Liza Wang & HKCO - Valentine's Day Chinese Lantern Festival Concert

2015-02-13 20:00 - 2015-03-07 22:00

Liza Wang & HKCO - Valentine's Day Chinese Lantern Festival Concert

When: 13-14 Feb 2015 Fri-Sat 20:00
Where: Concert Hall, Hong Kong Cultural Centre

When: 6-7 Mar 2015 Fri-Sat 20:00
Where: Auditorium, Tsuen Wan Town Hall

Liza Wang & HKCO Poster

香港中乐团、阿姐、凌波闪亮重聚 唱尽冧爆中西、情歌及黄梅调《祝英台》
汪明荃与香港中乐团-情人节·元宵音乐会

Returning by popular demand, the two divas - Liza Wang and Ivy Ling Po - who graced the HKCO concert stage and brought the house down with their charismatic performance last year, will be doubling their efforts for their fans benefit. True to the theme on love, the first series will coincide with Valentine's Day, and the second, with the Chinese Lantern Festival, aka "Chinese valentine's day". The divas will be reprising the ever popular Huangmei Opera tunes from Love Eterne. Liza will also be singing love songs from East and West.

 

Programme
The First Month - The Lantern Festival, Suite Twelve Months, Peng Xiuwen
Debt of Love - Joseph Koo, Lyrics by James Wong, Arr. By Alfred Wong
Loving You Has Turned into Harming You - Joseph Koo, Lyrics by James Wong, Arr. By Chew Hee-chiat
Thief of Hearts - Joseph Koo, Lyrics by James Wong, Arr. By Chen Ning-chi
Nocturne to the Victoria Harbour - Alfred Wong
May Our Love Be Forever - Liang Hung-chi, Lyrics by Su Shi, Arr. by Lo Leung-fai
Love and Passion - Joseph Koo, Lyrics by Tang Wai-hung, Arr. by Chen Ning-chi
Amazing Grace - Anonymous, Lyrics by John Newton, Arr. by Li Cheong
Huangmei Opera Tune Selections from The Love Eterne - Zhou Lanping, Lyrics by Li Junqing, Arr. by Lo Leung-fai
The Long Farewell, A Heartbreaking Reunion

 

Liza Wang
Liza Wang was appointed a Hong Kong/Macao Deputy to the 7th and 8th sessions of the National People's Congress (NPC), and to the 9th and 10th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) from 1998 on. In 1981 she was selected as one of the ten Outstanding Young Persons in Hong Kong. She has been actively involved in serving the public and in community service, as well as promotion arts projects. She is currently a member of the Executive Committee of the Hong Kong Anti-Cancer Society, Chairperson of the Chinese Artists Association Hong Kong and Member of the Performing Arts Committee under the Board of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority.

She was decorated with a Silver Bauhinia Star by the Chief Executive Officer of the Hong Kong SAR in 2004, in recognition of her outstanding achievement in the performing arts sector, her contribution to community work and her pursuit of "lifelong learning". She was the recipient of the Montblanc de la Culture Arts Patronage Award - Hong Kong Region, the award money of which she donated to the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra. Wang was also awarded Honorary Doctor of Letters by the City University of Hong Kong, an Honorary Fellow of The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and the Vocational Training Council in recognition of her contribution to the community and the arts sector.

Ivy Ling Po

Ivy Ling Po

Ivy Ling Po
Ivy Ling Po is a leading figure in the Huangmei Opera film genre. She became an artiste of Shaw Brothers in 1961, and was discovered by the film director, Li Han-hsiang, who cast her as Liang Shanbo in Love Eterne. The film won her a Special Award for Outstanding Performance at the Golden Horse Awards.

She made her debut appearance in Taiwan in 1963 and was an instant sensation, drawing a huge crowd of fans. She starred in many Shaw Brothers films in the 1960's up to the mid-1970's. She won the Best Actress Award at the 11th Asian Film Festival with Lady General Hua Mulan in 1964, which was followed by another Best Actress honour at the 1967 Golden Horse Awards with Too Late for Love. Ling Po resettled in Taiwan during the 1980's, and formed her own film company in making films like Dream of the Red Chamber and The Imperious Princess. She also starred in several television dramas in Taiwan, such as Qishi Fuqi and Ba Qian Li Lu Yun He Yue.

Between 2001 and 2003, she gave several concerts on the "Liang Shanbo and Zhu Yingtai" theme, which eventually evolved into a musical entitled Butterfly Lovers and a concert featuring Huangmei tunes, which she took on tour all over Taiwan from July 22nd 2005.

 

Tien Ma Chorus
Tien Ma Chorus is a non-profit making organization and a member of the Hong Kong Association of Choral Societies. Formerly Tsung Ming Chorus established in 1976, it changed to its present name in 1983. In pursuit of its aim to popularize classical music, the Chorus has given numerous concerts with programmes that cover Chinese and Western classical songs, folk songs, popular oldies etc.

Over the years, it has been frequently invited by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and other organizations to perform. In May 2011, the Tien Ma Chorus cut its first album Songs of the White Clouds. In November the same year, a concert to commemorate the 35th Anniversary was held. With 11 conductors performing with the Chorus, this was a most memorable event to mark the growth of the Chorus for the past 35 years. Apart from regular rehearsals and public performances and private mini-concerts, the Chorus also organized training courses and talks to help to raise further the standard of music of its members.

 

Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Tickets: $150/200/300/400
Tel: 852-27342009
Add: 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Tsuen Wan Town Hall
Tickets: $150/200/300/400
Tel: 852-24140144
Add: 72 Tai Ho Road, Tsuen Wan, N.T., Hong Kong

 

*Information provided by HKCO

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