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Hong Kong Youth Symphony Orchestra to perform in annual concert
     The Hong Kong Youth Symphony Orchestra (HKYSO) of the Music Office under the Leisure and Cultural Services Department will hold its annual concert, entitled "Yellow River.The Inextinguishable", at 3pm on December 18 (Sunday) at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall.
     The conductors will be Tsang Yin-yu, Lee Sing-wan, Pak Wing-heng and Dr Joseph Kam. In addition to performing the celebrated "Yellow River Piano Concerto" with guest pianist He Liyan, the HKYSO will collaborate with guest flautist Li Danwei in performing "Carmen Fantasy on Themes from Bizet' Opera", which was adapted from the famous aria of the classic opera "Carmen".
     The repertoire will also include "Finlandia", a patriotic song of the Finnish in the 19th century; "Danzón No. 2", showing the nostalgic and joyful environment of Malinalco, Mexico; and "Symphony No. 4 'The Inextinguishable'", which reflects sentiments towards World War I.

     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 7523 or 2582 5311 or visit www.lcsd.gov.hk/musicoffice.
Ends/Friday, November 18, 2016
Issued at HKT 12:00
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