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Chinese Music

Guqin strikes chord with Huang Wenyi

For those unfamiliar with its rich history, dating back more than 5,000 years, the simple-looking guqin and its seven strings may not strike a responsive chord.

Sunday, 10 March, 2013, 7:46am

Letters to the Editor, March 6, 2013

Lantau was seen to have opened its gates to the outside world with the completion of the Hong Kong International Airport and the convention and exhibition centre AsiaWorld-Expo. Its developments have brought welcome job opportunities, especially to residents in Tung Chung and Tsing Yi.

6 Mar 2013 - 2:51am

Yan Huichang: conductor hitting all the right notes

He was the first - and only - conductor to train in leading Chinese orchestras under an exclusive programme after the Cultural Revolution. His speciality saw him join Beijing's National Chinese Orchestra aged 29. Four years later, in 1987, he became the youngest Class One conductor among the veteran maestros in China.

4 Feb 2013 - 4:41am

Stage holds no fear for Hong Kong prodigy

Butterfly Lovers & Yellow River Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra Cultural Centre Concert Hall June 22

'A calf holds no fear of tigers' is an old Chinese saying that could be used to describe prodigy Chloe Pak. The 12-year-old tackled the Yellow River Piano Concerto, a four-movement work of taxing virtuosity, and pulled it off triumphantly.

27 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Hong Kong International Conducting Competition for Chinese Music

Hong Kong International Conducting Competition for Chinese Music Cultural Centre Concert Hall today, 7pm

24 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Bravo! China

En Shao (right) conducts suona and guanzi player Guo Yazhi, tenor Wei Song and the HK Philharmonic Orchestra for a festive programme of Chinese works such as Li Huanzhi's Spring Festival Overture, Chen Peixun's High Spirits Riding High on the Waves and Meiliqige's The Never-setting Sun Rising above the Prairie. Fri-Sat, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$120-HK$280 Urbtix.

25 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

The Music

New Sounds in Chinese Music

The HK YWCA Chinese Orchestra integrates orchestral music with erhu musician He Tao (above) and the guanzi, souna and saxophone played by Guo Yazhi. The latter has performed for the former US president Bill Clinton. Today, 8pm, Tsuen Wan Town Hall, Auditorium, 72 Tai Ho Rd, Tsuen Wan, $70-$130 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7321

28 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

China Philharmonic Orchestra

Music director, solo violinist and Lim Kek-han conducts the China Philharmonic and a 200-member choir made up of 13 local choirs, for a concert of classic Chinese music. The programme features The Yellow River Cantata and Chen Gang and He Zhanhao's Butterfly Lovers violin concerto, with performances by soprano Wang Xiufen and baritone Song Xuewei. Dec 29, 8pm. Tuen Mun Town Hall.

9 Dec 2002 - 12:00am

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