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Music Appreciation Series – Music in My Life
Speaker: Chow Fan-fu (Conducted in Cantonese)


     A sharing of how music, in its mysterious ways, can change our lives
Music is the source of our memories
The tracks and traces of how we have lived
The testimony of Life
The nutrient of the heart

Music in My Life Part I
26 October 2011 – 4 January 2012 (Every Wed, 10 lectures in total, except 14 December 2011)

Music in My Life Part II
11 January 2012 – 28 March 2012
(Every Wed, 10 lectures in total, except 25 January & 15 February 2012) 

Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Space Museum
$50 for each lecture (Free Seating)

Programme Details

In this series of lectures, speaker Chow Fan-fu will share with the audience the music that has been significant in his life, and the ways in which these pieces of music have influenced him and changed him.

Please refer to Chinese version

Music in My Life Part I

26 October
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 - The simple beauty of a folk song melody.

2 November 
Huang Zi: Original Story/Benshi – The innocence and imaginativeness of a child’s heart.

9 November
Neapolitan Folk Song: Torna a Surriento and O Sole Mio – A moving voice which is capable of changing one’s life.

16 November
P. I. Tchaikovsky: Music from Act 2, Swan Lake Suites - The elegance and nobility of the music that nourish the heart.

23 November
J. Strauss: The Blue Danube – Romantic imagination – that’s what dreams are made of.

30 November
W. A. Mozart: Minuet (3rd Movement, Serenade in G major, K525) - Genuine interest and beauty, amazing classical elegance.

7 December
Handel: Hallelujah Chorus from Messiah – The sublimation of human sentiments approaches the divine.

21 December
I. Berlin: White Christmas – Changes in season remind one of old friendships.

28 December
Bizet: Toreador Song from Opera Carmen – Grandeur and robustness of emotions, coupled with cruel courage.

4 January 
Massenet: Meditation - A moving work that earns the tears of all.

Music in My Life Part II

11 January
Schubert: Ave Maria – Grief and sorrow soon give way to the sublimation of beauty and goodness.

18 January
Kreisler: Liebesfreud and Liebesleid – What is love?  The promise for life.

1 February
A famous tune in the pipa repertoire: Ambush on All Sides – Winner? Or loser? No one can tell.

8 February
Tchaikovsky: 1st Movement, Piano Concerto No. 1 – A fantasy filled with engulfing passions.

22 February
Nie Er: Graduation Song - Face reality and strive to strengthen yourself.

29 February
Beethoven: 1st Movement, Sonata The Moonlight – The virtual and the real come together in a musical dimension.

7 March
Verdi: Messa da Requiem: Dies Irae – When Heaven and Earth are merged as one.

14 March
J. S. Bach: the Christian Passion hymn in St Matthew Passion - Divine mercy for the world results in the salvation of mankind.

21 March
Doming Lam: 3rd Movement, The Pearl of the East - History is propelled by the creative spirit.

28 March
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 - A dance that goes on forever, representing an energy that never lapses.

Programme Lengt
Running time of each talk is about 1 hour 30 minutes.
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Ticket and Concession
Tickets for the first 10 lectures (26 October to 4 January) available from 26 September onwards at all URBTIX outlets, on Internet and by Credit Card Telephone Booking

Tickets for the last 10 lectures (11 January to 28 March) available from 12 December onwards at all URBTIX outlets, on Internet and by Credit Card Telephone Booking

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 full-time students and CSSA recipients available on a first-come-first-served basis)

Group Booking Discount
10% off for each purchase of 4-9 standard tickets; 
15% off for 10-19 standard tickets; 
20% off for 20 or more standard tickets
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The contents of this programme do not represent the views of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department.
The presenter reserves the right to substitute speaker should unavoidable circumstances make it necessary.

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