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Nan Lian Garden Music Series : The Charm of Qin by Deyin Qin Society

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Venue Date & Time Price
Theatre, Hong Kong City Hall
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17.12.2013(Tue)
20:00
$220, 150
Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Space Museum
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18.12.2013(Wed)
28.12.2013(Sat)
24.01.2014(Fri)
27.01.2014(Mon)
19:30
19:30
19:30
19:30
$50
Xiang Hai Xuan Multi-purpose Hall, Nan Lian Garden
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11.01.2014(Sat)
18.01.2014(Sat)
19.01.2014(Sun)
19:30
19:30
19:30
$220

Moments of Serenity

Guqin is the musical instrument of the literati, and its music is characterized by serenity and subtlety.  The Deyin Qin Sociey will bring us a series of concerts and lectures on the guqin. Traditional and new pieces will be played with antique instruments in the concerts.  Important topics regarding guqin music will be explored in the lectures.  Through these activities, it is hoped that the audience can gain better insight into the guqin culture.

 

17.12.2013: Guqin Concert by Deyin Qin Society

11.1.2014: Guqin Recital by Lau Chor-wah

18.1.2014: Guqin Recital by Sou Si-tai

19.1.2014: Guqin Recital by Tse Chun-yan

18 & 28.12.2013, 24 &27.1.2014: Lecture-cum-demonstration on Guqin (Conducted in Cantonese)

About the Performer

Guqin/Xiao:

Sou Si-tai (17/12 & 18/1 only)

Guqin:

Lau Chor-wah (17/12 & 11/1 only)

Tse Chun-yan (17/12 & 19/1 only)

Ng Ying-wai (17/12 only)

Wong Chi-fong (17/12 only)

 

Deyin Qin Society 

The Deyin Qin Society was founded in 1998 by the disciples of Tsar Teh-yun, a pre-eminent guqin master, with the aim of promoting the legacy of the music of Tsar.  Since its establishment, the Society has been organizing regular gatherings, music exchanges, exhibitions, publications and performances to promote the art of guqin to the community.

 

Sou Si-tai

Guqin / Xiao

Sou Si-tai studied Chinese painting and calligraphy in his university years.  In his early years, he learned the xiao and dizi from Wong Kuen.  He later learned the guqin from Tsar Teh-yun, and learned qin making from Choi Cheung-sau.  He is now the chairman of the Deyin Qin Society, and is an instrumental instructor on the guqin in the Music Departments of The Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Baptist University.  For many years, Sou has been involved in activities related to the guqin, including researches, reconstruction of old scores, and qin making.  He frequently participates in performances, talks, demonstrations, teachings and recordings.  He has coordinated qin exhibitions in the Hong Kong Central Library and Museum of Macao.  He has performed in the Mainland, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Europe and the United States.  He participated in recordings of various CD collections of guqin music, and a recording of songs by Jiang Kui of the Song Dynasty.  In 2007, he published in Switzerland his personal CD recording The Fisherman and the Woodcutter, and the recordings were made with a qin made by himself.  The CD recording received the “Coup de Coeur” award from Académie Charles Cros in France.  In 2010, he published another CD recording Echoes from Antiquity which were made with a qin of Song Dynasty.

 

Lau Chor-wah     

Guqin

A qin player in Hong Kong, Lau Chor-wah started to learn the qin under Tsar Teh-yun in her student years, and has played the qin for over 40 years.  Since 1980s, she has been actively promoting the guqin culture.  Lau is a founding member of the Deyin Qin Society.  She frequently performs and gives lectures in Hong Kong, Taiwan, the Mainland and Europe.  She participated in recordings of various CD collections of guqin music and has published her recordings on silk strings in her personal CD recording  Water Immortal.  She was the producer of a recording of songs of Jiang Kui of the Song Dynasty, and the documentary film The Heart of Qin in Hong Kong in 2010.  Another recording of songs of Jiang Kui will soon be published.  Lau is a professor in the Department of Chinese Language and Literature of the Hong Kong Baptist University, and is the Director of the Center for Chinese Cultural Heritage of the University.  She is also an instrumental instructor in the Music Department of The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

 

Tse Chun-yan

Guqin

A PhD in ethnomusicology of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Tse Chun-yan learned the zheng from Choi Ngar-si in 1973, and studied music theory and composition under Kwan Sing-yau in 1974. From 1983, he started studying the guqin under Kwan Sing-yau, Lau Chor-wah and then Tsar Teh-yun.  He has had numerous public performances in Hong Kong, the Mainland and overseas.  Tse is a retired medical practitioner, and is currently a vice-chairman of the Deyin Qin Society, and an adjunct assistant professor and an instrumental instructor on the guqin in the Music Department of The Chinese University of Hong Kong.  For many years, he has taken part in composition, reconstruction of old scores, promotion, teaching and researches for the guqin.  One of his compositions, Composition in Yifan Mode has been selected as one of the test pieces in the Grade 6 guqin examination in the mainland.  He has published numerous research articles on the qin in publications including Musicology in China.  He participated in recordings of various CD collections of qin music.  His personal CDs, The Oil-Lamp Flickered and Autumn Moon and Winter Frost, were published in 2001 and 2011 respectively.  Besides traditional pieces, the CD recordings include his new compositions and his reconstructions from old scores.

