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2008
August
Percussion concert by Hong Kong YWCA Chinese Orchestra
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     The Hong Kong YWCA Chinese Orchestra will give a percussion concert, "Pulsing Vibes", next month (September).

     Under the baton of Cheng Yuk and Chan Chiu-yin, the orchestra will play classic Chinese percussion works, including "Scenes of Western Hunan", "Jasmine" and "Theme of the Pioneers", and the Hong Kong premiere of "Echoes". The orchestra will also collaborate with local percussionist Chau Chin-tung and percussion group Made in Hong Kong@Four Gig Heads to play "Everlasting Joy", "Pulsing Vibes", "The Camel Bells of the Western Region" and "Dynamic Drumming".

     Founded in 1962, the Hong Kong YWCA Chinese Orchestra has a long history in Hong Kong. The orchestra has given regular performances to introduce Chinese folk music of different styles to the public and to provide training and performing opportunities for local young musicians.

     Apart from organising concerts, the orchestra also participates actively in social services and performs for voluntary groups, including schools, social centres and elderly centres.

     In recent years, the orchestra has collaborated with an array of music virtuosi from the Mainland, as well as top local musicians. In 2007, the orchestra travelled to Melbourne, Australia, to perform in a concert with Chao Feng Chinese Orchestra. It has received great acclaim from audiences and critics alike.

     Presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, "Pulsing Vibes" will be held at 3pm, September 28 (Sunday), at the Auditorium, Tsuen Wan Town Hall.

     Tickets priced at $80, $110 and $140 are now available at URBTIX outlets. Senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance recipients may have 50% off (limited quotas for CSSA recipients on a first-come, first-served basis). A maximum discount of 20% is offered for various booking schemes. Please refer to the programme leaflets for details.

     For enquiries about the programme, call 2268 7321 or visit www.lcsd.gov.hk/cp. Ticketing enquiries and reservations 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/Thursday, August 28, 2008
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