Chinese Orchestra

Yan Huichang: conductor hitting all the right notes

Illustration: Lau Ka-kuen

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.

Monday, 4 February, 2013, 4:41am

Orchestral manoeuvres in Ocean Park for launch

The Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, set to celebrate its 35th anniversary along with Ocean Park, showed an innovative touch by unveiling its programme for the new season at the amusement park yesterday.

17 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Chinese Music Select 1997-2007 III - Favourite Chinese Concertos

Lee Ying conducts zhongruan player Cui Can, dizi player Sun Yongzhi (above), banhu player Xu Hui and the HK Chinese Orchestra performing works such as Liu Xing's In Remembrance of Yunnan. Today and tomorrow, 8pm, Sha Tin Town Hall, 1 Yuen Wo Rd, HK$120-HK$260 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3185 1600

2 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

It's not always possible to put a price on culture

Organisations that receive government funding have to be audited to ensure that they are properly managed. The Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra can't be treated differently just because it is a cultural ambassador for our city. Its books have to be kept in order and waste minimised.

19 May 2010 - 12:00am

HKCO4U: Three in Concert

The HK Chinese Orchestra's daruan musician Liu Hsin-lin, percussionist Liao Yi-ping and dizi player Lin Yu-hsien (left) perform works including Wang Yidong's Eight Sounds in Harmony, Jiao Shanlin's Bangu Music with Ornamentations and Mo Fan's Oasis. Pianist Yim Wan accompanies.

5 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

The road to Carnegie

The Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra is making its debut at New York's Carnegie Hall on Friday and the 85-strong ensemble has been busy since Wednesday going over its programme one last time before the 'historic' event.

25 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Performances for the whole family to enjoy

The Leisure and Cultural Services Department kicks off the festive season with the Cheers! Series, a family-friendly programme of performances, next Friday.

In Yoshiya Yamamoto's world of puppets, where goblins crawl out from the dark and fairies fly across the stage, he creates the illusion of real living creatures.

23 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

HKCO & Friends

Hong Kong City Hall, Concert Hall

Jun 22-23, 8pm

Six veteran Chinese musicians will take audiences down memory lane by revitalising the authentic timbre of 'silk and bamboo'. They will perform with re-created Chinese instruments dating from the Tang dynasty (618-907).

21 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Horn of plenty

When Guo Yazhi belches into his instrument, people sit up and listen. The suona - a trumpet-like device that has been played for hundreds of years on the mainland in open air processions - has a piercing, boisterous and powerful sound that commands attention.

10 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Majestic Drums V - The Dynamic World of Yim Hok-man

Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra

Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall

Reviewed: September 23

The Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra got this season off to a thunderous start with a percussion concert under deputy concertmaster Yim Hok-man.

27 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Do you play any Chinese musical instruments?

Tsang Yi-lun

Age: 15

Top Tunes: mainstream music

14 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Quick picks


11 Jan 2002 - 12:00am

Master of music in concert

The multi-faceted musical talent of Ng Ciu-shing will be showcased in a concert at the North District Town Hall Auditorium next Sunday.

As a composer, conductor, soloist and educator, Ng is a respected figure on the Chinese music scene.

28 Apr 1997 - 12:00am

Playful mix a real treat

CHINESE FANTASIA, Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, Cultural Centre Concert Hall OPENING the Children's Arts Carnival on Friday, the performance by the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra was everything a programme for children should be - delightful and informative.

16 Jul 1995 - 12:00am

Sounding out Chinese instruments

IF you are curious about Chinese musical instruments, or just fond of Chinese music, then you will surely enjoy a concert presented by the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra next month.

26 Jun 1995 - 12:00am