Dr. Chan Kai-young (left), lecturer of the Department of Music, and Alvin Tam Lok-hei (right), an alumnus of the department, were commissioned to compose for the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2019–20 season. Dr. Chan’s work will be performed in the orchestra’s China tour in Shanghai in November 2019, with two subsequent performances in Hong Kong. Currently a doctoral candidate at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, Alvin’s work will be premiered in their subscription concerts in January 2020.
This article was originally published in No. 539, Newsletter in Jun 2019.