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February
China Philharmonic Orchestra set for Hong Kong
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The China Philharmonic Orchestra will perform on March 6 (Saturday) at 8pm at the Auditorium, Shatin Town Hall.

Led by Music Director, conductor and violin soloist Lim Kek-han, the China Philharmonic Orchestra, together with guest conductor Vincent Liauw and soprano Lau shuk-chun, will showcase various classic pieces. The performance will be presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD).

The programme will include works by Suppe, Mozart, Liu Chi, Beethoven and many more.

Lim founded the Lim Kek Han Philharmonic Orchestra in 1977, with himself as Music Director and principal conductor. The orchestra presents a number of concerts every year, featuring different kinds of music. Famous soloists and guest conductors are also invited from Mainland China and overseas to perform with the orchestra.

In 1993, the orchestra's 16th anniversary, its name was changed to the Hong Kong China Philharmonic Orchestra. On July 1, 1997, it was renamed as the China Philharmonic Orchestra.

Renowned soprano Lau Shuk-chun is a national performer from Beijing where she was a soloist with national song and dance troupes and a leading performer in operas. She has performed throughout the mainland and in Southeast Asian countries, and has appeared on stage along with renowned virtuosos in the international operatic circle. She is now the concert master and artistic director of the Hong Kong Spring Glow Arts Troupe.

Tickets priced at $110, $90 and $60 are now available at all URBTIX outlets. Half-price concessions will be granted to senior citizens, people with disabilities, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance recipients.

For programme enquiries, call 2268 7321; for ticketing enquiries and reservations, call 2734 9009; for credit card telephone booking, call 2111 5999; for Internet bookings, visit http://www.urbtix.gov.hk ; for more details and information, visit http://www.lcsd.gov.hk/cp .

Ends/Wednesday, February 11, 2004
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