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‘A Splendid Concerto’ – Concert by Pan Asia Symphony Orchestra

Venue Date & Time Price
Theatre, Sheung Wan Civic Centre
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01.11.2013(Fri)
19:30
$160, $110
Theatre, Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre
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02.11.2013(Sat)
19:30
$160, $110
Theatre, Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre
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03.11.2013(Sun)
14:30
$160, $110

Programme

 

Sarasate

Introduction and Tarantella, Op. 43

Saint-Saëns

Violin Concerto No. 3 in B Minor, Op. 61 (1st Movement)

Tchaikovsky

Violin Concerto in D, Op. 35 (3rd Movement)

Rachmaninov

Vocalise, Op. 34, No. 14

Bruch

Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 26 (1st Movement)

Kabalevsky

Violin Concerto in C, Op. 48 (1st Movement)

Vivaldi

Bassoon Concerto in E Minor, RV484 (1st Movement)

Wieniawski

Polonaise de Concert in D, Op. 4

Khachaturian

Violin Concerto in D Minor, Op. 46 (1st Movement)

Wieniawski

Violin Concerto No. 2 in D Minor, Op. 22 (1st Movement)

 

About the performer

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 and Host)

 

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.  Recently he was awarded the '2013 Montblanc de la Culture Arts Patronage Award'.

 

In 2011, Dr. Yip was 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)

 

A pianist and conductor born in Hong Kong, Dr. Law Po-kwan received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in choral conducting from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where she was the recipient of the Schuetz H. Warren Memorial Scholarship for conducting and teaching excellence.  She holds a Bachelor degree in piano performance from the Oberlin Conservatory, and Master degrees in orchestral conducting, choral conducting, and piano performance from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, the Oberlin Conservatory, and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music respectively.  Her piano and conducting mentors include Chester Alwes, Fred Stoltzfus, Hugh Floyd, Donald Schleicher, Dr. Yip Wai-hong, Monique Duphil and Mack McCray.  Law has been invited to participate in the Masterclasses of conducting in the United States and Europe, where she was inspired by artists like Michael Tilson Thomas, Simon Carrington, Ann-Howard Jones, William Weinert, Edwardo Diazmunoz, Brian O'Connell, Bronislawa Falinska and Dennis Keene.

 

Law has been sought after as a guest conductor, adjudicator, Baroque continuo keyboardist and choral clinician.  Her guest conducting engagements included Illini String Orchestra, University of Illinois Philharmonia, Illinois Chamber Orchestra, Macao Orchestra, Macao Conservatory Orchestra and Pan Asia Symphony Orchestra.  She has taught undergraduate conducting classes at University of Illinois, and is currently teaching at the Hong Kong Baptist University.

 

 

Saxophone Soloist: Victoria Ng

Violin Soloist: Macy Yau

Violin Soloist: Athena Shiu

Violin Soloist: Boris Li

Violin Soloist: Jonathan Leung

Bassoon Soloist: Anson Wong

Violin Soloist: Li Zijun

Violin Soloist: Justin Ko

Violin Soloist: Jerry Lam

Violin Soloist: Louise Tsui

 

Ticketing

Tickets available from 1 October 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 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 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.  The presenter reserves the right to change the programme and substitute artists should unavoidable circumstances make it necessary.

 

Enquiries

Programme Enquiries: 2268 7321

Ticketing Enquiries: 2734 9009

Telephone Credit Card Booking: 2111 5999

Internet Booking: www.urbtix.hk

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