Classical:NEXT kicks off with a grand event to showcase the NEXT, be it of a specific country, of approach to curation or burning issues facing the global art music ecosystem.
Hong Kong/TAKEOFF will unveil the latest in Hong Kong’s classical music scene through a 45-minute journey of the NEXT - Nostalgic, Energetic, eXciting and Technological. The stage of De Doelen Concert Hall will be the runway for taking off on a refreshing musical journey with windows looking out to the past and the present, the East and the West, the potential and the possibilities of Hong Kong’s music making, underpinning the city’s position as Asia’s cultural hub.
The Classical:NEXT 2020 Opening is presented by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council, curated and produced by Louis Siu with artistic director Fung Lam.
Hong Kong/TAKEOFF will take place on the evening of Monday, 18 May 2020 in the Jurriaanse Zaal, De Doelen.
The 2020 Opening will be produced and curated by Louis Siu, founder and artistic director of Toolbox Percussion and creative director for MUSE3. He also currently serves as a part-time instructor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and is an alumni representative of the Asian Cultural Council (HK) Foundation.
Working alongside Louis as the artistic director is arts administrator and composer Fung Lam. His music has been performed at the BBC Proms, and in some of the most prestigious venues in the world, including Carnegie Hall in New York, Konzerthaus Berlin, Sydney Opera House, Royal Albert Hall and South Bank Centre in London. He most recently served as the director of artistic planning with the Hong Kong Philharmonic.
Established in 1995, the Hong Kong Arts Development Council, (HKADC) is a statutory body set up by the Hong Kong Government to support and promote the development of ten major art forms in literary arts, performing arts, visual arts as well as film and media arts in Hong Kong.
Aiming to foster a thriving arts environment and enhancing the quality of life of the public, HKADC is also committed to facilitating community-wide participation in the arts and arts education, encouraging arts criticism, raising the standard of arts administration, and contributing to policy research and advocacy.
Classical:NEXT is proud to be collaborating with HKADC and we look forward to announcing all that we have in store for our ninth edition.