2003 年，香港藝術節在預售時公佈倫敦交響樂團即將訪港，指揮是俄羅斯元老羅傑斯特汶斯基 (Gennady Rozhdestvensky)。那時，還引起過一陣期待。但後來，羅氏卻不能如期赴約。在 2004 年 3 月音樂會舉行之時，站在指揮台上的，不是令人引頸以待的元老大師，而是英國樂壇新晉丹尼爾．哈汀 (Daniel Harding)。
The annual Hong Kong Arts Festival announces its 40th season which will run from January 28 to March 8, 2012.
Members of Japan Philharmonic Orchestra continue their journey to Hong Kong to the Hong Kong Arts Festival just one week after the terrible earthquake which shook their country.
If Tristan und Isolde is seen as a spiritual journey of gradual separation from the real world and the lovers' increasing isolation in their own and eventual reunion through death, Willy Decker's production is a symbolic journey of two persons in total isolation, materially or spiritually.
HKAF has announced some of the next year's programmes, including Bavarian State Opera's Così fan tutte.
Amidst mounting crisis after the earthquake, the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra is coming to the Hong Kong Arts Festival as planned, as the Festival and other sources confirm. All the members are fine.
The unconventional repertoire offered by Franco-German Nicolas Altstaedt draws unusual cheers from a delighted crowd after an exotic and electrifying performance.
Cameron Carpenter steals the listeners' breath by his octopus hands traversing layers of keyboards and his feet dazzlingly dancing, literally, on a three-octave pedal of Hong Kong's Rieger-organ.
Cecilia Bartoli sings to a mesmerised audience with her voice full of power and agility.
The annual Hong Kong Arts Festival officially opens tonight with Cecilia Bartoli.