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December Members' Updates
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Date: 8,26 December 2022
Venue: Theaterzelt Altenburg, Theater Altenburg Gera, Germany
Programme Name: Eugen Onegin - Opera in three Acts by Peter Tchaikovsky
Name of Scholar: Jasper SUNG (Tenor – plays Triquet)
About: The widowed landowner Larina has two daughters with very different personalities: the sensitive, reserved Tatjana and the always cheerful Olga.  The latter is loved by the enthusiastic neighbor Lenski.  One day Lenski brings a visitor to the estate - Eugene Onegin.  With his casual demeanor, he immediately fascinates Tatjana.  That same night she confesses her love to him in a letter.  But Eugene Onegin doesn't want anything to do with Tatjana.  Months later they all meet again...

Date: 9-11 December 2022
Venue: Concert Hall, Hong Kong City Hall
Programme: Maria Stuarda by Gaetano Donizetti
Name of Scholar: Colette LAM (Soprano)
About: Maria Stuarda, a tragic opera in two acts, with music by Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848), set to a libretto by Giuseppe Bardari, based on Andrea Maffei’s translation of Friedrich Schiller’s 1800 play Maria Stuart. Maria Stuarda is loosely based on the story of Mary, Queen of Scots, and her cousin Elizabeth I, Queen of England and Ireland.

Date: 9-11 December 2022
Venue: The Hong Kong Jockey Club Amphitheatre, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
Programme: My Moon, Your Return
Name of Scholar: Gigi YIU (Choreographer)
About: Actor’s Family 30th Anniversary Musical based on classic musical theatre songs.

Date: 14 December 2022
Venue: Lee Hysan Concert Hall, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Programme: New Music Ensemble Concert
Name of Scholar: LUK Wai-chun (Composer)
About: LUK Wai-chun re-arranged his own composition  “Tan-Tiao Rock” for two pipas, zhongruan and guzheng and will be performed by WONG Yin-ting (pipa), LO Lok-yan (pipa), TSANG Pak-yu (zhongruan) and HO Sze-wai (guzheng), four students from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, in New Music Ensemble Concert in December.

Date: 16-18 December 2022
Venue: Theatre, Sheung Wan Civic Centre
Programme: Our Poor Happy Life, the musical
Name of Scholar: Seth CHAN (Director and Artistic Director)
About: Adapted from the book of the beloved writer A Nong , the new musical "Our Poor Happy Life" tells the story of a newly arrived family's search for a better life in Hong Kong. The family faces poor living condition, economic hardship and social discrimination... Against the odds, they manage to survive, develop new friendship and sense of happiness on the way!

Date: 19 December 2022
Venue: Recital Theatre, Congregation House
Programme: Beethoven
Name of Scholar: Colette LAM (Soprano)
About: The concert will feature Beethoven’s “An die ferne Geliebt” and some Scottish and Irish folk songs.

Date: 22 December 2022
Venue: Großes Haus Gera, Theater Altenburg Gera, Germany
Programme Name: Comedian Harmonists by Gottfried Greiffenhagen
Name of Scholar: Jasper SUNG (Tenor – plays Ari)
About: Heavily impressed by the American vocal quartet The Revelers, Harry Frommermann organized an audition and formed the vocal group “Comedian Harmonists” with Robert Biberti, Ari Leschnikoff Roman Cycowski, Erich Collin and the pianist Erwin Bootz complete the most famous ensemble in Europe.

Music, close friendship and success welded them together.  After intensive rehearsals , the rise of the sextet began under the name Comedian Harmonists.  But the anti-Semitic cultural policy of the National Socialists ended the success story: concert cancellations, performance bans, bureaucratic hurdles and anti-Semitic harassment ended the artistic life of the Comedian Harmonists from 1933.

Remarks: In light of the outbreak of COVID-19, please refer to presenters' websites for the latest performance updates.

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November Members' Updates
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Date: 3-4 November 2022
Venue: Theatre, Hong Kong City Hall
Programme: The Telephone and The Medium by Menotti
Member(s): Phoebe TAM (Soprano)
About: Menotti composed The Medium, a two-act opera in 1946. As it was insufficiently long (one hour) to sustain an evening by itself, he paired it with the one act comic opera The Telephone as a curtain raiser in 1947. In The Telephone, Lucy is occupied with interminable conversations on the telephone, preventing Ben from proposing. He makes one last attempt by calling her on street. The Medium is about a fake psychic whose surprise encounter with the unknown leads to tragedy. The Telephone is lighthearted, and The Medium, by contrast, is Melancholy. Their joint premiere in New York’s Heckscher Theater was followed by an impressive 211 performances at the Ethel Barrymore Theater on Broadway. The double bill is well-received and still often performs together to this day.

Date: 4, 6, 11 November 2022
Venue: Großes Haus Gera, Theater Altenburg Gera, Germany
Programme: Comedian Harmonists by Gottfried Greiffenhagen
Member(s): Jasper SUNG (Tenor – plays Ari)
About: Heavily impressed by the American vocal quartet The Revelers, Harry Frommermann organized an audition and formed the vocal group “Comedian Harmonists” with Robert Biberti, Ari Leschnikoff Roman Cycowski, Erich Collin and the pianist Erwin Bootz complete the most famous ensemble in Europe.

Music, close friendship and success welded them together.  After intensive rehearsals , the rise of the sextet began under the name Comedian Harmonists.  But the anti-Semitic cultural policy of the National Socialists ended the success story: concert cancellations, performance bans, bureaucratic hurdles and anti-Semitic harassment ended the artistic life of the Comedian Harmonists from 1933.

Date: 5 November 2022
Venue: Concert Hall, Hong Kong City Hall
Programme: Musicus Fest 2022 - Children's Concert: Marco Polo and the Carnival Instruments
Member(s): Colleen LEE (Piano), Grammy YEUNG (Zheng)
About: Imagine Marco Polo returning to Italy from his travels to China and bringing Chinese musical instruments with him! In this fun, exciting concert, we see the hijinks of a Venetian carnival when the great explorer encounters the best of Chinese and Western musical traditions.

The special interactive show features music by top local musicians, hilarious commedia dell’arte characters from Italy, and a marvellous comic ensemble cast of actors and opulent Venetian carnival costumes.

Date: 13 November 2022
Venue: Theaterzelt Altenburg, Theater Altenburg Gera, Germany
Programme: Eugen Onegin - Opera in three Acts by Tchaikovsky
Member(s): Jasper SUNG (Tenor – plays Triquet)
About: The widowed landowner Larina has two daughters with very different personalities: the sensitive, reserved Tatjana and the always cheerful Olga.  The latter is loved by the enthusiastic neighbor Lenski.  One day Lenski brings a visitor to the estate - Eugene Onegin.  With his casual demeanor, he immediately fascinates Tatjana.  That same night she confesses her love to him in a letter.  But Eugene Onegin doesn't want anything to do with Tatjana.  Months later they all meet again...

Date: 14 November 2022
Venue: Chapel, International Christian Quality Music Secondary and Primary school
Programme: Bassoon and Cello Duo recital
Member(s): LIU Tsz-ho (Bassoon), John LEE (Piano)
About: Cello and Bassoon have a similar range for the most register and often share similar roles and melodies in the orchestral setting. However, there are very few compositions written for these two instruments only, and the Mozart Duo sonata KV292 is definitely one of the most known among those. Pairing with Mozart, We will be performing Six Arias from "The Barber of Seville" by Gioacchino Rossini, arranged by Francois Gebau. In addition to the cello-bassoon duos, cellist Leung Chuek Yan, Vincent will perform Sonata for Viola da Gamba in G minor, BWV 1029 by J.S.Bach and Bassoonist Liu Tsz Ho will perform Fantasiestücke, Op.73 by Robert Schumann.

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Date: 19-20 November 2022
Venue: Multi-media Theatre, HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity
Programme: Songs of Virtotopia
Member(s): Daniel LO (Presenter, Artistic Concept and Music)
About: Coping with the impact brought by Coronavirus for early three years, Hong Kong composer Daniel Lo Ting Cheung inspired by a series of poems about the epidemic written by the famous local poet Ho Fuk Yan, has composed 9 new works turning poems into songs.

Love in the Time of Coronavirus is a very down-to-earth collection of poetry, written from different perspectives from all walks of life including employers, students, couples, smokers, and even robbers and pet kittens, describing the mentalities when facing the pandemic in society. The concert is composed of poems, sung by a baritone solo, accompanied by a 6-player instrumental ensemble and video projection, allowing the audience to experience the situation of various characters during the pandemic. Songs of Virotopia helps us reflect the relationship between the pandemic and our culture from multiple angles, including the living habits of modern society, the distance between people, the meaning of existence and work, and the application of science and technology.

Date: 20 November 2022
Venue: Dr Sun Yat-sen Museum
Programme: “Heritage Vogue • Hollywood Road” – “Next in Cheongsam” Heritage Fashion Parade
Member(s): Gigi YIU (Show Director)
About: This brand new “Next in Cheongsam” Heritage Fashion Parade is directed by renowned choreographer and movement director Gigi Yiu. Accompanied by powerful Chinese and Western fusion music, the students of Higher Diploma in Fashion Image Design from the Hong Kong Design Institute will showcase the chicest and the most enticing Modern Cheongsam at the White Hall and the adjourning balcony of Dr Sun Yat-sen Museum.

Date: 22 November 2022
Venue: Creative Arts Room, 1/F, MMW Library, EdUHK
Programme: Journey of Zheng
Member(s): Grammy YEUNG (Zheng)
About: Grammy will be performing with two EdUHK students, Cecelia Chan and Karman Li, at the MUSES Concert under the mentorship programme scheme. The programme features zheng duet pieces as well as trio pieces including Chinese regional folk tunes and recently composed repertoires.

Date: 26 November 2022
Venue: Premiere on the YouTube channel of Hong Kong Composers' Guild
Programme: Hong Kong Contemporary Music Festival: Global Delights – Concert with Duo Antwerp
Member(s): LUK Wai-chun (Composer)
About: LUK Wai-chun’s new composition "Wu Chou", commissioned by Hong Kong Composer Guild, will be premiered by Duo Antwerp online in Hong Kong Contemporary Music Festival: Global Delights – Concert with Duo Antwerp in November.

Date: 26, 27 November 2022
Venue: Stadtkirche St. Peter und Paul, Weimar, Germany (26/11) | Arnstadt, Johann-Sebastian-Bach-Kirche (27/11)
Programme: J.S. Bach - Christmas Oratorio with Ton Koopman
Member(s): Jasper SUNG (Tenor – Evangelist)
About: The Christmas Oratorio (All 6 Parts) by J.S. Bach conducted by the world renowned Bach-Expert Ton Koopman.

Remarks: In light of the outbreak of COVID-19, please refer to presenters' websites for the latest performance updates.

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October Members' Updates
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Date: October 2022
Venue: Various Venues in Hong Kong
Programme Name: Community Cultural Ambassador Scheme - Rooftop Rhapsody
Name of Scholar: Seth CHAN (Director & Artistic Director)
About: The musical comedy ‘Rooftop Rhapsody’ is a story about reconnection after the pandemic.  The Programme also includes an exhibition on mental health for the public.

