With pollution a serious problem, the Music Office of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department will organise a series of joint school concerts under the title “Something Green in Music”. Primary and secondary school students participating in the concerts will be encouraged to use their creativity to stage musical performances related to environmental protection.
Six concerts will be held from February to April. The first three concerts will be held at 3pm on the Saturdays of February 11, 18 and March 3 at the Auditorium of the Yuen Long Theatre, the Auditorium of the North District Town Hall and the Ko Shan Theatre respectively.
Twenty-five primary and secondary schools will perform at these first three concerts, and a varied programme will include Chinese drum music “The Surging Waves of the Yellow River” and “The Rumbling of the Earth”, Vivaldi’s string music “The Four Seasons”, West African drum music “Balakulandjan”, guzheng ensemble music “Jasmine” and several choral performances including “All Things Bright and Beautiful”, “For the Beauty of the Earth” and “I am a Small Part of the World”. Some of the performing schools will use self-made musical instruments during the concerts.
To encourage students to strive for excellence in music, creative thinking, communication skills and team co-operation, various awards including Virtuoso Performance, Theme Presentation, Potential Performers, and Charming Stage Performance will be presented at the concerts. Members of the audience will also be invited to vote for the Audience’s Favourite Award at each concert, both to support the students’performances and to enhance interaction during the concerts.
Tickets priced at $40 for the first three concerts are now available at all URBTIX outlets. Half-price concessions are available for full-time students, senior citizens, people with disabilities and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance recipients. Credit card booking can be made at 2111 5999, and internet booking can be made at www.urbtix.hk.
The remaining three joint school concerts will be held at 7.30pm on March 27 (Tuesday) at the Concert Hall of Hong Kong City Hall; on March 29 (Thursday) at the Auditorium of the Sha Tin Town Hall; and on April 2 (Monday) at the Auditorium of the Tsuen Wan Town Hall. Tickets will be available one month before concert dates.
For programme enquiries, please call 2158 6467 or 2582 5321 or visit the website www.lcsd.gov.hk/CE/CulturalService/MusicOffice/en/events_2011_08_29.php.
Ends/Wednesday, February 8, 2012