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Music-loving luminaries lighted up Cultural Centre
Hong Kong Phil and Friends “The Community in Harmony” Fundraising Concert (23 March)

24-03-2011

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[24 March 2011 – Hong Kong] Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (HKPO) presents Hong Kong Phil and Friends “The Community in Harmony” Fundraising Concert featured a number of celebrity performers and near 200 talented students in a programme ranging from classical to contemporary music, under the baton of conductor Judith Yan. The event has raised over HK$1,500,000 and the proceeds will benefit the Orchestra’s Annual Fund, which is to help achieve the artistic visions of its Artistic Director and Chief Conductor, Maestro Edo de Waart, and to conduct a range of education and outreach programmes.

The concert was held successfully at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall tonight (23 March, Wednesday), at 7:30pm. Permanent Secretary for Home Affairs Bureau, Raymond Young Lap-moon JP., was the officiating guest and special guest for tonight’s concert. The concert ended with Mr. Young’s performance in a Canto pop song Your First Name, My Surname with the HKPO.

“The Hong Kong Phil and Friends “The Community in Harmony” Fundraising Concert fundraising concert gathered music talents from different sectors of the community including a senior government official, our board member, music-loving friends of the orchestra, students and the visually handicapped artists from the Arts with the Disabled Association. It is a truly special event for all of us to join hands to help raise funds for our Orchestra by making great music together.” Mrs Janice Choi, the Chair of the Organizing Committee of the event, laid out the vision of the concert.

The stellar roster of the Hong Kong Phil and Friends “The Community in Harmony” Fundraising Concert includes (in chronological order): Po Leung Kuk Choi Kai Yau School, Rightmind Kindergarten, KinderU Suzuki Music Academy, Mr Lee Hin, Mr Wing-Chong Kam, Ms Shirley Choi, Ms Jenny Tong, Mr Y.S. Liu & Mr John Harding, Dr David Fang & Ms Wong Ming Yan, Ms Sophia Chan, Mr Thomas Ho, Mr Philip Lee & Ms Jigs Abiera.

Others guests present include Ms Salina Yan JP, Ms Ella Lau, Ms Winnie Chiu, Mrs Leigh Tung Chou, and Ms Tasha Lalvani.


Performers and Programme

Conductor: Judith Yan
Master of Ceremony: Emily Mok

Po Leung Kuk Choi Kai Yau School

SCHUBERT March Militaire
Rightmind Kindergarten CHINESE SONG (Arr. Daniel Ling) Game
Rightmind Kindergarten JOSEPH TABRAR (Arr. Daniel Ling) Daddy Wouldn't Buy me a Bow-Wow
KinderU Suzuki Music Academy BOCCHERINI Minuet
Mr Lee Hin MOZART Piano Concerto No. 21 (second movement)
Mr Wing-Chong Kam

(Arr. E. S.) Paraphrase for piano and orchestra
(based on Tales from the Vienna Woods)

Ms Shirley Choi SHIRLEY CHOI (Arr. Daniel Ling) Happy Diamond
Ms Jenny Tong JENNY TONG (Arr. Daniel Ling) Flow
Mr Y.S. Liu & Mr John Harding J. S. BACH Concerto in D minor for two violins (first movement)
Mr Y.S. Liu MASSENET Meditation from Thais
Dr David Fang & Ms Wong Ming Yan (Arr. Koji Sakurai) The Prayer
Ms Sophia Chan LALO Symphonie Espagnole (first movement)
Mr Thomas Ho Music by GUO ZI Lyrics by DING XIAOWEN  Blessing
Mr Philip Lee & Ms Jigs Abier

Music by CLAUDE-MICHEL SCHONBERG & ALAIN BOUBLIL
Lyrics by ALAIN BOUBLIL & RICHARD MALTBY JR
Miss Saigon: The Last Night of the World

Po Leung Kuk Choi Kai Yau School WALTON Facade: Waltz
Mr Raymond Young JP

Music by LEE SHIH SHIONG Lyrics by LIN XI
Your First Name, My Surname

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KinerU Suzuki Music Academy    Ms Shirley Choi
     
 
Mr Y.S. Liu and Mr John Harding   (from left) Mrs Leigh Tung Chou, Mr. Lee Hin, Ms Selina Yan JP, Ms Winnie Chiu
     
 
Po Leung Kuk Choi Kai Yau School    Mr Raymond Young JP
     
 
(from left) Ms Josephine Pang, Ms Winnie Chiu, Mrs Janice Choi, Mr Raymond Yong JP, Ms Tasha Lalvani and Mrs Leigh Tung Chou   Group photo



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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