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Two additional performances for comedy concert 'Baron Rabinovitsj'

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Two additional performances of "Familieconcert Baron Rabinovitsj" will be held at 3pm on August 23 and 24 at the Hong Kong City Hall Theatre, due to overwhelming audience response.

The programme is part of the summer festival International Arts Carnival.

"Familieconcert Baron Rabinovitsj" by the youth theatre company Het Filiaal has been acclaimed by the De Telegraaf (Netherlands) as "...a theatrical family concert, a welcome addition to the youth-theatre landscape."

The Het Utrechts Nieuwsblad (Netherlands) said: "The audience enjoy themselves tremendously with this theatrical family concert".

Under a glittering chandelier and the baton of the great Baron Rabinovitsj, who is also the composer of the Het Filiaal, seven fleet-footed musicians bring the audience sweet classical and jazz music filled with laughter and fun. Baron Rabinovitsj will show you the power of music and its ability to say what is in your heart.

Het Filiaal was founded in 1994 by Artistic Director Monique Corvers.

According to the advisory board of the Ministry of Culture of the Netherlands: "Het Filiaal has, in an extremely short period of time, gained its rightful place within Dutch youth theatre. The company is one of the youth theatre companies that succeed in integrating theatre and music...This results in remarkable performances of exceptionally high quality."

Het Filiaal creates various forms of music theatre for family audiences and provides educational projects for elementary schools. International tours have taken it to Germany, France and the United States.

Including the two additional performances, "Familieconcert Baron Rabinovitsj" will be presented at 7.30pm on August 22-24 and at 3pm on August 23-24 at the Hong Kong City Hall Theatre.

Tickets for "Familieconcert Baron Rabinovitsj", priced at $100, $140 and $180, are available at URBTIX outlets. The programme is part of the "Arts Care" ticket discount scheme. Patrons can enjoy a 20% discount for each purchase of four to seven tickets and a 40% discount for each purchase of eight or more tickets.

The following discounts also apply:

- 50% discount for full-time students, senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance recipients.

- 10% discount for Friends of Leisure and Cultural Services Department performing venues (maximum two full-price tickets for any performances).

The "Arts Care" Scheme also includes Hotel and Food & Beverage Offers. Information can be obtained from LCSD performing venues or the "Arts Care" Website: www.lcsd.gov.hk/specials/arts-care

International Arts Carnival programme brochures are available at URBTIX outlets or at the website www.hkiac.gov.hk

For programme enquiries, call 2370 1044.

Telephone reservations can be made on 2734 9009 and credit card telephone bookings on 2111 5999. Internet bookings can be made at www.urbtix.gov.hk

End/Wednesday, July 23, 2003

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