The Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra traverses ancient and modern music through the evocative sound of Chinese stringed instruments. Over the course of this fascinating concert, some of Hong Kong’s finest instrumentalists draw the listener into the intimacy of their solo instruments before expanding to embrace the sweep of the larger ensemble, contrasting the poetic introspection of the soloist with the exuberant joy of the group, against the backdrop of Tai Kwun’s imposing Prison Wall.
Drawing on classics of Chinese traditional music and finding inspiration in nature and the moon, this concert gathers momentum as it heads towards its life-affirming climax when Hong Kong composer Ng Cheuk-yin’s Growth Ring commemorates the steps engraved as we overcome every one of life’s challenges.
Hu Dengtiao│A Joyful Evening (String Quintet)
Ancient Melody│Three Variations on Yangguan (String Quintet)
Xu Jianqiang│Xiao-Ban (String Quintet)
Ng King Pan│Red Candles (Huqin Quartet)
- Intermission – (20 min)
Liu Tianhua│Birdsong in the Mountain (Erhu Solo)
Ancient Melody│Moonlight over the Spring River (Pipa and Zheng)
Tan Kah Yong│Leslie Cheung Forever (Huqin Quartet)
Hua Yanjun│Reflection of the Moon on the Water (Huqin Ensemble)
Ng Cheuk-yin│Growth Ring (Huqin Septet)
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes including a 20-minute intermission
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Latecomers will be only be admitted at suitable time
Recommended for ages 6 and above