PolyU Artist-in-Residence Programme 2022-23: Maestro Leung Kin-fung ‘Ode to Joy - Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 Concert’
PolyU was delighted to present the ‘Ode to Joy – Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 Concert’ in March 2023, attracting hundreds of staff, students, alumni and guests to the Jockey Club Auditorium. The concert was directed by Maestro Leung Kin-fung, PolyU's Artist-in-Residence 2022-2023, who was appointed as the Artistic Director and Conductor of the PolyU Orchestra in 2016 and a University Fellowship was conferred on him in 2022. Under the baton of Maestro Leung, the PolyU Orchestra offered a musical journey that included Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21 in C, K. 467, featuring talented young pianist Wong Ka-jeng. The concert reached a crescendo when Maestro Leung led the PolyU Orchestra and renowned vocal soloists Dr Julia Chen, a soprano and Director of the Educational Development Centre of PolyU; Ms Bobbie Zhang, mezzo-soprano; Mr Alex Tam, tenor and conductor of the PolyU Choir and Opera Hong Kong Chorus; and Mr Apollo Wong, bass-baritone, together with more than 100 members of the PolyU Choir and Opera Hong Kong Chorus, in a performance of the 4th movement of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9.
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