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2014
February
"Sounding Treasures" concerts to offer the purest sounds of Chinese music
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     The Leisure and Cultural Services Department's Lingnan Music Series will present two concerts titled "Sounding Treasures" in March.

     Delighting the audience with the purest sounds of Chinese music will be the well-known local musicians To Wing, Chan Kwok-fai, Ho Kang-ming, Yu Siu-wah, Chan Chi-chun and Lee King-chi; the Chaozhou music virtuosi Chu Chun-keung and Hui Chun-lit; and Ng Wing-mui of nanyin fame and her protmgm Leung Hoi-lee. Traditional musical instruments with real silk strings will be used in the concerts, thus bringing out the unique tone colour reminiscent of the last century. (Note: Lee King-chi will perform on March 7 only; Chan Kwok-fai will perform on March 8 only.)

     A delightful 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 strings and wind ensemble "Moonlight on the Spring River"; the nanyin "Love's Yearning", "Disappearing Tunes of Hong Kong and Shanghai" and "Treasures Return" arranged from Mandarin pop songs and Cantopop of the 50's and 60's, and more.

     The concerts will be staged at 4.30pm on March 7 (Friday)(late-afternoon show) and 8pm on March 8 (Saturday) at the Theatre, Yau Ma Tei Theatre. Tickets priced at $100 to $160 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 group booking 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/program_438.html .

     Other programmes in the Lingnan Music Series include "A Concert of Chaozhou Gongs and Drums Da luogu" and "A Concert of Chaozhou Xianshi Ensemble Music" by the Hong Kong Chiuchow Music Ensemble, Zheng Concert by Chen Anhua and performances by the Raoping Chiu Chow Opera Troupe of Guangdong and the Sun Hon Kwong Chiu Chow Opera Troupe. Free activities include Chaozhou Music Appreciation Lectures, "Zheng Demonstration Lecture" by Chen Anhua, "Guangdong Music Under the Tree - Chaozhou Music" and "Guangdong Music Under the Tree - Guangdong Music". Please refer to individual leaflets and the website for more information.

Ends/Monday, February 17, 2014
Issued at HKT 16:24

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