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.
For decades, Hong Kong has been labeled as a cultural desert, despite the many musical monuments the city has established throughout the years. On 28 July 2013, Part One of HKFO's "Trilogy of Change" is put into motion. Planting the seeds of change deep into the streets of Hong Kong, 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 one of Hong Kong's densest malls, the Shatin New Town Plaza. A cry for universal brotherhood, HKFO enlists listeners far and wide in our campaign of revolution, innovation and change, to tend the once-desert into green pastures.
Part Two and Part Three of HKFO's journey continue on 19 August 2013 at Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall performing with the renowned popular artist George Lam, and on 27 August 2013 at Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall performing the entire Beethoven's Ninth Symphony.