[30 November 2009 – Hong Kong] Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (HKPO) will loosen its collars and goes Hollywood with pop diva Elisa Chan at “HKPO at the Movies, with Elisa Chan” on 15 & 16 Jan 2010 (Fri and Sat) at 8pm in the Concert Hall of the Hong Kong Cultural Centre. Conducted by Gerard Salonga and backed by the 90-strong Orchestra, Elisa will be joined on stage by famed violinist Leung Kin-fung.
Elisa, who has gained the endearing nickname “Miss Chan Chan” from her guest appearances as the beloved adjudicator on the TVB hit singing contest show – The Voice, has wooed fans with her vocal virtuosity, powerful stage presence and large than life personality.
“To dream, to dare, to make it happen” is Elisa’s mantra, reflecting her energy, persistence and dedication to her music. At only 16, Elisa got her first break as the lead vocal in the top pop groups, the New Topnotes. She later turned solo in the early 80’s and had numerous hit songs throughout the following decades, bringing her fame both locally and internationally through her many successful tours and collaborations with such superstars as Lionel Richie, Dionne Warwick, Roberta Flack and Patti Austin.
In the mid 90’s, she developed herself as a singing coach and had inspired many young artistes and gained her high respect in the music field. She also played one of the leading ladies in a musical I have a date with Spring that was twice encored for over 200 shows within a year. The title song of Hong Kong Tourism Board Simply the Best sung by Elisa significantly described her as a whole.
In Oct 2009, Elisa teamed up with Frances Yip & Maria Cordero in two sold out shows of Woman In Love at the HK Coliseum. Following the huge success, Elisa will pay tributes to memorable movie theme songs from Hollywood classics and hit films from the 80s and 90s, taking the audience down the memory lane with music from Star Wars, James Bonds, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Gone with the Wind and Apocolypse Now etc in the “HKPO at the movies with Elisa Chan” concerts on 15 and 16 January.
Leung Kin-fung, first associate concertmaster of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra will play two violin solos in the concert, namely Schindler’s List and Yumeji’s theme from In the mood for Love by director Wong Kar-Wai.
HKPO at the Movies with Elisa Chan
15&16 | 1 | 2010
fri & sat 8pm
HK Cultural Centre Concert Hall
HK$380 $280 $200 $120
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Highlights from classic movies including: Star Wars, Schindler’s List, James Bonds, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Gone with the Wind and Apocolypse Now etc.
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HONG KONG PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Edo de Waart
Artistic Director and Chief Conductor
The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (HKPO) is one of Asia’s leading orchestras. 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. HKPO annually touches the lives of 200,000 music lovers through more than 150 performances including its extensive education activities for children and adults alike, and free concerts such as the popular Swire Symphony Under the Stars, and regular broadcasts and telecasts. Outside of Hong Kong, HKPO has made a number of successful tours in Asia and Europe including a major six-concert tour of China in the 08/09 season under the leadership of Maestro Edo de Waart, drawing great critical acclaims. [Full Biography]
The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra is financially supported by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
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