Hong Kong Sinfonietta presents “Tiny Galaxy Concerts @ Wontonmeen” – an online chamber concert series curated in collaboration with Wontonmeen – a hostel located in the vibrant and historical neighbourhood of Sham Shui Po. Explore with your eyes, ears and heart the beauty of where hand-picked gems of chamber music collide with the sentiments and quintessence of an old Hong Kong. Leave behind all expectations, and enter this imaginative space with the musicians – and enter the precious, mesmerising, wondrously tiny musical galaxy! The first episode Features Bartók’s stimulating, folk-inspired Contrasts, performed by Concertmaster James Cuddeford, Principal Clarinet Fong Hiu-kai Johnny and pianist Colleen Lee (HKS Artist Associate 2010-2011). The second episode Focuses on the sparkling music of Mendelssohn, as pianist Colleen Lee plays a couple of Songs Without Words, and clarinettists Fong Hiu-kai Johnny and Chen Chiu-yuan play the Concert Piece No 2 in D minor with pianist Li Hau-ling Jacqueline. The third episode Beethoven "Trio for Piano, Violin & Cello in B-flat, WoO 39"Violin: James Cuddeford /Cello: Aurélien Pascal /Piano: Perry SoBartók/Szigeti "Hungarian Folk Tunes"Violin: James Cuddeford /Piano: Perry SoSchnittke "Silent Night for Violin & Piano (1978)"Violin: James Cuddeford /Piano: Perry So The fourth episode James Cuddeford “For the Five Fingers” from Four Studies for a Portrait of Roger Smalley (world première)Piano: Colleen Lee (HKS Artist Associate 2010-2011)Roger Smalley "Suite for 2 Violins (2006)"Violin: James Cuddeford, Le Hoai-nam For more details, please visit the Hong Kong Sinfonietta website.
In response to the public's requests for the LCSD to open parks for them to visit with pets, more than 30 Inclusive Parks for Pets will be opened in various districts to enable park users with or without pets to enjoy park facilities together in an inclusive environment. In all, over 10 Inclusive Parks for Pets are located at promenades or parks nearby to bring vibrancy to the harbourfront areas.What is the difference between “Inclusive Park for Pets” and pet garden?Pet gardens are specifically designed for use by pets and are normally provided with fences and double pet gates to prevent pets from running away. Ancillary facilities normally include dog excreta collection bins/dog latrines, hand-washing facilities. Some venue are even provided with play equipment and drinking fountains for exclusive use by pets as well as amenity lawns, etc.The “Inclusive Parks for Pets” are not specifically designed for use by pets. The design concept is to open up the existing parks for members of the public to visit with their pets. LCSD will provide additional basic ancillary facilities, such as dog excreta collection bin and hand-washing facilities, etc., at the venues for use by members of the public and their pets in light of the actual circumstances and needs. To keep in line with the concept of enabling the shared use of park facilities among different users, members of the public are required to keep their pets on a leash and under proper control in the venues so as to avoid causing nuisance to other users.Users’ Code for “Inclusive Park for Pets”(I) Keep your dog on a leash.(II) Make sure your pet is kept under proper control and effectively restrained from causing nuisance or danger to other people or pets.(III) Clean up the faeces of pets.(IV) Keep the environment clean and hygienic.For the locations of “Inclusive Parks for Pets”, please visit LCSD website, or download the list of venues.