showing of the same programme at the same venue.  The majority of such programmes are shown at venues with better facilities that could house more people (i.e. City Hall, Cultural Centre, Tsuen Wan and Sha Tin Town Halls).  On the other hand, the oldies concerts are presented by many different companies or individuals, and there is usually only one showing of the same programme at one venue.  However, it is common for these concerts to tour around different venues, usually at the smaller venues that are more community-based (i.e. North District and Tuen Mun Town Halls, Sheung Wan, Sai Wan Ho and Tai Po Civic Centres). 
       The second category with the most shows was Chinese opera at 28.7%.  While some of the Chinese opera performances are in the form of drama and musical theatre and are produced by bigger Chinese opera companies, the majority in fact just feature singers singing pieces from Chinese opera, without the element of drama and theatre.  Such performances are very much like the previously mentioned oldies concerts.  They are presented by many small companies or individuals instead of a few big companies, and they may also tour around different venues that are smaller and more community-based. 
       The third, fourth and last categories in terms of number of shows in LCSD venues are theatre, dance and other, at 13.5%, 7.4% and 6.7% respectively.  For theatre, a lot of the shows are re-runs, and the same show may be put on multiple times at the same venue.  A notable proportion of theatre productions are targeted towards children, particularly the musicals.  For dance, there is a good balance between classical and contemporary programmes.  For the category of other, most of them are shows that have multiple art forms, for example a puppet performance with musical elements, an acrobatics performance with dance elements, etc., and a lot of them are targeted towards children as well.  In general, regardless of the art form, shows targeted towards children tend to be performed in smaller community-based venues.
       From the above information, it can be observed that western classical instrumental music is performed the most.  This may be attributable to Hong Kong’s colonial past, which makes western classical music more appreciated in the society.  It can also be observed that while productions by big companies make up most of the shows, there is in fact a big proportion of shows that are produced by smaller companies or community-based groups.  It is also worth noting that classical performances by big companies tend to stay at the more prominent venues (e.g. classical orchestral performances at Cultural Centre and City Hall, traditional Chinese opera theatre performances at Ko Shan Theatre), possibly because the venues have a certain brand that suits those companies – Cultural Centre and City Hall gives a middle-class, classy vibe, which goes along with the image of big orchestra companies like Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra and Hong Kong Sinfonietta; Ko Shan Theatre is known to be a theatre specifically for Chinese opera performances, and companies that show their productions would appear more professional.  On the other hand, the less prominent venues house shows by small or community-based companies, and there are also a lot of shows targeted towards older audiences (e.g. the oldies concerts) and children (e.g. the musicals and variety show).  This may be because these target audiences are less willing to travel far for shows (e.g. elderly who may have difficulty travelling far, parents with children who would find it inconvenient to be far from home). 
       Two major issues are noted from the above.  First, there is not a good balance of performances of different art forms, with music being the dominating art form.  A few factors may have led to this phenomenon.  For example, it is usually less complicated to put on a music performance than other kinds of performances. On the contrary, in productions of other performing art forms like theatre and dance, usually more equipment and manpower are needed, and these shows are also usually more complicated to stage.  A second possible factor could be that there are many music learners in Hong Kong.  In the current generation of Hong Kongers, many have learned at least one musical instrument growing up.  This leads to more people being interested in music performances as they are already familiar with it.  To move closer towards a balance in art forms in Hong Kong, perhaps more funding can be used to support productions of other performing art forms, and their arts education.
       The second issue is the importance of small community venues.  Small companies may not have the resources to compete with big companies for fancy venues, such as Hong Kong Cultural Centre or Hong Kong City Hall.  The availability of small community venues allows small companies to stage their productions in a more cost-effective way, and the location of the venues may help such companies with little fame or reputation to build an audience within that community.  Community venues can also cater to the needs of people in that community who may be unable or unwilling to travel far.  It would be beneficial to have more small venues at different geographical communities in Hong Kong.
       There is a lot that the government can do to help the less dominating art forms and performing arts companies to flourish.  However, this is not solely the government’s responsibility.  To achieve a better-balanced performing arts ecology in Hong Kong, established companies, particularly those that specialise in dominating art forms, should dedicate part of their government resources to support smaller performing arts organizations.
Arts & Performances. (n.d.). In Discover Hong Kong. Retrieved 12 December 2018, from
Acknowledgement: M.A. in Cultural Management Programme, Department of Cultural and Religious Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Highlight Event
The Hong Kong International Literary Festival (HKILF) was founded in 2001 as a platform to promote Hong Kong literature and culture. Since then, the organization has fostered Hong Kong’s literary community and connected it with the world. HKILF aims to bridge Hong Kong and the rest of the world by celebrating great literature and creative thought. The festival will be held from November 1st to 10th at venues across Hong Kong.
This year’s HKILF unveils an outstanding programme for its 19th edition, featuring Miriam Lancewood famously known for her book, “Woman in the Wilderness”; Luke Wright who won the Saboteur Award for Best Poetry Pamphlet; Melanie Mununggurr-Williams – the Australian Slam Poetry Champion; Renée Nault, a graphic novel adaptation artist of Margaret Atwood’s “The Handmaid’s Tale”; Shelley Wood whose book, “The Quintland Sisters”, debuted at the top of the Canadian bestsellers list; Frank Dikötter who is best known as the author of the “People’s Trilogy”; John Lanchester who has been longlisted for the Booker Prize; Qiufan Chen – author of the award-winning novel “Waste Tide” and many more thinkers, creatives, masters of the writing craft and socially conscious members of the global literary community.
Highlights of the 2019 programme include:
Teacup Concert –  Come and enjoy a live concert featuring music specifically composed by Matt Ottley for the award winning picture book Teacup by Rebecca Young and Ottley! [10th November • 14:00]
Spoken Words Workshop – Join Melanie Mununggurr-Williams as she leads a workshop on spoken-word techniques and encourages participants to step up and speak out. Learn and be inspired. [7th November • 19:30]
Story x Music –  Experience Matt Ottley performing a multi-modal reading of Parachute, an award-winning picture book authored by Danny Parker and illustrated by himself. Ottley will combine self-composed music for a string quintet with the rich illustrations and delightful narrative of Parachute and step you through the magical creation of the sound of picture books with live musicians. [9th November • 13:30]
Rhythm of Life – This enchanting multimedia performance combining music and poetry will be a collaboration between slam poet Melanie Mununggurr-Williams and Métis multidisciplinary artist Moe Clark. Mununggurr-Williams’s poetry and Clark’s inventive music work together to take your breath away. [9th November • 12:00]
Emoji Spelling Bee – Fun and creative, Jennifer 8. Lee (The Fortune Cookie Chronicles) offers a modern update on the traditional spelling bee. [6th November • 19:00]
Click here to buy your tickets now!
Supported by Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association
HKGNA Music Festival 2019

