Five nanyin concerts to be held in December
Three nanyin artists will collaborate with a group of Chinese music performers to give five performances of "Nanyin Concert - Those Lamentable Bygone Days" next month.
Renowned nanyin singers, Ng Wing-mui, Tong Siu-yin and Leung Hoi-li, will perform an array of nanyin masterpieces, including "Li Qingzhao", "Love's Yearning", "Qin Xianglian's Reproach for Chen Shimei", "Nocturnal Lament" and "A Wanderer's Autumn Grief", to the accompaniment of a Chinese music ensemble. The ensemble will include To Wing (yehu), Chen Xiaohua and Lee King-chi (zheng), Ho Kang-ming (pipa), Law Kai-kei (qinqin), Chan Pik-sum (gaohu) and Chan Chi-chun (xiao). The ensemble will also perform well known pieces of Cantonese music at each concert. All performances are supplemented with Chinese surtitles and an English synopsis. Details of the performances are as follows:
Xiang Hai Xuan Multi-purpose Hall, Nan Lian Garden
December 11 (Sunday)
3pm and 6pm
Theatre, Sheung Wan Civic Centre
December 12 (Monday)
Auditorium, Tai Po Civic Centre
December 17 (Saturday)
Chiang Cheng Studio Theatre, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
December 18 (Sunday)
"Nanyin Concert - Those Lamentable Bygone Days" is one of the programmes in the Nan Lian Garden Chinese music series presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department. Tickets ranging in price from $100 to $220 are now available at URBTIX outlets, on the Internet and by credit card telephone booking. Half-price tickets are available for senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and their 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). A maximum discount of 20 per cent is offered for the Nan Lian Garden Chinese music series package.
For programme enquiries, please call 2268 7325 or visit www.lcsd.gov.hk/CE/CulturalService/Programme/en/chinese_opera/00000326.html. 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.
Other programmes in the Nan Lian Garden Chinese music series are Chinese Instrumental Concert - Ku Hui-man and Wong On-yuen, Zheng Recital by Ng Hiu-hung, The LegacyˇEStories Retold - Sheng Recital by Loo Sze-wang, Korean Traditional Music Concert and Erhu Recital by Hou Shihchieh.
Ends/Friday, November 11, 2011