Past Concerts

 

 

Hong Kong Chordophonia 5th Anniversary Concert “The World in Harmony”
Strings × Multi-media Arts Concert

4 August 2017, 8pm
Tsuen Wan Town Hall Auditorium

Presented by Hong Kong Chordophonia

Title Sponsor: Rotary District 3450

In this concert we celebrate Chordophonia’s 5th Anniversary with the theme “The World in Harmony”.​ Apart from a special folk concerto that our conductor Johnson will be playing with the orchestra, the programme will contain music that has rich folk elements, not to mention the commissioned original compositions by our Resident Composers Hippocrates, James and Vincent! Also, familiar masterpieces like Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence as a special reprise of Chordo's very first Premiere Concert 4 years ago! Another major feature is that this year we will partly incorporate multimedia elements with dancers, visual artists and projected videos in our performance!​

Programme highlights:
- Hippocrates Cheng: Hippocrates' Travel Notes of the Temple Street
- James Cheung: Rites of Passage
- Vincent Luk: Xi Shui Yuanyang
(World premiere, 3 original commissioned compositions)

- Wanghua Chu (arr. Johnson Leung): Jasmine Flowers: Chinese Folk Song
 
John Carmichael: Concierto Folklórico for Piano and String Orchestra
- Pyotr Tchaikovsky: Souvenir de Florence, Op.70
Guest Artists:Dr. Miranda Chin
                             Ms. Sinki Chan
                             Ms. Ze Ze Lai
                             Mr. Joe Yiu
Conductor/Piano:Leung Hok Kiu, Johnson
The Rotary Foundation Centennial District 3450 PPE × Hong Kong Chordophonia Concert
"Voyage II: To the Skies & the Seas"
 
24 August 2016, 8pm
The Hong Kong Jockey Club Amphitheatre
Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
 
Presented by Hong Kong Chordophonia 
Title Sponsor: Rotary International District 3450
Programme highlights:
 
19:30 The Rotary Foundation Centennial Celebration
(Welcoming all guests with tickets)

20:00 Official Start of the Concert
Highlights include...

- Aaron Kernis: Musica Celestis

- Johann Pixis: Double Concerto for Piano, Violin and Strings
(Asia premiere, revived & reconstructed by Johnson Leung)

- James Cheung: Reflections and Reverberations: Hakka Resonances
(World premiere, original commissioned composition)

+ Special encore pieces!
Violin Soloist:이민경 Katherine Min Kyung Lee
Conductor/Piano:Leung Hok Kiu, Johnson

Fundraising for Rotary Serving Humanity Marketplace and District 3450 Preserve Planet Earth
Rotary & Hong Kong Chordophonia 2015 Concert
"Gifts of Nature"
 
9 August 2015, 8pm
Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall
 
Presented by Hong Kong Chordophonia 
Title Sponsor: Rotary International District 3450 Preserve Planet Earth Committee 

Rotary Club of Hong Kong South titled sponsored the 2014 concert of "Hong Kong Chordophonia” which played a piece of biodiversity theme music. The result was a resounding success and very encouraging. Given the successful partnership, "Rotary International District 3450 Preserve Planet Earth Committee" decided to fully support "Hong Kong Chordophonia" to stage the Rotary 2015 concert "Gifts of Nature". 

The concert will depict the beauty of nature and its creatures aiming at encouraging the public to admire, cherish and protect Nature. Just like the Rotary’s dedication to promote and support sustainability. Chordophonia believes that music is Nature’s gift for mankind and a cultural treasure to be preserved, developed and promoted.
 
