For decades, Hong Kong has been labelled as a cultural desert, despite the many great musical monuments we have built in the city.
In the hustle and bustle of the cityʼs business life, time is money; few has the opportunity to sit back and be exposed to the great arts. As a result, with the lack of exposure, a great many misunderstand classical music as an incomprehensible and distant art.
In the 1980s, the city sees a wave of music education, and for 30 years, the city breeds some of the best musical talents by global standards.
The post 80s and 90s is a musical generation. Our event hopes to use a cultural way to enrich the society by bringing the apparently sophisticated art of classical music to the common, bustling streets of Hong Kong. Using an alternative, youthful and creative way to present the traditional art form, HKFO hopes to revitalize the city by planting the invigorating seeds of art and culture into our communities, to tend the once-desert into green pastures.
On 10 and 11 August 2012, HKFO brings the concert hall to the local community by bringing our 60 globally trained elite musicians to perform on HKʼs most well-known streets. For a duration of 20 minutes, the Orchestra promises to deliver a remarkable and creative musical experience for the people of Hong Kong.