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Hong Kong youth to present classic Mozart

The Hong Kong Youth Strings and the Hong Kong Youth Symphonic Band will present a special "Mozart's Night" at 8pm on December 27 (Saturday) at the Concert Hall of the City Hall.

The two groups, trained by the Music Office of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, will perform Mozart's classic works, including "The Marriage of Figaro" Overture, "Symphony No. 25 in G Minor, K. 183", "Divertimento in D Major, K. 136" and "Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major, K. 488". Yao Guan-rong, the chief conductor of the China Film Philharmonic, will conduct. The winner of the Gold Prize of the 2003 Mozart Piano Competition, which will be announced that afternoon, will perform as piano soloist.

Established in 1985, the Hong Kong Youth Strings has over 50 young string players recruited through open audition. The orchestra participates in the annual Hong Kong Youth Music Interflows and the Music Office Annual Gala. It performs in local community concerts and international youth music exchange activities.

The Hong Kong Youth Symphonic Band, which has about 70 members aged 12 to 25, has performed in a number of concerts in Hong Kong and overseas.

Tickets priced at $60 and $40 are now available at all URBTIX outlets. Half-price concessions are available to senior citizens, people with disabilities, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance Recipients. There is a 10% discount for each purchase of five to nine full-price tickets, and 20% discount for each purchase of 10 or more full-price tickets.

For programme enquiries, please call 2399 2195 or 2582 5264. For details, see the website, . Internet bookings can be made at and telephone reservations on 2734 9009.

Ends/Thursday, December 11, 2003
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