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Four Gig Heads percussion concerts to deliver new theatre experience
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     Presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, Four Gig Heads Percussion Group will stage its "that's how we 'Roll'" concerts in October.

     The extraordinary shows will deliver a new experience in theatrical stage, lighting and audio design. The programme of Chinese and Western percussion pieces will include a wide variety of traditional and contemporary music, as well as Japanese-style compositions and re-arranged classical works. The programme will include Made in Hong Kong @ Four Gig Heads' "Five Ascetics" (world premiere), Mantle Hood's "Implosion", Jeff Berlin's "Bach", Yamazawa Hiroyuki's "Kalimba", and more.

     Four Gig Heads Percussion Group was founded in 1998 by local percussionists. The aim of the group is to promote percussion music of both Eastern and Western genres. The members also compose and arrange percussion music themselves to expand new dimensions for music as well as create a unique cultural form for Hong Kong. The group has often been invited to various types of cultural performances in Hong Kong and abroad, including performances at arts festivals in London, the Philippines and Berlin. It was also a guest performer at the Cannes Film Festival.

     In the concerts, Four Gig Heads will perform with Made in Hong Kong @ Four Gig Heads, which is a group of trained young percussionists. Made in Hong Kong @ Four Gig Heads was formed in 2007. The Director of Four Gig Heads, Fu Ye-chung, provides professional training and management to its young members.

     Four Gig Heads' "that's how we 'Roll'" concerts will be staged at 8pm on October 4 and 5 (Friday and Saturday) at the Theatre of Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre. Tickets priced at $160 and $110 are now 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 CSSA recipients available on a first-come, first-served basis). For the group booking discount, please refer to the programme leaflet for details.

     For programme enquiries, please call 2268 7321; for ticketing enquiries, call 2734 9009. For telephone credit card bookings, call 2111 5999. Internet bookings are available at www.urbtix.hk . For more information, visit www.lcsd.gov.hk/CE/CulturalService/Programme/en/music/program_313.html  .

Ends/Wednesday, September 4, 2013
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