The Hong Kong Phil is back in the limelight, again for the wrong reasons.
Local politicians want to know why the orchestra gave a private concert on tour in the Amsterdam home of a Dutch billionaire’s wife, Gert-Jan Kramer. The couple are close friends of HK’s busy music director, Jaap van Zweeden.
The HK Phil receives half its funding from the HK government. It’s not a rich man’s toy.