We proudly present the 6th edition of our Hong Kong Generation Next Arts (HKGNA) Music Festival! A spectacular series of concerts and events, this year’s festival features our greatest line up yet of renowned international guest artists performing with Hong Kong's preeminent virtuosos and HKGNA's own rising stars. This year's theme is "Great Women Artists of the World!" As this year marks the 200th birthday of undeniably one of the greatest female pianists and composers of the 19th Century, Clara Schumann, we pay tribute to her in our celebration of Great Women Artists of the World!
Pianist Angela Cheng with Conductor Sharon Andrea Choa and Philharmonia APA
Nov 3, 2019 (Sun) 4pm ---> Nov 4, 2019 (Mon) 7pm
Concert Hall, HKAPA 

Duo Recital with Violinist Clara-Jumi Kang and Pianist Yeol Eum Son
Nov 10, 2019 (Sun) 3pm
JC Amphitheatre, HKAPA
Cellist Quirine Viersen and Pianist Thomas Beijer with Hong Kong Camerata Strings and Conductor Jeremy Williams
Nov 19, 2019 (Tue) 7:30pm
JC Cube, Tai Kwun

Violinist Catherine Cho with Hong Kong’s Best Young Artists
Nov 21, 2019 (Thur) 7:30pm
JC Cube, Tai Kwun

Stars & Friends Concert - “In Perfect Harmony”
Nov 11, 2019 (Mon), 7:30pm
St John’s Cathedral
Free Admission, Online Registration

More details: http://www.hkgna.com/hkgna-music-festival-2019/
www.hkgna.com | Tel: 6083 2560 | info@hkgna.com
Supported by Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association
Zuni Icosahedron "Theatre Technology + Innovation: Z Innovation Lab" -- Professional Series
In 2019, the Z Innovation Lab will put on a reinterpretation of the lost Banyan performance Rotten Big Ass at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre. The “Professional Series” will be launched for stage technology practitioners and students, while the “Stage and Technology Workshop” and “HKCC-AR Time Travel at Hong Kong Cultural Centre” will be available to the public. The “Theatre and Architecture Talk” highlights innovative performance spaces and enhances the understanding towards the relationship between built spaces, technology and the theatre, setting the tone to discuss the development of the theatre as a whole.

