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Postponement of the HK Phil Japan and Korea Tour March 2020

19 FEB 2020

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[19 February 2020, Hong Kong] In view of current developments related to the coronavirus outbreak, along with discussions with our tour presenters, performing venues and related partners, the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra’s (HK Phil) tour to Japan and Korea has been postponed to a later time of the year. The tour was originally scheduled for 5 March to 13 March 2020 in Osaka Symphony Hall, Tokyo Suntory Hall, Deajeon Arts Center, Seoul Arts Center, Chuncheon Culture & Art Center, and Gwangju Culture & Art Center. New dates for the tour will be announced on relevant performing venues’ websites shortly.


Mr Benedikt Fohr, Chief Executive of the HK Phil, says, “We are disappointed with the postponement. As a cultural ambassador for Hong Kong, the orchestra and its Music Director Jaap van Zweden were really looking forward to performing for audiences in Japan and Korea. However, we also put the health and well-being of our players, staff and audiences at the forefront of our priorities. We sincerely hope that the orchestra’s home city, as well as other parts of the world, will recover soon and overcome the current challenging situation. Meanwhile, the HK Phil team is making every effort to schedule new dates for this tour and is committed to touring in Japan and Korea in the near future.”


The HK Phil would like to thank our tour presenters in Japan and Korea, our performing venue partners, as well as sponsors, for their ongoing support.


Ticket holders for the affected concerts, please visit websites of relevant performing venues for ticketing assistance.