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An Extra Matinee Concert on 4 April
Symphonic Fairy Tales from HKPO and Harry Wong

27th March 2009

Hong Kong, 27th March 2009 - The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (HKPO) and well-known children’s entertainer Harry Wong invite you to the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall next week for a family concert. As tickets for 3 & 4 April, 8pm, shows were sold out, the HKPO and Harry will now entertain the audience with an extra matinee concert on 4 April at 3pm.

Harry Wong will unfold the fairy tales of Dukas’ La Peri Fanfare, Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty and Overture 1812, R. Strauss’ Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks and Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite with the HKPO under the baton of John Harding. Do not miss this chance to inspire your children’s limitless imagination!

Harry Wong
Harry Wong (Harry Goh Goh) had his first children TV programme with Radio Television Hong Kong in 1986. He is currently working with i-Cable Kids Channel. As the founder of programme “Healing-Magic”, he shares his magic with occupational-therapists and applies the art of magic and hypnosis for therapeutic uses.

Harry is a member of the European Recorder Players’ Society and one of the leading specialists in the local music education field. His series of music textbooks, Music Today, and his recorder methods have been widely adopted by primary schools throughout Hong Kong.

Specials: Symphonic Fairy Tales
3 & 4-4-2009 Fri & Sat 8PM & Sat 3PM
Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall
Ticket Price: HK$180 $120 $80

(Tickets for 3 & 4-4-2009 8PM shows were sold out. Limited choir stall seats for 4-4 3PM are now available by popular demand)

Artists:
John Harding Conductor
Harry Wong Presenter (in Cantonese)

Programme
Dukas La Peri Fanfare
Tchaikovsky Sleeping Beauty (excerpts)
Tchaikovsky Overture 1812
R. Strauss Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks
Ravel Mother Goose Suite (incl. Pavane of the Sleeping Beauty, Tom Thumb, Empress of the Pagodas, Conversations of Beauty and the Beast, the Fairy Garden)

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Harry Wong


ABOUT THE HONG KONG PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Hailed as “one of Asia's top orchestras”, the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (HKPO) is led by the internationally renowned Artistic Director and Chief Conductor Edo de Waart. Enriching Hong Kong’s cultural life for over a century, the Orchestra has grown into a formidable ensemble of Chinese and international talents in the last three decades, attracting world-class artists to perform on the same stage. In April 2006, The Swire Group Charitable Trust became the Hong Kong Philharmonic’s Principal Patron to enable Maestro de Waart’s artistic vision for the Orchestra to be realized. HKPO annually touches the lives of 200,000 music lovers through more than 150 performances, including a series of outreach activities including the city’s largest outdoor symphonic concert in Happy Valley, Swire Symphony under the Stars. The Orchestra also builds its reputation and raises its artistic standards by touring. In 2008/09 season the Orchestra performed in Guangzhou, Shanghai and Beijing. Please visit www.hkpo.com for more information about the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra.

The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra is financially supported by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
SWIRE is the Principal Patron of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra.
Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra is the Venue Partner of the Hong Kong Cultural Centre.