Here are some of the most celebrated arts groups in the city, and they promise a mesmerising performance for y’all
Being one of the most dynamic cities in the world, Hong Kong is full of exciting art galleries, museums and historic buildings to feed your culture hunger. And if you’re into live performance, here are some of the most distinguished Hong Kong arts groups that you need to check out.
Our favourite Hong Kong arts groups
Hong Kong Ballet
Established in 1979, Hong Kong Ballet is a dedicated performing arts organisation formed by a vibrant community. With almost fifty dancers from around the world, HKB has done internationally-acclaimed re-stagings of the classics by Nina Ananiashvili, Cynthia Harvey, Anna-Marie Holmes, as well as works by some of today’s most sought-after choreographers including Alexei Ratmansky, Christopher Wheeldon and more. They are definitely one of the most beloved Hong Kong arts groups, even for those who know nothing about dancing!
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City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong
As one of Asia’s leading chamber orchestras, City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong features experienced musicians from early music to tango, Bollywood and jazz background. The CCOHK has performed alongside internationally renowned artists such as Sir James Galway, Dame Evelyn Glennie, Dame Emma Kirkby since 1999 and has made its mark in Italy and China. Last but not least, they also host masterclasses, workshops and soirées featuring outstanding orchestral-theatre programmes like Magnificent Mozart and The Star Bach to educate kids as well.
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Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
The philosophy of Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra is to inspire through the finest music-making. Being recognised as one of Asia’s most prominent classical orchestras, HKPhil presents more than 150 concerts over a 44-week season, attracting more than 200,000 classical music enthusiasts each year. They’re also very keen to promote the work of Hong Kong and Chinese composers through an active commissioning programme, as well as community engagement programmes in schools, hospital and outdoor spaces – simply wonderful.
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Opera Hong Kong
When it comes to Hong Kong arts groups that can’t be missed, look no further! Founded in 2003, Opera Hong Kong was the first opera company in the city. The company believes that opera productions deserve a permanent niche and recognition in this culturally vibrant city. Hoping to enhance the public’s interest in the art of opera, this non-profit organisation delivers a wide variety of educational and outreach activities and opera productions including La Traviata, Turandot, Carmen, The Marriage of Figaro, Roméo et Juliette and many more. Now grab those opera glasses, dress up fancy and take a listen.
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The Chinese Artists Association of Hong Kong
Are you interested in one of Hong Kong’s most distinctive forms of entertainment Cantonese Opera? Formed in the Qing Dynasty during the reign of Emperor Guangxu (1875-1908), the Chinese Artists Association of Hong Kong (AKA Bar Wo Hong Kong) has since been a professional organisation for Cantonese opera performances in Guangdong Province. Not only do they aim to preserve the art of traditional Cantonese opera, they also strive to guarantee the welfare of fellow performers. Being absolutely one of the most respected Hong Kong arts groups, they also offer a wide range of classes for those who would like to learn more about Cantonese opera.
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Hong Kong Arts Centre
Hong Kong Arts Centre is the city’s only independent multi-arts centre. Dedicated to facilitating artistic exchanges between artists and the public, the HKAC has built a strong local art ecosystem that makes art more accessible to local audience. They cover a range of programmes of arts, visual arts, film and video arts, public art projects, art festivals and more.
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