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HKAPA Presents: HKSAR 25th Anniversary Celebration Concert with Livestream

24 June 2022 Category : General


The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA) will present the HKSAR 25th  Anniversary Celebration Concert on July 8, 2022, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the HKSAR. This special concert features distinguished soloists, composer, and conductor from the Academy. With generous support from the Swire Group, the concert will be livestreamed on the Academy website and live broadcast on RTHK TV for members of the public in Hong Kong and the Mainland to join and celebrate this joyous occasion. 


The Academy is grateful for Swire Group’s support of this celebration concert and is honoured to be in collaboration with three art institutions in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, namely Xinghai Conservatory Music, Shenzhen Arts School and the Macao Youth Symphony Orchestra Association. Performance excerpts from these institutions will be screened at the concert, as a gesture of solidarity that shows the ability of music in strengthening the bonding within the Area, despite the challenges posed by the pandemic. 


The programme will be conducted by Sharon Andrea Choa, Head of Conducting and Cultural Leadership (Music) of the Academy. Three orchestral works will be performed by the Academy Symphony Orchestra, including Dai Pai Dong, an award-winning work inspired by the unique Hong Kong culinary culture by local composer Florence Cheung Pui-shan, Associate Professor (Composition) of the School of Music, and Chinese composer Wang Danhong’s guzheng Concerto Rushi. To conclude the concert, the Orchestra will be joined by the Academy Choir to perform Beethoven’s phenomenal work, Choral Fantasy in C minor, Op.80. 


The Academy will closely monitor the development of the pandemic. Latest updates on the event will be announced on the Academy’s social media channels.

HKAPA Presents: HKSAR 25th Anniversary Celebration Concert Details:

Date and Time: Friday, July 8, 2022 | 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Venue: The Hong Kong Jockey Club Amphitheatre, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
Livestreaming Platform: 
TV Live Broadcast: RTHK TV

Florence Cheung Pui-shan: Dai Pai Dong 
Wang Danhong: Rushi Guzheng Concerto
Beethoven: Choral Fantasy in C minor, Op.80


The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts ( 
The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA), established by The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts Ordinance in 1984, is a leading tertiary institution in the performing arts in Asia. It provides professional undergraduate education and practice-based postgraduate studies. The study encompasses Chinese Opera, Dance, Drama, Film and Television, Music, and Theatre and Entertainment Arts. Its educational philosophy reflects the cultural diversity of Hong Kong with emphasis on Chinese and Western traditions, and interdisciplinary learning. Since 2008, the Academy has attained the Programme Area Accreditation (PAA) status awarded by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ) to self-monitor and accredit its own Undergraduate and Post-secondary programmes in the five programme areas of Dance, Drama, Film and Television, Music, and Theatre and Entertainment Arts. Since 2016, the PAA status has been extended to cover Master’s Degree programmes and below. The programmes operated by the School of Chinese Opera are accredited by HKCAAVQ for recognition under the Hong Kong Qualifications Framework. Besides the main campus in Wanchai, Béthanie, the site of the Academy’s Landmark Heritage Campus in Pokfulam, has housed training facilities for the School of Film and Television since 2006. In the QS World University Rankings announced in 2022, the Academy is ranked 1st in Asia and 10th in the world in the Performing Arts category.