LCSD's "The Power of Music" Series to spread positive energy through Chinese melodies

     The Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) will launch its new "The Power of Music" Series in January and February next year, presenting four soul-stirring recitals by four veteran musicians in Chinese music, including Fung Tung (pipa), Chan Kwok-fai (guzheng), Sou Si-tai (guqin) and Tam Po-shek (dongxiao). By collaborating with various musicians, the four virtuosi will perform delightful melodies of Chinese music, empowering the audience with positive energy to kick start the year.
     The four recitals, curated by the Executive Director of the Centre for Chinese Music Studies of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Chan Chi-chun, will feature four instruments, namely the pipa, guzheng, guqin and dongxiao. The selected Chinese compositions of each recital are threaded by the theme of nature, inviting the audience to leave the hustle and bustle, and embark on a musical journey through the seasons and the landscape. Radio host Ken Yuen will give a brief introduction at the beginning of each recital, and will chat with the musicians after the performances to gain insights into the culture and stories behind the pieces, thus allowing the audience to further appreciate the beauty of Chinese music.   
     Details of each recital are outlined as follows:

Charming Melodies - Pipa Recital by Fung Tung
Time and date: 4pm on January 8, 2023 (Sunday)
Performers: Fung Tung (pipa) and Chan Chi-chun (dongxiao)
Programme: "Wild Geese Landing on Smooth Sand", "Dragon Boats", "Autumn Moon in the Han Palace", "Song of Frontier", "Qinglian Yuefu" and "The Moon Rises High"
Relaxing Melodies - Guzheng Recital by Chan Kwok-fai
Time and date: 4pm on January 28, 2023 (Saturday)
Performers: Chan Kwok-fai (guzheng), To Wing (huqin), Ho Kang-ming (pipa) and Chan Chi-chun (dongxiao)
Programme: "The Lotus Rising from the Water", "The Joyful Spring", "Song of the West Chamber", "High Mountains and Flowing Water", "Storming the Chamber", "The Flowing Water and the Drifting Clouds", "The Placid Lake", "The Moon on the West River", "Butterflies among the Flowers", "The Warbling of Orioles", "The Autumn Moon over a Bamboo Grove", "Birds Returning to the Woods" and "A Nostalgic Tune"
Calming Melodies - Guqin Recital by Sou Si-tai
Time and date: 8pm on January 28, 2023 (Saturday)
Performers: Sou Si-tai (guqin) and Chung Siu-sun (qinxiao)
Programme: "Tune for a Pleasant Evening", "Evening Song of a Drunken Fisherman", "Song of a Mountain Recluse", "Wild Geese Landing on Smooth Sand", "Three Variations on the Plum Blossoms", "Dialogue between the Fisherman and the Woodcutter", "The Soaring Dragon", "Song of Loyalty" and "Mist and Cloud over Rivers Xiao and Xiang"
Soothing Melodies - Dongxiao Recital by Tam Po-shek
Time and date: 4pm on February 5, 2023 (Sunday)
Performers: Tam Po-shek (dongxiao), Chui Mei-ting (guzheng)
Programme: "First Snow", "Wild Geese Landing on Smooth Sand", "Intoxicating Autumn Scenes", "Colourful Clouds Chasing the Moon", "Flower Rain", "Grief of Parting Crane", "Meditations in the Boudoir" and "Spring Comes Early to South of the Yangtze River"
     The four recitals will be staged at the Recital Hall of Hong Kong City Hall. Each recital, including the pre-performance introduction and post-performance talk, will run for about one hour and 15 minutes without intermission. Tickets priced at $200 are now available at URBTIX ( For telephone credit card bookings, please call 3166 1288. For programme enquiries and concessionary schemes, please call 2268 7321 or visit
     In accordance with the Prevention and Control of Disease (Vaccine Pass) Regulation (Cap. 599L) and relevant requirements of administrative instructions, all persons entering indoor venues under the management of the LCSD must comply with the relevant requirements of the Vaccine Pass. According to the latest requirements on the Vaccine Pass announced by the Government, all persons whose Vaccine Pass QR code is displayed in red are not allowed to enter performance venues managed by the LCSD. 

Ends/Wednesday, December 14, 2022
Issued at HKT 12:45