World Premiere of "Ride the Surf” at HKYWCA Chinese Orchestra 60th Anniversary Concert
The oldest amateur Chinese orchestra in Hong Kong, HKYWCA Chinese Orchestra is celebrating its 60th anniversary with a concert on Christmas night, featuring members and renowned musicians.
Founded in 1962, HKYWCA Chinese Orchestra has been dedicated to passing on the culture of Chinese music. The concert will bring together members from different generations. Some of them have been playing for over 30 years, while newcomers include secondary school and university students. Fong Ka-po, Zhongruan musician and Gao Sijia, Pipa musician were once members of the Orchestra and are now renowned player in the industry. Their participation is definitely a highlight to look forward to.
The programme includes the world premiere of the commissioned cello concerto, "Ride the Surf", written by prominent local composer Alfred Wong, winner of the CASH Golden Sail Music Award. The inclusion of an organ is rare in Chinese music performances. The combination of East and West is sure to delight audiences.
The title of the concert "Stargazing and Riding Surf" serves as both a reminder of the past and hope for the future. As stars is a metaphor for memories and thoughts, the former acknowledges the contributions of all members over the past 60 years. While the hard work and dedication brings remarkable achievement, the latter wishes the Orchestra well in the years ahead.
The Orchestra will play classic pieces like “Flying Apsaras” and “Fishermen's Song of the Eastern Sea”, and modern ones like “Interstellar” too. “We would like to show the audience the possibilities and variation of Chinese music through the mix of new and old,” said Chris Ling, President of the Orchestra.
"Stargazing and Riding Surf" HKYWCA Chinese Orchestra 60th Anniversary Concert
Date: 25/12/2022 (Sun)
Venue: Concert Hall, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Ticket: $200 / $160 (Tickets available at Urbtix)
*20% discount for YWCA members and group booking
*20% discount for senior citizens aged 60 or above, full-time students, Comprehensive Social Security Assistance recipients, and people with disabilities