Fiesta of music set for April

March 4, 2024

Young musicians from the Leisure & Cultural Services Department’s Music Office bands, choirs and orchestras will jointly present a variety of classics at five concerts of the 2024 Fiesta of Music Office Bands, Choirs & Orchestras in April.


The string orchestras' concert "Let's Dance!" will be held at 3pm on April 4 at Tuen Mun Town Hall to mark the fiesta’s opening. Lively dance music including Béla Bartók's Romanian Folk Dances, Waltz from Leonard Bernstein's Divertimento, Perry Fletcher's Folk Tune & Fiddle Dance and Jig from Gustav Holst's St. Paul's Suite, Op. 29 will be performed.


The second concert "Wishes of Our Hearts!" will be held at 7.30pm on April 7 at Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall. Choral and symphonic works including the lyrical Jacob Narverud's Lunar Lullaby, Mark Burrows' A Light of Hope, A Song of Peace, Joseph Haydn's Symphony No.99 in E-flat major, 1st movement and Orpheus in the Underworld Overture by Jacques Offenbach will be staged.


The Chinese orchestras' concert "Martial Arts ‧ Heroes" will be held at 3pm on April 21 at Sha Tin Town Hall. All-time Chinese music favourites including Lei Zhenbang's Chinese Martial Arts, Joseph Koo's A Medley of Themes from Television Drama Series (1) and his The Love is Strong within Our Hearts for television drama The Return of the Condor Heroes plus Decree of the Sichuan General will be presented. The concert is one of the programmes of the Pop Culture Festival 2024 and the Chinese Culture Promotion Series.


The bands' concert "Sounds of Asia" featuring the Music Office Youth Brass Band, the Kowloon Youth Symphonic Band and the New Territories Youth Symphonic Band will be held at 7.30pm on April 27 at Queen Elizabeth Stadium.


The finale "Musicland” will be held at 3pm on April 28 at Queen Elizabeth Stadium. Young musicians will perform Chinese orchestral and symphonic band works including Peng Xiuwen's Moon Dance of Axi, Scott Watson's Extraordinary Machines of Clockwork & Steam and Dmitri Shostakovich's Folk Dances.


Tickets of the string orchestras' concert "Let's Dance!" are now available at URBTIX. Tickets for "Wishes of Our Hearts!" and "Martial Arts ‧ Heroes" will be available one month before the concert dates, while tickets for the "Sounds of Asia" and "Musicland" will be sold starting March 27.


Call 2796 7523 or 3842 7784 for enquiries.

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