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HK Youth Symphony Orchestra and alumni to perform memorable classics in opening concert of "Passing on the Torch" series
     The Hong Kong Youth Symphony Orchestra (HKYSO) of the Music Office under the Leisure and Cultural Services Department will hold its annual concert at 3pm on December 3 (Sunday) at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall. In celebration of the Music Office's 40th anniversary, the concert will be jointly performed by the HKYSO's current and former members to symbolise the bonds across generations within the orchestra's big family. The programme also marks the beginning of the "Passing on the Torch" concert series.

     The conductors will be Dr Joseph Kam, Pak Wing-heng and Ng Ka-ming. In addition to performing Saint-Saëns' "Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso" with guest soloist Che Man-wai on double bass, the HKYSO will collaborate with guest pianist He Liyan and guest flautist Li Danwei in performing the Hong Kong premiere of Mui Kwong-chiu's piano and flute double concert "The Great Earth".

     The repertoire will also include Verdi's "La forza del destino (Overture)", dynamic and thrilling movie soundtrack music from "Pirates of the Caribbean", the majestic "Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1" by Elgar, and more.

     Since its establishment in 1978, the HKYSO's membership has grown to about 100, with ages ranging from 12 to 25. Over the years, it has groomed many eminent local performers and music educators. The HKYSO has also played the role of music ambassador for Hong Kong and has participated in concert tours to France, Israel, Cyprus, the United Kingdom, Australia, the United States, Singapore and the Mainland.

     Tickets priced at $50, $70 and $90 are now available at URBTIX (www.urbtix.hk). For telephone credit card bookings, please call 2111 5999. For programme enquiries and concessionary schemes, please call 2796 1003 or 2582 5311 or visit www.lcsd.gov.hk/musicoffice.
Ends/Friday, November 3, 2017
Issued at HKT 15:00
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