Over 300 young musicians to perform in Music Office Annual Gala on 31st July


10th July 2022 – (Hong Kong)  More than 300 young musicians from the band, orchestras and choirs of the Music Office under the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) will perform in the 2022 Music Office Annual Gala, to be held at 3pm on 31st July (Sunday) at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall.

 A wide variety of Chinese and Western pieces will be performed by the Hong Kong Youth Symphonic Band, the Hong Kong Youth Strings, the Hong Kong Youth Chinese Orchestra, the Hong Kong Youth Symphony Orchestra, the Music Office Youth Choir and the Music Office Children’s Choir under the batons of Music Office instructors Kevin Ling, Lee Sing-wan, Dr Joseph Kam, Kwok Kin-ming and former Chief Music Officer James Leung.

 The exhilarating programme includes “March Sky Blue Dream” by Manabu Yato, which won the 26th Asahi Composition Award for Wind Orchestra; Nathan Daughtrey’s “Water Spirits”, inspired by an ancient Roman myth; the lively arrangement for strings of the final movement from “Piano Quartet No.1 in G minor” by Johannes Brahms; the vivid and passionate Chinese work “Rejoice”; the masterpiece “Moonlight on the Spring River”, featuring a leading pipa; and the quintessential renditions by symphony orchestra and choirs of “Pavane” and “For the Beauty of the Earth”.

 Awards will also be presented to outstanding trainees and members of the Music Office’s band, orchestras and choirs 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 3842 7784 or visit www.lcsd.gov.hk/en/mo/activities/traineesevents/musicnconcert/2022moag.html.

In order to comply with the requirements stipulated in the Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirements and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap. 599F) and relevant requirements of administrative instructions, members of the public are required to scan the “LeaveHomeSafe” venue QR code with their mobile phones/other mobile devices before being allowed to enter the performance venues managed by the LCSD for necessary contact tracing if a confirmed case is found. Furthermore, 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 requirement of the Vaccine Pass.