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2013
December
Hong Kong City Chinese Orchestra to play popular classics
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     The Hong Kong City Chinese Orchestra will collaborate with local and Mainland musicians in three January concerts featuring an array of popular classics. Details of the concerts are as follows:

January 5, 2014 (Sunday) 8pm
Theatre, Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre
Tickets: $120 and $160
Conductors: Chan Wing-wah and Ching Sau-wing
Performers: Ng Hiu-hung, Zeng Qiujian, Wu Siu-hin, Yu Wing-ka, Cheng Chawen and Sham Kin-yu
Programme includes "Ritual for a Bumper Harvest", "TV Themes Suite", "The Moon Rises High", "For the Love of the Yellow Earth", "A Victorious Return" and others.

January 19, 2014 (Sunday) 3pm
Auditorium, Yuen Long Theatre
Tickets: $100, $120 and $140
Conductors: Hu Bingxu
Performers: Ching Sau-wing, Yu Hong and Zeng Qiujian
Programme includes "Ritual for a Bumper Harvest", "TV Themes Suite", "Celebration Overture", "Eternal Regret at Linan", "Reflections of the Moon on the Waters", "Autumn Moon over a Placid Lake" and others.

January 26, 2014 (Sunday) 3pm
Auditorium, Tai Po Civic Centre
Tickets: $100 and $140
Conductors: Chan Wing-wah and Chan Kwok-fai
Performers: Ng Hiu-hung, Wu Siu-hin and Wong Sze-wing
Programme includes "Ritual for a Bumper Harvest", "The Flower Drums of Fengyang", "Sister Song", "Spring in Jiangnan", "The Jingling of Camel Bells" and others.

     Since its establishment in 1994 the Hong Kong City Chinese Orchestra has strived to promote Chinese culture, enhance the development of Chinese music and foster related exchange activities between interested groups locally and abroad. In 2000 the orchestra organised a series of five concerts and 11 seminars under the title "A Retrospective Look at Chinese Music in the Twentieth Century". The first of its kind in the Chinese music realm, the programme attracted great interest overseas and in Mainland music circles.

     The concerts by the Hong Kong City Chinese Orchestra are presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department. Tickets 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 CSSA recipients available on a first-come, first-served basis). A maximum discount of 20 per cent is offered for group booking packages.

     For enquiries on the programme and lectures, please call 2268 7321 or visit www.lcsd.gov.hk/CE/CulturalService/Programme/en/music/program_421.html  . Ticketing enquiries 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, December 5, 2013
Issued at HKT 10:59

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