The Leisure and Cultural Services Department has invited local oboist Huang Zheng to perform in a chamber concert next month.
Accompanied by four talented musicians -- pianist Sophia Yang, violinist Miyaka Suzuki, viola player Alice Rosen and cellist Anna Kwan Ton An -- Huang will perform Schumann's "Adagio and Allegro for Oboe and Piano", J.W. Kalliwoda's "Morceau de salon Op. 228", E. Paladilhe's "Solo for Oboe and Piano", A. Pasculli's "Oboe Concerto" and Mozart's "Oboe Quartet".
The Santa Barbara News-Press commented: "It is not a huge stretch to imagine that Huang could become the James Galway of his instrument – the first oboist to forge a legitimate and international solo career."
Huang Zheng, who will become the principal oboist of the Hong Kong Sinfonietta, previously served as Principal Oboist of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra and New World Symphony. Huang was the first Chinese-born oboist to perform as Guest Principal with the LA Philharmonic, Atlanta Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Seattle Symphony and the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra. He has won several prizes and performed in Europe, Asia and North America. Huang plays on a "royal" oboe by F Loree of Paris, a gift from Anne and Alan de Gourdon, the owners of the F Loree Company.
"A Night of Oboe with Huang Zheng" will be at 8pm on November 3 (Monday) at the Theatre, Hong Kong City Hall. Tickets at $100 and $150 are now available at URBTIX outlets. Senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance recipients are entitled to 50% off (limited quotas for full-time students CSSA recipients on a first-come, first-served basis). A 10% discount on purchase with "Concert by Barbara Gisler-Haase, Sara Bryans and Chin Hing-sang" is also available. For more details, please check the programme leaflet.
For programme enquiries, call 2268 7321; for ticketing enquiries and reservations, call 2734 9009; for credit card telephone booking, call 2111 5999; for Internet booking, visit www.urbtix.hk; for more information, visit www.lcsd.gov.hk/cp.
Ends/Friday, October 3, 2008