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Concert by Hong Kong City Chinese Orchestra

Venue Date & Time Price
Auditorium, Tai Po Civic Centre
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$120, $100
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5/1 (Sat)

27/1 (Sun)

2/2 (Sat)



Stepping High Capriccio



Stepping High Capriccio

Li Fubin


Excerpts from Dream of the Red Chamber Suite

Excerpts from Dream of the Red Chamber Suite


Wang Liping

Scenes of Yunnan

Scenes of Yunnan

Scenes of Yunnan

Kuan Nai-chung


In Celebration of Good Times

In Celebration of Good Times

Guangdong Music  Yau Hok-Chau  Arr. Peng Xiuwen


Excerpts from The Dagger Society Suite

Excerpts from The Dagger Society Suite

Shang Yi

Somewhere Far Away

 China’s West Medley



Arr. Gu Guanren

Guangdong Music Ensemble (Five-piece Combo)

Lover’s Sorrow



Traditional Guangdong Music


United We Go

Guangdong Music  Yan Laolie

Plucked Strings Ensemble

San-Liu (In Three-Six Mode)


San-Liu (In Three-Six Mode)

Jiangnan String & Wind Music Arr. Gu Guanren




Law Wai-lun

Erhu & Orchestra

Ballad of Northern Henan




Liu Wenjin



Torrents of the River

Dongbei Folk Song Arr. Li Fubin

Guzheng & Orchestra

Daybreak on a Snowy Mountain in Spring



Fan Shang’e, Gesang Daji

Guzheng Concerto


The Butterfly Lovers


He Zhanhao, Chen Gang Arr. He Zhanhao

Dizi & Orchestra


Happy Encounter


Feng Zicun, Fang Kun Notation by Wang Tiechui


The Unhappy Newly Wed

Nan Weide, Wei Jiaren, Li Zhen  Arr. Kuan Nai-chung

Suona, Guanzi & Orchestra


New Year Festivities

New Year Festivities

Hebei Wind Music Arr. Wei Zhaoqun, Ge Jili

Yangqin & Orchestra




Guan Huirong, Zhou Yuguo

Speech of Tang Poem & Orchestra

On Taking Wine  Inspired by the poem by Li Bai (701-762)



Mui Kwong-chiu

Dizi Quartet




Hebei Folk Song Transcribed by Hu Bingzhi

Gaohu Solo & Ensemble

The Peacock in Its Full Glory




Guangdong Music  Ho Tai-sor



Autumn Moon over a Placid Lake

Guangdong Music  Lui Man-shing


About the Performer


He Zhanhao

Li Fubin

Ching Sau-wing

Chan Kwok-fai 


Ng Hiu-hung


Zeng Qiujian

Lei Yeying


Ge Li


Guo Jiaying


Wu Siu-hin


Cheng Chawen

Chan Chun-nin


Lin Qinghui

Hong Kong City Chinese Orchestra

Established in 1994, the Hong Kong City Chinese Orchestra has made unremitting endeavours over the decade to promote Chinese culture, to enhance the development of Chinese music in the territory, and to foster extensive exchange activities between local and overseas music circles. In 2000, a series of five concerts and 11 seminars were organized in the form of a chronicle under “A Retrospective Look at Chinese Music in the 20th Century”. Being the first of its kind in the realm of Chinese music, the programme attracted great interest in the music circles on the Mainland as well as overseas. The orchestra is recognized as a very promising Chinese orchestra.


He Zhanhao (27/1 only)


He Zhanhao is a renowned composer and currently a professor at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music.  One of his best known works is the violin concerto, The Butterfly Lovers, which has become a classic in Chinese music history as well as the key to understanding Chinese music for international music circles. A survey conducted by Radio Television Hong Kong in 2001 on “Listeners’ Picks: 10 Favourite Classics of the Millennium”, and The Butterfly Lovers shared the list with other Western masterpieces by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, etc.. During the 1990’s, He was delighted to see many budding talents in guzheng music, so he expanded the repertoire of the genre with a guzheng concerto arrangement of The Butterfly Lovers, and wrote the guzheng concertos Sad Memories of Lin’an and The Overlord of Western Chu, a zheng tone poem Lu You and Tang Wan, and The Fragrance of Jasmine and Song of the Sisters for zheng solo.


