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HSBC Insurance CREATIVE NOTES 2011/12

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The events of the 2011/12 programme have been concluded and please come back in late August/early September 2012 for 2012/13 programme announcement. We sincerely thank the support from the teachers, parents and students to the HSBC Insurance Creative Notes programme. If you have any feedbacks and suggestions, please feel free to email to education@hkpo.com.

About HSBC Insurance Creative Notes
Seven Musical Steps to Wonderful Music for Your Students
Step 1 HSBC Insurance Creative Notes 2011/12 Schools Concerts
Step 2 Teachers’ Seminars
Step 3 Swire New Generation Concerts
Step 4 HSBC Insurance Creative Notes 2011/12 Ensemble Visits
Step 5 Instrumental Masterclasses
Step 6 Brand NEW! Mainstage for Your Concert Experience
Step 7 Act Now!
More Information and Booking Forms
Contact Us

About HSBC Insurance Creative Notes
A special music educational programme for all schools in Hong Kong. Application deadline is on Friday, 30 September 2011.

HSBC Insurance Creative Notes is the music education programme of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (HKPO), sponsored by the HSBC Insurance and the Partnership Fund for the Disadvantaged from the Social Welfare Department, The Hongkong Bank Foundation and The Tung Foundation. Each year, the Orchestra presents a series of free schools concerts, ensemble visits to schools, and instrumental masterclasses. Three workbooks dedicated to the Kindergarten to Primary 1- 3, Primary 4 – 6 to Secondary 1- 3 and Secondary 4 – 6 to International Baccalaureate are co-developed by The Hong Kong Institute of Education, the Education Partner of HSBC Insurance Creative Notes 2011-12 and the HKPO.

Come and join us to discover the joy of music!

Seven Musical Steps to Wonderful Music for Your Students
With a new start to the academic year, we’re delighted to announce details of our acclaimed education programme for 2011/12. We hope you’ll join us and share the benefits of orchestral music with your students. For the coming school year we will be offering even more through our programme – tailored materials to match your classroom activities, focused teacher support materials and more chances to experience and learn about great music. Take these easy steps with the HKPO and your pupils!

Step 1 HSBC Insurance Creative Notes 2011/12 Schools Concerts
The HKPO’s schools concerts are where many thousands of Hong Kong children have ‘met’ their orchestra. This year the HKPO continues to stimulate your students with the experience of fully symphonic music, and Creative Notes 2011/12 schools concerts are still FREE!

NEW    Hour-long concerts focusing on the aims of a specific key stage of learning.
NEW    Introduction of musical concepts matching schools syllabi guidelines.
NEW    New-look, free teaching and learning materials.

Step 2 Teachers’ Seminars
The highly successful Teachers’ Seminars will be offered again for the coming year. Presented by Dr. Annie Mok, Lecturer, and Ms. Zerlina Wong, Instructor, from our Education Partner, The Hong Kong Institute of Education, the seminars will offer insights into orchestral concerts and their integration into your classroom activity. Seminar dates and times this year are as follows:

  • Kindergarten 1 – Primary 3: Friday, 25 November 2011, 5:00pm – 6:30pm
  • Primary 4 – Secondary 3: Friday, 16 December 2011, 5:00pm – 6:30pm   

    Step 3 Swire New Generation Concerts
    The perfect introduction to the orchestra in public performance - the next step for your students who have attended Creative Notes 2011/12 concerts. Four concerts across the year give a unique opportunity to experience the full breadth of orchestral music. Each programme features a young and emerging international soloist.

    NEW    Extra special discounts on group bookings.
    NEW    Teachers’ kits with information and classroom preparation exercises for each concert.
    NEW    Integrated materials which match key musical concepts to each Swire New Generation concert.

    Step 4 HSBC Insurance Creative Notes 2011/12 Ensemble Visits
    Every year, the HKPO ensemble visits reach nearly 18,000 students. Share the experience with your students! A small ensemble can visit your school, bringing a 60-minute concert and the chance to get to know the musicians of the orchestra. The visits will take place from March to June 2012. Express your interest using the booking form! Due to the popularity of the visits, please book early to avoid disappointment.

    NEW    Ensemble fact-sheets with suggested classroom introductory notes and activities for your forthcoming ensemble visits.

    Step 5 Instrumental Masterclasses
    Members of the HKPO will work with participating students in masterclasses across March 2012. It’s a great opportunity for gifted instrumentalists to work on their playing under the guidance of a professional player. Click here for application form. Registration deadline is on Friday, 17 February 2012.

    Step 6 Brand NEW! Mainstage for Your Concert Experience
    Mainstage is our new learning enhancement scheme, through which students can enjoy a formal concert performed by the HKPO. It complements our Schools Concerts and Ensemble Visits. Free of charge, you will be able to bring your students to one concert, chosen especially for you. An introductory teaching kit will help prepare your students for an enriching orchestral experience. Each selected school will have the chance to attend one concert. Seating goes quickly – enrol now!

    Step 7 Act Now!
    Simply send us back the booking form for your school on or before Friday, 30 September 2011 and prepare for a wonderful musical journey paved for you by the HKPO. The completed booking form can be faxed to us at 2721-5443 or be posted to:

    Enrolment for HSBC Creative Notes 2011/12,
    The Hong Kong Philharmonic Society Ltd,
    Level 8 Administration Building,
    Hong Kong Cultural Centre,
    Tsimshatsui, Kowloon,
    Hong Kong


    More Information and Booking Forms
    Kindergarten, Primary 1- 3 and Special Needs
    Primary 4 – 6 and Secondary 1- 3
    Secondary 4 – 6 and International Baccalaureate

    Contact Us
    HSBC Creative Notes 2011/12,
    The Hong Kong Philharmonic Society Ltd,
    Level 8 Administration Building,
    Hong Kong Cultural Centre,
    Tsimshatsui, Kowloon
    Hong Kong

    Tel: 2312-6103
    Fax: 2721-5443
    Email: education@hkpo.com
    Office hours (Mon - Fri) :
    9:00am - 12:30pm, 1:30pm - 5:45pm