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SEASON 3: MUSIC × STORYTELLING – Ep. 1: The Four Families Conflict


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Our acclaimed programme "Phil Your Life" launches Season 3 MUSIC X STORYTELLING today. There will be three episodes featuring orchestra-themed plots, playful storytelling, HK Phil performances and various art forms like stop-motion animation, paper art and sand art.


The first episode, titled “The Four Families Conflict”, demonstrates the rationale behind the current orchestral seating by portraying a dispute among four fictional royal orchestral families consisting of personified music instruments.


Featuring various visual art forms, such as stop-motion animation, paper puppet and sand art, Season 3 of "Phil Your Life" tells creative short stories catering for all ages to present fun facts about orchestra seating, Beethoven’s life and the evolution of musical style.

Phil Your Life

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The HK Phil is excited to present a brand new programme “Phil Your Life”, fusing music with food, wellness and storytelling. This new programme is designed to brighten up lives in a light-hearted way by drawing the amusing connections between music and daily life.


Starting a new chapter of the partnership, Swire and the HK Phil join hands to develop new community initiatives. This new “Phil Your Life” programme aims to bring the general public one step closer to classical music and open the door to classical music for the new audience. The programme will reveal the vibrant, cosmopolitan culture of Hong Kong through the lens of the HK Phil musicians and their music.

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