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Special notice

2020-05-15

In view of the latest situation of COVID-19 and uncertainties in global business travels, 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, originally have been rescheduled to a later time of the year, now has been cancelled.

The HK Phil, Music Director Jaap van Zweden, our Board of Governors as well as the administration put the health and well-being of our audience, players and staff 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. The orchestra and its Music Director Jaap van Zweden look forward to performing for audiences 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 support.
 
Ticket holders for the affected concerts, please visit websites of relevant performing venues for ticketing assistance.
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Phil Your Life With Music

Fanfare to Joy

 

During this time of COVID-19, the world, our city, and each one of us, face unique challenges. Social distancing is considered one of the best ways of stopping the spread of the virus. As a result, many concerts and performances have been cancelled. 


The HK Phil believes passionately in the power of music. Music is a source of courage, healing, calm and unity. It is our mission to share our passion with people everywhere, not just in the designated venues but also in other accessible ways. Since February, we have been sharing our love of music and support for our community through "Phil Your Life With Music". Our Music Director Jaap van Zweden, Principal Guest Conductor Yu Long, guest artists, and the Orchestra’s musicians have prepared a series of short videos to brighten up your life and keep us all connected. 


To expand our inspiring campaign, “Phil Your Life With Music”, we have united with members of the community to present a timeless song from Hong Kong — Beneath the Lion Rock — to our beloved city and to everyone around the world as we overcome the epidemic together. 


Over hundred people have participated in the “Phil Your Life With Music — Beneath the Lion Rock video, including musicians from the Orchestra and the HK Phil Chorus, the administration team, board members, sponsors and supporters, The Hong Kong Children’s Choir, and Club Bravo and Young Audience Scheme members. We have all come together to present this beautiful gift.


Thank you to everyone who contributed to the creation of “Phil Your Life With Music — Beneath the Lion Rock” video.  It can now be seen on the HK Phil’s website, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Weibo and WeChat. Feel free to share and show your support to this meaningful music-making project. 


The new 2020/21 season and more music projects will be announced in May and June.  Please stay tuned! 


Never underestimate the power of music. Stay strong and hopeful as always. We hope to see you again very soon!

 


“Phil Your Life With Music — Beneath the Lion Rock

 

Beneath The Lion Rock
Composer and arranger: Joseph Koo
Lyricist: James Wong
Original singer: Roman Tam
Publisher: EMI Music Publishing Hong Kong
Orchestral version arranger: Alex Tam

 

*English translation, for reference only 

 

啊~啊~啊~啊~

Ah~

 

人 生 中 有 歡 喜

In life there is joy

 

難 免 亦 常 有 淚

and often tears are inevitable

 

我 哋 大 家 在 獅 子 山 下 相 遇 上

If we as one can meet beneath the Lion Rock


總 算 是 歡 笑 多 餘 唏 噓

there will be more smiles than sobs


人 生 不 免 崎 嶇

In life it is often rough


難 以 絕 無 掛 慮

and it is hard not to have any worries

 

既 是 同 舟 在 獅 子 山 下 且 共 濟

If we are on the same boat
We can all help each other beneath the Lion Rock


拋 棄 區 分 求 共 對

and leave our differences behind


放 開 彼 此 心 中 矛 盾 

Let go of the conflicts we have with each other


理 想 一 起 去 追

and go chase after our dreams


同 舟 人 誓 相 隨 

On the same boat we commit to stay with each other


無 畏 更 無 懼

If we are not afraid there is nothing to dread


同 處 海 角 天 邊

When we are together at the ends of the skies and seas


攜 手 踏 平 崎 嶇

we can all challenge our difficulties together hand in hand


我 哋 大 家 用 艱 辛 努 力 寫 下 那

We as one can overcome hardships and strive to write down


不 朽 香 江 名 句

the timeless story of our home


啊~ 啊~ 啊~ 啊~

Ah~


放 開 彼 此 心 中 矛 盾 

Let go of the conflicts we have with each other


理 想 一 起 去 追

and go chase after our dreams


同 舟 人 誓 相 隨 

On the same boat we commit to stay with each other


無 畏 更 無 懼

If we are not afraid there is nothing to dread


同 處 海 角 天 邊

When we are together at the ends of the skies and seas


攜 手 踏 平 崎 嶇

we can all challenge our difficulties together hand in hand


我 哋 大 家 用 艱 辛 努 力 寫 下 那

We as one can overcome hardships and strive to write down


不 朽 香 江 名 句

the timeless story of our home


我 哋 大 家 用 艱 辛 努 力 寫 下 那

We as one can overcome hardships and strive to write down


不 朽 香 江 名 句
the timeless story of our home

 

 

“Phil Your Life With Music” Video Series