This Professional Series is designed for stage technical professionals and college students in a related field. In the Real Location of Z Innovation Lab, our technical partners and designers will give workshops and talks with in-depth explanations of the design and application of technologies such as digital lighting, soundscape, multimedia server base system and mixed reality.
For more details: http://zuniseason.org.hk/en/z-innovation-lab/
Supported by Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association
This Christmas we are thrilled to announce that MIC will be hosting a major musical event: a full performance of Handel's Messiah. The Messiah is a 53-movement work in three parts, scored for four soloists, a mixed-voice choir, and an orchestra. We are honoured to welcome Mr. Apollo Wong, Chorus Master of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Chorus, as our conductor; as well as renowned soloists Yuki Ip from MIC, Alex Tam and Albert Lim from Hong Kong, and Reginald Mobley from the USA. They will be accompanied by an orchestra comprising 20 professional players, and a dedicated group of 70 singers prepared by MIC’s Eric Monson.
All monies raised will be dedicated to MIC’s Arts ministry, and over 100 free tickets will allow members of our partner groups to enjoy this world-class musical event.
There will be two performances: 14 December (Saturday) evening, and 15 December (Sunday) afternoon.
We hope this event will bring together music lovers from across Hong Kong, to celebrate Christmas and come closer to Christ.
To learn more about this event and get your tickets, please go to www.michk.com
Supported by Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association
Member's Benefit
Majestic Drums
Now entering its 17th year, the Hong Kong Drum Festival, a brainchild of the HKCO, has become an annual gala event that brings together the top percussionists from all over the world, spanning generations, for an exciting carnival with stunning performances.
25/10/2019 (Fri) 8:00 pm
Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall
$200, $250, $320, $420
**HKAAA Members are offered 20% off discount.
Please present your membership card at Urbtix Ticketing Office
Introduction:  http://www.hkco.org/en/Concerts/The-Hong-Kong-Drums-Festival.html
URBTIX Booking: http://www.urbtix.hk/internet/eventDetail/38901
Enquiries: 3185 1600 (Programme) / 3761 6661 (Ticketing)
All My Life I Shall Remember – 10% discount offer
The Life of Chen Gexin, renowned composer for many Chinese classic oldies, is a sad song of a genius in a chaotic time. He had been imprisoned by the Imperial Japanese Army during the Chinese Resistance War against Japan; held in detention by the Chinese government after the war; suffering because of the songs he had composed. Based on real-life events All My life I Shall Remember features popular artiste Jason Chan and renowned pianist and performer Phoebus Chan will be playing Chen Gexin’s everlasting tunes. The production team has also invited famous pianist and co-composer of violin concerto Butterfly Lovers Chen Gang to be the Music Director, reconstructing the touching life of his late father Chen Gexin on the stage.
Auditorium, Kwai Tsing Theatre
12, 18-19, 25-26/10/2019  8pm
13, 19-20, 26-27/10/2019  3pm
$300, $240, $180
Tickets now available at URBTIX. HKAAA members can enjoy 10% discount on standard tickets upon presentation of your membership card or by quoting the exclusive promotion code CYT10ISD.
In Cantonese
Suitable for those aged 6 or above
Details: http://bit.ly/2lcaaCe
Enquiry: 8106 8338
香港話劇團 - 《病房》可獲9折優惠
(Only Chinese version is available)
8pm 24*, 25 – 26, 29 – 31*.10, 1# – 2.11.2019
3pm 26# – 27.10.2019, 2.11.2019
票價:$200 , $190*(平日票價)
節目查詢:852-3103 5900
10% off on Hong Kong Ballet’s “Swan Lake”
Programme Details
Date, Time & Venue
25-27 Oct & 2-3 Nov 2019
Fri 7:30pm | Sat – Sun 2:30pm & 7:30pm
Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre

$1,000 (Limited VIP Tickets)#, $680, $480, $320, $180
Programme Enquiries: 2105 9724 |
Ticketing Enquiries: 3761 6661
Details: https://bit.ly/2MH8jS3
#Discount not applicable to VIP tickets
香港話劇團 - 《盛宴》可獲9折優惠
(Only Chinese version is available)
7:45pm 25# – 26, 29*, 31*.10, 1-2.11.2019
2:45pm 26 – 27^.10, 2.11.2019
票價:$320 / $260 / $200($300* / $250* / $190*)
粵語演出 附中英文字幕
全劇長約1 小時50 分鐘 不設中場休息
節目查詢:852-3103 5900
10% off on Hong Kong Ballet’s China Everbright Ltd. Proudly Presents “International Gala of Stars 2019”
Programme Details
Date, Time & Venue

31 Oct – 1 Nov 2019
Thu-Fri 7:30pm
Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
$1,500 (Limited VIP Tickets)#, $880, $680, $480, $280
Programme Enquiries: 2105 9724 |
Ticketing Enquiries: 3761 6661
Details: https://bit.ly/2kPuDfU
#Discount not applicable to VIP tickets
HK Phil – Sounds of Hong Kong
Join some of Hong Kong’s most exciting talents as they take to the stage in this programme of wonderful musical delights including several HK Phil new commissions by Hong Kong composers, including Austin Yip, Ray Leung, Joyce Tang and Pui-shan Cheung. In keeping with the youthful theme, Brahms looks into the future with his magnificent “Song of Destiny”.

