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Christmas On the Beat – A March and Dance Gala

You are cordially invited to join us at our annual Christmas Concert in the Park.

This year, the Christmas party will take place on a beautiful Sunday afternoon in the city centre of Kowloon. The Piazza of Kowloon Park will be filled with musicians, music lovers, and good music.

The Hong Kong Chamber Wind Philharmonia under the direction of conductor Victor Tam will bring you a rhythmic Christmas. The Programme includes popular dance music such as Blue Danube Waltz and Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka by Johannes Strauss Jr., and selections from Tchaikovsky’s famous Nutcracker Ballet. There will be a group of performers marching in to the Piazza and they may invite you to sing along with them!

The Learners Chorus and the bass singer Apollo Wong will not only present a brand new Christmas Medley to you but also follow the tradition of the Christmas Concert in the Park and help with the sing-along. And for the thirteenth years in a row, Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus can be heard too.

The young talented percussionist, Elise Liu, one of Radio 4’s Young Music Makers, will be the soloist this year. She will present the premiere of Dancing on the Woods, a work consists of a number of dance tunes for marimba and wind band, , arranged by young Hong Kong composer Edward Lun. She will also play the second movement form the Marimba Concerto by the French composer Emmanuel Séjourné. Elise is a percussion performance major student at the prestigious Eastman School of Music, studying under the guidance of Professor Michael Burritt.

Our MC is both a musician and magician. The concert will surely be filled with magic moments! With the introductions from Harry Wong, you will get in love with every single note heard in the Park Concert!

The Pre-Show performance is special. At about 2:45pm, a group of Chinese music players will warm the venue up with a series of Christmas carols. Yes, famous carols played in a Chinese musical style and on traditional Chinese instruments. It’s the East meets West section of the Gala!

Bring your family and be there early. See you then!

聖誕節奏魅力 – 進行曲與舞曲嘉年華

我們再次誠意邀請你參加第四台的聖誕園林音樂會!

今年的音樂會將於星期天下午舉行,一家大小,食過午餐,扶老攜幼來到九龍公園廣場,在繁忙的都市中共享美妙的聖誕佳音。

譚子輝領導的香港愛樂室樂管樂團將會帶來一系列的和舞曲和進行曲。除了來自維也納史特勞斯的圓舞曲「藍色多瑙河」、波卡爾舞曲(「雷鳴與閃電」) 「閒聊波爾卡」以及柴可夫斯基的芭蕾舞組曲 「胡桃夾子」外,還有大班樂手巡遊進場,甚至一邊步操一邊邀請你加入打氣!

學士合唱團聯同男中低音黃日珩不僅演唱一首全新的聖誕合唱套曲,更會秉成聖誕園林音樂會的傳統,和你一同高唱韓德爾的「哈利路亞」!

至於今年的特別嘉賓,是第四台的「樂壇新秀2015」廖智敏。她現於美國伊士曼音樂學院 (Eastman School of Music) 修讀學士學位, 師隨知名敲擊樂獨奏家及作曲家麥可‧伯瑞教授。 音樂會中,廖智敏將首演由香港年輕作曲家倫偉傑創作的馬林巴琴與管樂團新曲「木上之舞」。她亦會演奏法國作曲家斯莊尼的「馬林巴琴協奏曲」的第二樂章。

今年的音樂會將會帶來一點意想不到的喜悅! 因為,這位司儀會變戲法。他要把這個下午變得更加快樂和難忘,令你陶醉於樂聲之中的每個音符! 他是Harry 哥哥 - 王者匡。

同場前奏同樣精彩。樂壇新秀一班中樂好手將送上有中國特色的聖誕節歌曲,確實是一次中西合璧! 他們會讓入場的每一位準備就緒,看得更投入、聽得更全神。

請早到場,音樂會見!