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2010
February
A fiesta to enjoy with the family
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     The annual "Family Fiesta" programmes series presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department which will begin next month (March) is specially curated to bring enjoyment to children and families.

     The series will comprise nine entertaining programmes presented in different art forms ranging from music and magic to puppetry and juggling.

     The Tweaksters from the US will perform "Far-out Physical Fun", blending acrobatic dance and artistic juggling with odd objects in a rhythmic performance. Another US based artist, Wolfe Bowart, will stage his show "Letter's End", an enchanting mix of comedy and pathos, mime, magic and sleight of hand, shadow puppetry, film and sound. Details of the performances are as follows:

"Far-out Physical Fun"
March 19 (Friday) 8pm
Auditorium, Tuen Mun Town Hall
March 20 (Saturday) 8pm
Auditorium, North District Town Hall
March 21 (Sunday) 8pm
Auditorium, Tai Po Civic Centre
Tickets: $100 - $140

"Letter's End"
April 2 (Friday) 8pm
Theatre, Sheung Wan Civic Centre
April 3 (Saturday) 8pm
Auditorium, Yuen Long Theatre
April 4 (Sunday) 8pm
Theatre, Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre
April 5 (Monday) 8pm
Theatre, Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre
Tickets: $90 - $180

     Seven magic masters from all over the world will "wow" audiences, and Fantasy Puppet Theatre will perform "Seasons of the Sweet Gum", a story which leads audiences to appreciate the beauty of local plants and the ecological environment. Details of the programmes are:

"International WOW Magic on Earth II"
March 20 (Saturday) 8pm
Auditorium, Tuen Mun Town Hall
March 21 (Sunday) 8pm
Auditorium, Yuen Long Theatre
Tickets: $100 - $170

"Seasons of the Sweet Gum"
April 16 - 17 (Friday - Saturday) 7.30pm
April 18 (Sunday) 3pm
Theatre, Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre
Tickets: $100 & $140

     The Hong Kong YWCA Chinese Orchestra will perform in a concert featuring promising young musicians; The Hong Kong Children's Symphony Orchestra will collaborate with pianist Angela Cheng in the concert "Melodious Piano Moments", playing works by Wagner, Prokofiev and Saint-Saens. Details of the programmes are:

"Concert by The Hong Kong YWCA Chinese Orchestra"
March 13 (Saturday) 8pm
Auditorium, Tuen Mun Town Hall
March 21 (Sunday) 3pm
Theatre, Sheung Wan Civic Centre
March 27 (Saturday) 8pm
Auditorium, Tai Po Civic Centre
Tickets: $100

Hong Kong Children's Symphony Orchestra "Melodious Piano Moments"
April 10 (Saturday) 8pm
Auditorium, Tsuen Wan Town Hall
April 11 (Sunday) 3pm
Concert Hall, Hong Kong City Hall
Tickets: $80 - $160

     The Hong Kong Music Lover Chinese Orchestra will join Harry Wong for a Chinese musical journey, while local percussion group Made in Hong Kong @ Four Gig Heads will stage "A Musical Zoo" percussion concerts. Details of the concerts are:

"Concert by the Hong Kong Music Lover Chinese Orchestra"
April 11 (Sunday) 3pm
Y-Theatre, Youth Square
April 17 (Saturday) 8pm
Auditorium, Tai Po Civic Centre
April 24 (Saturday) 8pm
Auditorium, Tsuen Wan Town Hall
Tickets: $100

"A Musical Zoo - A Percussion Concert"
April 24 (Saturday) 8pm
Auditorium, North District Town Hall
April 28 (Wednesday) 8pm
Theatre, Sheung Wan Civic Centre
Tickets: $80 - $120

     The "Family Fiesta" series will end with "The Magical Forest Concert" by Toy Magic Orchestra (Japan), featuring soundtrack music and themes from animation classics by Joe Hisaishi. The special guest will be nine-year-old Nara Yuria, who was Ponyo's voice in "Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea". Yuria will sing the theme and two others from the animation. Details of the concerts are:

May 1 (Saturday) 7.30pm
Auditorium, Yuen Long Theatre
May 2 (Sunday) 7.30pm
Auditorium, Tsuen Wan Town Hall
Tickets: $100 - $170

     Tickets for these programmes are now available at URBTIX outlets. Senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients may have 50% off (limited quotas for CSSA recipients on a first-come, first-served basis). A maximum discount of 20% is offered for group booking and Family Fiesta schemes. Please refer to the programme leaflet for details.

     For details of individual programme, please check the promotional leaflets, call 2268 7323/ 2268 7321 or visit www.lcsd.gov.hk/cp. Ticketing enquiries and reservations can be made on 2734 9009 and credit card telephone bookings on 2111 5999. Tickets can also be booked online at www.urbtix.hk.

Ends/Friday, February 5, 2010
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