Wales is the birthplace of great singers and their latest sensation is the bass-baritone Bryn Terfel (below). Since making his debut at the Hollywood Bowl in 1988, the charismatic young Terfel has become the darling of world opera houses from Milan's La Scala to New York's Metropolitan. Terfel has an astonishing range of tonal colour and one of his virtues is to sing without drowning the words. He will give a one-night concert next month and you are definitely advised to buy your tickets for this well in advance. Terfel will be singing works by Schubert, Schumann and Ibert as well as a medley of songs from his native Wales. Martin Martineau will accompany Terfel on the piano. October 15, 8pm. Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall. $120-$400 Urbtix: 2734 9009. The school year may have started but if you are looking for family-oriented activities at the weekend look no further. The Hong Kong Sinfonietta, in its ongoing quest to reach younger audiences, presents Ann's World Of Music, a programme created to arouse interest in classical music among young people. Guest conductor Veiga Jardim, the founder of the Macau Sinfonietta, leads the orchestra in a programme inspired by well-known children's tales. There is Saint-Saen's The Carnival Of The Animals: The Swan, Ravel's Mother Goose, and Humperdinck's Hansel & Gretel: Evening Prayers. Music lover Ann Wong of the Hong Kong Sinfonietta will narrate the concert in Cantonese. For the young and the young at heart. October 6, 8pm, Tai Po Civic Centre; October 7, 8pm, North District Town Hall; November 30, 7.30pm, Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre; December 1, 7.30pm, Sheung Wan Civic Centre, December 2, 3pm, Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre. $50-$80 Urbtix.