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A kaleidoscope of music by Chinese orchestra

The Hong Kong YWCA Chinese Orchestra will give a series of "Chinese Music Kaleidoscope" concerts in December.

Presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, the shows will be held at the Theatre, Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre (3pm, December 5), Auditorium, Tai Po Civic Centre (8pm, December 11) and Theatre, Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre (8pm, December 18).

Under the baton of Cheng Yuk, the orchestra will play a series of pop classics, ethnic songs, TV and film scores, songs for children and traditional Chinese melodies in the concerts.

Founded in 1962, the Hong Kong YWCA Chinese Orchestra is an interest group under the Hong Kong YWCA and one of the Chinese orchestras with the longest history in Hong Kong. The orchestra has organised performances regularly to introduce Chinese folk music of different styles to people and provide training and performing opportunities to local young musicians. Many of its members are winners of various music competitions, and several have become music professionals. In recent years, the orchestra has collaborated with an array of music virtuosi all over the world as well as local music elite. All the performances have received great acclaim from audiences and critics alike.

"Chinese Music Kaleidoscope" by Hong Kong YWCA Chinese Orchestra is one of the programmes of the "Cheers!" Series.

Tickets priced at $70 are available at URBTIX outlets. Half-price tickets are available for senior citizens, people with disabilities, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance recipients (Limited CSSA tickets on a first-come, first-served basis). A 10% discount applies to Friends of LCSD performing venues. Please check out programme leaflets for details of the "Cheers!" Series discount scheme.

For programme enquiries call 2268 7321 or visit . Ticketing enquiries and reservations can be made on 2734 9009 and credit card telephone bookings on 2111 5999. Tickets can also be booked through .

Ends/Monday, November 8, 2004
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