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Concert with Hong Kong Medical Association Orchestra

posted Mar 20, 2017, 6:01 PM by King's Harmonica Quintet   [ updated Mar 20, 2017, 6:02 PM ]

2017 marks our 30th anniversary.  To celebrate this milestone, we have great pleasure to collaborate with the Hong Kong Medical Association Orchestra to present works for harmonica quintet and orchestra.

Date: 15 April 2017 (Saturday)
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: Concert Hall, Hong Kong City Hall

The program includes
- two original compositions for harmonica quintet and orchestra by Hui Cheung Wai: Rendezvous Paris and Last Time We Met Larry Adler in Hong Kong, both featured in our concert 13 years ago with the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong in the 5th Asia Pacific Harmonica Festival 2004 in Hong Kong
- world premiere of the harmonica quintet and orchestra version of Enesco's Romanian Rhapsody No.1 arranged by Anthony Cheng.
Besides, we will also play the first movement of Dvorak's String Quartet in E Major Op.80.

In this concert, Mr. Harry Choi will replace Lau Chun Bong.  Harry was the champion in the chromatic harmonica solo competition in the 2009 World Harmonica Festival.

 

Concert of Hong Kong Music Institute Alumni Association

posted Dec 31, 2016, 10:18 PM by Chun Bong Lau   [ updated Jan 1, 2017, 6:30 PM ]

Date: 5 January 2017 (Thursday)
Time: 8pm
Venue: Lecture Hall, Sheung Wan Civic Centre

Programme with some of our members performing:
  • Three Thoughts 三思 for two treble harmonicas and guitar (composed in 2002) by PC Ho and Kenneth Chan together with Stephen Chau 
  • Brocadecade #2 拾緞錦 (版本二) for two treble harmonicas, bass harmonica and guitar (composed in 2016) by PC Ho, Kenneth Chan and Johnny Kuan together with Stephen Chau
  • Wisdom Trains 智慧列車 (composed in 2004) with Johnny Kuan on harmonica
All composed by Hui Cheung Wai.


11th Asia Pacific Harmonica Festival 2016 in Taiwan

posted Jul 26, 2016, 8:04 PM by Chun Bong Lau   [ updated Jul 28, 2016, 4:06 AM by King's Harmonica Quintet ]

The 11th Asia Pacific Harmonica Festival will be hosted in Hsinchu, Taiwan on 2-7 August 2016. We are privileged to be the final program among the 8 gala concerts and 18 special concerts in the morning of 7 August, performing the 3rd and 4th movements of Tchaikovsky's Souvenir de Florence.  The string sextet was transcribed for 3 treble, 3 tenor and 2 bass harmonicas by CHAN Ngai-kin and was premiered in 2013.  This time, we have the pleasure to invite 4 promising young players who have won solo and duo competitions in multiple World Harmonica Festivals and Asia Pacific Harmonica Festivals: LEUNG Shing-hei Kelvin (treble), CHONG Ting-ho Ivan (tenor), CHOI Wai-hang Harry (tenor) and HO Charm-yin Felix (bass).



LEUNG Shing-hei Kelvin

CHONG Ting-ho Ivan
CHOI Wai-hang Harry

HO Charm-yin Felix

Concert on 15-16 August 2015

posted Jul 10, 2015, 8:11 AM by Chun Bong Lau   [ updated Aug 24, 2015, 6:48 AM ]

15 August 2015 (Saturday), 8pm & 16 August 2015 (Sunday) 3pm
Chiang Chen Studio Theatre, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

 
 

Elites Gathering @ World Harmonica Festival 2013

posted Jan 18, 2014, 8:32 AM by King's Harmonica Quintet   [ updated Jan 18, 2014, 8:32 AM ]

9 Feb 2014 (Sunday) 3:00pm
Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall

We will present the Hong Kong premiere of Mr. Hui Cheung Wai's "Orientalische Stimmung 蓬萊聽東風" together with Hong Kong Harmonica Association Harmonica Orchestra.

For details, please refer to the website of Hong Kong Harmonica Association.

World Harmonica Festival 2013

posted Oct 29, 2013, 6:58 AM by King's Harmonica Quintet   [ updated Jan 18, 2014, 8:33 AM ]

In the coming World Harmonica Festival in Trossingen, Germany on 2 November 2013, we will present the world premiere of Mr. Hui Cheung Wai's "Orientalische Stimmung 蓬萊聽東風" (Oriental Mood) together with the 70-player Hong Kong Harmonica Association Orchestra under the baton of the composer himself. The work also features European recorder (played by our second treble player Kenneth Chan) playing the stylish sound of flutes in the Far East, as well as zheng, the most characteristic Chinese musical instrument.