Li Fubin (5/1,2/2 only)


Li Fubin was born in Hubei, China, in 1963, and received his music education at the middle school affiliated to the Wuhan Conservatory of Music and later graduated from the Conservatory proper in 1986. Between 1986 and 1995, he worked in the Hubei Song and Dance Theatre as conductor and composer. He was awarded a Master’s degree in Composition and Conducting at the Wuhan Conservatory in 1998. He is currently a professor in Conducting at the Xinghai Conservatory of Music. He has a wide-ranging conducting repertoire and at the same time, he is a prolific composer with many acclaimed works to his credit and he has performed with many renowned orchestras. In April 2009, as conductor and artistic director, he led the Cantonese Music and Song Art Troupe on tour to Europe, performing at the Goldener Saal, Musikverein in Vienna for an audience that included dignitaries from the United Nations and ambassadors to China. He and the group returned to the Goldener Saal in July the same year to participate in the International Youth and Music Festivals Competitions and won the first prize.


Ching Sau-wing (5/1,27/1 only)


A renowned erhu performer, Ching Sau-wing is currently an Honorary Director of the China Nationalities Orchestra Society and the erhu Society under the Chinese Musicians’ Association. He graduated from the Shanghai Conservatory of Music where he was trained in the erhu under Min Huifen, Xiao Baiyong and Xu Jiangde, and in composition and conducting under He Zhanhao and Xia Feiyun. With his virtuosic techniques, emotional lyricism and impassioned delivery, Ching has won many prizes, including a Class One Award at the National Chinese Music Solo Competition. His latest solo album, Ching Sau-wing: Erhu and Orchestra – The Story of Torrents of the River was released in late 2006 and won critical acclaim. Ching has been actively devoted to promoting Chinese music in Hong Kong through training ensemble groups and serving as conductor in many concerts presented by the former Urban Council and the Leisure and Cultural Services Department of Hong Kong.


Chan Kwok-fai (2/2 only)


Chan Kwok-fai is one of the seasoned music practitioners in Hong Kong. In 1980s, he graduated at Tianjin Conservatory of Music and Shanghai Conservatory of Music and majored in yangqin. He also studied Chinese Music Composition and Conducting under Hu Dengtiao and Xia Feiyun. Chan has been the conductor of many orchestras in their concerts and in 1994, he was a producer with BMG (HK) and supervised various productions. Chan currently works as a conductor, and is also a yangqin instructor in the Music Department of the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Music Office. His achievements in the academic field are clearly demonstrated by the many outstanding students trained by him, who have themselves become professionals in yangqin teaching and performance. He is therefore a driving force behind Chinese music.


Ng Hiu-hung (5/1,27/1 only)


Ng Hiu-hung is a renowned guzheng virtuoso and a graduate of The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. She received training under well-known teachers such as Rao Ningxin, Hon See-wah, Gao Zicheng and Louis Chen, she is able to assimilate the various stylistic schools and come into her own. Ng is the first guzheng artist in Hong Kong to release her recordings under international labels. Her latest solo album, which features the best of her repertoire, was released by Sony Music earlier this year. Her discography includes a solo album and The Butterfly Lovers, which she recorded with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra and Shanghai Chinese Orchestra, both released under the BMG label in 1996. The latter came third on RTHK Radio 4’s classical records chart, pushing on to become one of the best sellers in the Asia-Pacific region.


Zeng Qiujian (5/1,27/1 only)


Zeng Qiujian is a native of Shanwei in Guangdong. He graduated from the Xinghai Conservatory of Music in 1998. He gave a successful solo recital in Guangzhou in 2007, and was admitted to the Master in Music Education programme of the Hong Kong Institute of Education in the same year. He was awarded a Master’s degree in Music Education cum laude in 2010. More recently, he came second in the “2012 CCTV Ethnic Instrumental Music Television Competition” – Traditional Folk Ensemble Section, organized by China’s Central Television.


