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HKPO Valentine’s Concerts Feature Jazz & Latin Diva Laura Fygi

2005-01-19

Hong Kong, 18 Jan 2005 – Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (HKPO) will collaborate with jazz and Latin diva Laura Fygi in the upcoming Valentine's concerts, OMEGA Presents - A Night for Valentines with Laura Fygi & The Hong Kong Philharmonic. A series of three performances will be held on 12, 13, and 14 February 2005 (Sat, Sun & Mon) at 8pm in the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall under the baton of Harmen Cnossen. The concert will be the first time collaboration between Laura and HKPO.

"Every music genre has its own charm, and I have always found it an incredible experience to fuse my music with each," said Laura Fygi, "I can't wait to work with the Hong Kong Philharmonic and to meet Hong Kong's audience."

Originally from the Netherlands, Laura Fygi is a much respected jazz and Latin singer around the world. Hong Kong audience is familiar with the most romantic of her signature songs, such as What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life?, Dream A Little Dream, Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue, and I Will Wait For You. The first two had been used in two widely popular Hong Kong commercials. Laura is also a big hit in Japan, with numerous popular songs including La, La, La, Love Song, theme song of TV series Long Vacation.

Laura's first solo work, Introducing… Laura Fygi, was released in 1991, winning raving reviews by the press and an Edison Music Award. It was also a commercial success, selling more than 50,000 copies in the Netherlands, her native country, and over 70,000 in Japan alone. In 1997, Laura recorded the album "Watch What Happens', which was produced and written by the well-known French composer and arranger Michel Legrand. The acclaimed collaboration extended to a series of sold-out concerts in Carr, Amsterdam.

Laura reached another highlight of her career in 2002, when she sang at Ronnie Scott's in London, England, a legendary jazz café. It showed her love for the American Songbook genre and a wonderful chemistry she had on stage with musicians and with live audience.

Tickets are now available at URBTIX at HK$650, $450, and $280, through reservation at 2734 9009 (URBTIX) or Credit Card Booking at 2111 5999 (Cityline). For enquiries, please visit www.hkpo.com or call 2721 2030.