Hong Kong Youth Symphony Orchestra Annual Concert to present modern and classic pieces on 15th January 2023


    15th December 2022 – (Hong Kong) The Hong Kong Youth Symphony Orchestra (HKYSO) of the Music Office under the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) will hold its annual concert entitled “Modern & Classic” at 3pm on 15th January (Sunday) next year at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall.

    The concert will be conducted by Music Office instructors Dr Joseph Kam and Mr Lee Sing-wan. The concert programme includes: “Symphonic Dance No. 3, ‘Fiesta'” by Clifton Williams, which illustrates the pageantry of Latin American celebrations; the world premiere of local composer Kam Shing-hei’s “Sitātapatrā Mandala”, a commissioned work sponsored by the Hong Kong Composers’ Guild; “The Noon Witch”, a mysterious symphonic poem by Antonín Dvořák; and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s “Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36”, which was regarded by the composer as his best symphony ever written.

     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 nurtured many eminent musicians, including 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 $60, $80 and $100 are now available at URBTIX (www.urbtix.hk). For telephone credit card bookings, please call 3166 1288. For programme enquiries, please call 2796 1003 or 3842 7784 or visit www.lcsd.gov.hk/musicoffice.

     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 the performance venues managed by the LCSD.