AN INTIMATE DINNER WITH YUJA WANG AND JAAP VAN ZWEDEN
Internationally renowned pianist Yuja Wang, in town to perform four concerts with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, was the star of a fundraising dinner at The Peninsula in aid of the classical ensemble. She and the Phil treated more than 100 guests to two concertos, and Beijingborn Wang also gave a solo performance, for which she received a standing ovation. Earlier, organising committee co-chairs Edward Ng and Steven Ying kicked off the gala evening with opening remarks, and the orchestra’s music director, Jaap van Zweden, gave a speech in which he lauded Wang. A delicious meal of deep-fried crab claw with grilled Boston lobster, double boiled bird’s nest and braised abalone with roasted chicken roulade was served.