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Hope this email finds you all healthy and well.
Re the photos and video's taken during the October Int'l Gathering in Hong Kong a few weeks ago, the professional photographer is making a DVD which shall be ready for posting to classmates sometime in the next two weeks.
M'time, before I post the DVDs and in order to quench everyone's thirst, I am going to send through separate email batches a selection of the photos taken by our two resident photog's Poon Lai-yeung and Stephen Lee Chi-ming which will also be included in the DVD.
Happy viewing and nice weekend !
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It is with a much saddened heart to report that a phone call from Roger Butt (Yondani's elder brother in Hong Kong) informed me that our beloved Maestro Yondani Butt was certified this morning by the hospital at 10:45 am this morning after going into a coma and had to rely on a breathing machine since 5 am this morning - 28th August 2014!
According to info received, Butt's daughter Yolanda had a few words with her father while Butt was still conscious (hopefully that made him feel better) and she is now flying back to look after Butt's affairs arriving Hong Kong tomorrow Friday 29th August. I've asked Roger to tell her that should she need any assistance, do please give me a call!
What more can I say except 天妒英才, I think we should all 節哀順變吧 !
I am sure we will all miss him so very much! May he rest in God's arms in peace for eternity!
28/08/2014 12:01 AM
Tchaikovsky Symphony no.6 Pathétique - 1st movement (excerpts)
Published on 28 Jan 2013
London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Yondani Butt, recorded 16th November, 2012 at Abbey Road Studios, London.
Schumann symphonies 3 and 4 - London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Yondani Butt.
Uploaded on 22 Aug 2011
Recording due to be released by Nimbus Alliance shortly.
Yondani Butt (62) passed away on 28/08/2014 in Zhuhai, China.
A memorial service will be held on Monday, 1st September from 9:30 to 11:30 am at:
地址 : 珠海拱北粵海中路2075號 (合羅山墓園對面)
電話 : +86 756 888-5883 / 888-1444.
Another service will be held on Thursday, September 4 afternoon at:
世界殯儀舘有限公司 Universal Funeral Parlour Co., Ltd.
紅磡暢行道10號 10, Cheong Hang Road, Hung Hom
Kowloon, Hong Kong
Tel : 2362 4331
Yondani Butt was born in Macau. He holds a Ph.D. in chemistry on which subject he has published numerous research papers. As founder of Symphonie Canadiana, he had led the orchestra on major tours throughout North America. In addition, from 1983, he held the position of Resident Conductor of the Victoria International Festival, creating the highly successful Concerti Extravaganza series, for which he conducted more than 23 concertos in six weeks. Frequently in demand as a guest conductor, Butt has recorded and performed in the US, Canada, Lantin America, Asia and Europe.
How Tak Mak connects the dots to make medical breakthroughs
Special to The Globe and Mail
Published Friday, Aug. 22 2014
When it comes to scientific discovery, Tak Wah Mak is an undisputed rock star.
The world-renowned Canadian scientist and researcher has devoted his life to unravelling medical mysteries in the areas of virology, immunology and cancer metabolism. His brilliant career has been punctuated by breakthroughs, including the discovery of the Holy Grail of immunology – the T-cell receptor – in 1984.