We’re very pleased to announce the 26th ongoing year of engineering The Hong Kong Philharmonic’s “Symphony Under The Stars” conducted by maestro Jaap van Zweden.
Repertoire included Strauss’ Blue Danube Waltz, Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries, a Haydn Trumpet Concerto, Vivaldi’s Concerto for Two Cellos and John Williams’ Star Wars Theme.
Over the years of involvement with HKPhil we have pioneered many kinds of speaker installations in various outdoor locations, from Happy Valley Racecourse to the current location at Central Harbourfront Event Space. Our aim is to provide the best possible sound coverage to the 18,000+ patrons that attend this SWIRE sponsored (free of charge) orchestral performance each year,
With our sound team backstage, at front of house, monitoring the listening plane at up to 250 meters from stage during the performance, we ensure consistency using wireless remote control of distributed speaker systems.
Tom Lee Music supplied the d&b audiotechnik based sound reinforcement system and Yamaha Rivage PM10 mixing console whilst System supplied a premium selection of Schoeps, Neumann, Sennheiser and DPA microphones .
The 80+ piece orchestra was mixed using a bespoke zone spatialisation technique with a DME-64 preprogrammed specifically for this event by System Sound.
Speakers for the system included d&b J-Array, V8 & V10 point source, Meyer UPA-1P and five rings of eight d&b audiotechnik M4 delay speakers, matrixed as stereo.
The performance was operated by engineer Julian Spink.