[24 September 2010 – Hong Kong] Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (HKPO) proudly co-present the 50 Years of Enchanting Music—Tribute Concerts for Chan Ho-choi with the RTHK Radio 4. The concert will feature a series of Chan’s favourite classics to give tribute to his dedication for classical music and education. 50 Years of Enchanting Music – Tribute Concerts for Chan Ho-choi will be held on 15 October (Friday), 8pm and 17 October (Sunday), 3pm at the HK Cultural Centre Concert Hall. The opening performance is sponsored by Shun Hing Education and Charity Fund.
Chan Ho-choi was passionate about music. He was a secondary school music teacher before starting his full time career in promoting classical music. In 1960, he was invited by RTHK to host Enchanting Music, one of the most popular programmes of Radio 4 which reaches its 50th anniversary this year. Besides founded the magazines Musical Life and Audiotechnique, he was also one of the founders of the Hong Kong Children’s Choir which he had been the Chairman of the Board of Directors for a substantial period in the past 40 years and was appointed as the first Honorary President after his retirement. Chan’s community works included Music Consultant of the former Urban Council, Regional Council and LCSD; Adjudication Panel and Assessment Panel member of “Arts Development Awards” presented by the HKADC in 2002; Chairman of the Radio Association of Hong Kong (35-36th, 2003-2007); Assessment Committee member for the Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund etc. The awards Chan received included “Arts Promotion of the Year Award (Individual)” from the Hong Kong Artist’s Guild Association in 1992; “Honorary Fellow” of the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts in 2007; the “Medal of Honour” and the “Bronze Bauhinia Star” by the HKSAR in 2000 and 2009 respectively.
Perry So, the Associate Conductor of the HKPO will join hands with artists including pianist Nancy Loo, Concertmaster of the HKPO John Harding, baritone Albert Lim and the Hong Kong Children’s Choir in two concerts. Radio 4 presenters Jonathan Douglas and Kathy Lam will be the masters of ceremony. A special programme mainly designed by Chan will be presented including Chopin’s Nocturne in C sharp minor (violin solo), Suppé’s Light Cavalry: Overture, Mozart’s Piano Concert No.21 (II. Andante), Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No.2 and Sibelius’s Finlandia.
Co-presented by the HKPO and RTHK Radio 4
50 Years of Enchanting Music –Tribute Concerts for Chan Ho-choi
5&17 | 10 | 2010
fri 8pm & sun 3pm
Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall
HK$300 $240 $180 $120
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Opening performance is sponsored by Shun Hing Education and Charity Fund
|Hong Kong Children’s Choir|
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|CHOPIN||Nocturne in C sharp minor (violin solo)|
|RODGERS||South Pacific: Some Enchanted Evening|
|ANDERSON||The Syncopated Clock|
|SUPPÉ||Light Cavalry: Overture|
|MOZART||Piano Concerto No.21|
|IPPOLITOV-IVANOV||Caucasian Sketches, Suite No.1, Op.10|
|II. In a Village / IV. Procession of the Sardar|
|WEBER||Invitation to the Dance, Op. 65|
|BRAHMS||Hungarian Dance No.5|
|LISZT||Hungarian Rhapsody No.2|
|SIBELIUS||Finlandia, Op. 26|
|FAURÉ||Requiem, Op. 48|
|JACKSON / MILLER||Let There Be Peace on Earth|
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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, attracting world-class artists to collaborate on its stage. HKPO annually touches the lives of over 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 critically acclaimed tours in Asia and Europe. In the 2010/11 season, the Orchestra undertakes a China tour of Shanghai, Xi’an and Beijing under the leadership of Artistic Director and Chief Conductor Maestro Edo de Waart. The first of which is an Expo 2010 programme.
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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