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'Percussion Carnival' - Concert by Pan Asia Symphony Orchestra



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12 October 2012 (Fri) 8pm
Theatre, Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre
$130, 110

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13 October 2012 (Sat) 8pm
Theatre, Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre
$130, 110

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14 October 2012 (Sun) 3pm
Auditorium, Tai Po Civic Centre
$110, 90

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Performer

Music Director: Dr. Yip Wai-hong
Guest Conductor: Dr. Law Po-kwan

 
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Programme

Britten

Excerpts from The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra

Strauss

Thunder and Lightning Polka

Beethoven

Excerpts from Symphony No.6, 4th Movement

Saint-Saens

Fossils (from Carnival of the Animals)

Bach

Double Violin Concerto, 1st Movement (arranged for 2 marimbas)

Tchaikovsky

Trepak Dance (from Nutcracker)

Tchaikovsky

Spanish Dance (from Swan Lake)

Dvorak

Slavonic Dance No.5

Beethoven

Wellington's Victory

 
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Details of Performers

Pan Asia Symphony Orchestra

Pan Asia Symphony Orchestra is a highly organized orchestra aiming at promoting music among the general public especially the young generation in Hong Kong. In order to achieve its goal, the Orchestra has performed frequently in the Hong Kong City Hall, regional town halls and civic centres a few hundred times for more than 30 years. A number of internationally famous conductors and soloists have been invited to perform with it. By using the idioms of popular music and organizing concert talks, the Orchestra has successfully introduced serious music and Chinese orchestral music to the public, and at the same time, brought about an awareness of the indigenous culture of the people.

 

Dr. Yip Wai-hong

Music Director

Dr. Yip Wai-hong is an eminent music educator. He served Hong Kong Baptist University as the Head of Music and Fine Arts Department for almost 30 years.  He founded the Pan Asia Symphony Orchestra, Hong Kong Children’s Choir, Yip’s Children’s Choir and Hong Kong Children’s Symphony Orchestra with the aim to nourish young talents in Hong Kong.

The honours and accolades bestowed upon Dr. Yip include Honorary Citizenships of Fort Worth, Dallas and Tucson; The Golden Key of Avon Lake, Florida; Colonel of the State of Kentucky, the United States; and Hong Kong Art Education of the Year in 1990. In 2003, he was awarded the Medal of Honour of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. In 2006, he was conferred the Award of Honorary University Fellow of Hong Kong Baptist University. Dr. Yip was made the Fellows of Wells Cathedral School, the United Kingdom in 2008.

In 2011, Dr. Yip is awarded the Bronze Bauhinia Star (BBS) for his valuable contribution to children music education, as well as his dedication in promoting the development of choral and orchestral music.

 

Dr. Law Po-kwan

Guest Conductor

Dr. Law Po-kwan was conferred Doctor of Musical Arts Degree (DMA) in choral conducting at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where she completed her Master in Music programme in orchestral conducting. She also holds a Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance and a Master of Music degree in choral conducting from the Oberlin Conservatory, and a Master of Music in piano performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Throughout her studies, she has received numerous scholarships and awards, including a full-tuition scholarship, a teaching assistantship and a graduate assistantship at the University of Illinois, the Conservatory Scholarship at the San Francisco Conservatory and the Dean’s Talent Award at the Oberlin Conservatory. She was selected to participate in prestigious conducting workshops in the United States and Europe, and won commendation from such leading names as Michael Tilson Thomas, Simon Carrington, Ann-Howard Jones, William Weinert, Edwardo Diazmunoz, Brian O`Connell and Dennis Keene when she attended their master classes. Her recent guest conducting engagements include the Illini String Orchestra, the University of Illinois Philharmonia, the Illinois Chamber Orchestra and the Pan Asia Symphony Orchestra.

 

 
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Programme length

Running time of each performance is about 2 hours with an intermission of 15 minutes.

Audience 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 19 September 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 10-19 standard tickets;
20% off for 20 or more standard tickets

 
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Enquires

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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