Programme Details:
Venue: Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall
Date & Time: 1 & 2 Nov (Fri & Sat) 8pm
Price: $480/ $380/ $280/ $180* (half price for concessionary ticket)
Lio Kuokman (conductor), Louise Kwong (soprano),
Ping & Ting Piano Duo, The Hong Kong Children's Choir, Hong Kong Philharmonic Chorus
More Details: https://bit.ly/2mdiFNM
Tickets available at https://bit.ly/2kK3fQH
*HKAAA Members are offered 10% off discount on purchasing full-price tickets at URBTIX outlets. Please present your membership card at URBTIX outlets.
HK Phil – JAAP | Renée Fleming
Venue: Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall
Date & Time: 8 & 9 NOV (Fri & Sat) 8pm
Price: $880/ $680/ $480/ $380* (half price for concessionary ticket)

WAGNER – Tristan und Isolde: Prelude and Liebestod
(Orchestral version)
SCHUBERT – Three Songs for Soprano and Orchestra
BARBER – Knoxville: Summer of 1915 for Soprano
and Orchestra
SHOSTAKOVICH – Symphony no. 9

Jaap van Zweden, conductor
Renée Fleming, soprano
More Details: https://bit.ly/2mdttLR
Tickets available at https://bit.ly/2mK5zYx
*HKAAA Members are offered 10% off discount on purchasing full-price tickets at URBTIX outlets. Please present your membership card at URBTIX outlets.
Zuni Icosahedron
Experiment Naamyam Hong Kong
Blind Musician Dou Wun

Programme Details
Venue: Studio Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Date & Time: 8pm 14-16, 22-23.11.2019 | 4pm 17.11.2019
Tickets: $200**│Full-time students $100
Free Seating
Tickets now available at URBTIX
In Cantonese
Running time approximately 80 minutes with no intermission
Zuni Icosahedron reserves the right to add, withdraw or substitute artists and/ or vary
advertised programmes and seating arrangements.
**HKAAA Members are offered 10% off discount on purchasing full-price tickets at
URBTIX outlets. Please present your membership card at Urbtix outlets.
Details: http://zuniseason.org.hk/en/rotten-big-ass/
Programme Enquiries: 852-2566 9696
Inspired by Beethoven series
Beethoven Triple Concerto
Programme Details:

Details: https://bit.ly/32NEhRI
Date & Time:
16 Nov 2019 (Sat), 8pm 7pm*
Venue: HK City Hall Concert Hall
Ticket Price: $420, $280, $160
*The concert will be rescheduled to start at 7pm (one hour early).
Tickets at URBTIX: 2111 5999 / www.URBTIX.hk
10% off upon showing HKAAA membership card at URBTIX outlets.
Programme Enquiries: 2836 3336 / www.HKSL.org
HK Phil – JAAP | The Labèque Sisters
Venue: Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall
Date & Time: 22 & 23 NOV (Fri & Sat) 8pm
Price: $580/ $480/ $380/ $280* (half price for concessionary ticket)

WAGNER – Lohengrin: Prelude to Act IListen
Philip GLASS – Concerto for Two Pianos (Asia premiere)
CHAN Kai-young – Spiraling Dreamscape (Hong Kong premiere)
MUSSORGSKY (arr. STOKOWSKI) – Pictures at an Exhibition

Jaap van Zweden, conductor
Katia & Marielle Labèque, piano
More Details: https://bit.ly/2mClCaD
Tickets available at https://bit.ly/2mgyhzV
*HKAAA Members are offered 10% off discount on purchasing full-price tickets at URBTIX outlets. Please present your membership card at URBTIX outlets.
Hong Kong Sinfonietta & Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
Mozart Requiem
Programme Details:
Details: https://bit.ly/2mSwvoP
Date & Time:
30 Nov 2019 (Sat), 8pm
Venue: HK City Hall Concert Hall
Ticket Price: $450, $320, $240, $160
Tickets at URBTIX: 2111 5999 / www.URBTIX.hk
10% off upon showing HKAAA membership card at URBTIX outlets.
Programme Enquiries: 2836 3336 / www.HKSL.org
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