To foster international cultural exchange and to widen the horizon of local young musicians, the Music Office organizes music exchange concerts and community performances for visiting youth music groups from around the world and sends its advanced level orchestras, bands, or choirs on concert tour each year.
Since 1978, young musicians trained by the Music Office have toured Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, Korea, USA, Canada, Australia, Italy, France, England and Israel and cities in Mainland China. In recent years, touring performances have been given by the Hong Kong Youth Chinese Orchestra (Taiwan, 2011), Hong Kong Youth Strings (Austria & Czech, 2012), Music Office Youth Choir Chamber Ensemble (Kagoshima, 2012), Hong Kong Youth Symphonic Band (Jeju, 2013; Taiwan, 2015), Music Office Wind Ensemble (Qingdao, 2014), Music Office Youth Choir (Austria, 2014) and Hong Kong Youth Symphony Orchestra (Yekaterinburg in Russia, 2015).
The National Junior College String Orchestra (Singapore) will be visiting Hong Kong in June 2016. With support from the Music Office, the orchestra will give a free performance at the Foyer of Hong Kong Cultural Centre on 18 June (Saturday) from 3:00pm to 3:45pm. Pre-registration and tickets are not required for admission. All are welcome.
In addition, the following youth music groups had also visited Hong Kong and participated in the cultural exchange programmes organized by the Music Office:
Birmingham Symphonic Winds (UK)
Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra (USA)
Greenridge Secondary School Band (Singapore)
Kagoshima Prunus Female Choir (Japan)
Kagoshima Shoyo High School Symphonic Band (Japan)
National Saxophone Choir of Great Britain
National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America
Pasir Ris Secondary School Choir (Singapore)
Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra (USA)
Troubadours, Fountain Valley High School (USA)
Vermont Youth Orchestra (USA)
Wright State University Chamber Orchestra (USA)
Yusof Ishak Secondary School Choir (Singapore)