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Refund Arrangement for
Sumi Jo – Mad for Love Concert
(27 October, Tue)

05-11-2009

[November 5, 2009 – Hong Kong] Due to foot injury suffered from a fall, internationally renowned soprano Ms Sumi Jo was advised not to travel for one month and therefore with great regret she had to cancel the concert with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (HKPO) on 27 Oct as well as a series of concerts with the Melbourne Symphony in November. The Orchestra apologizes deeply for any inconveniences caused.

Please note that ticket holders of the above mentioned concert can approach the following URBTIX Box Offices from 14 to 30 November 2009 with complete tickets for cash refund:

1) Hong Kong Cultural Centre (10:00am – 9:30pm daily)
2) Hong Kong City Hall (10:00am – 9:30pm daily)

Any ticket holders who are unable to refund their tickets during the said period may present their complete tickets to the HKPO office during office hours from 1 to 30 December 2009 (except 25 December). A refund will be deposited into your account specified within two weeks.

HKPO address: 8/F, Administration Building, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd., TST, Kln
HKPO office hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00am – 5:45pm

The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra thanks for the audience’s patronage and kind understanding, and will try to bring Ms Jo back to our concert stage in the very near future.

Should you have any enquiries, please contact the HKPO office at 2721 2030 or ticketing@hkpo.com.

Meanwhile, Ms Sumi Jo has issued a statement to thank the support of the audience and apologize for the cancellation of concert as follows:

Dear friends,

It was with deepest regret that I had to cancel the scheduled concert in Hong Kong last week. I was in Brazil last month and injured my ankle, thought was going to go by soon and continued my concerts in Paris, Seoul and New York. The situation didn't improve and coming back home I was told that I have an ankle sprain that will oblige me stay home for the next 20 days, as you might already know the 3 concerts I was supposed to sing in Melbourne will be sung by another soprano.

As an Asian going to Hong Kong was one of the highlights of my season and especially even more after the warm reception from the audience last year, and I am deeply sorry for all the inconveniences this might have caused you.


All my warmest regards,

SUMI JO.

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