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"Mozart Night" - Concert by Pan Asia Symphony Orchestra

Venue Date & Time Price
Auditorium, Sha Tin Town Hall
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21.09.2013(Sat)
20:00
$160, $140, $110
Auditorium, Yuen Long Theatre
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22.09.2013(Sun)
15:00
$140, $120, $100

Programme

Dr. Yip Wai-hong

Storms on the South China Sea 2013 (World Premiere)

Mozart

 

 

Divertimento for Strings in B-flat, K137

Piano Concerto No. 23 in A, K488

Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K550

 

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

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 "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.

 

 

Maurizio Moretti

Guest Conductor

Maurizio Moretti is one of the best interpreters of the renowned Italian school of pianoforte. He was born in Cagliari, he studied under Ida Allegretto at the Conservatory of his town and then for five years with Aldo Ciccolini, who wrote about him: "an extraordinary rhythmical vitality, a special inborn musical treatment of sound and a great technical capacity which characterize his pianism. He is surely one of the most talented and original exponents of Italian pianism”. He studied and toured for three years with director Peter Maag, recognized worldwide as the best interpreter of Mozart’s music, and together they played all major Mozart’s piano concertos in front of several demanding European audiences. He is also an outstanding teacher, he is currently full professor of pianoforte at the Conservatorio di Musica in Cagliari, where he also teaches piano Master classes. Furthermore, he is an invited guest professor at the renowned Kusatsu Festival and Academy in Japan and has taught Master classes all around the world.

 

 

Jimmy Chiang

Principal Guest Conductor/Piano Solo

Born to a musical family in Hong Kong, and trained as a concert pianist since he was four, Jimmy Chiang studied cembalo, organ, cello and composition. He received his main musical training from the United Kingdom (FTCL), the United States (Bachelor of Music) and Vienna, Austria (Magister Artium). Since winning the First Prize of the renowned “Lovro von Matacic” International Competition for Young Conductors in 2007, Chiang’s conducting career has brought tremendous international attention. 2012 saw his convincing interpretation of the Spanish premiere of Elliott Carter’s Cello Concerto with the Orquesta Sinfonica Castilla y Leon in Valladolid.  Equally highly acclaimed by critics was his Mozart Gala with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Hansestadt Lübeck as “elegant and cultivated with his Vienna connections”. Chiang was the assistant music director of the Wagner’s Ring cycle at Theater Lübeck. In 2009, he was appointed the Principal Conductor at Theater Freiburg in Germany. Moreover, he has appeared as the guest conductor at the Komischen Oper Berlin, Theater Heidelberg and Scholsstheater Schönbrunn in Vienna.

 

Ticketing

Tickets available from 21 August 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.

Enquiry

Programme Enquiries: 2268 7321

Ticketing Enquiries: 2734 9009            

Telephone Credit Card Booking: 2111 5999

Internet Booking: www.urbtix.hk

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.

 

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