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Cheers!: Cross-media Music Theatre - Let Dreams Fly

Venue Date & Time Price
Shouson Theatre, Hong Kong Arts Centre
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04.01.2013(Fri)-05.01.2013(Sat)
06.01.2013(Sun)
20:00
15:00
$190, $140
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* With post-performance talk after performance on 5/1

About the Performance

A cross media creation with original music, visual and poems poetically blended

 

Let Dreams Fly… To have dreams is beautiful! Now let us ride on the wings of music and take to the infinite skies, across the beautiful Earth, over the rainbow, with a dream in our heart… Until we are on that far side of the rainbow, you and I…

 

Let Dreams Fly... Is a cross-media musical theatre integrating original music, live performance, visuals, recitation, and theatrical elements conceived by renowned Hong Kong composer Dr. Mui Kwong Chiu in collaboration with some of the top names on the local music scene - Leung Kin Fung (violin), Dr. Lung Heung Wing (percussion), Dr. Cheng Wai (piano) and Ernie Leung (chromatic harmonica). It promises to be a theatre experience that invites your liveliest imagination yet.

 

Let Dreams Fly... Consists of eight acts: Song of the Universe, Fairly in the woodsHoney Song, Waves Chasing, Song for the Young, Jungle parade, Over the Rainbow and Let Dreams Fly.

 

So, let our dreams take flight today!

 

An Interview with Artists by ATV

The Show & Artist

Composer / Producer: Mui Kwong-chiu
Percussion: Lung Heung-wing
Violin: Leung Kin-fung
Piano: Cheng Wai
Harmonica: Ernie Leung
Visual Design: Bill Yip
Video Artist: Lo Chak-wing
Narrative: Jenny Lee

 

About the Artists

Mui Kwong-chiu (Composer/Producer)

Dr. Mui is a renowned composer in Hong Kong. His cross-media works, Chinese orchestral pieces, harmonica and choral works won critical acclaims. He has composed and arranged many commission works for various renowned local and overseas arts groups and music festivals, including 2010 Shanghai Expo (also appointed as music director of the Hong Kong Week), 2009 East Asia Games Closing Ceremony, 2008 Olympic Torch Relay Ceremony, Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra (HKCO), Hong Kong Dance Company and World Harmonica Festival. His recent works include The River of Love for the 2012 Grand Opening Ceremony of Asia Pacific Harmonica Festival in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, Ode to Water (HKCO 35th anniversary season opening multimedia concert), Intoxicating Nature for HKCO, Spring Ritual. Eulogy for HKDC and drama music for Tearless Honor

 

Leung Kin-fung  (Violin)

Leung received the Ten Outstanding Young Persons Award in Hong Kong in 2002. He obtained both his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees of Music from the Manhattan School of Music. He continued his studies at the Juilliard School with a full scholarship in 1992. In 1991, he won the second prize at The 19th William Primrose International Viola Competition. Leung was the first Hong Kong musician to win the first prize at the Young Artist Competition in New York in 1992. He has performed in many cities in different parts of the world and gave regular concerto performances with various Asian orchestras. He was listed in the Who’s Who in the HKSAR published by Sing Tao Publishing Ltd in 2004. Since 2000, Leung has been the First Associate Concertmaster of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra and Artistic Director of Hong Kong Pure String.

 

Cheng Wai (Piano)

Dr. Cheng was awarded Ten Outstanding Young Persons in 2009. She received her Bachelor degree in the Curtis Institute of Music in the USA. She obtained her Doctoral of Musical Arts from the New York State University at Stone Brook and Master Degree from the Yale University. She is also a Steinway artist along with Lang Lang and Yundi Li.  She is an active recitalist with footsteps worldwide, including major venues such as Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center in USA, and the Shanghai Grand Theatre.  She was featured as a soloist with many orchestras all over the world, including the Moscow Philharmonic, Denmark Odense Symphony, Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra and Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra etc. The Conductors with whom she has collaborated include Gustave Meier, Lawrence Smith, Yip Wing-sie and Yan Hui Chang...etc.

 

Lung Heung-wing (Percussion)

Received his Doctoral degree in Music from West Virginia University, USA, Dr. Lung was the Principal Percussionist at the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra for 19 years. Currently, he is the University Artist of the University of Hong Kong, and Honorary Artist-in-Residence of the Hong Kong Institute of Education. Lung was presented with the Outstanding Young Persons Award by Commercial Radio, Hong Kong, the 1991 Instrumentalist of the Year by the Hong Kong Artists Guild, as well as Ten Outstanding Young Persons in 1999. Lung formed the Father and Son Percussion Duo with his son Mark, and toured in Asia, Europe and America. In 2002 2007 and 2012, he made musical arrangements and led a congregation of over 10,000 performers playing percussion music in celebration of the 5th, 10th and 15th anniversaries of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. The performances set three new records in the Guinness Book of Records.

 

Ernie Leung (Harmonica)

Ernie is sixteen-year-old. He started learning the harmonica at eight with Hong Kong harmonica virtuoso Mr. Lee Sheung-ching.  His first overseas exposure appeared in 2005 World Harmonica Festival at Trossingen, Germany, in which he won the fourth place in Open Category.  In 2007 he was the winner of harmonica solo-senior in the 1st HK Schools Harmonica Competition. In the 7th Asia Pacific Harmonica Festival in 2008, Ernie showed his outstanding music talent by winning three 1st and two 2nd prizes.  In 2010, he also won harmonica solo in the 8th Asia Pacific Harmonica Festival APHF. This summer, Ernie continued winning harmonica solo in 2012 9th APHF in Malaysia and a first-runner-up in adult chromatic solo group and a second in the solo- open category.

 

Programme Length

The programme lasts for about 70 minutes without intermission

 

Age Limit

Best for age 5 and above, children under 3 will not be admitted

 

Ticketing

Tickets are available from 27 October onwards at all URBTIX outlets, on Internet and by Credit Card Telephone Booking

Half-price tickets are 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 on standard tickets for each purchase of 2 different programmes;
15% off on standard tickets for each purchase of 3 different programmes;
20% off on standard tickets 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

 

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

 

#All discounts are not applicable to Parenting Workshop Beyond Failure by Ming Ri Institute for Arts Education and Puppetry Workshop by Theatre de l'Oeil (Canada)

^HKOS 2012 X'mas Concert: A Merry Christmas to You and Your Family offers special group booking discount

 

Other Programmes in the Cheers! Series:

The Snowman & The Bear by City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong, Crystal's Ballet Shoes by Ming Ri Institute for Arts Education, HKOS 2012 X'mas Concert: A Merry Christmas to You and Your Family, The Child King by Make Friends with Puppet, Exotic Charm by Wuhan Acrobatic Troupe, Harlem Gospel Choir (USA), The Man the Sea Saw by Wolfe Bowart, 3-Legged Tale by Theatre de l’Oeil (Canada) and Children’s Corner - Debussy Mini Piano Marathon

 

Please refer to the booklet or individual programme leaflets for details of programmes and discount scheme in the Cheers! Series

Enquiries

Internet Booking: www.urbtix.hk
Credit Card Telephone Booking: 2111 5999
Ticketing Enquiries: 2734 9009
Programme Enquiries: 2268 7323

 

Audience are strongly advised to arrive punctually.  No latecomers will be admitted until a suitable break in the programme
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

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