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December
A Music Night by China Philharmonic Orchestra of Hong Kong
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The China Philharmonic Orchestra of Hong Kong, conducted by Lim Kek-han, will collaborate with guest conductor Terry Leung and soprano soloist Cheuk Chun in a concert on January 7, 2006.

Programme includes works of Schubert's Overture to "Rosamunde", He Zhanhao & Chen Gang's The Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto (with Lim Kek-han as violin soloist) and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op. 74, "Path矇tique", as well as two Chinese songs "My Motherland" by Liu Chi, "China, My Love" by Zheng Qiufeng and "Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore" from Tosca.

The China Philharmonic Orchestra of Hong Kong, founded by Lim Kek-han in 1977, holds several concerts every year and brings different kinds of music to audiences. Lim is also the music director and principal conductor of the orchestra. Famous soloists and guest conductors are also invited from the Mainland and overseas to perform with the orchestra which is dedicated to introducing to Hong Kong audiences Chinese music rearranged in a modern style.

Soprano Cheuk Chun started to learn vocal music in early 1978 on the Mainland under the instruction of Professor Shenxiang and his wife Professor Li Jinwei.

In 1979, Cheuk Chun went to Italy for further studies. She learnt vocal music with Professor Magnoni, Director of Vocal Music, Conservatory of St Cecilia in Rome and became one of his successful students.

In 1980, Cheuk Chun received a scholarship from the Italian government. She learnt vocal music and opera music with vocal music professor Valentini and conductor Morelli. She also took part in a number of solo performances in Sicily and Rome, Italy. Audiences were impressed by her superb vocal techniques, good articulation and subtle expression.

The concert will be staged at 8pm, January 7, 2006 (Saturday) at the Concert Hall, Hong Kong City Hall.

Tickets priced at $140, $100 and $70 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 (limited tickets for students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance recipients are available on a first-come, first-served basis). A 10% discount is offered to Friends of LCSD performing venues.

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

Box seats and lounge packages are available for the performance. Please call 2268 7232 for details.

Ends/Thursday, December 8, 2005
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