The music used to blast from the radio at home when we were little. We didn't know much of anything then, and thought that enduring the scratchy, high-pitched noise was absolute torture. Of course, we have better taste now, and can announce a delight for lovers of traditional Chinese music. RTHK will be broadcasting recitals by Yu Qi-wei, a well-known exponent of the huqin, a type of Chinese violin, three Thursdays in a row. The first two are pre-recorded and will be broadcast over RTHK Radio 4 (FM 97.6-98.9) at 8pm this Thursday and on July 23, so don't forget to tune in on those nights. But you can also watch him live on June 30, when he will perform at Studio 1, Broadcast House. There are 200 free tickets available. To find out how to get them, check out the June issue of Fine Music (complimentary at cultural venues) or visit the RTHK webpage at www.rthk.org.hk /culture/ magazine/ finemusic200506/ index.htm. For more information, call 2339 6425. Yu's three recitals will cover famous oldies as well as contemporary pieces such as Autumn Moon over the Calm Lake and Sorrow of a Pair of Stars, both played with the gaohu. But those who miss the broadcasts or Yu's live performance can still listen to him on RTHK's website at www.rthk.org.hk .