[7 April 2011 – Hong Kong] Hong Kong’s favourite musical magician is back on the Hong Kong Philharmonic stage this Easter weekend! The Orchestra, conducted by LIO Kuok-Man will present Harry Gor Gor, as he is endearingly known, in four performances of “HKPO + Harry Wong in Rainbow Symphony” on 22 & 23 April (Fri & Sat, 4pm & 8pm) at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall. The concerts are suitable for children ages 1 and above.
Into the beautiful world of rainbow symphony! The seven colours of rainbow join hands and stretch across the sky in a bow. Like a toy glockenspiel, each beautiful colour chimes a note to bring joy and the love of music to your little loved ones. Come join Harry Wong, everyone’s favourite presenter, and his little QQ Club performers in an hour-long programme of fun classical music, dazzling magic and dance. The delightful programme includes Mendelssohn’s Wedding March from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Vaughn-Williams’ The Wasps: March-Past of the Kitchen Utensils and Hamilton’s I can Sing a Rainbow.
The highlight of the HKPO Family Series this year, “HKPO + Harry Wong in Rainbow Symphony” is open to music lovers ages one and above, which means this could very well be the first, and most inspiring, concert experience for your child this Easter holiday.
Special reminder to audiences: as the concerts will draw large crowds of families with very small children (as young as one), parents are kindly advised to leave their baby prams at home owing to limited storage space in the Cultural Centre.
Harry Wong, Presenter
Harry Wong is a well-known musician, author, TV presenter. Music and magic have been integral to his life since his youth. With these gifts, Harry determined to use his talents to serve the community and bring joy to the public through all kinds of media.
Harry is the founder of programme “Healing-Magic” (2001) which he shares his magic with occupational-therapists and applies the art of magic and hypnosis for therapeutic uses. Artistic Director of the Hong Kong Children’s Arts Academy, Harry is also a member of the European Recorder Player’s Society and is 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 the city. He is also the CEO of QQ Club, a children’s club in Hong Kong, Mainland China and the UK.
Lio Kuok-man, Conductor
Praised by the Philadelphia Inquirer as “a startling conducting talent,” Lio Kuokman, acclaimed for his profound musicality, is equally sought after for his versatility as a conductor, piano soloist and chamber musician. Lio’s most recent engagement includes a performance with the Philadelphia Orchestra as both conductor and harpsichord soloist at the Mann Center and conducted the Hong Kong premiere of Donizetti’s La fille du régiment with Musica Viva in January 2010.
Lio is a recent graduate from the Curtis Institute of Music with a double major in orchestral conducting and harpsichord studies. Before entering Curtis, he received a master’s degree in piano performance from the Juilliard School and a Bachelor Degree with first class honour at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.
Lio has served as cover conductor for the Philadelphia Orchestra assisting Maestro Charles Dutoit, Christoph von Dohnanyi, Jaap van Zweden and Rafael Fruhberk de Burgos. As a concert pianist, Lio has performed as a soloist with many orchestras around the world such as Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Salzburg Camerata, Romania Bacau Philharmonic, Shanghai Symphony and the Hong Kong Philharmonic.
Family Concert: HKPO + Harry Wong in Rainbow Symphony
22&23 | 4 | 2011
fri & sat 4pm, 8pm
HK Cultural Centre Concert Hall
HK$220 $160 $100
Available at URBTIX from now
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|Vaughan Williams:||The Wasps: March-Past of the Kitchen Utensils|
|Mendelssohn:||A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Scherzo|
|J Strauss II:||Egyptian March|
|Beethoven:||Symphony No. 6 Pastoral – 1st Movement|
|Haydn:||Symphony No. 94 Surprise – 3rd Movement|
|Bizet:||Carmen – Entr’acte to Act IV|
|Vaughan Williams:||The Wasps: Overture|
|Mendelssohn:||A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Wedding March|
|Hamilton:||I Can Sing a Rainbow|
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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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