Date: 1, 3 October 2022
Venue: Großes Haus Gera, Theater Altenburg Gera, Germany
Programme Name: Dantons Tod (Danton's Death) by Gottfried von Einem
Name of Scholar: Jasper SUNG (Tenor)
About: The story is set during Robespierre's reign of terror in France in 1794. While Robespierre posed as the guardian of virtue and true revolutionary values, his former comrade-in-arms, once radical agitator of the French Revolution, Georg Danton, was deeply disillusioned. Distrust, agitation and intrigues finally led him and his confidants to the revolutionary tribunal. With a prophecy of dictatorship, the brilliant rhetorician Danton initially seemed to be able to win the hearts of the angry people over to his side, but shortly thereafter, in the cheers and jeers of the masses, he was put under the guillotine together with the other convicts.

Date: 2 October 2022
Venue: IG Farben Building, Goethe University Campus Westend, Norbert-Wollheim-Platz 1, 60323 Frankfurt am Main
Programme Name: Staging IG Farben Building, Politik im Freien Theater
Name of Scholar: Christy Poinsettia MA (Choreography & Performer)
About: A scenic Project by students of the Department for Theater-, Film- and Media-Studies as part of the Politik im Freien Theater. Christy's work "Traces" is a solo performative movement journey from the IG Farben building towards the Alzheimer Memorial. Dealing with the heavy history of the building's connection to the Nazi regime, Christy researches the embodiment of shame. With references to Christy’s skin colour, personal experience with social denigration and labels both in Europe and Hong Kong. As the journey continues, together we witness and question the traces of memories and how it becomes forgotten.

Photo credit: Vincent Ip

Date: 10 October 2022
Venue: Theatre, Hong Kong City Hall
Programme Name: Resilient
Name of Scholar: CHAU Lok-ping, Chau Lok-Ting (Piano Duo) and Anna KWAN (Cello)
About: Chamber music concert with music related to war. There will be different combinations of musicians including two pianos, string quartet, oboe sonata, soprano, cello and piano etc.

Date: 12 October 2022
Venue: Auer Hall, Jacobs School of Music
Programme Name: IU Student Composition Recital
Name of Scholar: Hippocrates CHENG (Composer and multi-instrumentalist)
About: Hippocrates's music ‘Lost’ for baritone and viola, will be premiered in a student composition recital. The music is inspired by Carl Sandburg's poem: ‘Lost’.

Date: 15 October 2022
Venue: Theatre, Sheung Wan Civic Centre
Programme Name: Dr. Beat Series: Movie Beats
Name of Scholar: CHOY Lap Tak (Music Director and Percussionist)
About: The sudden mysterious storm will be Dr. Beat and a group of percussionists reach the Percussion multiverse, and hand drum man loses his memory!  In order for hand drum man to retrieve his memory, everyone used different percussion instruments to play his favourite movie melody... A funny and exciting percussion music journey, don't miss it!

Date: 16 October 2022
Venue: Recital Hall, 6/F, Congregation House
Programme Name: Tranquilo Collective Presents: Verismo String Quartet Debut Concert
Name of Scholar: Hippocrates CHENG (Composer)
About: Hippocrates’s music, ‘To Lyricize’, a concertino for chromatic harmonica and string quartet’ will be performed in the concert.

Date: 20 October 2022
Venue: Ford Hall Jacobs School of Music
Programme Name: Hippocrates & Friends Recital
Name of Scholar: Hippocrates CHENG (Composer)
About: Hippocrates will present his new works for steel pan, guqin, saxophone quartet and more. He will also perform several instruments with his friends in the concert.

Date: 21 October 2022
Venue: Recital hall, Jacobs School of Music
Programme Name: Graduate Theory Association Concert
Name of Scholar: Hippocrates CHENG (Composer)
About: Hippocrates will collaborate with steel pan virtuoso Dr. Joseph Galvin, and an ensemble to premiere Cheng's new work: "Steel Pan Vibes", written for steel pan and mixed ensemble.

Date: 23 October 2022
Venue: Theatre, Hong Kong City Hall
Programme Name: “Our Music Talents’ Series : DIM • Pipa Recital by Belle Shiu
Name of Scholar: LUK Wai-chun (Composer)
About: Bella SHIU will perform LUK Wai-chun’s work ‘Jazz Pipa’.

Date: 25 October 2022
Venue: Recital hall, Jacobs School of Music
Programme Name: Student Composition Recital
Name of Scholar: Hippocrates CHENG (Composer)
About: Hippocrates’ new work ‘Serendipity’ written for guqin will be featured in this concert.

Remarks: In light of the outbreak of COVID-19, please refer to presenters' websites for the latest performance updates.

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September Members' Updates
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Date: 3, 8, 11 September 2022
Venue: Semperoper, Dresden, Germany
Programme Name: Chasing Waterfalls
Name of Scholar: Angus LEE (Composer and Conductor)
About: Premiere. An artificial intelligence opera by phase7 and performing.arts Berlin. Libretto by Christiane Neudecker

Date: 9 September 2022
Venue: ConcertLab, Utrecht, Netherlands
Programme Name: Nieuww Noten - Michela Amici
Name of Scholar: SO Ho-chi (Composer)
About: A newly composed piece "Perspectives on "Plum-blossom" with be played by a harpist, Michela Amici, who plays both the triple harp and the pedal harp. Her repertoire ranges from Baroque music to brand-new contemporary music.

Date: 9 September 2022
Venue: 2323 McDaniel Avenue, Evanston, Illinois, United States
Programme Name: Bassoon and Piano Duo recital
Name of Scholar: LIU Tsz-Ho (Bassoon)
About: This is a Duo recital for piano and bassoon. We are presenting literatures from J.S. Bach, Brahms, Debussy and Bruch highlighting some of the transcriptions from these composer’s best-known compositions
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Date: 10 September 2022
Venue: Pianoforte Studios, Chicago, Illinois, United States
Programme Name: Becca Dora’s oboe recital
Name of Scholar: LIU Tsz-Ho (Bassoon)
Cuban concerto for woodwind quintet by Valerie Coleman
About: Becca Dora, active freelancer and educator around the chicago area, is presenting an oboe recital featuring underrepresented and living composers gems such as Valerie Coleman’s Afro-Cuban Concerto for woodwind quintet.
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Date: 11 September 2022
Venue: Murray and Michele Allen recital Hall, Chicago, Illinois, United States
Programme Name: Non-Bassoon recital
Name of Scholar: LIU Tsz-Ho (Bassoon)
About: Thinking out of the box and challenge the artistic possibility of performing essential pieces from other instruments such as J.S. Bach flute partita and Brahms Clarinete Sonata op.120 No.1 in f minor. Pairing with the Ignaz Lachner concertino for bassoon, Horn and orchestra and the Bruch Viola romance op. 85. This recital program explores the expressivity of bassoon and renovate a new rendition on these crucial compositions.
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Date: 11 September 2022
Venue: Theatre, Hong Kong City Hall
Programme Name: A Thousand Colours
Name of Scholar: LUK Wai-chun (Composer)
About: ‘The Hong Kong Legends’ chamber orchestra will perform ‘Fire Dragon Dance’ written for Chinese and Western instrument by LUK Wai-chun. Wai-chun re-arranged the piece for clarinet, violin, cello, sheng, pipa and zheng for the concert ‘A Thousand Colours’.

Date: 11 September 2022
Venue: TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht, Netherlands
Programme Name: "The Carnival of Futuristic Animals" - Gaudeamus 2022 Final Night
Name of Scholar: SO Ho-chi (Composer)
About: Spaceship Ensemble, who are doing a residency at Gaudeamus this year, present a musical spectacle inspired by A Treatise On Evolution by one of Holland’s most iconic scientists, the theoretical physicist Gerard ‘t Hooft. A series of drawings of futuristic creatures that show how animals could evolve. In a musical programme reminiscent of Camille Saint-Saëns’ Le Carnaval des Animaux, the ensemble plays a series of short pieces each of which depicts one of ‘t Hooft’s creatures.

Date: 23 September 2022
Venue: Auditorium, Tsuen Wan Town Hall
Programme Name: Ishin Denshin Symphonic Instrumentality Project
Name of Scholar: WONG Wai-yin (Soloist with orchestra)
About: There are many emotions that cannot be expressed by words and hard to understand. But in this difficult time, accompany is the support that everyone can offer. We could understand each other without words but empathy. In this connection, Hong Kong Doujin Philharmonia and Medical Musicians Hong Kong will perform music from ‘Neon Genesis Evangelion’ and curated ‘Ishin Denshi’ concert to arouse awareness of public to mental health and show support to family and friends with needs.
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Date: 30 September 2022
Venue: Grand Hall, Lee Shau Kee Lecture Centre, The University of Hong Kong
Programme Name: Ink Art & New Music: New Works by Faculty and Student Composers
Name of Scholar: CHOR Kai-hei (Cello), LEUNG Ka-lok (Pipa), Grammy YEUNG (Zheng)
About: Inspired by the Ink Art Collection of M+ Museum, seven new works for mixed Chinese and Western instruments will receive their Asian Premiere by the aspiring young talents of Ensemble Traversée. Images of the select artworks will be digitally projected to enhance the audience's experience with ink and sound.

Remarks: In light of the outbreak of COVID-19, please refer to presenters' websites for the latest performance updates.

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August Members' Updates
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Date: 6 August 2022
Venue: Recital Theatre, Congregation House
Programme name: Tranquilo Collective Presents: Woodpigeon Quintet Debut Concert – Rite of Passage
Member(s): Hippocrates CHENG (Composer)
About: Hippocrates Cheng’s music, “The Ritual Dance of the One-way trip” (2019), will receive a Hong Kong premiere by the Woodpigeon Quintet.

Date: 9 August 2022
Venue: Y Studio, Youth Square
Programme name:
Member(s): Alvin CHAN (Percussionist), Eugene KWONG (Percussionist), Michael YEUNG (Percussionist)
About: Percussion is about finding sounds. With our many implements we strike not only on drums, but also on sawblades, flowerpots, and desk bells, to find and recontextualise the everyday sounds that we have taken for granted. Sounds that induce us into rhythm; sounds that intrigue you by their colour; sounds that unlock new, vibrant, possibilities. An index of possibilities - that, is the subject of this concert.

Date: 13-14, 16 August 2022
Venue: NTSO Concert Hall, Taichung  (13/8), Concert Hall of Wei-Wu-Ying National Kaohsiung Centre for the Arts (14/8),National Taitung Senior High School Auditorium (16/8)
Programme name: 2022 NTSO International Youth Orchestra Camp Concert
Member(s): YIU Song-lam (Soloist & Oboe Coach)
About: YIU Song-lam will be coaching the NTSO International Youth Orchestra Camp and performing the Bach Oboe D'amour Concerto conducted by Mastro Lio Kuok Man.

Date: 14 August 2022
Venue: Studio Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Programme name: Metamorphosis Reimagined
Member(s): Alvin CHAN (Percussionist), TSANG Wing-fai (Composer), Ronny WONG (Choreographer), Gigi YIU (Concept), Judy YIU (Choreographer and Dance)
About: While the rapid changing global issues and development have brought significant impact and massive challenges to the performing arts sector, adapting and transforming during these unprecedented times are nothing new for an artist. 
Metamorphosis Reimagined features five members of the Awardees Association in dance performances and a short video screening, in which the artists reshape new thoughts, and reimagine unlimited possibilities under the new normal of continuous change.

