MusicPerformanceTai Kwun

Prison Yard Festival: Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra "Music from within"Tai Kwun - Centre for Heritage and Arts

Presented by
Zhonghu/ Erhu
Bass Gehu
Zhongruan/ Xiaoruan
2022-12-07 ( 7:00 PM )
HKD 300

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 DengtiaoA Joyful Evening (String Quintet)
Ancient MelodyThree Variations on Yangguan (String Quintet)
Xu JianqiangXiao-Ban (String Quintet)
Ng King PanRed Candles (Huqin Quartet)
- Intermission – (20 min)
Liu TianhuaBirdsong in the Mountain (Erhu Solo)
Ancient MelodyMoonlight over the Spring River (Pipa and Zheng)
Tan Kah YongLeslie Cheung Forever (Huqin Quartet)
Hua YanjunReflection of the Moon on the Water (Huqin Ensemble)
Ng Cheuk-yinGrowth Ring (Huqin Septet)

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes including a 20-minute intermission


For wheelchair user, please purchase tickets via URBTIX
Latecomers will be only be admitted at suitable time
Recommended for ages 6 and above

Production / Artist
Performed by 
Zhonghu/ ErhuMao Qinghua
ZhonghuHan Jingna
Bass GehuQi Hongwei
Zhongruan/ XiaoruanNg Kai Hei