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Cross-media concert "Let Dreams Fly II... Over the Rainbow" to offer variety of music and visual entertainment
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     The Leisure and Cultural Services Department will present "Let Dreams Fly II... Over the Rainbow" by Mui Kwong Chiu Production in January next year.

     "Let Dreams Fly II... Over the Rainbow" is a cross-media concert created by acclaimed composer Dr Mui Kwong-chiu and a number of local musicians. Following a similar theme - the pursuit of ideals in life - as that of his previous work "Let Dreams Fly" in 2013, this production comprises eight pieces: "Let Dreams Fly", "Against All Odds", "Sea Serenade", "Song for the Young", "Our Dreams", "Jungle Grand March", "Over the Rainbow" and "Rainbow Eyes".

     Dr Mui will collaborate with highly accomplished musicians including master percussionist Dr Lung Heung-wing, pianist Nancy Loo, percussionists Choy Lap-tak and Mark Lung, cellist Eric Yip, winner of the Asia Pacific Harmonica Festival Ernie Leung, the Veloz Harmonica Quartet and narrator Jenny Lee. The concert will integrate elements of original music, live music, visuals and recitations, aiming to encourage teenagers to pursue their dreams with determination, and to stir artistic interaction by showing teenagers' drawings and writings in the performance.
     
     Dr Mui Kwong-chi is a well-known composer in Hong Kong and his various cross-media works, Chinese orchestral pieces, and harmonica and choral works have won critical acclaim. Dr Mui has composed and arranged many commissioned works for local and overseas arts groups as well as music festivals, including the 2008 Olympic Torch Relay Ceremony, the 2009 East Asian Games Closing Ceremony and the Opening Ceremony of the Hong Kong Week at the 2010 Shanghai Expo (for which he was also appointed as music director). His recent works have included "The River of Love" for the 2012 Grand Opening Ceremony of the Asia Pacific Harmonica Festival in Malaysia, "Ode to Water" for the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra (HKCO) 35th Anniversary Season Opening Concert, "Intoxicating Nature" for the HKCO and "Spring Ritual¡DEulogy" for the Hong Kong Dance Company.

     "Let Dreams Fly II... Over the Rainbow" is one of the attractions of the "Cheers!" series. It will be staged at 8pm on January 2 and 3 (Friday and Saturday) and at 3pm on January 4 (Sunday) at the Shouson Theatre, Hong Kong Arts Centre. Tickets priced at $150 and $200 are now available at URBTIX. Half-price tickets are available for senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and their minders, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients (limited tickets for CSSA recipients are available on a first-come, first-served basis). A maximum discount of 20 per cent is offered for the "Cheers!" series and group booking. Please refer to the programme leaflet for details.

     For programme enquiries, please call 2268 7323 or visit www.lcsd.gov.hk/CE/CulturalService/Programme/en/f_entertainment/program_665.html. Ticketing enquiries can be made on 3761 6661 and credit card telephone bookings on 2111 5999. Tickets can also be booked online at www.urbtix.hk. A post-performance talk (to be conducted in Cantonese) will be held after the performance on January 2.

     Other programmes in the "Cheers!" series include "White Lie" by Jumbo Kids Theatre, "Snowman" by Ming Ri Institute for Arts Education, the Hong Kong Oratorio Society Christmas Concert 2014 "Joy to the World", "Winter in Sweetyland" by Make Friends With Puppet, "The Adventure of Baron Munchausen" by National Black Light Theatre of Prague (Czech Republic), "primitive" by enra (Japan), "The Snowman & The Bear" by City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong and "Morgan's Journey" by Robert Morgan (Canada).

Ends/Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Issued at HKT 11:53

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