Date: 17 August 2022
Venue: Concert Hall, Hong Kong City Hall
Programme name: Concert – A Dialogue Between Jazz and Guangdong Music
Member(s): LUK Wai-chun (Arranger)
About: Windpipe Chinese Music Ensemble will perform LUK Wai-chun’s work ‘Songs for Martial Heroes’, arranged for Dongxiao and Chamber Ensemble.

Date: 17 August 2022
Venue: Concert Hall, Jiangxu Grand Theatre
Programme name: 2022 Nanjing Music Festival
Member(s): LUK Wai-chun (Composer)
About: LUK Wai-chun’s trio work ‘Tian-Tiao Rock’ written for Pipa, Zhongruan and Daruan will be performed by Nanjing Chinese Orchestra in the concert of 2022 Nanjing Music Festival.

Date: 22 August 2022
Venue: Recital Theatre, Congregation House
Programme name: M‧eureka! Chamber Recital
Member(s): Cheryl CHAN (Horn), Alice HUI (Flute & Arranger), Tommy LIU (Bassoon)
About: We will be performing a series of arrangements from symphonic and piano works. Join us and explore the beauty of woodwind chamber music!

Remarks: In light of the outbreak of COVID-19, please refer to presenters' websites for the latest performance updates.

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July Members' Updates
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Date: 2-3, 9, 16-17, 23 July 2022
Venue: Theaterwiese, Schloss Sondershausen, Germany
Programme: Theater Nordhausen – Die Zwillingsbrüder (The Twin Brothers) by Franz Schubert
Member(s): Jasper SUNG (Tenor, plays Anton)
About: Lieschen is heartbroken: she has just come of age and finally wants to get engaged to her sweetheart, young Anton. An old friend of her father gets in her way, who has the right to marry her through an earlier agreement with her father and now wants to marry her. After a number of heartaches and the return of a twin brother who was believed to be missing, the story has a happy ending. Franz Schubert wrote this cheerful Singspiel at the age of 23, eight years before his untimely death. It still impresses today with its musical language, beautiful melodies and colourful orchestration. It is an exciting story of growing up, of self-determination and the uneasy task of finding one's own path.

Date: 5 July 2022
Venue: Concert Hall, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
Programme: Chill粵經典:粵調音樂會
Member(s): Jessica FUNG (Dizi, Shao, Coordinator)
About: The concert will focus on the historical development of Hong Kong. TroVessional will guide the audiences to know more about the development of Cantonese music by performing Naamyum.

Date: 12 July 2022
Venue: City of Asylum, Alphabet City, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Programme: Global Voices Presented by HarmoniZing
Member(s): LUK Wai-chun (Composer)
About: Live and online performance of "Tan-Tiao Rock" in City of Asylum, Alphabet City, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA by Jin YANG (pipa), Joyce YAN (zhongruan), Nancy XIAO (daruan) in the concert of "Global Voices Presented by HarmoniZing". (USA Premiere)

Date: 20 July 2022
Venue: Roman Catholic Church of St. Mary, Basel, Switzerland
Programme: The Passions in the Middle Ages
Member(s): Fiona Kizzie LEE (Co-director)
About: The Passions in the Middle Ages, a solo programme developed by Fiona Kizzie Lee, takes the audience on a journey of passionate pursuits across the Medieval Europe. Featuring a number of historical instruments (recorder, organetto, and pipe and tabor), it presents an instrumental take on expressing the desires of men through renditions of music from the quintessential Codices through the 11th-15th centuries.

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Date: 23 July 2022
Venue: Auditorium, Sha Tin Town Hall
Programme: Triumph Over Darkness
Member(s): Angela CHAN (Violin)
About: Beethoven Violin Concerto with Hong Kong Youth Orchestra, lead by Mr. Kin Fung Leung.

Date: 23 July 2022
Venue: Church in Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Programme name: 中國之夜 - The Flying Petals.
Member(s): LUK Wai-chun (Composer)
About: Live performance of piece for trio for pipa、zhongruan、daruan "Tan-Tiao Rock" in Church in Pittsburgh by Jin YANG (pipa), Joyce YAN (zhongruan), Nancy XIAO (daruan) in the concert of "中國之夜- The Flying Petals".

Remarks: In light of the outbreak of COVID-19, please refer to presenters' websites for the latest performance updates.

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June Members' Updates
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Date: 1 – 14 June 2022
Venue: Kungliga Operan, Stockholm
Programme: Askungan (Cinderella)
Member(s): Chritiana de BLANK (Dancer)
About: A brand new production choreographed by Tamara Rojo for the Royal Swedish Ballet. It follows the story of Cinderella in a neo classical style. The costumes were specially designed by Christian Lacroix.

“Cinderella is washed up alone in a Stockholm port. She is immediately taken to an orphanage where she ends up at the bottom of the pecking order. A cook, a cleaner and a kind housekeeper become her friends. When the dull jury of the big dance contest rejects Cinderella at her first audition because her style is too bold and explosive, she gets help from her friends. Cinderella must qualify! But will she make it to the competition in time? And will she be reunited with her family? She misses them so much.

Date: 9 June 2022
Website: https://www.facebook.com/hkwindpipe/
Programme Name: Lecture recital of
Name of Scholar: LUK Wai-chun (Composer)
About: LUK Wai-chun’s Cantonese music work ‘Lan Kwai Tang Fong’ will be performed by Wind Pipe Chinese Music Ensemble in the Lecture Recital Series.

Date: 11 June 2022
Venue: Laundry Steps, Tai Kwun
Programme Name: The Hearth: Jazz, from the Ground Up, onto the Steps Edition
Name of Scholar: LUK Wai-chun (Composer)
About: LUK Wai-chun’s jazz composition ‘Jasmine Scent’ will be performed by a jazz fusion band - Jazzbird in the concert of The Hearth: Jazz, from the Ground Up, onto the Steps Edition at Laundry Steps, Tai Kwun.

Date: 16 June 2022
Venue: Recital Hall, Hyogo Performing Arts Centre
Programme name: PAC Orchestra Recital Series
Member(s): Tommy Liu (Bassoon soloist)
About: Two member of the orchestra will be selected every year by Artistic Director, Yukata Sado, to perform in the Recital Series. I will be performing works from classical to 20th century, including composition by Robert Schumann and Roger Boutry.

Date: 20 June 2022
Venue: Concert Hall, Jiangxu Grand Theatre
Programme Name: 2022 Nanjing Music Festival
Name of Scholar: LUK Wai-chun (Composer)
About: LUK Wai-chun’s trio work ‘Tian-Tiao Rock’ written for Pipa, Zhongruan and Daruan will be performed by Nanjing Chinese Orchestra in the concert of 2022 Nanjing Music Festival.

Date: 23 June 2022
Venue: Concert Hall, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
Programme: Master of Music in Performance (Zheng) Graduation Recital by Jessie Law Ho-yan
Member(s): Jessie LAW (Zheng solo)
About: Four distinctively different repertoires were chosen as a conclusion of Jessie’s fruitful master degree: Cantonese music “Fleeting Clouds and Running Brooks”, Zheng solo “Spring in the Forest”, Zheng and Piano “Ink and Wash” and Japanese Koto repertoire “Koto concerto no. 4”. May she takes everyone on a poetic and soul-searching landscape journey with music?

Date: 23 June 2022
Venue: Concert Hall, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
Programme Name: Master of Music in Performance (Zheng) Graduation Recital by LEUNG Ka-lok
Name of Scholar: LEUNG Ka-lok (Pipa), LUK Wai-chun (Composer)
About: Graduation recital of Master of Music, performance repertoire includes LUK Wai-chun’s work ‘Rock Pipa – FIGHT!’, Pipa solo and concerto.

Date: 25 June 2022
Venue: Roman Catholic Church of St. Mary, Basel, Switzerland
Programme: Recreating the Portatifer – Lautenslaher Duo
Member(s): Fiona Kizzie LEE (Co-director)
About: A combination rarely found in the musical scene nowadays, the Portatifer – Lautenslaher Duo, comprising an organetto and a lute, was in fact well-loved by German princes and city governments in the late medieval times. More than several occasions was the entry “portatifer-lautenslaher” (with numerous spelling variants) found on payment rolls and chronicles, indicating just how popular this “soft” musical ensemble was.

One might ask what music did they play? Or, what was their repertoire? Did they improvise, and how did they use existing vocal compositions and organ tablatures?

Some others might even want to know, who were these people, and what other instruments did they play?

Well, this is what Duo PortaLauta aims to find out. Join our performance and come along with us on the path of discovery.

Photo credit: Anat Nazarathy

Date: 25 June 2022
Venue: Studio Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Programme: Posthuman Spectacle
Member(s): Austin LEUNG
About: Posthuman Spectable takes audiences on an avant-grade, sentimental ride as minimalism and contemporary indie music meet immersive sounds and art tech-infused photography. The cross-disciplinary conceptual concert centres on human experiences in the tech-overload present and future.

Remarks: In light of the outbreak of COVID-19, please refer to presenters' websites for the latest performance updates.

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May Members' Updates
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Date: May 2022
Venue: Touring Performance in Hong Kong
Programme: When Puppets Meet Music
Member(s): Hippocrates CHENG (Composer and Music Director)
About: Hong Kong Puppet and Shadow Art Center and young local composer Hippocrates Cheng co-created the touring performance for this programme. The Group joins hands with music ensemble 'Sync 5' to perform the traditional puppetry play, with original compositions played by Chinese and Western instruments, showcasing the artistic skills of traditional Chinese puppetry.

Date: 13 May 2022
Venue: JC Cube, Tai Kwun
Programme Name: Jockey Club Musicus Heritage Alive Concerts at Tai Kwun
Name of Scholar: Alvin CHAN (Percussion), LUK Wai-chun (Composer)
About: World premiere of LUK Wai-chun's commission work by Musicus Society - "Tomorrow" for Violin, Cello, Dizi, Pipa, Piano and Percussion.

Date: 14 May 2022
Venue: St. Mane Theatre, Lanesboro, Minnesota, USA
Programme: NADIA
Member(s): Eric Fung (Pianist)
About: Written by Mina Fisher, this one-woman play, interweaved with chamber music, celebrates the music and life of Nadia Boulanger, who was the first woman to conduct the New York Philharmonic and produce and conduct recordings, as well as the first professional female organist. Boulanger became a mentor to thousands of American and European musicians, from Aaron Copland to Quincy Jones.

Remarks: In light of the outbreak of COVID-19, please refer to presenters' websites for the latest performance updates.

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April Members' Updates
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Date: 8 April 2022
Venue: László Z. Bitó ‘60 Conservatory Building, Bard College
Programme: Ink Art and New Music Project Concert One - student composer premieres
Member(s): Austin LEUNG (Composer)
About: This concert features Austin’s new work “Beyond Form”.

Date: 8 April 2022
Venue: Fairview Elementary School USA
Programme: Indiana University Jacobs School Music Ballet Collaboration Performance
Member(s): Hippocrates CHENG (Composer)
About: Hippocrates’s new ballet music will be premiered by young ballet dancers in IU Ballet Collaboration Performance

Date: 12 April 2022
Venue: Auer Hall, The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
Programme: IU Wind Ensemble Concert
Member(s): Hippocrates CHENG (Composer)
About: Hippocrates Cheng’s new piece, “The Hu(ma)n-ting Ground” for large wind ensemble, will be premiered by the IU Wind Ensemble.

Date: 19 April 2022
Venue: Auer Hall, The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
Programme: IU Student Composition Recital
Member(s): Hippocrates CHENG (Composer)
About: Hippocrates Cheng’s new piece, “Lament for Mr. Kong” for flute, clarinet, horn and violin, will be premiered by the student musicians.

