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Over 400 young musicians to perform in Music Office Annual Gala
     More than 400 young musicians from the orchestras, bands and choirs of the Music Office of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department will perform in the 2019 Music Office Annual Gala at 3pm on March 31 (Sunday) at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall.
     The programme includes a wide variety of Chinese and Western music, which will be staged by the Music Office Youth Choir, the Hong Kong Youth Strings, the Hong Kong Youth Symphony Orchestra, the Hong Kong Youth Symphonic Band and the Hong Kong Youth Chinese Orchestra, under the batons of Dr Angelina Au, Dr Joseph Kam, Lee Sing-wan, Pak Wing-heng and Tsui Ying-fai respectively.
     Highlights include the solemn choral work "Crucifixus", the Mendelssohn strings classic "Sinfonia for String Orchestra No. 2 in D major", the overwhelming romantic "Capriccio Bohemien Op. 12" by Rachmaninoff, the festive and exotic symphonic band repertoire "La Fiesta Mexicana", and the grandeur of Peng Xiuwen's "Terra Costa Warriors Fantasia".
     Awards will also be presented to outstanding trainees and members of the Music Office's bands, choirs and orchestras at the concert.
     Tickets priced at $75, $95 and $115 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 2796 7537 or visit www.lcsd.gov.hk/en/mo/activities/upcoming/2019moag.html.
Ends/Thursday, February 28, 2019
Issued at HKT 17:00
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