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Other programmes in the "Cheers!" Series:
Cheers!: Onionoise by The Vegetable Orchestra (Austria)


Fresh and fascinating with a pleasant aftertaste from Vienna

30 December 2011 (Fri) 8pm
Theatre, Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre
$220, 160
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31 December 2011 (Sat) 8pm
Auditorium, Tai Po Civic Centre
$180, 140
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1 January 2012 (Sun) 8pm
Auditorium, Yuen Long Theatre
$220, 180, 140
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The Creation of Vegetable Musical Instruments Workshop

Enjoy the fun of creating innovative vegetable musical instruments!
(Conducted in English & translated in Cantonese)

1 January 2012 (Sun) 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Lecture Room, Yuen Long Theatre
$ 50
No. of participants: 30
All tickets for workshop are SOLD OUT. Thank you for your support!

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Participants will create some innovative musical instruments out of vegetables by using simple tools and experience the fun of making music!

Audience of age 8 or above are welcome to the workshop, below age 6 are not permitted (Participants under 12 must be accompanied by an adult)
Each ticket admits one person only
The participants will use sharp knives in the workshop
Casual wear suggested and please bring along aprons

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Programme Details

A concert appeals to all the senses with vegetable visual projections mixed with a wonderful smell of vegetables in the air. As an encore, at the end of the concert, some of the audience will be served with fresh vegetable soup.

“The sound impressions are unique, at times magnificent”
Basler Zeitung, Switzerland

''If anyone knows how to play with their food, … who perform their kooky yet utterly catchy compositions on instruments made entirely of fresh vegetables.''
Zink Magazine, USA

"...highly unusual and tasty musical performance..."
CBS Sunday morning Show, USA

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Arts Group
Worldwide one of a kind, the Vegetable Orchestra performs with instruments made from fresh vegetables, which must be built anew for each concert and each rehearsal. The utilization of various ever refined vegetable instruments creates a musically and aesthetically unique sound universe, which cannot be achieved with traditional instruments.

The Orchestra was founded in the year 1998 and has played more than 200 concerts around the world, including Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Singapore and Shanghai etc. They have also participated in various festivals for classical, electronic, improvised and world music.

There are no musical boundaries for the Vegetable Orchestra. The most diverse music styles fuse here –- contemporary music, beat-oriented House tracks, experimental Electronic, Free Jazz, Noise, Dub, Clicks'n'Cuts –- the musical scope of the project expands never-endingly, and recently-developed vegetable instruments and their inherent sounds often determine the stylistic direction.

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Programme Length
The programme lasts for about 75 minutes without intermission
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Ticketing and Concession

Tickets 15 October available at all URBTIX outlets, on Internet and by credit card telephone booking

Discount Scheme#
Half-price tickets available for senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and the minder, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients (Limited tickets for CSSA recipients available on a first-come-first-served basis). Concessionary ticket holders must produce evidence of their identity or age upon admission

"Cheers!" Series Discount#
10% off for each purchase of 2 different programmes;
15% off for each purchase of 3 different programmes;
20% off for each purchase of 4 or more different programmes

Group Booking Discount#
10% off for each purchase of 4-9 standard tickets;
15% off for each purchase of 10-19 standard tickets;
20% off for each purchase of 20 or more standard tickets
(HKOS 2011 X’mas Concert: A Thankful Christmas offers special group booking discount)

Each ticket admits one person only. Patrons can enjoy only one of the above discount schemes for each purchase. Please inform the box office staff at the time of purchase

# All discounts are not applicable to Puppetry Workshop for Fruit Story by Fantasy Puppet Theatre, Family Workshop by Guangzhou Acrobatic Troupe of China & The Creation of Vegetable Musical Instruments Workshop by The Vegetable Orchestra (Austria)

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Other programmes in the "Cheers!" Series:

Fruit Story by Fantasy Puppet Theatre, The Puppet Ballet – The Little Mermaid by Guangxi Zhuangzu Zizhiqu Puppet Troupe of China, An Evening of Ballet Music by Hong Kong Symphony Orchestra, A Concert of Popular Chinese Music by Hong Kong City Chinese Orchestra, The Snowman & The Bear by City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong, The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer by Weeping Spoon Productions (Australia), A Fantastic Journey @ X’mas by Jumbo Kids Theatre, HKOS 2011 X’mas Concert: A Thankful Christmas, Heroic Boys by Guangzhou Acrobatic Troupe of China, Red Star Red Army Chorus (Russia) and The Little Snowman & Sunflower II by Make Friends With Puppet

Please refer to the booklet and individual programme leaflets for details

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Internet Booking:
Credit Card Telephone booking: 2111 5999
Ticketing Enquiries: 2734 9009
Programme Enquiries: 2268 7323

Audience of age 6 or above are welcome
Participants are strongly advised to arrive punctually.
The contents of this programme do not represent the views of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department.
The presenter reserves the right to substitute artists and change the programme should unavoidable circumstances make it necessary.

Presented by Leisure and Cultural Services Department

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