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2009
February
Extra concerts for "Nan Lian Garden Chinese Music Series"
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     The Leisure and Cultural Services Department announces that in response to the overwhelming popular demand for concerts in the "Nan Lian Garden Chinese Music Series", additional concerts for "Green is the Willow - Guqin Recital by Jin Wei", "Nanyin Concert" and "Chinese Music Virtuosi - By the Nan Lian Garden" will be held.

     Guqin player Jin Wei will show his talent in "Green is the Willow - Guqin Recital by Jin Wei". Jin is a calligrapher, painter and guqin artist who gave his first guqin solo recital at Peking University in 2003 and published his treatise on guqin, "The Way of Qin", in 2004. It is a publication in traditional Chinese characters and the first treatise on guqin in traditional Chinese bookbinding format in China since 1949. The concert features an array of ancient tunes, including "The Courtship", "An Emotive Outpouring in Guangling" and "Liquormania".

     Renowned Chinese music scholar Dr Tong Kin-woon will perform "Nanyin Concert" featuring Dr Lo Wai-kwok (xiao), Lam Chi-wang (pipa) and To Wing (yehu). Dr Tong specialises in guqin, nanyin (Southern tunes) and Cantonese music. He is well known for accompanying himself on the zheng when he sings the nanyin songs, beating time with his left hand and playing the instrument with his right.

     "Chinese Music Virtuosi - By the Nan Lian Garden" will present Chinese instrumental music by the members of the Chinese Music Virtuosi, Loo Sze-wang (sheng), Chu Siu-wai (dizi), Pan Ya-sze (yangqin) and Wong Chi-chung (huqin), featuring guest performers Chan Shuk-har (ruan), Chiu Tan-ching (guzheng) and Tsang Chi-wai (zhonghu). The programme of the additional concert will include "Song of Joy Jiangnan Sizhu", "Thunder in the Drought", "Red Candle Tears" and "By the Nan Lian Garden" produced by Professor Chan Wing-wah.

     All additional performances will start at 2.30pm at Xiang Hai Xuan, Nan Lian Garden. Details are as follows:

"Green is the Willow - Guqin Recital by Jin Wei"
March 7 (Saturday)
Ticket price: $200 (Free seating)

"Nanyin Concert"
March 14 (Saturday)
Ticket price: $150 (Free seating)

"Chinese Music Virtuosi - By the Nan Lian Garden"
March 21 (Saturday)
Ticket price: $150 (Free seating)

     Meanwhile, a few tickets are still available for "Green is the Willow - Guqin Recital by Jin Wei" to be held on March 6 at the Theatre, Sheung Wan Civic Centre.

     Tickets are now available at URBTIX outlets. Senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients may have 50% off (limited quotas for students and CSSA recipients on a first-come, first-served basis). Group booking and "Nan Lian Garden Chinese Music Series" discount schemes are available. Please refer to the programme booklet for details.

     Nan Lian Garden is located at 60 Fung Tak Road, Diamond Hill, Kowloon, adjacent to the Chi Lin Nunnery. Enquiries: 2329 8811.

     For programme enquiries, call 2268 7321/2268 7325 or visit www.lcsd.gov.hk/cp; for ticketing enquiries and reservations, call 2734 9009 and credit card telephone bookings on 2111 5999. For Internet booking, visit www.urbtix.hk.

Ends/Tuesday, February 10, 2009
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