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2011
February
Hong Kong Symphony Orchestra to play Beatles and Bee Gees hits
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     The Hong Kong Symphony Orchestra will give two concerts next month (March), playing popular hits by The Beatles, the Bee Gees and other leading pop groups.

     Under the baton of its music director Ambrose Law and also featuring the Tien Ma Chorus and the Hong Kong Bel Canto Ensemble, the orchestra will perform The Beatles' "A Hard Day's Night", "The Long And Winding Road", "The Fool On The Hill", "Hey Jude", "And I Love Her", "I Want To Hold Your Hand"; ABBA's "Thank You For The Music", "Fernando", "Winner Takes It All" and "Our Last Summer"; as well as Bee Gee's "Night Fever", "First Of May" and Michael Jackson's "Beat It" and "Earth Song".

     Founded in 1982, the Hong Kong Symphony Orchestra is administered under the Hong Kong Symphony Society. The orchestra offers a wide-ranging repertoire from classical chamber to popular film music thanks to the recruitment of some of the best musicians - both professional and amateur - available in Hong Kong. The orchestra has staged a great variety of concerts over the years, including the "East Meets West" jazz concert, "Children's Story Time" family concert, "A Musical Salute to Beautiful Nature", "A Hard Day's Night", "Joe Hisaishi and Hayao Miyazaki - The Animation Symphony" and "The Orchestra's Holiday".

     "Sunday Night Fever Concert" is presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department. The concerts will be held at 7.30pm, March 6 (Sunday), at the Auditorium, Yuen Long Theatre and 7.30pm, March 20 (Sunday), at the Theatre, Sheung Wan Civic Centre. Tickets priced at $140 (Yuen Long Theatre only), $110 and $80 are now available at URBTIX outlets, on the internet and by credit card telephone booking. Senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients may receive a 50% discount (limited tickets for CSSA recipients on a first-come, first-served basis). A maximum discount of 20% is offered for group bookings.

     For programme enquiries, please call 2268 7321 or visit www.lcsd.gov.hk/cp. Ticketing enquiries 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/Wednesday, February 9, 2011
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