Champions in Concert, with Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra

posted Jun 17, 2013, 2:58 AM by King's Harmonica Quintet   [ updated Aug 10, 2013, 7:11 PM ]

We are pleased to be featured by the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra (HKCO) in its coming concert "Champions in Concert", collaborating with conductor Mr. Sun Peng, winner of the world’s first Hong Kong International Conducting Competition for Chinese Music in 2011. Our programme includes Enesco’s timeless classic, Romanian Rhapsody No. 1 in A major, Op. 11, and a new work by Hui Cheung-wai, commissioned by the HKCO specially for this occasion, Golden Pledge, Resounding Dream 金石契.絲竹夢 for harmonica quintet and orchestra reflecting the sturdiness of partnership and anniversaries of the performing groups. 

Date: 13 July 2013 (Saturday)
Time: 8pm
Venue: Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall

Tickets at $300, $250, $150 are on sale now.

For details, please visit the website of HKCO.

Please listen to the radio broadcast of the concert here (our part starts at 42').

Interview and performance at RTHK Radio 4

posted Apr 17, 2013, 7:52 AM by King's Harmonica Quintet

We were invited by Ms Nancy Loo to join her programme "Cantilena 自投羅網" on 6 April 2013 (Saturday).  Also joining us are Herman Ho, Tse Chun-yan and Ho Charm-yin.  3 pieces of music were performed:
  1. Canconeta (4th movement) from Villa-lobos' Quartet No.1 (starting at 8:15)
  2. 3rd movement of Tchaikovsky's Souvenir de Florence (together with our guests) (starting at 30:05)
  3. Canto lirico (3rd movement) from Villa-lobos' Quartet No.1 (starting at 55:30)
The interview was conducted in Cantonese. For non-Cantonese speaking audience, please do enjoy the music.

Artist-in-Residence Programme, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

posted Mar 6, 2013, 12:19 AM by King's Harmonica Quintet

HKPU Artist-in-Residence Concert Poster    AIR KHQ Launching Poster

We are honoured to be appointed by the Culture Promotion and Events Office of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University as their Artist-in-Residence.

A concert will be staged on 12 April 2013 (Friday) 8pm at the Jockey Club Auditorium of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

The main feature of the concert, after the opening Villa-Lobos' Quartet No.1, will be musical collaboration with our friends:
- Nancy Loo, performing Dvorak's Piano Quintet in A, Op.81, 2nd and 3rd movements
- Stephen Chau, performing Gagnon's Sepia and Dyens' Tango en Skai
- Tse Chun-yan, Herman Ho and Felix Ho, performing Tchaikovsky's Souvenir de Florence, 3rd and 4th movements, which is the premiere of an arrangement for 8 harmonicas

The young harmonica quartet Veloz which we have collaborated with in the Hong Kong Arts Festival will add colors to the concert.

Last but not least, we are pleased to perform with the HKPU Students' Union Chinese Orchestra in 2 original and unique works for harmonica quintet and Chinese orchestra, both by local composers:
- world premiere of Hui Cheung-wai's new work: Tonight My Heart Flows a Rippling Brook 小河淌水夜心曲
- Mui Kwong-chiu's Rhapsody of Color Clouds Chasing the Moon 彩雲追月狂想曲

Tickets at $200, $150, $100 are available at Cityline and Tom Lee Music outlets from 12 March 2013 onward.

Before the concert, there will be a Meet-the-Artist Session on 25 March 2013 (Monday) 7:30pm at Chiang Chen Studio Theatre.  Free tickets are available at the information counter of Jockey Club Auditorium.

An elementary chromatic harmonica workshop for HKPU students is being hosted by the Hong Kong Harmonica Association as part of the Artist-in-Residence Programme. 

Radio broadcast of "Nordic Rendezvous" Concert

posted Dec 24, 2012, 6:12 AM by King's Harmonica Quintet   [ updated Apr 17, 2013, 7:54 AM ]

Our concert "Silver Jubilee Series - Nordic Rendezvous" with guest performers Sigmund Groven and Ivar Anton Waagaard will be broadcast on Radio 4 of Radio Television Hong Kong on 28 December 2012 (Friday) 8 - 10pm and repeated on 2 January 2013 (Wednesday) 2 - 4pm, Hong Kong time (GMT+8).  Please listen to the broadcast live through the air in Hong Kong or via RTHK's website at rthk.hk at those times, or visit the archive in RTHK's website.

The program book of the concert is available in the "Documents" section of our website which contains the program listing, program notes, biographies of us, guest performers and composers, and warm greetings from our friends all over the world.

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