South China Morning Post: Put classical music in the hearts of Hong Kong children, minister urges
September 13, 2015
“I think music education, particularly classical music education, is truly important … if we would like to establish Hong Kong as one of the leading cultural cities in the region. But we do still face a challenge in encouraging parents to see the inner value of music in itself and not as the pursuit of, for example, a certificate for getting into certain schools,” says Florence Hui, undersecretary of Home Affairs, at a panel held by non profit Music for Community.
The afternoon children's concert, held at 5pm was opened by Ms. Florence Hui, Under Secretary for Home Affairs of the Hong Kong SAR Government. Narrated in Cantonese, the concert was attended by a full-house audience of young people and their families invited through NGOs including Po Leung Kuk, New Home Association, The Boys' & Girls' Clubs Association of Hong Kong, and Hong Chi Association.
"That was quite lovely ... it makes me miss concerts in parks — there are just so few venues in Hong Kong that are intimate with a garden backdrop," commented one Asia Society member.