Spectacular performance by Hong Kong YWCA Chinese Orchestra
Hong Kong YWCA Chinese Orchestra was founded in 1962, aiming to introduce Chinese music to the public, and allow local musicians to be trained and be seen. In early August, audience packed out the Auditorium in Tsuen Wan Town Hall for their latest performance, in which around 80 musicians played 6 pieces composed by Hong Kong composers that night.
The 6 pieces were about different themes, including customs and lifestyle, beauty of nature, historical incidents and emotions. Tang Lok-yin’s "The Great Evacuation", conducted by Wong Chun-yin, William, addressed the edict that required inhabitants of Hong Kong to move inland because of the ban on human settlement in coastal areas during the Qing dynasty. The music was calm and graceful in the beginning, and turned dramatic and epic, echoing the tension during the turmoil.
The double concerto of “Colours of Clouds” by Alfred Wong featured Chan Hiu-fung, Nickolas and Tsoi Hoi-yin, Stephanie as Sanxian and Erhu player. Following the conductor Chan Chiu-yin, the two musicians played well with the orchestra and created a richly poetic piece depicting the varying clouds.
With almost 60 years of establishment, Hong Kong YWCA Chinese Orchestra has a splendid portfolio in giving high-quality and diverse Chinese music performance. It also worked with different Chinese and Western musicians, choirs and even pop singers. For updates, please follow its Facebook page and Instagram.