Talk on the orchestra

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 17 March, 1993, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 17 March, 1993, 12:00am

THE orchestra is an aggregation of the string, woodwind, brass and percussion instruments. With clever choice and combinations, this magnificent sound palette can produce a wide range of tone colours.

From the tinkling sound of a single little triangle to the most powerful of Mahler's tutti passages, the effects can be equally enjoyable. This is how the orchestration of a piece of music can bring to you.

The Friends of the Philharmonic will attempt to make a comprehensive introduction on orchestration to beginners. Mr Joseph Lee will give an overview which will be helpful to students.

They include ''The Meaning of Orchestration'', ''The Relationship Between Orchestration and Instrumentation'', ''The Development of Orchestration'', ''General Orchestration Technique'' and ''Special Orchestration Effects''.

The speaker will also play a piece of music which has been orchestrated by different people. The event will be held at the Hongkong Cultural Centre in Tsim Sha Tsui on Saturday from 2.30 pm to 4.30 pm.

Admission will be at $20 (Friend) and $30 (Non-Friend). Call Mr Jimmy Shiu at 721-2030 for tickets.