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Music-loving luminaries joined hands in
raising funds for the Orchestra at
Hong Kong Phil and Friends Fundraising Concert
(12 December)

12-12-2009

[12 December 2009, Hong Kong] The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra presents Hong Kong Phil and Friends Fundraising Concert featuring 12 celebrity performers and a group of talented students in a program ranging from arias by Puccini to Canto-pop classics, instrumental performances and reciting, under the baton of conductor Perry So. The concert was held at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall at 7:30pm on 12 December (Saturday). Chief Secretary for Administration of the Hong Kong Special Administration Region, the Honorable Henry Tang, was the officiating guest of the evening’s event and even performed with the Orchestra as narrator to Britten’s The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra: Introduction and Theme. The event raised over HK$1,000,000 and the proceeds will benefit the Orchestra’s Annual Fund, which is to help achieve the artistic visions of its maestro Edo de Waart, and to conduct a range of education outreach programmes.

“To perform with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra is the fruit of the labour of many of the Orchestra’s devoted patrons, friends really. Their contributions will be used to help further the artistic ambitions of our maestro, Edo de Waart, and to help bring classical music and the Orchestra closer to the community and heighten the cultural status of Hong Kong in the world” Mrs Choi, Event Chair of the Hong Kong Phil and Friends Fundraising Concert, laid out the vision of the Hong Kong Phil and Friends Fundraising Concert.


The stellar roster of the Hong Kong Phil and Friends Fundraising Concert include:

Miss Sophia Chan, Miss Jocelyn Choi, Dr David Fang, Ms Ella Lau, Mr Y S Liu, Mr James Louey, Mrs Josephine Pang, Po Leung Kuk Choi Kai Yau School, Mr Aristo Sham, Miss Philippa Wong Yu Wang, Mr Jonathan Wong, Miss Joyce Wah-Sheung Wong, Mr Patrick Yeung

* In alphabetical order of surname.


Programme
Miss Sophia Chan: Lalo: Symphonie espagnole: 4th Movement

Miss Jocelyn Choi/ WALTON: Façade: Hornpipe, Black Mrs Behemoth/ Scotch Rhapsody

Dr David Fang/ The Lord's Prayer, DE CURTIS: Torna A Surriento

Ms Ella Lau/ As if we never say goodbye from Sunset Boulevard, Reflection from Mulan and The Nearness of You

Mr Y S Liu/ ELGAR: Salut d’amour and KRIESLER: Liebesfreud

Mr James Louey/ Your First Name, My Surname

Mrs Josephine Pang/ Killing Me Softly with His Song

Po Leung Kuk Choi Kai Yau School/ WALTON: Façade: Mariner Man, Lullaby for Jumbo, Polka and Valse; Leopold MOZART: Toy Symphony

Mr Aristo Sham/ BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 1: 3rd movement

Miss Philippa Wong Yu Wang/ BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 5: 3rd movement

Mr Jonathan Wong/ Moving in the dark

Miss Joyce Wah-Sheung Wong/ COPLAND: The Tender Land: Laurie's Song

Mr Patrick Yeung/ GASTALDON: Musica Proibita, PUCCINI: La Bohème: Che Gelida Manina and LEONCAVALLO: Mattinata

Mr Henry Tang: BRITTEN: The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra: Introduction and Theme

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Winnie Chiu (2nd left)
Y.S. Liu (middle)
Mrs. David Chiu (right)  

Mrs. David Chiu (2nd left)
Tse Ling Ling (2nd right)
Jonathan Wong
     

Janice Choi (left)
Ann Chiang (middle)
Pansy Ho (right)
 Ella Lau James Louey  
     

Henry Tang
 
Henry Tang & Perry So    



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.
SWIRE is the Principal Patron of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra.
The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra is the Venue Partner of the Hong Kong Cultural Centre.

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