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Pipa recital by Wong Chi-ching to celebrate nature and tranquillity

     The Nan Lian Garden Music Series presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department will feature "'When Petals Fall in Serenity...' Pipa Recital by Wong Chi-ching" in March. Well-known pipa performer Wong Chi-ching will perform various delightful pipa music pieces, and guest pipa performer Lam Tsan-tong will also perform at the matinee concert.

     Following the theme of "Lilting notes that are born out of nature", Wong will perform with a tranquil heart and take a macro view of the myriad living things in the world. Wong will also take patrons on a musical journey through nature and simplicity that can allow audiences to shake off any dust that has gathered on them.

     The programme of the matinee performance (2.30pm) includes "Dunhuang Dance", "High Mountains and Flowing Water", "Flowing Fancies", "Waves Washing the Sand", "When Petals Fall in Serenity...", "Autumn Moon in the Han Palace" and "King Chu Doffs His Armour". The programme of the evening performance (7.30pm) includes "Falling Flowers Colouring the Green", "Cantilena for One Finger", "Xulai", "A Thousand Sweeps", "The Moon Rises High", "Emergence" and "Ambuscade from All Sides".

     Wong Chi-ching entered the China Broadcast Chinese Orchestra in 1976 and the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra in 1987. Currently she is the Section Leader of Plucked-strings and Pipa Principal of the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra. She founded Wuji Ensemble and Wuxing Virtuosi, and is also a keen supporter of contemporary music. She has performed in international music festivals and has also premiered new works in various dance programmes.

     "'When Petals Fall in Serenity...' Pipa Recital by Wong Chi-ching" will be staged at 2.30pm and 7.30pm on March 17 (Sunday) at Xiang Hai Xuan Multi-purpose Hall, Nan Lian Garden. Tickets priced at $220 (free seating) 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 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 more information about group and series booking discounts, please refer to the Nan Lian Garden Music Series programme brochure.

     Other attractions of the Nan Lian Garden Music Series include "Erhu Recital by Wang Guotong", "Japanese Koto Concert", "Concert by Wind and Silk" and "Fujian Nanyin Concert".

     For programme enquiries, call 2268 7321; for ticketing enquiries, call 2734 9009. For credit card telephone booking, call 2111 5999. Internet booking is available at . For more information, visit .

Ends/Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Issued at HKT 16:28


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