KEITH BRAMICH listens to the first performance
by a young conductor and his new orchestra
Almost directly opposite London's Royal Academy of Music on the busy Marylebone Road stands St Marylebone Parish Church — a rather grand early nineteenth century Thomas Hardwick creation. Many generations of some of the cream of the world's music students have presumably used this conveniently-located building for their concerts and recitals. On the cold final evening of January 2015, the very latest group of such students gathered to give the first concert by a new orchestra.
Masterminding the evening's all-Mozart programme was Ho Tung Wong (known to his English-speaking friends as Jacky), born in Hong Kong in 1994 and so only barely in his twenties, and directing his first orchestral concert...
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