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Concerts by Hong Kong Music Lover Chinese Orchestra

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Three lovely puppets, Pauline the octopus, Lulu the tree, Happy bird and the orchestra bring you famous Chinese music and a story about a father's choice between work and family.
14 April 2012 (Sat) 8pm
Theatre, Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre
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21 April 2012 (Sat) 8pm
Auditorium, Tsuen Wan Town Hall
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28 April 2012 (Sat) 8pm
Auditorium, Tai Po Civic Centre


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Hong Kong Music Lover Chinese Orchestra
Conductor : Wai Sing-fat 

Host/ Narration (in Cantonese): Tang Wing-hong
Puppets: Santa Jim

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Seagulls Flying Above the Foaming Waves

Law Wai-lun

(First Movement of Capriccio of the sea)




The Dragon Boat Race

He Liutang


Arr.Lau Chung-man



Childhood Memories

Arr. Ho Man-hin



Song of Fishermen in the East Sea

Ma Shenglong


Gu Guanren



Somewhere Far Away

Arr. Gu Guanren




Xu Jingxin


Chen Dawei



Guarding the Frontier on Horseback

Arr. Tong Leung-tak



Dizi Solo


The Train that Bounds for Beijing

Qu Xiang



Lusheng Solo

Zhang Dasen

Train to the Dong Village

Yi Yongren



Paixiao Solo


El Condor Pasa

Arr. Ho Man-hin



Suona Solo


The Worship of the Phoenix

Arr. Gong Guo-tai

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Hong Kong Music Lover Chinese Orchestra


The Hong Kong Music Lover Chinese Orchestra was established in 1979, with an aim to promote Chinese music and carry forward its rich heritage. Among its members, many are recitalists who have received formal music training and were winners of the Hong Kong School Music Festival. Some of them were the “Hong Kong Elites” selected by the Music Office to give touring performances abroad. The Orchestra has collaborated with an array of music virtuosi including Kuan Nai-chung, Wang Fujian, Xiao Biayong, Wong On-yuen, Chen Ruei-bin, Li Chuanyun and Wubulikasaimu. In 2004, the Orchestra organized a fundraising charity concert entitled Yellow River Cantata. The performance assembled more than 600 performers and organized successfully. The orchestra participated in the concerts organized by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department for Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, and Hong Kong 2009 East Asia Games. For its 30th anniversary of foundation, the Orchestra invited friends from Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, Australia and Sichuan, China, to perform in a concert in Hong Kong. The Orchestra has made many recordings in both cassette tape and CD recordings, including the Gold Disc winner, Fishermen’s Song of the East Sea.

Wai Sing-fat


Wai Sing-fat graduated from the Diploma course of The Hong Kong Conservatory of Music, Bachelor Degree course of the music department of the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Master Degree course from the School of Business and Administration of The Open University of Hong Kong respectively. Wai and a group of young musicians founded the Hong Kong Music Lover Chinese Orchestra (HKMLCO) in 1979.  Under Wai's baton, the HKMLCO had performed widely in Mainland China, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia and United States of America. Wai also conducted the HKMLCO in a CD recording produced and distributed by BMG. As a guest conductor, Wai had worked with Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, Hong Kong Youth Chinese Orchestra, Hong Kong YWCA Chinese Orchestra, Wang Kwong Chinese Orchestra, Hong Kong Youth Music Society Chinese Orchestra, Singapore Keat Hong Chinese Orchestra, Malaysia Professional Cultural Center Orchestra, Australia Chao Feng Chinese Orchestra, China Chengdu National Music Orchestra, China Tianjin National Music Orchestra, China Youth Chinese Music Orchestra of the Beijing Central Conservatory of Music, China Tianjin Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra of Xinghai Conservatory of Music in Guangzhou, Macao Youth Symphony Orchestra, Musicians of All Saints in Britain and Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic Orchestra in Czech Republic. With the invitation from organizations such as Hong Kong Composers' Guild and Chinese Music Virtuosi, Wai conducted the premiere of a number of modern compositions. Wai maintained keen interest in training youth orchestras, he has trained the Children Chinese Orchestra in Summer Camp organized by the Hong Kong Music Office. Wai also trained the Brighton Youth Orchestra in a winter camp held in United Kingdom. In 1997, Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra organized the first concert in the 1997 Reunification Music Festival and invited more than 20 orchestras to form the Hong Kong United Chinese Orchestra performing in the concert. Wai was elected to be the conductor and chairman of the organization committee of the combined orchestra.

