Back to the Golden Age: An Evening of Spirited Cantonese Music scheduled on 8 September 2019 (Sunday) is cancelled. Please click here for ticketing arrangements. Ticketing Enquiries: (852) 2200 0022

Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the People’s Republic of China,
Key Programme in the Cultural Exchange with Hong Kong and Macau, and

the 70th Anniversary Celebration of the Founding of the People’s Republic of China:
10th Anniversary Celebration of UNESCO Recognition of Cantonese Opera as Intangible Cultural Heritage, and the Chinese Arts and Culture Festival 2019

In the first half of the last century, a new form of music flourished in Hong Kong and southern China. Known as “spirited music”, the lively, offbeat style was rooted in Cantonese opera and traditional and ritual tunes, adopted influences from western jazz and was played on a mix of western and Chinese instruments. This concert, under the artistic direction of Sammi Yu, presents a selection of some of the most iconic works from that era and features vocal performances from renowned singers Pak Suet-mui and Guo Fengnu, and others.

Instrumental performances: 
The Sound of Thunder During Drought, The Special Express, Dance Like the Dragon and the Phoenix, Pacing Horses, In Celebration of Good Times, The Purple Hairpin and more

Vocal performances:
A Wanderer’s Autumn Grief, Song of Lychee and more

Programme Details

8 September 2019 (Sunday)


Grand Theatre, Xiqu Centre

$380, $260, $180, $120

Concession details

Performance in Cantonese

Co-presented by: 
The Xiqu Research Centre of the Chinese National Academy of Arts

Ticketing Enquiries:
(852) 2200 0022,

Adverse Weather Arrangement:
If a black rainstorm warning or a typhoon signal no. 8 or above is in force 3 hours before the start of the performance, the performance will be cancelled. Please pay attention to the latest news published on the venue and the website of the West Kowloon Cultural District on the day of the show.

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