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Guangdong Music Series – A Concert by the Cantonese Music and Song Art Troupe




5 November 2012 (Mon) 8pm
Theatre, Ko Shan Theatre
$160, 130, 110

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Performers

Vocal: He Ping
Vocal: Li Minhua
Vocal: Liang Yurong
Xylophone, Yangqin: Huang Liping
Gaohu: He Kening
Zheng: Pan Qianqian
Xiao: Liu Guoqiang
Duantong: Chen Fangyi
Pipa: Zheng Jie

 
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Programme

Ensemble

The Dragon Boat Race

Ho Lau-tong

 

 

Orch. by Tong Hoi-suen

 

The Peacock in Its Full Glory

Ho Tai-sor

 

 

Arr. and Orch. by Tong Hoi-suen

Xylophone Solo

The Lion Dance

Lui Man-shing

 

Pacing Horses

Chinese Traditional Music

 

 

Xylophone: Huang Liping

Orch. by Tong Hoi-suen

Gaohu, Zheng and Xiao

Autumn Moon over a Placid Lake

Lui Man-shing

 

 

Gaohu: He Kening

 

 

 

Zheng: Liu Guoqiang

 

 

 

Xiao: Pan Qianqian

 

Duantong Solo

Getting on Board the Fishing Boat

He Shaoxia

 

 

Duantong: Chen Fangyi

 

Five-piece Combo

Rain Lashing on the Plantain

Chinese Traditional Music

 

Lovers’ Sorrow

Chinese Traditional Music

 

 

Gaohu: He Kening

 

 

 

Sanruan: Huang Dingshi

 

 

 

Xiao: Liu Guoqiang

 

 

 

Yehu: Ye Jianping

 

 

 

Yangqin: Huang Liping

 

Pipa Solo

The Busy Weaver

Liu Tianyi

 

 

Pipa: Zheng Jie

Orch. Huang Fenpeng

Pinghou Solo

Southeast the Peacock Flies

Huang Xiling

 

 

Vocal: He Ping

Li Shaofang Vocalization

Female Si Xian

Billowing Waves

Chan Man-tat

Ensemble

 

Arr. Li Fubin

 

Colourful Clouds Chasing the Moon

Ren Guang

 

 

Performers: Pan Qianqian. Huang

 

 

 

Liping, Zheng Jie, Yao Peiyun, etc

 

Zihou Solo

The Injustice Done to Dou E

Arr. Chen Jinrong

 

 

Vocal: Li Minhua

Vocalization and Orch. Bu Canrong

Gaohu Solo

Birds Returning to the Woods

Yi Jianquan

 

 

Gaohu: He Kening

Orch. Li Fubin

Pinghou Solo

Laments on the West Mansion

Chen Ziqiang

 

 

Vocal: Liang Yurong

Original Vocalization by Chen Xiaohan

Ensemble

In Celebration of Good Times

Yau Hok-chau

 

Stepping High

Lui Man-shing

 
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Details of Performers

Cantonese Music and Song Art Troupe

Founded in 1958, the Cantonese Music and Song Art Troupe focuses on the composition and performance of Cantonese music and Cantonese song art as well as related research. It is directly under the Administration of Culture, Press, Publication, Radio and Television of Guangzhou Municipality, and is the competent unit charged with the responsibility of preserving two types of National Intangible Cultural Heritage – Cantonese music and Cantonese song art.

For more than five decades, the Troupe has been the home of many virtuoso instrumentalists and new generations of artists.  It is therefore well-known for its strength in the genre as well as in its cast.  It has taken upon itself the tasks of upholding the traditions and paving new paths for the development of Cantonese music and song art by actively reviving, preserving and arranging traditional works while creating new repertoires of high standards.  It has established a unique performing style with a rich vernacular flavour.  Apart from publishing collections of Cantonese music and song art, it has cut numerous video and audio recordings for worldwide release.

Since its inception, the Troupe has won several prizes at the annual variety shows at municipal, provincial and national levels.  It was presented with the Wenhua New Repertory Award and the Wenhua Award for Performance by the Ministry of Culture, as well as the ‘Peony Award’, the highest honour in Chinese song art.  It is often on government overseas delegations, and has won the acclaim of foreign dignitaries and the political leaders of China.  It has made touring performances and cultural exchange visits to many countries and regions, including the former Soviet Union, Romania, Poland, the Czech Republic, Japan, North Korea, Myanmar, the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Singapore, Hong Kong and Macao.  In 2009, the Troupe performed a concert featuring Cantonese musical gems at the Goldener Saal, Musikverein in Vienna, marking a milestone in Cantonese music which was also the fulfillment of wishes of generations of musicians of Guangdong.  The concert was taken on tour to Poland the following year.  With nine shows performed in different places, the Troupe succeeded in opening up the European musical arena.  Later that year, it appeared in the 9th China Arts Festival and the Asian Games before going on a national tour and performing in the Guangzhou Arts Festival in 2011.  Everywhere the Troupe went, it was popularly received, its performances being regarded as exemplary of the arts and culture of Guangdong.

 

 
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Programme Length

Running time of this performance 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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Ticketing and Concession

Tickets available from 19 September onwards available 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 10-19 standard tickets; 20% off for 20 or more standard tickets.

‘Guangdong Music Series’ Package Discount
10% off for each purchase of standard tickets for any 2 different programmes; 15% off for any 3 different programmes; 20% off for any 4 or more different programmes.

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

 
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Enquiries

Programme Enquiries: 2268 7321
Ticketing Enquiries: 2734 9009
Credit Card Telephone Booking: 2111 5999
Internet Booking: www.urbtix.hk

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

 
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