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The Hong Kong University Students' Union Philharmonic Orchestra (UPO HKUSU) was founded in 1999 by a group of devoted students of the University of Hong Kong. As a member of the Cultural Association of the Hong Kong University Students' Union, the Orchestra is non-profit-making and administered by students.
The Orchestra aims at promoting orchestral playing and developing students' interest in western classical music. At the same time, the Orchestra strives to develop an atmosphere of music appreciation within the University and throughout the community-at-large. The current Principal Conductor is Professor Gabriel Leung, Dean of the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine of the University.
The Spring Concert in April and Annual Performance in November have evolved into yearly traditions for the Orchestra. We also perform in events organised by the Centre of Development and Resources for Students, the Development and Alumni Affairs Office and other faculties, departments and societies within the University. Furthermore, the Orchestra has been invited by organisations such as the Agricultural and Fisheries Department, the Leo's Club and the Hong Kong Children and Youth Service to perform in various community functions.