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2014
January
Lingnan Music Series to offer delightful variety of regional music programmes
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     Presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, the Lingnan Music Series offers performances featuring the music of China's Lingnan region from February to March.

     Performances include:

Hong Kong Chiuchow Music Ensemble-
A Concert of Chaozhou Gongs and Drums Da Luogu
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February 16 (Sunday) 8pm
Theatre, Yau Ma Tei Theatre
Programme: Performed by the Hong Kong Chiuchow Music Ensemble, the programme includes the Chaozhou gongs and drums da luogu "Celebrating the Chinese New Year", the Chaozhou gongs and drums xiao luogu "Lions Playing with a Ball", the suona music "Butterflies among Flowers", the hengdi music "Going Up the Mansion", Chaozhou operatic singing and more.
Tickets: $160, $120

Hong Kong Chiuchow Music Ensemble-
A Concert of Chaozhou Xianshi Ensemble Music
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February 28 (Friday) 8pm
Theatre, Yau Ma Tei Theatre
Programme: Performed by the Hong Kong Chiuchow Music Ensemble, the programme includes the Chaozhou music ensemble "Fish Hawks Dabbling in the Water", the Xianshi ensemble music "Two Heroes Crossing the River", "As the Waves Wash the Sand", Chaozhou operatic singing and more.
Tickets: $160, $120

Sounding Treasures
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March 7 (Friday) 4.30pm
March 8 (Saturday) 8pm
Theatre, Yau Ma Tei Theatre
Programme: The musicians To Wing, Chan Kwok-fai, Ho Kang-ming, Yu Siu-wah, Chan Chi-chun and Lee King-chi with the Chaozhou music virtuosi Chu Chun-keung and Hui Chun-lit, together with the acclaimed Ng Wing-mui of nanyin fame and her protégé, Leung Hoi-lee, will take the audience back to the good old days with a variety musical instruments and traditional songs. The programme includes the Cantonese music ensemble "Autumn Moon over a Placid Lake", the Chaozhou music ensemble "The Moon on the West River", the Han music ensemble "Song of the West Chamber", the nanyin "Love's Yearning" and more. (Remarks: Lee King-chi will perform on March 7 only; Chan Kwok-fai will perform on March 8 only.)
Tickets: $100 to $160

Chaozhou Zheng Recital by Chen Anhua
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March 23 (Sunday) 8pm
Theatre, Yau Ma Tei Theatre
Programme: Chen Anhua is the founder of the South China stylistic school of zheng music. The programme includes "Water Flowing Down a Spring Stream", "The Moon Rises High", "Wild Geese on the Sandbank", "Butterflies among Flowers" and more.
Tickets: $220, $150

     Tickets are now available at all URBTIX outlets, on the Internet and by telephone credit card 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). Please refer to individual leaflets for more information on the series and various discount schemes.

     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 . Visit www.lcsd.gov.hk/CE/CulturalService/Programme/en/music/group_39.html  for more information on the programme.

Free programmes will be held to tie in with the series. Details are as follows:

Chaozhou Music Appreciation Lectures
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March 20 (Thursday) 7.30pm
AC1, Level 4, Administration Building, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Topic: On the Modes, Metres and Variations in Chaozhou Music

March 27 (Thursday) 7.30pm
AC1, Level 4, Administration Building, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Topic: A Guide to Appreciating Xianshi, Xiyue, Zheng, Gongs and Drums Da luogu in Chaozhou Music

Chaozhou Zheng Demonstration Lecture by Chen Anhua
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March 22 (Saturday) 3pm
Theatre, Jao Tsung-I Academy

Guangdong Music Under the Tree – Chaozhou Music
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March 29 (Saturday) 2.30pm
Former Yamen Building of Kowloon Walled City, Kowloon Walled City Park

Guangdong Music Under the Tree – Guangdong Music
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March 30 (Sunday) 2.30pm
Former Yamen Building of Kowloon Walled City, Kowloon Walled City Park

Ends/Thursday, January 16, 2014
Issued at HKT 15:49

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