 

Ng Ying-wai

Guqin

Ng Ying-wai is a Council Member of the Deyin Qin Society, Honorary Committee Member of the Professional Guqin Sector of the China Nationality Orchestra Society, and a Member of the Choi Chang-sau Qin Making Society.  She learned qin playing from Tse Chun-yan, Gong Yi, and Yao Gongbai, and qin making from Choi Chang-sau.  Ng has played qin for more than twenty years. She participates in various qin activities in China and Hong Kong, and showed great interest in spreading the art of qin.

 

Wong Chi-fong

Guqin

A qin player in Hong Kong, Wong Chi-fong has been interested in Chinese traditional music since her young age.  In her early years, she learned to play pipa under Lui Pui-yuen, and was a prominent young pipa player in Hong Kong.  From 1990s, she learned the guqin under Lau Chor-wah.  She is now a council member of the Deyin Qin Society, and she participates in various activities to promote the guqin culture.

 

Gala Concert

Guqin Concert By Deyin Qin Society

 

Performers

Guqin/Xiao

Sou Si-tai

Guqin

Lau Chor-wah

Tse Chun-yan

Ng Ying-wai

Wong Chi-fong

Guest Performers:

Cheung Lai-chun (Vocal/Ban)

Chan Chun-miu (Vocal/Ban)

Yu Mei-lai * (Vocal)

Wu Yun-kan (Xiao)

 

Programme

Guqin Solo

 

Song of a Mountain Recluse

Wuzhizhai Qinpu (1722)

Water Immortal      

Yinyinshi Qinpu (2000)

Tune for a Pleasant Evening

Yinyinshi Qinpu

Lament at Changmen Palace

Yinyinshi Qinpu

Memories of an Old Friend

Yinyinshi Qinpu

Wild Geese Landing on Smooth Sand

Yinyinshi Qinpu

Night Mooring on the Autumn River   

Yinyinshi Qinpu

Dialogue between the Fisherman and the Woodcutter

Yinyinshi Qinpu

Evening Song of a Drunken Fisherman 

Yinyinshi Qinpu

Mist and Cloud over Rivers Xiao and Xiang

Yinyinshi Qinpu

Wutong Leaves Dancing in the Autumn Breeze

 

Yinyinshi Qinpu

Poems from the Song and Yuan Dynasties (Qin, Xiao, Ban and Vocal)

Hidden Fragrance

Jiang Kui of Song Dynasty

The Golden Willow

Jiang Kui of Song Dynasty

Autumn Thoughts

 

Ma Zhiyuan of Yuan Dynasty

Guqin, Xiao and Vocal

 

We Three

Tang Lok-yin Commissioned Composition (2013) (World Premiere)

 

Most pieces are performed on silk strings

 

* Yu Mei-lai’s appearance by kind permission of the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra

Lau Chor-wah

(Guqin Recital)

 

Performers

Guqin

Lau Chor-wah

Guest Performers

Chung Siu-sun (Xiao)

Chan Chun-miu (Vocal)

Lee Heung-sing (Recitation)

 

Programme

Guqin Solo    

 

Sunny Spring

Yinyinshi Qinpu (2000)

Water Immortal

Yinyinshi Qinpu (2000)

Floating on the Canglang       

Shenqi Mipu (1425)

Lament at Changmen Palace

Yinyinshi Qinpu

Memories of an Old Friend   

Yinyinshi Qinpu

Spring Morning in the Lady's Chamber 

Yinyinshi Qinpu

Three Variations on the Plum Blossoms

Yinyinshi Qinpu

Wutong Leaves Dancing in the Autumn Breeze    

 

Yinyinshi Qinpu

Guqin and Xiao

 

Tune for a Pleasant Evening

 

Yinyinshi Qinpu

Guqin, Xiao and Vocal

 

Hidden Fragrance

Jiang Kui of Song Dynasty

The Golden Willow

 

Jiang Kui of Song Dynasty

Guqin, Xiao, Vocal and Recitation

 

Autumn Thoughts

Ma Zhiyuan of Yuan Dynasty

Song of Bliss

Mei’an Qinpu (1931)

 

All pieces are performed on silk strings.

