In order to improve the acoustics at the  Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall, temporary extended construction works of acoustic canopies have been completed, facilitating the design of more permanent acoustic canopies in the future. (85.1%)
(Introduction by: Gladys Nga-man Fong, Senior Manager (Hong Kong Cultural Centre/Venue) of the LCSD)
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St. Stephen’s Girls’ College Choir takes part in the 24th Concorso Internazionale di Canto Corale in Italy, winning the Gold Award in the Youth Choirs Category and the Special Award for Outstanding Music Director. (81.5%)
(Introduction by:Andrea Hei-yin Kam, member of St. Stephen’s Girls’ College Choir)
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The Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra welcomes the Hubei Bianzhong Bell Ensemble to bring a full set of 65 chime-bells, weighing 6.7 tons to the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, revitalizing a 2,000-year-old tradition. (78.2%)
(Introduction by: Tracy Huang, Head of Marketing and Development of the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra)
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  Credit: Cheung Chi-wai
Hong Kong Philharmonic Chorus re-forms. 160 singers from all walks of life in Hong Kong perform Handel’s Messiah with the Orchestra at its Easter Concert. (77.3%)
(Introduction by: Philip Chu, Chorus master of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Chorus)
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Two cultures unify through music as more than 130 musicians of Hong Kong Sinfonietta and Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra perform Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No.5 under the baton of Pinchas Zukerman. (73.7%)
(Introduction by:Yip Wing-sie, Music Director of Hong Kong Sinfonietta)
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The nearly 2,000-page book Hong Kong Musical History – Canto Pop, Serious Music, Cantonese Opera discusses Cantonese pop songs and serious music in the same context, and includes 30 interviews of serious and pop composers. (70.1%)
(Introduction by:Chow Fan-fu, music critic)
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  Credit: Lesley Leslie-Spinks 2012
40 years after its premiere, the Robert Wilson and Philip Glass opera Einstein on the Beach is restaged in an international tour. Its performances at the Hong Kong Arts Festival are the only ones in Asia. (68.3%)
(Introduction by: Tisa Ho, Executive Director of the Hong Kong Arts Festival)
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Conductor Jimmy Chiang is made Kapellmeister of the Vienna Boys’ Choir. (66.9%)

(Introduction by: Jimmy Chiang)
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Soprano Barbara Fei, gaining 871 votes, extends her term as the music sector representative at the Hong Kong Arts Development Council, winning over David Quah, Lam Kwok-pun and Michael MacLeod as one of the longest serving publicly elected committee members. (63.6%)
(Introduction by:Chow Fan-fu, music critic)

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Hong Kong International Youth and Children's Choir Festival has attracted over 3,000 participants from 20 countries, taking part in competitions, masterclasses, and concerts, resulting in the largest edition of the Festival to date. (59.6%)
(Introduction by: Leon Tong, Chairman and Artistic Director of the Organizing Committee of the Hong Kong International Youth and Children's Choir Festival)
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The Hong Kong New Music Ensemble presents The Modern Academy, a one of its kind intensive course specializing in the performance and appreciation of contemporary music. The course is for advanced students and young professional musicians. (58.7%)
(Introduction by: William Lane , Artistic Director of the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble)
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Young 13-year-old flautist Ryan Chan comes first in the First Canadian Flute Convention. (58.7%)
(Introduction by: Ryan Chan)
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The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra appoints 28-year-old Jing Wang, Principal of the Dallas Opera Orchestra to succeed Igor Yuzefovich's post as Concertmaster for the 2013/14 season. (58.2%)
(Introduction by: Jing Wang)
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The 275-year-old San Carlo Theatre of Naple makes its debut in Hong Kong. Three programmes are presented in Hong Kong Arts Festival including: Verdi’s La Traviata, Cimarosa’s Il Marito Disperato, and the Viva Verdi concert. (57.7%)
(Introduction by: Tisa Ho, Executive Director of the Hong Kong Arts Festival)
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The Baptist University Music Department celebrates its 40th anniversary by hosting a concert and symposium on Chinese music, inviting guest lecturers from USA, Taipei, Shanghai, Beijing and Hong Kong. (55.7%)
(Introduction by: Johnny Poon, Head of Department of Music of the Baptist University)
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  Credit:Carmen So
Hong Kong Arts Festival commissions Chan Hing-yan and Yan Yu to compose the chamber opera Heart of Coral. Featuring an all-local cast and creative team, the production is the Festival’s first locally-made opera. (55.0%)
(Introduction by: Tisa Ho, Executive Director of the Hong Kong Arts Festival)
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The Hong Kong Institute of Education inaugurates an Executive Master of Arts degree course in Arts Management and Entrepreneurship. (54.4%)
(Introduction by: Tseng Sun-man, Co-Programme Leader of EMA(AME))
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  康文署首次主辦國際軍樂匯演,慶祝香港回歸十五周年。
Hong Kong composer Law Wing-fai is awarded the Xinyi Cup with his pipa concerto A Thousand Sweeps. He is the only recipient from Hong Kong to receive the award. (52.1%)
(Introduction by: Law Wing-fai)
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Hong Kong composer GayBird and Japanese singer-songwriter UA present CouCou on MARS. This multimedia work combines interfacing and sensor technology, real-time triggers of sound, lights, mechatronics, stage installation and video visuals. (51.4%)
(Introduction by: GayBird)
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Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra presents Lorin Maazel Fest featuring The Ring Without Words, War Requiem, and Jockey Club’s Keys to Music Education Programme - “Share the Stage”. (49.7%)
(Introduction by: Michael MacLeod, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Philharmonic)
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The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra commissions its Composer-in-Residence, Fung Lam to write a new work for the Orchestra's 40th Anniversary Concert next year. (48.0%)
(Introduction by: Fung Lam)
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