Lei Yeying (5/1,27/1 only)


Lei Yeying is China’s first gaohu artist to hold a Master’s degree in Gaohu Performance and Teaching. She is currently a lecturer at the Xinghai Conservatory of Music. Upon graduating cum laude in 1998, she joined the faculty and pursued higher degree studies under the supervision of Huang Rijin. She was awarded a Master’s degree in Gaohu Performance and Teaching in 2009. She was presented with an Outstanding Contribution Award at the All China Showcase of Arts Vocation, jointly presented by the Ministries of Culture and Education and the China Communist Youth League in 2007, and came second in the “2012 CCTV Ethnic Instrumental Music Television Competition” – Traditional Folk Ensemble Section, organized by China’s Central Television.


Ge Li (27/1,2/2 only)


Ge Li was born into a family of artists in 1983, and began learning the jinghu at the age of six and suona at 13. In 1997, he was accepted by the Shenzhen Arts School with exemption from admission examinations, and enrolled in the suona specialism with a minor in piano. On leaving the school with outstanding results in 2003, he was admitted to The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts on a full scholarship, where he majored in suona, with a minor in guanzi and saxophone. Ge holds a Diploma and an Advanced Diploma in Performance, a Bachelor of Music (Hons) degree and a Master’s degree from the Academy, the last of which made him the first Master’s degree holder in suona studies.


Guo Jiaying (2/2 only)


Guo Jiaying was born into a family of artists and began learning the piano at the age of five. She received yangqin training as well as professional music education under Hu Ruoxiong at the Guangdong Cantonese Opera Academy and Wang Wenli in the middle school affiliated to the Xinghai Conservatory of Music. In 2005, she entered The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts on a full scholarship. Guo holds a diploma, a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in Music – the first ever awarded by the Academy.


Wu Siu-hin (5/1,2/2 only)


Wu Siu-hin holds a diploma and a degree in music from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, and is now pursuing a Master degree in gaohu. His teachers included Luk Chi-sing, Ching Sau-wing and Yu Qiwei. Wu is an active figure in Chinese music research, education and performance, and is currently Principal Huqin with The Academy Chinese Orchestra of The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Principal Erhu with the Hong Kong City Chinese Orchestra and a huqin musician with the Windpipe Chinese Music Ensemble.


Cheng Chawen (5/1,27/1 only)


Cheng Chawen received dizi training under Lai Kam-biu and Lam Si-kwan when she was young, and benefitted from the coaching of Chan Hung-yin. She was a multiple winner in the Hong Kong Schools Music Festival while still in school. In 2004, at the invitation of ROI Productions Limited, she performed with the Oriental Angels, a Chinese female ensemble, in Japan. Cheng is a versatile player of the dizi and the western flute, currently working as a concert and recording artist and a music teacher to promote the art of dizi.


Chan Chun-nin (2/2 only)


Chan Chun-nin developed an interest in music at a young age under the influence of his father, and his gift in playing the dizi was already widely acclaimed. While in secondary school, he was an active member of the school Chinese orchestra, and was a multiple winner of first and second places in the Hong Kong Schools Music Festival. He later entered The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts where he trained in dizi under Chan Hung-yin, and was also coached by the famous virtuosi in mainland China, including Zhao Songting and Yu Xunfa.


Lin Qinghui (5/1 only)


Lin Qinghui is a tenor who came to Hong Kong in 2008 under the Hong Kong SAR Government’s Quality Migrant Admission Scheme. He trained in Vocal Musicology under Ivashkov, Head of the Division of Singing, at the Belarusian State Academy of Music, Belarus. He is currently a lecturer in Vocal Music in the Department of Music of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences of the Fuzhou University and a member of the Musicians’ Association of Fujian Province. Lin is a multiple winner in several vocal competitions in Fuzhou, having won many Class One and Class Two awards.




Tickets available from 5 December 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.

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.

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


Programme Enquiries: 2268 7321

Ticketing Enquiries: 2734 9009            

Credit Card Telephone Booking: 2111 5999

Internet Booking: www.urbtix.hk


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