Sou Si-tai

(Guqin Recital)

 

Performers

Guqin

Sou Si-tai

Guest Performers

Cheung Lai-chun (Vocal)

Chung Siu-sun (Xiao)

 

Programme

Guqin Solo

 

Sorrow at River Xiang

Yinyinshi Qinpu (2000)

Autumn Thoughts at Lake Dongting

Dahuange Qinpu (1673)

Memories of an Old Friend

Yinyinshi Qinpu

Flowing Water

Passed down by Wei Chung-loh

Returning Home    

Yinyinshi Qinpu

Cranes Dancing in the Land of the Gods

Chengyitang Qinpu (1705)

Lament of Wang Zhao Jun

Shenqi Mipu (1425)

Thinking of an Old Friend in the Mountain  

Shenqi Mipu

Mist and Cloud over Rivers Xiao and Xiang

 

Yinyinshi Qinpu

Guqin and Xiao

 

Song of Loyalty

 

Yinyinshi Qinpu

Guqin, Xiao and Vocal

 

Sorrow at the Lady's Home

Boyaxinfa Qinpu (1609)

Lamenting the Past

Yinyinshi Qinpu

 

All pieces are performed on silk strings

Tse Chun-yan

(Guqin Recital)

 

Performers

Guqin

Tse Chun-yan

Guest Performers

Wu Yun-kan (Xiao)

Yu Mei-lai * (Vocal)

 

Programme

Guqin Solo (Silk Strings)

 

Memories of an Old Friend

Yinyinshi Qinpu (2000)

Soaring Dragon

Yinyinshi Qinpu

Jade Pendants in a Heavenly Breeze

Xilutang Qintong (1549)

Secluded Orchid    

Xilutang Qintong

Three Variations on the Plum Blossoms

Yinyinshi Qinpu

Drunken Elation

Shenqi Mipu (1425)

Song of a Mountain Recluse

Shenqi Mipu

Autumn Thoughts at Lake Dongting

 

Chengjiantang Qinpu (1718)

Guqin Solo (Steel Strings)

 

The Oil-lamp Flickered  

 

Tse Chun-yan (1988)

Guqin and Vocal

 

Longing for the Lover   

Donggao Qinpu (17th century)

Memory of Flute Playing at the Phoenix Terrace

 

Donggao Qinpu

Guqin and Xiao

 

Falling Plum Blossoms   

 

Tse Chun-yan (1989)

Guqin, Xiao and Vocal

 

We Three

Commissed composition by Tang Lok-yin (2013)

 

Most pieces are performed on silk strings.

 

* Yu Mei-lai’s appearance by kind permission of the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra

Lecture

Lecture-cum-demonstration on Guqin (Conducted in Cantonese)

 

18.12.2013

Guqin and the Hermit Culture

Speaker:Lau Chor-wah

Demonstration:Chung Siu-sun (Qin/Xiao), Chan Chun-miu (Vocal)

 

28.12.2013

Qin Solos, Qin Songs and Qin & Xiao Duet

Speaker:Sou Si-tai

Demonstration:Cheung Lai-chun (Vocal), Chung Siu-sun (Qin/Xiao)

 

24.1.2014

Musical Characteristics of the Traditional Qin Repertoire

Speaker:Tse Chun-yan

Demonstration:Yiu Shek-on (Qin), Wang You-di (Qin)

 

27.1.2014

Acoustic Concepts in Guqin Music Recording

Speaker:Aik Yew-goh

Demonstration:Sou Si-tai (Qin)

Ticketing

Tickets available from 18 November 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 full-time students and CSSA recipients available on a first-come-first-served basis).

 

‘Nan Lian Garden Music Series’ Series Discount

For each purchase of standard tickets: 10% off for 2 different programmes; 15% off for 3 different programmes; 20% off for 4 or more different programmes.

 

Group Booking Discount

For each purchase of standard tickets: 10% off for 4-9 tickets; 15% off for 10-19 tickets; 20% off for 20 or more 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.

 

Other programmes in the ‘Nan Lian Garden Music Series’ include Guqin Recitals by Wang Duo, Cheng Gongliang and Dai Xiaolian, Zeng Chengwei and Zeng He.  

 

Programme Length

Running time of each performance is about 1 hour 30 minutes with an intermission of 15 minutes.

Running time of each Lecture is about 1 hour 30 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 substitute artists and change the programme should unavoidable circumstances make it necessary.

 

Enquiries

Ticketing Enquiries:2734 9009

Programme Enquiries:2268 7321

Credit Card Telephone Booking:2111 5999

Internet Booking:www.urbtix.hk

Programme Note

17/12
17/12
11/1
11/1
18/1
18/1
19/1
19/1

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