Remarks: In light of the outbreak of COVID-19, please refer to presenters' websites for the latest performance updates.

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March Members' Updates
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Date: 1-12 March 2022
Venue: Kungliga Operan (The Royal Swedish Ballet)
Programme: La Boîte à Joujoux
Member(s): Christiana DE BLANK (Dancer)
About: The choreographer Jean-Guillaume Bart and the artist Bea Szenfeld have, together with the Royal Swedish Ballet, created a new work inspired by the seminal ballet La boite à joujoux (The Toy Box). When it was first performed in 1921, the critics hailed the advent of a new art form. This was neither ballet nor music it was better! The Royal Swedish Ballet give new life to the toys in the box accompanied by fantastical, playful music by Claude Debussy.

Date: 22 March 2022
Venue: Recital Hall at Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University
Programme: Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Composition Recital
Member(s): Hippocrates CHENG (Composer)
About: This concert features Hippocrates’ new work: “Lament for Mr. Kong,” written for flute, clarinet, horn and violin.

Remarks: In light of the outbreak of COVID-19, please refer to presenters' websites for the latest performance updates.

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February Members' Updates
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Date: 4 February 2022
Venue: Trust Performing Arts Center, Lancaster, PA, USA
Programme Name: Lancaster International Piano Festival Concert Series
Name of Scholar: Eric FUNG (Piano)
About: Eric will play J. S. Bach’s Clavierübung II & IV

Date: 5 February 2022
Venue: Pine Street Presbyterian Church, Harrisburg, PA, USA
Programme Name: Music At Pine Street Series
Name of Scholar: Eric FUNG (Piano)
About: Eric will play J. S. Bach’s Clavierübung II & IV

Date: 14 February 2022
Website: https://www.cms.ccc.cuhk.edu.hk/middayoasis/
Programme Name: Midday Oasis Lunchtime Concerts – Organ Concert
Name of Scholar: Anne LAM (Organ)
About: Midday Oasis provides a breathing space for audience during teaching periods of The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Concerts are held every Monday, 1:30pm-1:55pm during teaching weeks.

Date: 25-27 February 2022
Venue: Black Box Theatre, Kwai Tsing Theatre
Programme Name: In Search of Voice in a Cramped City Theatre Series: Deoi3 Bat1 Deoi3
Name of Scholar: Cherry LEUNG (Choreographer)
About: A dance triptych on the mesmerising journey of juxtapositioning. This Programme fuses contemporary dance with other art disciplines: drama, music, text-image and visual arts as media, to create a series of innovative programme activities for youths to explore communication.

Date: 26 February 2022
Venue: Theatre, Hong Kong City Hall
Programme Name: Yue Pipa Ensemble Different Strokes: A Fresh Take on Pipa
Name of Scholar: LUK Wai-chun (Composer)
About: LUK rearranged his own work “Rock Pipa - FIGHT!” and will be performed by Yue Pipa Ensemble as a programme of Hong Kong Arts Festival.

Date: 28 February 2022
Website: https://www.cms.ccc.cuhk.edu.hk/middayoasis/
Programme Name: Midday Oasis Lunchtime Concerts – Concert by the LENK Quartet
Name of Scholar: Eric YIP (Cello)
About: Midday Oasis provides a breathing space for audience during teaching periods of The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Concerts are held every Monday, 1:30pm-1:55pm during teaching weeks.

Remarks: In light of the outbreak of COVID-19, please refer to presenters' websites for the latest performance updates.

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January Members' Updates
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Date: 1 January 2022
Website: https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/G9gF2bgKNrAwjCHdoSmuQQ
Programme Name: 2022 “敦煌國樂” 中國民族室內樂/重奏新年音樂會
Name of Scholar: LUK Wai-chun (Composer)
About: 武漢音樂學院東方 “雲朵” will perform LUK Wai-chun’s ‘Tan Tiao Rock’ written for Pipa, Zhongruan and Daruan.

Date: 3 January 2022
Venue: Concert Hall, Hong Kong City Hall
Programme Name: Hong Kong Grand Opera New Year Gala Concert
Name of Scholar: Phoebe TAM (Soprano)
About: There will be arias and ensembles and 4th movement of Beethoven’s 9th symphony. Conductor is Vivian IP.

Date: 14 January 2022
Venue: Chengdu City Concert Hall
Programme Name: 《品》 — 琵琶與阮的對話
Name of Scholar: LUK Wai-chun (Composer)
About: Ensemble 天姿國樂 of Sichuan Symphony Orchestra will perform LUK Wai-chun’s ‘Tan Tiao Rock’ written for Pipa, Zhongruan and Daruan.

Date: 15 & 22 January 2022
Venue: Prison Yard, Tai Kwun
Programme Name: Weekend yard music
Name of Scholar: Phoebe TAM (Soprano)
About: Host to three afternoons of free concerts across two weekends, the Prison Yard stage will feature up-and-coming local musicians.

Highlighting the Festival’s theme of “music from within”, visitors can catch a glimpse of the creative minds that belong to the various musicians and learn more about how they interpret the medium. The concerts will encompass a range of western classical and contemporary music styles, from operatic singing to Chinese music.

Date: 16 January 2022
Venue: Concert Hall, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Programme Name: Abridged Die Fledermaus with MYO 
Name of Scholar: Phoebe TAM (Soprano)
About: Phoebe will sing as Adele. Conductor is Synthia KO.

Date: 23 January 2022
Venue: Cheung Wah Community Hall
Programme Name: 18dART – North District – ‘North District Harmonious Music Project’ Harmonica and Recorder Project
Name of Scholar: Hippocrates CHENG (Composer)
About: This concert features three of his works: “Somnambulating,” “Unspoken” and “Liminality – Concertino for Sync5.” performed by “Sync 5,” a young local Chinese-Western mixed ensemble.

Date: 23 January 2022
Venue: Recital Theatre, Congregation House
Programme name: M•eureka! Chamber recital
Name of Scholar: Alice HUI (Flutist and arranger)
About: We will be presenting a series of new arrangements for woodwinds. Don’t miss it if you would like to hear some classical orchestral/piano masterpieces arranged into woodwind chamber music. Join us for an afternoon of beautiful woodwind sound and explore the possibilities of woodwind chamber music together!

Date: 28 January 2022
Venue: Hong Kong Baptist University 
Programme: Solo Piano & Chamber Music Concert
Members: Brian CHAN (Flute), Chan Ngat-chau (Cello), Margaret YIM (Soprano),  Carol YU (Piano)
Details: [CONCERT & MASTERCLASSES] Co-presented by Hong Kong Baptist University Department of Music and Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund Awardees Association. A diverse concert programme featuring solo piano and chamber works by Chopin, Massenet, Strauss, Schumann and Piazzolla.

Remarks: In light of the outbreak of COVID-19, please refer to presenters' websites for the latest performance updates.

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December Members' Updates
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Date: 1 December 2021
Venue: Concert Hall, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
Programme: Academy Chinese Orchestra Concert - Li Bochan Series, Conductor: Rupert Woo Pak-tuen
Name of Scholar: LEUNG Ka-lok (Pipa)
Details: Perform Pipa concerto “Late Autumn”.

Date: 2 December 2021
Venue: The Education University of Hong Kong
Programme: MUSES Concert Series
Name of Scholar: Grammy YEUNG (Guzheng)
Details: As a part of the EdUHK mentorship program, I will be performing zheng duet repertoires with my mentee.

Date: 5 December 2021
Venue: Concert Hall, Hong Kong City Hall
Programme Name: The Sound of Arts
Website: https://www.instagram.com/friendshkmoa/
Name of Scholar: Colette LAM (Soloist)
About: Perform a comic opera “The Impresario” by W.A. Mozart.

Date: 7 December 2021
Venue: Concert Hall, Hong Kong City Hall
Programme Name: My Beloved by Giacomo Puccini
Name of Scholar: Colette LAM (Soloist)
About: Celebrated painter Puccini has locked himself in his studio for quite some time, working fervently on a masterpiece – a portrait he has named “My Beloved”. The suspense is too much to bear for those close to him, and everyone is eager to find out about the identity of the subject.

“My Beloved” strings together songs from Puccini’s operas in an original script – a witty comedy with a twist. Be prepared to be showered with all your favourite Puccini arias in the most unexpected way!

Date: 12 December 2021
Venue: St. John's Episcopal Church, New York City, Park Slope
Programme Concerts on the Slope Concert Series: Ghost Trio "Eight, Thousand, Woman, Ghost"
Name of Scholar: Angel LAM (Composer and Storyteller)
About: A piano trio composed by Angel Lam, and a folk story written and told by Angel Lam at this concert.

Date: 12 December 2021
Venue: Deutsches National Theater Weimar, Germany
Programme Name: Opera in three acts - Electric Saint by Stewart Copeland · Libretto by Jonathan Moore
Website: https://www.nationaltheater-weimar.de/en/programm/stueck-detail.php?SID=2678
Name of Scholar: Jasper SUNG (Tenor)
About: Nowadays the name «Tesla» stands for electromobility. The opera «Electric Saint», however, is based on the historical figure of Nikola Tesla. It highlights the rivalry between him and his fellow inventor and competitor Thomas Edison, both pioneers of electrical engineering with diametrically opposed life philosophies. These two central figures were like the Bill Gates or Steve Jobs of our times — the one, a radical genius with an eye for details, and the other, a brilliant inventor, clever businessman and self-marketer. Tesla wanted to make his electrical inventions available to everyone for the benefit of humanity, while Edison was more interested in accumulating wealth. To understand Tesla’s character, it is important to know that the Croatian inventor was born into the family of an orthodox priest. He never felt that his faith conflicted with his involvement in scientific progress — a dualism expressed in the title of the opera.

Date: 18 December 2021
Venue: Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra Recital Hall
Programme Name: Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra “5G Live Streamed Concert With New Tunes, We Connect” Concert
Name of Scholar: Hippocrates CHENG (Composer)
About: The HKCO Net Festival was launched in 2020 to drive musicmakers in a fight against Covid-19 and to connect the community in the Cloud. Hippocrates Cheng’s work “HongKongers Addoil!” will be performed in “With New Tunes, We Connect” concert via 5G. 

Date: 18 December 2021
Venue: Auditorium, Sha Tin Town Hall
Programme Name: Absolutely Harmonica Concert on Original Composition for Harmonica 
Name of Scholar: Hippocrates CHENG (Composer)
About: This concert features various original compositions for harmonica. Hippocrates Cheng’s new work “To Lyricize” - Concertino for Harmonica and String Quartet will be premiered by harmonicist Steffi Leung and Verismo quartet. Three other works of his including “Somnambulating,” “Unspoken” and “Liminality – Concertino for Sync5” will be performed by “Sync 5,” a young local Chinese-Western mixed ensemble, in the same concert. 

Date: 22 December 2021
Venue: Concert Hall, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
Programme: Academy Chinese Music Concert
Name of Scholar: Jessica FUNG (Dizi and Xiao)
Details: TroVessional will perform traditional Cantonese and Naamyum music.

Remarks: In light of the outbreak of COVID-19, please refer to presenters' websites for the latest performance updates.

