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Violin Music Appreciation Series (Speaker: Albert Ho)

Venue Date & Time Price
Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Space Museum
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2.10 - 6.11.2013
(Every Wed, 6 lectures in total) 19:30
$50

About the Lectures

2/10

A First Look at the Violin

9/10

Violin music: Techniques – Violin concertos

16/10

Violin music: Emotions – Violin sonatas

23/10

Violin music: Lyricism – Short pieces

30/10

Maestros in violin music: The Modern Age

6/11

Maestros in violin music: Contemporary Greats

 

Violin Demonstrator: Selena Choi

Piano Accompanist: Yu Long-Ching

9, 16 & 23/10

 

Please refer to Chinese version for details.

About the Speaker

Speaker

Albert Ho

Lecturer of The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

 

Albert Ho holds a Diploma in Education and a Master of Music degree from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He trained in flute under Timothy Wilson, oboe under Peter Cooper, violin under Dr. Ryker, vocal under Hwang Lu-Rhen and Clara Yip, and composition under David Gwilt and Victor Chan. He has been teaching music studies at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts for more than ten years, and is currently teaching theories of music, music technology and music recording. He is also actively involved in recording for productions in the Academy as well as by other performing groups.  Ho was a part-time oboist with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra and the Hong Kong Sinfonietta, flautist with the Pan Asia Symphony Orchestra, and part-time teacher at the University of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, the School of Continuing and Professional Studies of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and the Alliance Bible Seminary. In his keen efforts to promote music, Ho often hosts talks for various organisations. They include, more recently, pre-concert talks on The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Flute Recital by Sir James Galway, Fabio Biondi with Europa Galante, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Gidon Kremer & Kremerata Baltica, the Flute Music Lecture Series and Forces of Nature in Music. Ho is a regular host on Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK), with topics covering the music of Vienna and Bach etc.. He was the Music Director of the plays Twelfth Night and Trojan – A Sequel. He also composed and arranged for The Balcony, Lost Under the Blue Moon and The Life and Death of Almost Everybody. He wrote the overture for several RTHK television programme series. Ho’s interest is wide and varied, covering teaching, composition, arranging, electronic music and recording.

Ticketing

Tickets available from 2 September onwards at all URBTIX outlets, on Internet and by Telephone Credit Card 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.

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

Programme Length

Running time of each talk is about 1 hour 30 minutes.

Enquiry

Programme Enquiries: 2268 7321

Ticketing Enquiries: 2734 9009

Telephone Credit Card Booking: 2111 5999

Internet Booking : www.urbtix.hk

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 and change the programme should unavoidable circumstances make it necessary.

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