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2020 Hong Kong Youth Music Interflows

2020 Hong Kong Youth Music Interflows are held in November and December to provide a wonderful platform for music exchange among local primary and secondary school bands and orchestras. There are contests of Chinese orchestra, string orchestra, symphonic band and symphony orchestra and renowned musicians will be invited to adjudicate.

Roving Exhibition – Classical Music of Central Asia

The exhibition will be held from September 2020 to January 2021 at various public libraries of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department. Let's grab the chance to visit the exhibition online now ! The “Silk Road” has for many years conjured up all sorts of imaginations about East-West cultural exchanges, as evoked by historical events such as Alexander’s Conquest of Bactria, Zhang Qian’s missions to the Western Regions, the great Silk Road empires such as Tang and Mongol empires, as well as the Belt and Road Initiative today. In this exhibition, we shall explore the classical music of Central Asia, a product of multicultural encounters in the heartland of the Silk Road.

School Care Subsidy Scheme

The "School Care Subsidy Scheme", with the support of the Sino Group, aims at encouraging school music groups to serve the community through music performance. Participants may combine music with other art forms in the performance so as to enrich the programme in a creative way, and benefit themselves in the building of team spirit and organizing skills from the production process. Since its launch in 2009, a total of 350 "Care and Concern Concerts" have been held and reached out to well over 30,000 disabled, elderly, new immigrants, ethnic minorities and rehabilitated people. The scheme is now accepting applications until 30 September 2020. Kindergartens, primary, secondary, special and tertiary school in Hong Kong are eligible to apply. Every successful applicant school will be sponsored a maximum of HK$2,000 to cover the production cost of its visiting concert.

Music & Dance

Orchestras in Hong Kong Want to find out more about music and dance? In Hong Kong, you will find many arts organisations that host music and dance programmes from time to time – making it easy to find what you are looking for. Here are just a few of them. If you are an orchestral music fan, a good place to start your discovery is to enjoy the performances of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, the Hong Kong Sinfonietta and the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra. Music fantasy[Chinese version only] will lead you through a new experience of listening to classical music. Chinese music For Chinese music, Introduction to Chinese music [Chinese version only] introduces you to various Chinese musical instruments. For you Chinese opera fans, you can get a glimpse into ten of the distinct branches of Chinese opera in Introduction to Chinese opera [Chinese version only]. Music channels of RTHK You can also tune in to Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK)’s Radio 4 (classical music), Radio 5 (Chinese music opera) [Chinese version only] or Radio 2 (pop music) [Chinese version only] to enjoy your favourite music. Dance groups in Hong Kong If you are into dance performances, check out the programmes hosted by the Hong Kong Dance Company, the City Contemporary Dance Company and the Hong Kong Ballet. Performing venues Many music and dance performances take place in the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Hong Kong Arts Centre and the performing venues of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD). Other performances The LCSD presents a year-round programme of performances by visiting and local artists. The most updated performance information If you are looking for the most updated performance information, just visit the Latest Cultural Programmes or the official websites of the performing organisations. Major arts festivals Arts festivals bring fantastic programmes for your enjoyment year-round. Around February and March, you can enjoy the programmes of the Hong Kong Arts Festival. There are also the International Arts Carnival in the summer and the Thematic Arts Festival during October and November. The Young Audiences Scheme of Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra If you would like to have more involvement in music and dance, you have many channels to choose from. The Young Audiences Scheme of Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra is designed for local full-time students aged from 6 to 25. Young Friends of Hong Kong Arts Festival Young Friends of Hong Kong Arts Festival is for full-time secondary and post-secondary students. Friends of Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra And Friends of Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra welcomes everyone to apply for. Being a member, you will enjoy special treats and exclusive activities offered by the organisers, and student members can enjoy free performances. Music & art-related programmes If you want a taste of performing on stage, there are many training courses and activities for you. Check out the training programmes and events organised by the The HKCO Orchestral Academy, Excel, the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and the Music Office (including the training classes, orchestras, choirs and music promotion activities). They lead you take your first steps into the performing arts.