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November Members' Updates
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Date: 7 November 2021
Venue: China Congregational Church 
Programme Name: Flute and Harp Duo Concert
Name of Scholar: Alice HUI (Flutist)
About: It's a duo recital of flute and harp. Programme includes Saint-Saens' Fantasie in A major, Piazzolla's L'Historie du tango and solo works for flute/ harp

Date: 7 November & 11 December 2021
Venue: Deutsches National Theater Weimar, Germany
Programme Name: Opera in three acts - Electric Saint by Stewart Copeland · Libretto by Jonathan Moore
Website: https://www.nationaltheater-weimar.de/en/programm/stueck-detail.php?SID=2678
Name of Scholar: Jasper SUNG (Tenor)
About: Nowadays the name «Tesla» stands for electromobility. The opera «Electric Saint», however, is based on the historical figure of Nikola Tesla. It highlights the rivalry between him and his fellow inventor and competitor Thomas Edison, both pioneers of electrical engineering with diametrically opposed life philosophies. These two central figures were like the Bill Gates or Steve Jobs of our times — the one, a radical genius with an eye for details, and the other, a brilliant inventor, clever businessman and self-marketer. Tesla wanted to make his electrical inventions available to everyone for the benefit of humanity, while Edison was more interested in accumulating wealth. To understand Tesla’s character, it is important to know that the Croatian inventor was born into the family of an orthodox priest. He never felt that his faith conflicted with his involvement in scientific progress — a dualism expressed in the title of the opera.

Date: 8 November 2021
Venue: Lee Hysan Concert Hall, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Programme name: Chung Chi Orchestra Fall Concert 2021
Name of Scholar: LUK Wai-chun (Arranger)
About: Orchestral arranger of the Chung Chi 70th Anniversary Theme Song - "God's Love in Chung Chi"

Date: 13 November 2021
Venue: Concert Hall, Hong Kong City Hall
Programme Name: Musicus Fest 2021 – Children’s Concert: Marco Polo and the Sounds of Carnival
Name of Scholar: Grammy YEUNG (Guzheng)
About: This concert rolls out a whole new chapter of Marco Polo’s exciting adventures by integrating Western and Chinese music with live action and comedy skits on screen.

Date: 17 November 2021
Venue: Theodorskirche, Basel, Switzerland
Programme Name: La Fiamma’s The Corners of Fortunæ
Name of Scholar: Fiona Kizzie LEE (Co-director)
About: The early music duo, LA FIAMMA, is taking you on a spin on Fortune’s wheel. The Corners of Fortunæ is a programme that features music from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance and later periods, taking you along / showing you the journey of a king (Regno), who owned a kingdom and later lost it, and eventually regained the throne.

Fortune can raise one up and cast them down again, when they least expect it.

Date: 21 November 2021
Venue: Fringe Dairy
Programme Name: Jockey Club “Chinese Music 360” Community Performances 1
Name of Scholar: Hippocrates CHENG (Composer)
About: This concert features Hippocrates Cheng’s Pipa concertino (rearranged for Pipa and string quartet), traditional Suona music and String Quartet music by Joseph Haydn. 

Date: 21 November 2021
Venue: Fringe Dairy
Programme Name: Jockey Club “Chinese Music 360” Community Performances 2
Name of Scholar: Hippocrates CHENG (Composer)
About: This concert features traditional Chinese music and Hippocrates Cheng’s original music and performed by “Sync 5,” a local Chinese-Western mixed ensemble formed by five Hong Kong young musicians. 

Date: 22 November 2021
Venue: Chung Chi College Chapel, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Programme Name: Midday Oasis Lunchtime Concerts in November – Guzheng & Percussion Duo Concert
Name of the Scholars: Alvin CHAN (Percussion) and Grammy YEUNG (Guzheng)
About: The programme features Zheng classics performed together with percussion, creating the impression of being familiar yet fresh to the audience.

Date: 23 November 2021
Venue: The Education University of Hong Kong
Programme: MUSES AiR Series
Name of Scholar: Carol YU (Piano)
Details: [Poet & Painter: Chopin & Debussy] Solo Piano Recital & Masterclass as Honorary Artist-in-Residence of The Education University of Hong Kong. Recital programme featuring masterpieces by Chopin and Debussy, enriched with paintings and commentary on how the composers embody poetry, colours and sonorities in their own individual musical landscape.

Date: 27 November 2021
Venue: Laundry Steps, Tai Kwun
Programme: Musicus Fest 2021 - Jockey Club Musicus Heritage Alive Concert
Name of Scholars: Alvin CHAN (Percussion) and LUK Wai-chun (Composer)
Details: Two unconventional compositions will kick off this heritage concert series at the Laundry Steps on Saturday. With inspiration from Tai Kwun, the new work by Musicus Society’s Call for Scores winner LUK Wai-chun features both Chinese and Western instruments with electronics and video projection.

Date: 30 November 2021
Venue: Concert Hall, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Programme Name: Hong Kong Grand Opera Inaugural Concert “EXOTICA”
Name of Scholar: Phoebe TAM (Soprano)
About: Exotica celebrates diversity by taking us on an operatic journey, ranging from romance with a sequence from Puccini’s La Boheme, to a mysterious moors of Scotland for Donizetti’s vengeful Lucia do Lammermoor. 

Then we fly to India for Lakmé and Les Pêcheurs de Perles for a story of taboo love and two men who heal their rivalry with a pledge of eternal friendship, followed by a trip to Japan for Madama Butterfly, the ultimate tale of devoted and tragic love. 

We eventually find the answer to happiness in our Candide finale. 

Remarks: In light of the outbreak of COVID-19, please refer to presenters' websites for the latest performance updates.

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October Members' Updates
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Date: 15 October 2021
Venue: Theatre, Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre
Programme: Music Salon I: Showcase of Compositions for Woodwind and Brass Instruments
Name of the Scholar: Vivian LEE (Bassoon)
About: Music Salon aims at forming a network of music departments of the participating institutions for scholarly musical exchanges, performances, researches and coordination of creative musical activities. It also forms a good platform for music exchanges for the student composers and the HKCG composers. This Music Salon series was launched with the participation from music departments from HKAPA, EdUHK and CUHK.

A total of 8 works will be featured at the concert. Composers and musicians will be invited to share their experiences and ideas of their compositions after the performance.

Date: 15 October, 7 November & 11 December 2021
Venue: Deutsches National Theater Weimar, Germany
Programme Name: Opera in three acts - Electric Saint by Stewart Copeland · Libretto by Jonathan Moore
Website: https://www.nationaltheater-weimar.de/en/programm/stueck-detail.php?SID=2678
Name of Scholar: Jasper SUNG (Tenor)
About: Nowadays the name «Tesla» stands for electromobility. The opera «Electric Saint», however, is based on the historical figure of Nikola Tesla. It highlights the rivalry between him and his fellow inventor and competitor Thomas Edison, both pioneers of electrical engineering with diametrically opposed life philosophies. These two central figures were like the Bill Gates or Steve Jobs of our times — the one, a radical genius with an eye for details, and the other, a brilliant inventor, clever businessman and self-marketer. Tesla wanted to make his electrical inventions available to everyone for the benefit of humanity, while Edison was more interested in accumulating wealth. To understand Tesla’s character, it is important to know that the Croatian inventor was born into the family of an orthodox priest. He never felt that his faith conflicted with his involvement in scientific progress — a dualism expressed in the title of the opera.

Date: 18 October 2021
Venue: Chung Chi College Chapel, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Programme Name: Midday Oasis Lunchtime Concerts in October - Voice & Piano Concert
Name of the Scholar: Phoebe TAM (Soprano)
About: Voice & Piano Concert

Date: 23 October 2021
Venue: China Congregational Church 
Programme Name: Sync 5 Debut Concert - Liminality
Name of Scholar: Hippocrates CHENG (Composer)
About: In this Sync 5 debut concert, titled “Liminality,” we will perform solo and ensemble music ranging from Western Classical music, Chinese traditional/ new music  and arrangements. Apart from these classics, our composer in residence Hippocrates Cheng has prepared four original ensemble music for the concert. We sincerely hope to invite all of you to our debut concert! 

“We think, we change, we SYNC.” Please come join our concert! 

Date: 23 October 2021
Venue: Mong Kok Community Hall, Lam Tin (East) Community Hall, Sha Kok Community Hall
Programme Name: Fusion Music Concert
Name of Scholar: Grammy YEUNG (Guzheng)
About: Grammy YEUNG will be performing as the guest player of Fusicianz, which is a fusion band that performs self-arranged and original repertoires with different instrument combinations and electronic music effects.

Date: 29 October 2021
Venue: Theatre, Hong Kong City Hall
Programme Name: “Our Music Talents” Series: Vocal Recital by Athene Mok
Name of Scholar: Cherry TSANG (Piano)
About: Soprano Athene MOK will join hands with pianist Cherry TSANG to present a collection of opera works and art songs by famous composers including Mozart, Rossini, Mendelssohn and Bernstein.

Remarks: In light of the outbreak of COVID-19, please refer to presenters' websites for the latest performance updates.

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September Members' Updates
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Date: 3 September 2021
Venue: Theatre, Hong Kong City Hall
Programme Name: Regional Music of China Series: Virtuosic Tone, Lingering Rhyme
Name of Scholar: Grammy YEUNG (Guzheng)
About: Sheng takes the lead to echo with lingering Sizhu music in this concert.  The virtuoso ensemble will showcase not only extant music, but also rearranged folk tunes from the Anthology of Chinese Instrumental Music.  This presentation delves deep into lilting tones of the instrument and brings melodious tunes with peculiar characteristics to our audience. 

Date: 5, 11, 18, 30 September, 15 October, 7 November & 11 December 2021
Venue: Deutsches National Theater Weimar, Germany
Programme Name: Opera in three acts - Electric Saint by Stewart Copeland · Libretto by Jonathan Moore
Website: https://www.nationaltheater-weimar.de/en/programm/stueck-detail.php?SID=2678
Name of Scholar: Jasper SUNG (Tenor)
About: Nowadays the name «Tesla» stands for electromobility. The opera «Electric Saint», however, is based on the historical figure of Nikola Tesla. It highlights the rivalry between him and his fellow inventor and competitor Thomas Edison, both pioneers of electrical engineering with diametrically opposed life philosophies. These two central figures were like the Bill Gates or Steve Jobs of our times — the one, a radical genius with an eye for details, and the other, a brilliant inventor, clever businessman and self-marketer. Tesla wanted to make his electrical inventions available to everyone for the benefit of humanity, while Edison was more interested in accumulating wealth. To understand Tesla's character, it is important to know that the Croatian inventor was born into the family of an orthodox priest. He never felt that his faith conflicted with his involvement in scientific progress — a dualism expressed in the title of the opera.

Date: 12 September 2021
Venue: Concert Hall, Hong Kong City Hall
Programme Name: Hong Kong Tak Ming Philharmonic Winds Annual Concert - Timpani Solo
Name of Scholar: CHOY Lap-tak (Timpani)
About: CHOY Lap-tak will perform as a soloist and accompanied by Hong Kong Tak Ming Philharmonic Winds. The concert will have the famous timpani concert composed by Gordon JACOB which includes three movements in diverse style of classical, contemporary and Jazz. There are many quick changes in timpani pedalling which will be challenging to the soloist.

Date: 24 September 2021
Venue: China Congregational Church 
Programme Name: Lunchtime Concert Series
Name of Scholar: Carol Yu (Piano)
About: Solo Piano Concert of French music featuring works by Debussy and Poulenc, enhanced by aesthetic appreciation of paintings and a sharing on The Creation, Water & Light.

