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January
The 5th Showcase of Young Musicians in Hong Kong Free Concert

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The Hong Kong Youth Symphonic Band, which is trained by the Music Office of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, will perform "The 5th Showcase of Young Musicians in Hong Kong - Homecoming Concert" with the Junior Chamber Orchestra of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA) at the Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall at 3 pm on January 25 (Saturday).

The concert will be conducted by Mr Ray Wang, Mr Lam Man-chung and Mr Pak Wing-heng, with music including Bach's "Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G", Edward Elgar's "Serenade for Strings", "Rock'n' Roll Medley", Meij's "Aquarium Op. 5", Borgo's "Fantasia for Christmas" and Reed's "Vivi Musica!".

To celebrate the fifth year of collaboration between the Music Office and the HKAPA, alumni representatives of the HKAPA and the two orchestras will jointly perform Greig's "Peer Gynt Suite No. 1" and Borodin's "Danse Polovtsienne", under the baton of Mr Homer Lee.

The 70-member Hong Kong Youth Symphonic Band was formed in 1978 to provide advanced orchestral training for Music Office trainees and talented young players. As the music ambassador of Hong Kong, the Band has made a number of concert tours overseas. It has also successfully nurtured several generations of young musicians, creating a wider interest and reception of band music in Hong Kong.

The 50-member HKAPA Junior Chamber Orchestra comprised of trainees from the Junior Music Programme. In addition to individual lessons on the student's instrument, the curriculum includes musicianship classes and ensemble activities, and opportunities for public performances.

Free tickets of the concert can be obtained from Mongkok Music Centre of Music Office and the Junior Music Department at the HKAPA. Two tickets can be obtained each time on a first-come-first-served basis.

Enquiries can be made on 2399 2195 (Music Office) or 2584 8644 (HKAPA).

End/Wednesday, January 22, 2003

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