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Young musicians to showcase talent in two concerts

About 400 budding musicians who received intensive training from overseas and Chinese conductors at the "2006 Hong Kong Youth Music Camp" will perform in afternoon concerts to share their achievements with the public.

A concert will be held at 3pm on August 6 at the Concert Hall of the Hong Kong Cultural Centre with performances from the Camp Chinese Orchestra, Junior String Orchestra and Symphonic Band.

Highlights of the programme include Chen Ning-chi's Lyricism and Boisterousness (World Premiere)", Mendelssohn's "Sinfonia No.9, 1st Movement" and Nelson's "Courtly Airs and Dances".

Another concert will be held on Sunday (July 30) at 3pm at the Auditorium of the Sha Tin Town Hall with performances by the Camp Symphony Orchestra, Junior Chinese Orchestra, Children's Choir and Junior Symphonic Band on Delius' "The Walk to the Paradise Garden", Jiangsu Folksong "Jasmine", Varner's "When I am Silent" and Arnold's "Prelude, Siciliano and Rondo".

Conductors for the concerts include the Music Director and Conductor of the Quincy at Illinois Symphony Orchestra (USA), Jack Ranney; President of World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles and the Director of Wind Ensembles at the University of Calgary (Canada), Dr Glenn Price; the Music Director and Conductor of Guangzhou Broadcasting Folk Orchestra, Li Fubin; the Director of the American Boychoir and Assistant Professor at Westminster Choir College of Rider University (USA), Lynnel Jenkins; the Former Resident Conductor of Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra and the Former Professor of Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Xia Feiyun.

The Hong Kong Youth Music Camp is a major annual summer activity organised by the Music Office of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department with the aim of providing intensive training to musicians aged nine to 25 in a scenic campsite atmosphere.

The campers are also encouraged to participate in recreational and sports activities during the camp.

Tickets at $60 and $40 are now available at all URBTIX outlets. Half-price concessions are available for senior citizens, people with disabilities, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistant recipients.

Reservations can be made at 2734 9009 or . For programme enquiries, please call 2796 7537 or 2582 5311, or visit the website at

Ends/Friday, July 28, 2006

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