Date: 26 September 2021
Venue: Concert Hall, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Programme Name: 《慶祝中華人民共和國成立72周年樂響香江音樂會》
Name of Scholar: Dr CHENG Wai (Piano)
About: To perform the Yellow River Piano Concerto in collaboration with the band at《慶祝中華人民共和國成立72周年樂響香江音樂會》.

Date: 27 September 2021
Venue: Chung Chi College Chapel, The Chinese University of Hong Kong / Online
Programme Name: Dizi, Xiao & Piano Concert
Name of Scholar: Jessica FUNG (Dizi and Xiao)
About: Featuring a selection of pieces from Chinese Cantonese and other cultures in the world, along with pianist-arranger Frankie Yip, in a fusions style.

Date: 27 September 2021
Venue: Concert Hall, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Programme Name: 《慶祝中華人民共和國成立72周年樂響香江音樂會》
Name of Scholar: Dr CHENG Wai (Piano)
About: To perform three pieces including Doming Lam: Flowery Moon Light of Spring River,Schumann/Liszt: Widmung, Piazzolla: Four Seasons (Winter and Spring) -Trio, Violin, Cello, Piano at《慶祝中華人民共和國成立72周年樂響香江音樂會》.

Remarks: In light of the outbreak of COVID-19, please refer to presenters' websites for the latest performance updates.

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August Members' Updates
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Date: 13 August 2021
Venue: Hong Kong Jockey Club Amphitheatre, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
Programme Name: Stella Maris - A Vocal Concert
Name of Scholar: Jeannette LEE (Mezzo-soprano), Phoebe TAM (Soprano)
About: The Virgin Mary is a very important figure in the Roman Catholic Church. A group of professional performers will give a vocal concert entitled “Stella Maris" on 13 August, in time for Our Lady’s Assumption.

During this concert, the audience is invited to enjoy both secular and sacred vocal interpretations of Mother Mary through the ages. As worshippers experience divine love for Christ through Mary’s gaze, so can we connect with our contemplative self through music.

Date: 13-14 August 2021
Venue: Shouson Theatre, Hong Kong Art Centre
Programme Name: Hong Kong Gaudeamus Dunhuang Ensemble – A MUSIC-TABLEAUX OF THE BUDDHA-LAND Docent Concert
Name of Scholar: Alvin CHAN (Percussion)
About: Inspired by the murals and paintings of Dunhuang Caves,  A MUSIC-TABLEAUX OF THE BUDDHA-LAND Docent Concert will bring the audiences back to the ancient world and tell the stories of the painting through their music.

Date: 23 August 2021
Venue: Concert Hall, Hong Kong City Hall
Programme Name: CUHK Department of Music 55th Anniversary Concert
Name of Scholar: Jeannette LEE (Mezzo-soprano)
About: A celebration of the CUHK Department of Music featuring an eclectic selection of music across genres by our distinguished alumni

Date: Starting from now
Website: https://be-connectedfestival.nl/p/dansersvanmorgen
Programme Name: Dansers van Morgan 
Name of Scholar: Christiana de Blank (Dancer)
About: All the pupils and students of the Dutch National Ballet Academy are taking part in this edition of 'Dansers van Morgen'. The youngest pupils (NBA 1-4) are performing in a new world dance piece, choreographed by teacher Iva Lešić. Teacher Grigori Tchitcherine is creating a character piece for the pupils of NBA 5 and 6, while choreographer and principal dancer with Dutch National Ballet, Remi Wörtmeyer, is choreographing a new work for the pupils of NBA 7.

The higher professional education students will perform in various works that have been created or adapted especially for them. Artistic director Ernst Meisner has created a big classical work for all the higher professional education students. The programme also includes new works by choreographer Juanjo Arqués and teacher Amy Raymond. And the students will be dancing an adaptation of, if we could only even if we could, a very successful early creation by the Dutch choreographers’ duo Andrea Leine and Harijono Roebana.

Finally, the programme includes a number of solos from the most recent edition of the Dutch National Ballet Academy’s Choreographic Project. These were choreographed by some of our students and have been developed further since their premiere in December.

Remarks: In light of the outbreak of COVID-19, please refer to presenters' websites for the latest performance updates.

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July Members' Updates
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Date: 2-4 July 2021
Venue: Concert Hall, Hong Kong City Hall
Programme Name: Norma
Name of Scholar: Colette LAM (Soprano)
About: Opera in 2 Acts. Composer: Vincenzo Bellini. Librettist: Felice Romani, based on play by Alexandre Soumet. Musica Viva's Production and directed by Professor LO King Man.

Date: 3rd July 2021
Venue: Auditorium, Kwai Tsing Theatre
Programme Name: Gingers’ Tonic
Name of Scholar: HO Cheuk-yin (Featured harmonicist of the band Smash)
About: Leo will be performing with his band Smash featuring also Kajeng Wong on the piano and Timothy Sun on the saxophone with a diverse repertoire ranging from popular canto pop tune to original composition by local composers. In this performance, boundaries of musical genre will no longer be presence. The performance also featured Joyce Cheung latest project Jazzical, turning famous classical composition into jazz influence arrangements.

Date: 7th July 2021
Venue: Theatre, Hong Kong City Hall
Programme Name: “Our Music Talents” Series: Piano Recital by Tsang Hin-yat
Name of Scholar: TSANG Hin-yat (Piano)
About: With the theme "Ludwig's Epilogue", TSANG Hin-yat will perform Beethoven's last three piano sonatas, namely No. 30 in E, Op. 109, No. 31 in A-flat, Op. 110 and No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111.

Date: 24-25 July 2021
Venue: Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Programme Name: Grand Dance Poem “Dunhuang Reflections”
Name of Scholar: Felix CHEN (Director & Choreographer)
About: Interpretation of traditional national cultural classics from the contemporary art perspective of Hong Kong urban aesthetics. Its “Austere Image” excerpt won the Adjudication Chairman’s Grand Award and Choreography Silver Award at the 2015 New Prague International Dance Festival. In 2016 the “Dunhuang Reflections” also participated in the 5th National Minorities Arts Festival in Beijing and won the Best Director Award.

Date: 30-31 July 2021
Venue: The Box, Freespace, Art Park, West Kowloon Cultural District
Programme Name: Carmen
Name of Scholar: Colette LAM (Soprano)
About: A world premiere of a multimedia theatrical production of Bizet’s Carmen directed by award-winning American Jennifer Williams and produced by More Than Musical

Date: 30 July 2021 to 1 Aug 2021
Venue: Theatre, Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre
Programme Name: The Heart of Growth
Name of Scholar: Seth CHAN (Artistic Director, Choreographer)
About: 濃情集, by Hong Kong children’s author A Nong, influenced a generation of young people in the 1980s, and the work, characterised by deep emotion, youthful aspiration, and a positive attitude towards life, remains among the city’s cultural treasures.

In this dynamic adaptation by Musical Trio, six of the book’s short stories are transferred to the stage to reveal life in that period. Together with live music and spirited dance routines, the zesty show revitalises the tales and outlook of Hong Kong people in earlier times to enchantingly re-engage with the enriching humanity of A Nong’s literary gems.

Date: Starting from now
Website: https://bit.ly/3djyTwz
Programme Name: BEETHOVEN Complete Sonatas for Violin and Piano
Name of Scholar: Dr. CHENG Wai (Piano)
About: Beethoven is a towering figure of western classical music and the popularity of his masterpieces has endured for more than two centuries. In this programme, Mr Leung Kin-fung, Artistic Director and Conductor of PolyU Orchestra together with renowned pianist, Dr Cheng Wai, will perform the complete repertoire of Beethoven sonatas for violin and piano. The 10 sonatas were composed between 1797 and 1812, the early to middle period of Beethoven’s compositions.


Remarks: In light of the outbreak of COVID-19, please refer to presenters' websites for the latest performance updates.

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June Members' Updates
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Date: 1st June 2021
Venue: Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall
Programme Name: Rolling With Bolling
Name of Scholar: Patrick Lui (Pianist)
About: Performing two works by legendary jazz pianists Michel Camilo and Claude Bolling with the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong

Date: 2nd June 2021
Venue: HKAPA Concert hall
Programme Name: Academy Chinese Music Gala - Dancing Water Reminiscing in the Air 水舞飛溯
Name of Scholar: Grammy Yeung (Guzheng)
About: Grammy will be performing Guzheng Concerto "A Peacock Flying to the Southeast" (孔雀東南飛).

Date: 17th June 2021
Venue: Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall
Programme Name: Jazz In French Films
Name of Scholar: Patrick Lui (Music director, arranger, composer, pianist)
About: Rearranging and performing jazz found in famous French movies adapted into big band format, featuring Patrick Lui Jazz Orchestra

Date: 17th June 2021
Venue: NEW ADELPHI Theatre, Salford, UK
Programme Name: MA choreography and professional practice
Name of Scholar: Ng Wing Yi Isabella (Choreographer)
About: Hiraeth - AND THIS...SO NOW, DO WE COMPROMISE?

Date: 22nd June 2021
Venue: HKAPA Concert hall
Programme Name: Graduation Recital
Name of Scholar: Grammy Yeung (Guzheng)
About: Master of music graduation recital featuring repertoires including guzheng solo, ensemble and concerto.

Date: 29th June 2021
Venue: Theatre, Hong Kong City Hall
Programme Name: The Milestone
Name of Scholar: Ho Cheuk-yin (Harmonica soloist)
About: A harmonica recital in a classical setting with a pianist. The repertoire was selected according to the milestones of Leo's musical career since his first appearance in the international harmonica community at tender age. At the later part of the concert, a few of Leo's original composition will be featured as well in the style of classical fusion music.

Remarks: In light of the outbreak of COVID-19, please refer to presenters' websites for the latest performance updates.

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May Members' Updates
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Date: 3 May 2021
Venue: Theatre, Hong Kong City Hall
Programme: Rende2vous II
Member(s): Grammy YEUNG (Guzheng Player)
About: We will be presenting timeless classics featuring Chinese and Western instrumentalists.

Date: 10 May 2021
Venue: Tai Kwun Laundry Steps
Programme: VIBE3000
Member(s): Eugene Kwong Man-wai (Core-member)
About: VIBES! 3000 celebrates the versatility and the multi-faceted vibraphone. This program features a wide array of pieces including 2 solos & 2 duos. This program represents a broad spectrum of sound palette in the contemporary music realm. Works by Negri, Wahlund, Ueno, and Temple.
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Date: 22 May 2021
Venue: Tai Kwun JC Cube
Programme: Jockey Club Musicus Heritage Alive Concert
Member(s): Grammy YEUNG (Guzheng Player)
About: I will be performing a world premiere piece featuring string trio and me.

Date: 23 May 2021
Venue: Live Streaming at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tg9N0bJwFME
Programme: One World
Member(s): SHING Chun-hay (Composer)
About: Based in Boston, Juventas New Music Ensemble performs a concert of music from every continent, including SHING Chun-hay's Moon over the West River, for clarinet and piano.
Photo credit: Figo

Remarks: In light of the outbreak of COVID-19, please refer to presenters' websites for the latest performance updates.

