The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (HK Phil) is the first professional orchestra in Hong Kong since 1974. Being one of Asia’s leading orchestras, HK Phil has a busy performance schedule of over 150 performances reaching more than 200,000 listeners each season, touring around the world to promote Hong Kong as Asia’s World City. One of the highlights will be the large-scale symphonic event Swire Symphony Under the Stars, which aims to bring classical music to the community. Besides performances, HK Phil also has comprehensive education and outreach programmes to invest in Hong Kong’s musical future. This time, HK Phil once again leads us to step outside the Concert Hall! Come and join the HK Phil percussion ensembles, bringing you wonderful music in a spectacular setting.
Founded in 1978 by a group of Welsh expats, The Hong Kong Welsh Male Voice Choir is nowadays as multicultural as the city itself, comprising some 50 local and overseas members from a dozen countries worldwide. It remains purely an amateur group but performs to a high professional standard, with many of its concerts raising funds for various charities. Besides entertaining local residents with its harmonious blend of songs old and new, the choir has performed at such illustrious venues as London’s Royal Albert Hall and Sydney Opera House, and makes annual visits to Thailand and the Philippines.
Saxon and Jarvis Whittaker, the brothers behind the young rock duo Case Sensitive, have a serious devotion to guitar-oriented rock and blues. Despite being just 11 and 9 years of age they tackle some classic rock numbers and generate a seriously big sound!
O • Daiko is Hong Kong’s first local, all-female Japanese taiko drum ensemble. Formed in 2004, the group is based in Mui Wo, Lantau Island and has performed for theatre productions and various social and cultural events across Hong Kong. The members’ diverse artistic backgrounds range from improvisational theatre and musicology studies to video editing, dance and violin-playing. The ensemble performed their first full-length concert in the spring of 2011.
Renowned local scenographer and musician Tsang Man-tung is a skilled player of sacred Himalayan singing bowls and in the past few years has given public performances in Hong Kong, China, Taiwan and Malaysia.
As a scenographer and special research fellow of Yale School of Drama (2010/11), he has been recognised with the Award for Best Artist (2007/08), an Honorable Mention for Set Design from the World Stage Design (2009) and the Huang He Fellowship from the Asian Cultural Council (2009). Tsang also received a Hong Kong Dance Award for Outstanding Design for Dance in 2012 and 2016, and was a “Secretary for Home Affairs’ Commendation Scheme” awardee in 2015 for his contributions to the development of arts and culture in Hong Kong.
Singer Michael Wong is passionate about singing and being on stage. Currently studying musical theatre at the HKAPA, he follows the guidance of his singing teacher Wancy Tai and pushes himself to perform on any street or stage and find his own way to win the hearts of his audience.
Whether your afternoons are lazy, frantic, focused or dreamy, if you are a late riser,you’re in good company with music group Afternoon!
Part-time singer and conceptual member of the local musician scheme ShowOff, Zoe developed her performing skills at university events as a member of the PolyArts society. She has since worked as back-up singer for a number of local stars and was named champion in the group division at the 2015 ICMA (Inter-College Music Association) singing competition.
Local acoustic duo Ka Ming & Nga Yi made their name singing cover versions of local hits. They share their music by performing in public and uploading videos on their YouTube channel, and were recently recognised at the ICMA (Inter-College Music Association) singing competition.
Singer Wilson Wu loves performing for others. Currently a social work student, Wilson hopes to find a way to combine social work and music and share his passion with a wider audience.