HKFO Season 2013: “Ode to Change” is a trilogic project designed to take audiences of Hong Kong through a transformational journey, uniting lay listeners, aficionados and veteran music lovers from the hustling and bustling streets of Hong Kong into the solemn concert halls.
In late July 2013, Part One of HKFO’s “Trilogy of Change” is put into motion. HKFO premieres the city’s first large-scale choral-orchestral “flash mob”, bringing to the audience excerpts of Beethoven’s Symphony No.9 at the heart of Hong Kong’s famous malls.
As Hong Kong’s first and largest choral-orchestral flash mob involving more than 200 musicians, HKFO’s flash mob received universal acclaim; its video has now accrued more than 1.3 million views on YouTube, amassing viewers from all over the globe.
Critically reviewed by Moyers & Company, as well as featured in a documentary produced by the Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (Second German Television), HKFO’s flash mob was exhibited in late 2016 at the Musée de la musique at the heart of the Philharmonie de Paris as part of the “Le Mythe Beethoven” exhibition.