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April Members' Updates
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Date: 2 April 2021
Venue: Live Streaming at https://www.tntech.edu/fine-arts/music/live-stream.php
Programme: Guest Artist: Catchfire Collective
Member(s): LUK Wai-chun (Composer)
About: Performance of Bian Lian

Date: 23-25 April 2021
Venue: Cultural Activities Hall, Sha Tin Town Hall
Programme: Dani Girl
Member(s): Seth CHAN (Director), CHAN Nga-shan (Choreographer)
About: Please refer to Chinese version.

Date: 30 April 2021
Venue: Theatre, Hong Kong City Hall
Programme: Hong Kong Legends: Audio-visual Imaginary
Member(s): LUK Wai-chun (Composer)
About: Performance of Jazz Pipa

Date: Starting from now
Website: https://youtu.be/lmX-YaiPEDQ
Programme: Natural Right
Member(s): Isabella NG (Dancer)
About: Inspired by Pina Bauch's Nelken Line. 'Natural Right'   takes you on a promenade through Peel Park in Salford evoking the park's Chartist and Working-Class connections. Driven by a charming original composition by David Crawley, the piece draws on personal memories and connections with parks and nature. 

Remarks: In light of the outbreak of COVID-19, please refer to presenters' websites for the latest performance updates.

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March Members' Updates
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Date: 5 Mar 2021
Venue: Y Theatre, Youth Square
Programme: 4 Against 7
Member(s): Alvin CHAN and Eugene KWONG (Percussion)
About: The concert will feature percussion quartet composed by John Cage, Owen Condon, Elliot Cole, Jason Treuting.

Date: 7 Mar 2021
Venue: Hong Kong Museum of Art / Livestream on Tom Lee Music's YouTube channel
Programme: The Sound of Art
Member(s): Alice HUI (Flute)
About: Perform a contemporary work, Eolia by Philippe Hurel

Date: 19 Mar 2021
Venue: HKCO Recital Hall
Programme: Music from the Heart
Member(s): LUK Wai-Chun (Composer)
About: Premiere of LUK's new piece for Pipa, Zhongruan and Daruan trio

Date: 22 Mar 2021
Venue: Livestream at Chung Chi College Chapel http://www.news.ccc.cuhk.edu.hk/middayoasis/
Programme: Midday Oasis Lunchtime Concerts in March
Member(s): Rachel CHEUNG (Piano)
About: Flute & Piano Concert

Date: 26-27 Mar 2021
Venue: City University of Hong Kong, Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, 1/F Multimedia theatre
Programme: Place in Motion
Member(s): Judy YIU (Choreographer, Performer, Video installation designer), Alvin CHAN (Percussion)
About: YIU's work Place in Motion is site-specific artwork that responds to the artistic, social, and cultural issues surrounding reclamation of public space.

Remarks: In light of the outbreak of COVID-19, please refer to presenters' websites for the latest performance updates.

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February Members' Updates
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Date: 1 February 2021
Venue: Livestreaming @ CUHK Chung Chi Chapel http://www.news.ccc.cuhk.edu.hk/middayoasis/
Programme: Midday Oasis
Member(s): Dr. Cherry TSANG (Pianist)
About: A collaborative recital with saxophonist Dr.WONG Tak Chiu on Bach music and a contemporary music inspired by J.S.Bach

Date: 7 February 2021
Venue: Hong Kong Museum of Art (Live streaming @Tom Lee Music's Youtube channel)
Programme: The Sound of Art
Member(s): Grammy Yeung (Guzheng)
About: Collaboration with cello and piano to perform pieces with the theme of Chinese New Year

Date: 19 February, 2021
Venue: Office of International Services streaming platform, Indiana University
Member(s): Hippocrates CHENG  (Composer and performer)
About: Hippocrates CHENG's previous works and performances

Date: 19 February 2021
Venue: Hong Kong Citibank Plaza Lounge
Programme: Musica del Cuore
Member(s): Dr. Cherry TSANG (Pianist)
About: Solo and Duo recital with saxophonist Dr. Chemie CHING

Date: 25 Feb 2021
Venue: Livestream from Royal Over-Seas League https://www.rosl.org.uk/events/event/1251-livestream-concert-sirius-chau-live-from-the-pah
Programme: Sirius CHAU & Kumi MATSUO's Recital
Member(s): Sirius CHAU (Flautist)
About: Flautist Sirius CHAU and pianist Kumi MATSUO returns to the Princess Alexandra Hall for this special livestream concert. They will perform works by Fauré, Martin, Paganini, Dutilleux and Karg-Elert.

Date: From February 27 2021
Venue: Hong Kong, the United States & Germany Online Premiere
Member(s): Hippocrates CHENG (Artistic Director, Producer, Composer and Overtone Singer)
About: Coined by Hippocrates CHENG in September 2020, pandemic opera is a new format of opera due to the pandemic that began in 2019 which will be presented online without geographical and time constraints. It is a multimedia work that takes inspirations from different poems written by outstanding poets from Hong Kong and various places worldwide.  The theme and artistic presentation of the opera are related to masks, the pandemic and future possibilities. The opera works like a TV series with episodes (one scene). The music is written for voices (opera, Cantonese opera, poets' voices), instruments (Western instruments, Chinese instruments, and more), and electronics. The opera will be sung in mainly Cantonese, English and Mandarin. Working with different video artists, each episode will be presented in a totally different visual-aesthetic.

Remarks: In light of the outbreak of COVID-19, please refer to presenters' websites for the latest performance updates.

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January Members' Updates
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Date: 25 January 2021
Venue: Facebook Live streaming at https://www.facebook.com/hkwindpipe
Programme: Windpipe Music Ensemble "Everlasting Cantonese Music: Inheriting in the Digital Age"
Member(s): LUK Wai Chun (Composer)
About: LUK's new commission work for Cantonese music ensemble, "Lan Kwai Tang Fong" 《蘭桂騰芳》

Date: 19 January 2021
Venue: Live streaming at S'way Music Studio
Programme: Decoding Creativity: Interactive Platform for Contemporary Music Appreciation
Member(s): LUK Wai Chun (Composer)
About: Luk’s new commission pipa solo work ,"Rock Pipa—Fight" 《搖滾琵琶—Fight》will be performed. There is a sharing session as well.

Date: 25 January 2021
Venue: Online streaming at http://www.news.ccc.cuhk.edu.hk/middayoasis/
Programme: Midday Oasis Lunchtime Concerts in January
Member(s): Anne LAM (Organ)
About: Trumpet & Organ Concert

Date: 29 January 2021
Venue: Live streaming at China Congregational Church 
Programme: Lunchtime Concert Series
Member(s): Carol YU (Piano)
About: An uplifting solo piano programme featuring works by Beethoven, Chopin and Debussy, and sharing a message of “Hope & Peace”

Date: 25–31 January 2021
Venue: Hong Kong, the United States & Germany Online Premiere
Member(s): Hippocrates CHENG (Artistic Director, Producer, Composer and Overtone Singer)
About: Coined by Hippocrates CHENG in September 2020, pandemic opera is a new format of opera due to the pandemic that began in 2019 which will be presented online without geographical and time constraints . It is a multimedia work that takes inspirations from different poems written by outstanding poets from Hong Kong and various places worldwide.  The theme and artistic presentation of the opera are related to masks, the pandemic and future possibilities. The opera works like a TV series with episodes (one scene, around 30 min. per month). The music is written for voices (opera, Cantonese opera, poets' voices), instruments (Western instruments, Chinese instruments, and more), and electronics. The opera will be sung in mainly Cantonese, English and Mandarin.

Remarks: In light of the outbreak of COVID-19, please refer to presenters' websites for the latest performance updates.

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[Album Release]
Album title: Freespace Mixtape Vol. 3
Member(s): Angel LAM (Composer)
About: LAM’s new violin solo recording, Mist of Scented Harbour 香城之霧. For details, please check https://www.westkowloon.hk/en/performing-arts/freespace-mixtape-vol-3

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December Members' Updates
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Date: 20 December 2020
Venue: Concert Hall, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Programme: A Christmas Fantasy by HKOS
Member(s): Anna CHAN (Mezzo-soprano)
About: Celebration for the Christmas with excerpts from Handel's Messiah, music by Bach, Mozart and Schubert.

Date: 21 December 2020
Venue: Sau Mau Ping Community Hall
Programme: Slash Youth.Random Thoughts, a busking cabaret
Member(s): Seth CHAN (Artistic Director and Director)
About: Real stories told by four young performers who traveled alone in a form of mixing busking and cabaret.

Date: 27 December 2020
Venue: Youth Square, Y Studio
Programme: 4 Against 7
Member(s): Alvin CHAN and Eugene KWONG (Percussion)
About: A launch concert of newly formed M.A.R.B.L.E.S. percussion. The concert will feature percussion quartet composed by John Cage, Owen Condon, Elliot Cole, and Jason Treuting.

Date: 28 December 2020
Venue: Tom Lee Music Live; YouTube Live Session
Programme: A Viennese Affair
Member(s): Cherry YEUNG (Violin) and Hin-Yat TSANG (Piano)
About: Richard Strauss: Waltz from Der Rosenkavalier (arranged by Otto Singer) and Violin Sonata in E-flat major Op.18

Date: 28 December 2020
Venue: Laundry Steps, Tai Kwun
Programme: VIBES 2.0
Member(s): Eugene KWONG (Percussion)
About: VIBES 2.0 celebrates all things Vibraphone. An exciting program with Vibraphone solo with electronics and duos. It showcases a wide spectrum of sounds the vibes is capable of. Works by Negri, Johnson, Ueno, and Temple.

Date: 25–31 December 2020
Venue: Hong Kong, the United States & Germany Online Premiere
Member(s): Hippocrates Cheng (Artistic Director, Producer, Composer and Overtone Singer)
About: Coined by Hippocrates Cheng in September 2020, pandemic opera is a new format of opera due to the pandemic that began in 2019 which will be presented online without geographical and time constraints . It is a multimedia work that takes inspirations from different poems written by outstanding poets from Hong Kong and various places worldwide.  The theme and artistic presentation of the opera are related to masks, the pandemic and future possibilities. The opera works like a TV series with episodes (one scene, around 30 min. per month). The music is written for voices (opera, Cantonese opera, poets' voices), instruments (Western instruments, Chinese instruments, and more), and electronics. The opera will be sung in mainly Cantonese, English and Mandarin.

Remarks: In light of the outbreak of COVID-19, please refer to presenters' websites for the latest performance updates.

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November Members' Updates
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Date: 2 November 2020
Venue: Laundry Steps, Tai Kwun
Programme: The Up:Strike Project ‘Tesoros Porteños’ (Buenos Aires Treasures)
Member(s): KWONG Man-wai, Eugene (percussion)
About: Showcasing a wide variety of composers from Buenos Aires, Argentina

Date: 2 November 2020
Venue: Chung Chi College Chapel, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Programme: Chamber Concert: Happy 250th Birthday, Beethoven
Member(s): Johnny Fong (Clarinet), Eric Yip (Cello)
About: Showcasing a wide variety of Beethoven’s works

Date: 4 November 2020
Venue: Theodorskirche, Basel, Switzerland
Programme: The Music Books from Bonifacius Amerbach (1495-1562)
Member(s): Fiona Kizzie LEE (director and project researcher)
About: This concert will take place at the very church that Bonifacius Amerbach (1495-1562), the esteemed humanistic Jurist of Renaissance Basel, was baptised. The programme features pieces from the manuscripts and prints owned by Amerbach and gives an impression of Amerbach’s musical life and the music-making scene in his circles.

