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Young campers to showcase musical achievements

    About 400 budding musicians, who have received intensive training from renowned Chinese and overseas musicians at the “2008 Hong Kong Youth Music Camp” will perform in two concerts to share their achievements with the public.

    One concert, to be performed by the Camp Children’s Choir, Junior Chinese Orchestra and Symphony Orchestra, will be held at 8pm on July 27 at the Auditorium of the Kwai Tsing Theatre.

    Highlights of the programme include Henderson’s “hist whist”; Yang Chunlin’s “Blossoming Jasmine” and “Concert Overture”; Fauré’s “Pavane”; rich in cowboy’s style, Copland’s “Hoe Down from Rodeo”; Bizet’s “March of the Toreadors, from Carmen Suite No.1”and Lin Yuting’s “A Joyful Chinese Festival”.

    Another concert, to be given by the Camp Symphonic Band, Junior String Orchestra and Chinese Orchestra, will be held at 3pm on August 3 at the Concert Hall of the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, featuring the musical “The Sound of Music”; Purcell’s “Suite from Abdelazer (The Moor’s Revenge)”; Qian Zhaoxi’s melodic piece, “Story of the Shell”; Grieg’s charming work “Praeludium, from Holberg Suite, op.40” and Yang Chunlin’s “The Cry of Plum” and “Sound of Passion”.

    Conductors for the concerts are the Conductor of the China Oriental Song and Dance Ensemble, Yang Chunlin; the Founder of the Toronto Children’s Chorus, Jean A. Bartle; the Executive Director of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Dr Dale J. Lonis; the Associate Director of the Orchestras at the University of Michigan, Dr Andrew George and the Principal Cellist with the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Naomi Butterworth.

    Presented by the Music Office of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, the “2008 Hong Kong Youth Music Camp Concert” are part of the summer extravaganza “International Arts Carnivals 2008”.

    The Hong Kong Youth Music Camp is a major annual summer music activity of Music Office to provide intensive training to musicians in a scenic campsite. The participating musicians are also encouraged to take part in recreational and sports activities at the camp.

    Tickets at $80, $60 and $40 are now available at all URBTIX outlets. Half-price concessionary tickets are available for full-time students, senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance recipients. “International Arts Carnival” Performing Arts Programmes Discount Schemes details can be obtained at

    Internet bookings can be made at and telephone reservations on 2734 9009. For programme enquiries, please call 2796 1003 or 2582 5311 or visit the website

Ends/Thursday, July 17, 2008

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