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Maestro De Waart to pass the baton at HKPO

by Liz Heron

SCMP, page A1 March 11, 2010


Understand the title
Maestro De Waart to pass the baton at HKPO
- master -
- a baton is a thin stick used by a conductor to lead an orchestra -

1. Edo De Waart will bow out as chief conductor and artistic director of the HK Philharmonic Orchestra when his tree-year contract comes to an end
- retire -

2. I've constantly been impressed by the dedication and commitment of its musicians and staff
- complete and wholehearted fidelity -

3. both audience numbers and sponsorships figures had gone up significantly under De Waart's tenure
- time in office -

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