Date: 8 November 2020
Format: TV, radio & online broadcast (RTHK TV 31 & RTHK Radio 4)
Programme: Fresh Airs - Fine Music on Broadcast Drive IV
Member(s): Angel LAM (composer) & Colleen LEE (piano)
About: Angel Lam's composition "Once upon a time, a village in the southern sea..." performed by the RTHK Chamber Soloists. It uses the geography of Hong Kong to tell the story of this "fragrant city" from ancient times to present day.

Date: 23 November 2020
Venue: Laundry Steps, Tai Kwun
Programme: Special programme of Tai Kwun
Member(s): Ng Chin To, Kelvin  (Double bassist)
About: A concert with NOVA Ensemble, all duet pieces (Violin and Double bass). Music from Romantic period to bluegrass/folk song.

Date: 10 & 27 November 2020
Venue: Auditorium at Yuen Long Theatre / Cultural Activities Hall at Tuen Mun Town Hall
Programme: Windpipe Chinese Music Ensemble
Member(s): Jessica FUNG (dizi)
About: A show guided by music therapist to pay tribute to eight famous musician with disabilities.

Date: 11 November 2020
Venue: Theatre, Hong Kong City Hall
Programme: “City Hall Virtuosi” Series: Oboe Recital by Bobby Cheng
Member(s): Bobby CHENG (Soloist), Rachel CHEUNG (Pianist), Tommy LIU (Basso Continuo)
About: Couperin’s Concert No. 7 from Les Goûts-réünis, Schumann’s Fantasiestücke, Op. 73 (Arr. Ramón Ortega Quero for Oboe and Piano), etc.

Date: 14 November 2020
Venue: Concert Hall, Hong Kong City Hall
Programme: Autumn Concert 2020
Member(s): Vanessa WONG, CHAU Lok-ping & CHAU Lok-ting (pianos)
About: Featuring Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3 and Mendelssohn’s Concerto for Two Pianos.

Date: 18 & 19 November 2020
Venue: JC Cube, Tai Kwun
Programme: Jockey Club Musicus Heritage Alive Concert
Member(s): Grammy YEUNG (guzheng)(19 Nov), Jessica FUNG (dizi)(18 & 19 Nov)
About: A world premiere piece will be performed.

Date: 21 & 22 November 2020
Venue: McAulay Studio, Hong Kong Arts Centre
Programme: With Ears to See: What Color is the Wind?
Member(s): Austin LEUNG (composer)
About: Based on the illustration book “What color is the wind?” by Anne Herbauts from Belgium, this performance is a journey of finding wind by sound and music.

Date: 27-29 November 2020
Venue: Black Box Theatre, Kwai Tsing Theatre
Programme: 'Dance On' Series: SWITCH by Cherry Leung
Member(s): Cherry LEUNG (choreographer)
About: Beginning and end, connection and disconnection, remembering and forgetting, pulsation and stillness – all lay on a fine line. Under one programme, Cherry Leung analyses the workings of the brain using two non-scientific approaches, with brainwaves connecting freely and involuntarily inside the brain. Switch on your master console, trigger it off, use your body to prove your existence, real or fake, on the vigorous timeline.

Date: 30 November 2020
Venue: Chung Chi College Chapel, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Programme: Organ Duo Concert
Member(s): Anne Lam (Organ)
About: Organ Duo

Remarks: In light of the outbreak of COVID-19, please refer to presenters' websites for the latest performance updates.

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October Members' Updates
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Date: 1 October 2020
Venue: Laundry Steps, Tai Kwun
Programme: Tai Kwun Music Special
Member(s): Grammy YEUNG (guzheng)
About: Joint concert of guzheng and cello, covering both Chinese and Western repertoires.

Date: 17 & 24 October 2020
Format: Online streaming (Lightning House Players' Facebook page)
Programme: The Glassblower's Daughter
Member(s): Jeannette LEE (principal character)
About: An original, two-act musical.

Date: 18 October 2020
Format: Online streaming
Programme: A Lover's Concerto
Member(s): Bruce WONG (choreographer and dancer)
About: Duo dance performance.

Date: 18 October 2020
Venue: McAulay Studio, Hong Kong Arts Centre
Programme: Sonic Anchor Special Series: Sound Forms 2020 – A Festival of Sound
Member(s): Esther WU (composer & visual creator)
About: Audio-visual performance.

Date: 24 & 31 October 2020
Venue: Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall (24 October) & Yuen Long Theatre Auditorium (31 October)
Programme: Beethoven the Immortal
Member(s): Colleen LEE (piano)
About: Featuring Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3 (24 October) & Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5 (31 October).

Date: 30 October 2020
Venue: Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall
Programme: One Hundred Chinese Music Classics Select - The Timeless Spring River and Ambush
Member(s): WONG Sum-ho (eco-gaohu)
About: Young erhu virtuoso Wong Sum-ho will perform The Butterfly Lovers – a gaohu concerto using an eco-gaohu.

Remark: In light of the outbreak of COVID-19, please refer to presenters' websites for the latest performance updates.

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September Members' Updates
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Date: 10 September 2020
Format: Online masterclass
Programme: Saxophone Masterclass with Students from Mahidol University, Thailand
Member(s): Jacky LEUNG (speaker)
About: Online saxophone masterclass.

Date: 13 September 2020
Format: Online concert
Programme: Tacet(i) Ensemble Call for Scores: New Orient Music - Score Online
Member(s): LUK Wai-chun (composer)
About: An online rewatch performance of winning entries of the Call for Scores campaign, one of the programmes will feature LUK Wai-chun's Blue Pole (2018) for string quartet.

Date: 14 September 2020
Format: Online concert
Programme: Midday Oasis
Member(s): Kelvin NG (double bass), KAM Wing-chong (piano)
About: Chamber music concert.

Date: 21 September 2020
Format: Online concert
Programme: Midday Oasis
Member(s): Grammy YEUNG (guzheng)
About: Two guzheng solo pieces and two repertories with piano accompaniment, covering both traditional and contemporary repertoires.

Date: 24 September 2020
Format: Online concert
Programme: Duo Recital by Angus Lee and Mark Hui
Member(s): Angus LEE (flute)
About: Featuring Charles-Marie Widor's Suite for Flute and Piano and Richard Strauss' Sonata for Flute and Piano in E-flat.

Date: 28 September 2020
Format: Online concert
Programme: Midday Oasis
Member(s): Cherry TSANG (piano)
About: Joint concert of viola and piano.

Remark: In light of the outbreak of COVID-19, please refer to presenters' websites for the latest performance updates.

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August Members' Updates
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Date: 26 August 2020
Venue: Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, Thailand
Programme: Tacet(i) Ensemble Call for Scores: New Orient Music - Score Online, Public Concert
Member(s): LUK Wai-chun (composer)
About: A performance of winning entries of the Call for Scores campaign, one of the programmes will feature LUK Wai-chun's Blue Pole (2018) for string quartet.

Remark: In light of the outbreak of COVID-19, please refer to presenters' websites for the latest performance updates.

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July Members' Updates
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Date: 4 July 2020
Format: Live Broadcast Concert
Programme: HK Phil 2020/21 Season Preview Concert
Member(s): Rachel CHEUNG, Colleen LEE (pianists)
About: Hong Kong renowned pianists Rachel Cheung and Colleen Lee perform Beethoven's Rondo and Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 26 respectively.

Date: 11 July 2020
Venue: Concert Hall, Hong Kong City Hall
Programme: Happy Birthday finally, Beethoven!
Member(s): Colleen LEE (pianist)
About: Featuring Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4 and more.

Remark: In light of the outbreak of COVID-19, please refer to presenters' websites for the latest performance updates.

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June Members' Updates
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Date: 1 June 2020
Venue: Laundry Steps, Tai Kwun
Programme: The Up:Strike Project ‘New Generation’
Member(s): KWONG Man-wai, Eugene (percussionist)
About: Local young percussionists join hands to bring repertoires ranging from percussion classics to contemporary works.

Remark: In light of the outbreak of COVID-19, please refer to presenters' websites for the latest performance updates.

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May Members' Updates
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Date: Starting from now
Website: https://bit.ly/2RX5ai6
Programme: Stay Home Musically
Member(s): Hippocrates CHENG (composer)
About: The member has written a song about this hard time and he translated the tune to 10 more languages. He hopes to call for musicians ' arrangement of the tune.

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April Members' Updates
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Date: Starting from now
Website: https://www.anguslee-music.space/special-project
Programme: Call for Scores 2020
Member(s): Angus LEE (flute)
About: An initiative started by the awardee under the influence of the pandemic. It aims to collect original works for solo piccolo / flute / alto flute. Selected works will be presented by the awardee on YouTube, hoping to share the music during this critical time.

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March Members' Updates
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Date: 16 March 2020
Venue: Laundry Steps, Tai Kwun
Programme: Ein Traum
Member(s): CHOR Kai-hei (cellist)
About: Featuring works by Fauré, Grieg, and other popular tunes.

Date: 22 March 2020
Venue: Former Fanling Magistracy
Programme: Singing Nanyin as We Go
Member(s): Jessica FUNG (xiao)
About: Traditional nanyin repertoires with new lyrics.

Date: 28-29 March 2020
Venue: Prison Yard, Tai Kwun
Programme: Hear, We Dance
Member(s): LEUNG Tsz-yan, Cherry (choreographer)
About: Educational programme of contemporary dance.

Remark: In light of the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, please refer to presenters' websites for the latest performance updates.

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February Members' Updates
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Date: 8 & 13 February 2020
Venue: 106 Ipswich Building, Boston Conservatory
Programme: Boston Conservatory Studio Recital, Composers Wind Ensemble
Member(s): KOO Yun-hao, James (percussionist)
About: Performances by students from Boston Conservatory.

Date: 17 February 2020
Venue: Laundry Steps, Tai Kwun
Programme: East meets West: When the Cello Meets Chinese music
Member(s): CHOR Kai-hei (cellist)
About: Chinese music played by a western instrument duo.

Date: 19-28 February 2020
Venue: Theatre, Hong Kong City Hall
Programme: We Are Gay
Member(s): Allen LAM (choreographer)
About: Cantonese drama by renowned playwright Candace CHONG.

Date: 21- 23 February and 28 February to 1 March 2020
Venue: Cultural Activities Hall, Shatin Town Hall; Cultural Activities Hall, Tsuen Wan Town Hall
Programme: Dani Girl
Member(s): Seth CHAN (translator, co-director & artistic director)
About: The story of a nine-year-old girl with leukemia in a Cantonese musical.

Date: 26-27 February 2020
Venue: Auditorium, Tsuen Wan Town Hall
Programme: JAAP's Beethoven 5 | Rachel Cheung
Member(s): Rachel CHEUNG (pianist)
About: An all-Beethoven programme including 'Rondo for Piano and Orchestra'.

Remark: In light of the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, please refer to presenters' websites for the latest performance updates.

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January Members' Updates
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Date: 3 January 2020
Venue: Y Studio, Youth Square, Chai Wan
Programme: Strange and Sacred Noise
Member: KWONG Man-wai, Eugene (percussionist)

Date: 17-19 January 2020
Venue: Studio Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Programme: Hong Kong Dance Exchange
Member: YEUNG Chun-kong, Daniel (festival founder & director)

Date: 28 January 2020
Venue: Hong Kong City Hall, Concert Hall
Programme: Hong Kong Chamber Wind Philharmonia Annual Concert
Member: TAM Tze-fai, Victor (conductor)

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