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2012
January
Cantonese opera singers to perform in February and March
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     The Leisure and Cultural Services Department will present three Cantonese opera songs concerts in February and March. Performing at the concerts are the Cantonese opera artists Cheung Yim-hung, Chow Chung-nga, Tang Siu-wai, Fung Kwai-sum, To Ho-wan and Yip Wai-fun.

     This enchanting programme also includes instrumental spirit music performed by veteran musicians Wong Hon-keung, Szeto Siu, To Wing, Lee Shu-kwai, Tse Tsz-ming and others, including "Lovers' Reunion at the Milky Way", "A Hungry Horse Shaking Its Bells", "Lion Dance", "Thunder in a Drought", "Butterflies Among the Flowers", "The Toll of the Temple Bells", "Nostalgia", "Beautiful Water Lily on a Silver Lake", "Rain Lashing on the Plantains", "Pacing Horses" and "Joyous Celebrations". All shows start at 7.30pm. Details of the performances are as follows:

February 4 (Saturday)
Auditorium, North District Town Hall
Vocal performance:
Fung Kwai-sum - "Nocturnal Tears over an Epistle"
Chow Chung-nga - "The Return of the Swallow Lovers"

February 19 (Sunday)
Theatre, Ko Shan Theatre
Vocal performance:
Tang Siu-wai - "Auspicious Signs"
Cheung Yim-hung - "Heartbreaking Regret", "Calamity Befalling Lovers in Weiyang Palace"

March 1 (Thursday)
Theatre, Sheung Wan Civic Centre
Vocal performance:
To Ho-wan - "Drifting Flowers"
Yip Wai-fun - "The Spring River Flows East"

     Tickets for "From the Songstress Stage: Cantonese Operatic Songs & Spirit Music Concert", priced from $100 to $180, are available at all 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 minders, 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).

     For programme enquiries, call 2268 7325; for ticketing enquiries, call 2734 9009. For credit card telephone booking, call 2111 5999. Internet booking is available at www.urbtix.hk. For more information, visit www.lcsd.gov.hk/CE/CulturalService/Programme/en/chinese_opera/00000365.html.

     A free admission pre-performance talk (in Cantonese), with limited seats available on a first-come, first-served basis, will be held as follows:

February 19 (Sunday), 2.30pm to 4pm
Theatre, Ko Shan Theatre
Speakers: Yu Siu-wah, Cheung Yim-hung, To Wing, Szeto Siu, Ho Kang-ming

Ends/Wednesday, January 4, 2012
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