The free event also aims to raise funds for the Red Cross' educational projects The Hong Kong Medical Association Orchestra is staging its free annual charity concert at City Hall on Sunday to raise funds for post-Sars projects and to honour the medical staff who fought the outbreak. 'Donations for tickets are, of course, welcome but for those who haven't the money to spare, or can't get one because it's full, don't be disappointed - our sponsors are providing a big video wall so everyone can come to the City Hall area to watch and listen even if they can't get in,' said Ng Wing-keung, honorary secretary of the orchestra. 'The main aim is to get everyone - both the public and the medical professionals - to work together. Sars isn't something that a small group of people can resolve,' he said. Starting at 7.30pm, the concert will include popular classics such as Beethoven's Symphony No. 3, William Walton's Crown Imperial March, and Londonderry Air, better known as Danny Boy. Each piece has been chosen with a theme in mind, according to Dr Ng. For example, he said, the concert would start with Edward Elgar's Enigma Variations, to signify the mysteriousness of Sars. Performers include some of the best local musicians, such as conductor Yip Wing-sie, oboist Anthony Camden, violinists Michael Ma and Leung Kin-fung, and cellist Ray Wang. The resident conductor is Woo Zun-hin. Betty Tung Chiu Hung-ping, wife of the chief executive, will be guest of honour. 'This concert is an annual event. But this year, it will be a tribute to the medical staff who risked their lives for their patients, many of who became infected themselves,' said Poon Tak-lun, chairman of the concert organising committee. Eight health-care workers were among the 298 who died in the outbreak. Among the 1,755 Sars patients, 386 were medical staff. Net proceeds will go to the Red Cross in supporting its work on educating the community about Sars and other diseases. 'Now that Sars is over, we hope to develop a range of health programmes for schools and the community,' said K. M. Chan, secretary general of Hong Kong Red Cross. 'We want to do what we can for the next generation, to help people to understand more about health and hygiene. 'We hope to create a better living environment, so that in future, if there are other infections, people's chances of getting infected will be minimised,' said Mr Chan. For more information, contact the association secretariat at 2527 8285 or the hotline at 2527 8941.