Programme:

Jean-Philippe Rameau - La Poule
Pyotr Tchaikovsky (arr. Johnson Leung) - Barcarolle (June) from The Seasons, Op.37
John Ireland (arr. John Ireland & Geoffrey Bush) - A Downland Suite
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Antonio Vivaldi - The Four Seasons
Astor Piazzolla (arr. Leonid Desyatnikov) - The Four Seasons of Bueno Aires
 
Soloists : Yeung Kin Man, Sunny
                 Tim Chen
                 Chua Vince Elizer N.
                 Yiu Tsz Hei, Francis
 
Conductor/Harpsichord : Leung Hok Kiu, Johnson 

Hong Kong Chordophonia 2014 Concert

"British Delights"

 

5 September 2014, 8pm

Y-Theatre, Youth Square, 238 Chai Wan Road, Chai Wan, Hong Kong

Presented by Hong Kong Chordophonia, the concert adheres to the recent trend for British cultures in Hong Kong. Through a wide range of instrumentation (not limited to strings) and guest performers, the audience is able to enjoy some elegant and sincere British music. Selecting from masterpieces by various British composers of different eras, the music is rich with strings. The concert is prepared and organised entirely by a group of young and enthusiastic musicians, showing their will and passion to pursue ambitious musical dreams despite their different career professions. 

Programme: 

 

Gustav Holst - St. Paul's Suite, Op.29 No.2 

Angela Morley - Rêverie (Violin Solo : Yeung Kin Man, Sunny) 

Peter Warlock - Capriol Suite  
Julian Lloyd Webber - Jackie's Song (Cello Solo : Chow Hei Lam, Christie) 

Angela Morley - The Liaison (Cello Solo : Chow Hei Lam, Christie) 

Edward Elgar - Introduction & Allegro, Op.47

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Ralph Vaughan Williams - The Lark Ascending (Violin Solo : Cheng Man Ching, Natasha) 

John Rutter - Suite for strings

Gerald Finzi - Romance, Op.11 
Benjamin Britten - Simple Symphony, Op.4 

 

Soloists :  Cheng Man Ching, Natasha 

                  Chow Hei Lam, Christie  
                  Yeung Kin Man, Sunny 

 

Conductor : Leung Hok Kiu, Johnson 

Hong Kong Chordophonia, Hong Kong Youth Windophilics & Animato Music Studio present:

Chordophonia x Windophilics Joint Concert

"Surfing in the Sky of Music"

(Cancelled due to typhoon)

 

22 September 2013, 8pm

City Hall Theatre, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, Hong Kong 

 

Programme :

 

William Walton - 'Orb & Sceptre' Coronation March 

Gabriel Fauré - Dolly Suite, Op. 56 

Mozart - Symphony No.35 'Haffner' 

Stephen Bulla (arr.) - Suite from "The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe" 

Hok Kiu Johnson Leung  - Galactic Fantasy (Original Composition)

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Franz von Suppé - 'Poet & Peasant' Overture 
Alexander Borodin - Polovtsian Dances from "Prince Igor"

Claude Debussy - Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune

Pyotr Tchaikovsky - Francesca da Rimini, Op. 32

 

Conductors : Leung Hok Kiu, Johnson 

                         Leung Chun Yin, Marco 

Hong Kong Chordophonia Premiere Concert

"Voyage"

 

31 August 2013, 7:30pm

Caine Road Community Hall, 5/F Caritas House, 2 Caine Road, Hong Kong

Modern technologies nowadays allow us to travel around the globe with just a move at our fingertips. But how about people in the past? As it would be a big hassle for them to travel to faraway places, what kinds of affection did they have? This concert is about "voyage", in which it includes classical and contemporary string music, emphasising the different affections that composers had during or after their travelling. It gives audience an insight to what composers had been thinking, expressed via their music. The word "voyage" also implies music from different nationalities included in this concert. The original composition "Voyage", composed by Hok Kiu Johnson Leung, composer and conductor of Hong Kong Chordophonia, will be world premiered in this special occasion.

Programme : 

 

Samuel Barber - Adagio for Strings, Op.11
Dag Wirén - Serenade for Strings, Op.11
Joly Braga Santos - Concerto for Strings in D Minor, Op.17

Hok Kiu Johnson Leung  - Voyage (World Premiere)

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Shigeru Umebayashi - 'Polonaise' from '2046' 

André Prévost - Scherzo for String Orchestra 
Pyotr Tchaikovsky - Souvenir de Florence, Op. 70 


Conductor : Leung Hok Kiu, Johnson