Music about China VI

Yan Huichang conducts composer-sheng player Ng Cheuk-yin (right), soprano Andion Fernandez, dizi player Liu Chen-ling and the HK Chinese Orchestra performing works including Ng's The Seventh Month, Jeffrey Ching's Horologia sinica and Chew Hee Chiat's Orchestral Suit

Sunday, 4 March, 2012, 12:00am

A good egg

After much public grumbling about elitism and costly tickets, Beijing's National Centre for Performing Arts (NCPA) is finally honouring its pledge to be a force for good.

4 May 2008 - 12:00am

Set off on a musical journey through China

A remarkable sonic journey that goes from the ancient Silk Road and the Yungang grottos in Shanxi to the fishing villages of Guangdong is what the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra will be offering audiences in its Music About China concert.

31 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Sound and fury

AFTER AN OVERNIGHT flight, the last thing anyone wants is a delay at passport control because of a suspect package in the arrivals hall.

21 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Musical family

Factories in and around Guangzhou are renowned for mass-producing a myriad of products that are exported the world over.

Lesser known, however, are the few remaining families in this city who continue to make high-quality, hand-crafted products.

The Guo family, which has been crafting flutes since before the revolution, is one of those clans.

12 Nov 2003 - 12:00am

Tribute To Dizi Virtuoso

Zhao Songting

Veteran flautists from Hong Kong, the mainland, Japan and Singapore celebrate the life of renowned composer and dizi (Chinese flute) virtuoso Zhao Songting (right), backed by the Hong Kong Music Lover Chinese Orchestra. Mar 16, 8pm. Tsuen

Wan Town Hall Auditorium.

$80-$120 Urbtix

3 Mar 2003 - 12:00am


The Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra (HKCO) has invited two distinguished wind instrument musicians to perform as part of the World Music Series: Chung Jae-kook (pictured) is a master of the piri, a Korean traditional instrument, and Irishman Robbie Hannan plays the uilleann pipes.

4 Jan 2003 - 12:00am

The Green Hong Kong Activities Funding Scheme

The Green Hong Kong Activities Funding Scheme aims to encourage schools, green groups or horticultural associations to take the initiative and organise activities such as tree planting, exhibitions and competitions to help promote a greener Hong Kong.

28 May 1999 - 12:00am

In review

IN my review of the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, 'Growing pains' (SCMP, November 21) the final paragraph should have begun: 'The White-haired Girl Suite closed the programme on a high note. Although originally written for Western orchestra, the adaptation by Yu Chiu-fu included good writing for the banhu (bowed lute) and dizi (flute)', not 'originally written for the banhu and dizi '.

25 Nov 1994 - 12:00am

Concerts for spring

A SERIES of melodious Chinese and Western music pieces will echo in the City Hall on March 20 to usher in the freshness of spring.

There will be two concerts in the evening, both at 8 pm. The Yao Yueh Chinese Music Association's ''A Concert of Works by Gu Guanren'' will be held at the Concert Hall while the violin recital by Leung Kin-fung will be in the theatre.

10 Mar 1993 - 12:00am