Wai also appointed as the trustee of Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund, member of the Cantonese Opera Advisory Committee, vice president of the Hong Kong Bamboo Flute Society, director of Hong Kong Chinese Instrumental Music Association. Wai had been the advisor of the BA and MA courses in Music for the Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra and many other organizations.  Wai had also been invited to be the adjudicator of various forms of music competition, and he had given lectures and workshops in various universities, Music Office and other organizations.

Tang Wing-hong

Host/ Narration

Tang Wing-hong graduated from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts in 1998, where he trained in Viola under Wu Zhi and Wong Wai-ming, Western Percussion under Dr. Lung Heung-wing, and Conducting under Yip Wing-sie. Since then he has been teaching music in various schools, including serving as instructor of strings and conductor of the school orchestras at Heep Yan School, Heep Yan Primary School, the primary school section of Diocesan Boys’ School and CCC Kei Wan Primary School (Aldrich Bay). Under his baton, Heep Yan School won the championship in running in the School Orchestra Class – Secondary School (Intermediate) of the Hong Kong Schools Music Festival in 2009, 2010 and 2011. Tang was twice invited by the Hong Kong Music Lover Chinese Orchestra to participate in their concerts, including doing the voice over for one of their family concerts and performing the percussion piece, Abacus in one of their multimedia concerts. Tang is currently Vice Chairman of the Hong Kong Percussion Band. He also takes an active role in MedArt, a charity group of which he was one of the founders, in conducting outreach performances in hospitals, homes for the aged and prisons, and organising annual fund-raising concerts for the China Orphan Outreach project.

Santa Jim


Jim Chan, also known as ‘Santa Jim’, is a magician dedicated to puppet production. He founded a one man puppet theatre in 1999, which brings to audiences in puppet theatres and in housing estates educational entertainment on Chinese themes.


A veteran in making puppets and puppet shows, Chan has been in the field since 1985, and has appeared on stages of various kinds. His amazing puppetry has won for him critical and popular acclaim. He founded Wonderful City, a company which produces various types of puppets as well as props with special effects, in 1987. Through it, Chan designed puppets for television programmes of RTHK and other television stations in Hong Kong.

Chan has appeared in many stage productions, including musicals for children – Fantasia Dreamland, The Pied Piper of Hamelin, The Magic Trio and Save This Earth, and a Chinese music concert where Santa Jim was invited by Hong Kong Music Lover Chinese Orchestra as a guest performer. He was the adviser to magic sequences in the gospel film, Sometimes, Miracles Do Happen. He was the production coordinator and backstage manager at the Antonio Almeida Presents The Magic World, Antonio Almeida’s Easter Magic Show, and the First and Second Macau International Magic Gala.


Chan represented Hong Kong in the Santa Claus Winter Games, held in Sweden in 2009 and came out the winner. He is currently a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians, a member of the Society of American Magicians and the Secretary of the Magicians’ Association of Hong Kong.

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Programme Notes
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Programme Length

Running time of this concert is about 2 hours with an intermission of 15 minutes.  

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

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Ticket and Concession

Tickets available from 14 March 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 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 each purchase of 10-19 standard tickets;
20% off for each purchase of 20 or more standard tickets.

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For age 3 or above.

The presenter reserves the right to substitute artists and change the programme should unavoidable circumstances make it necessary.

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