RTHK' s The Works focuses on Hong Kong's arts and cultural scene. The Works features news and reviews of visual and performing arts, design, literary and other “ works ” .
The emergence of the more contagious Omicron variant of Covid towards the end of last year, and the ensuing surge in cases worldwide, has led to Hong Kong once again facing strict measures. As we enter the third year of the pandemic, living with the virus remains a daily challenge, in the arts as elsewhere. Performance venues and museums have again been closed. The annual chamber music festival, Beare’s Premiere Music Festival, due to start last Sunday, has now been cancelled and many events postponed. Violinist Dan Zhu is one of more than twenty musicians who were initially going to take part. He’ll be with us later to tell us more. Well, museums may be closed under the latest restrictions, but before they closed their doors this time, we went to M+ to look at the work of a pioneer of video art and experimental film, Nalini Malani.
Now in its 13th edition, the Beare’s Premiere Music Festival is an annual delight for classical music lovers. This year’s month-long festival was scheduled to begin last Sunday but due to Covid restrictions, the festival is now cancelled, and many events postponed. One of the cancelled concerts was to feature violinist Dan Zhu playing a programme that showcases Viennese musical culture. He’s here to tell us more.