Pan Asia Symphony Orchestra - New "Book of Genesis"

2012-09-22 20:00 - 2012-09-23 17:00

Pan Asia Symphony Orchestra - New "Book of Genesis"

When: 22 Sep 2012 Sat 20:00
Where: Auditorium, Yuen Long Theatre

When: 23 Sep 2012 Sun 20:00
Where: Auditorium, Sha Tin Town Hall

Dr. Yip Wai-hongJimmy Chiang

Dr. Yip Wai-hong                                                                     Jimmy Chiang                       


Pan Asia Symphony Orchestra
Music Director: Dr. Yip Wai-hong
Principal Guest Conductor: Jimmy Chiang
Narrator: Vincent Wong
Oil Painting: Kenneth Tsang
Motion Graphic Designer: Chih Leung


Mozart: Symphony No.41 in C, K551,'Jupiter'
Yip Wai-hong: New "Book of Genesis"


"The Bible is inspired by God - and for each and every one of us, the feelings and perception may be different. I hope to share my belief with you all through my new work, New 'Book of Genesis'."-Dr. Yip Wai-hong


Pan Asia Symphony Orchestra
Pan Asia Symphony Orchestra is a highly organized orchestra aiming at promoting music among the general public especially the young generation in Hong Kong. In order to achieve its goal, the Orchestra has performed frequently in the Hong Kong City Hall, regional town halls and civic centres a few hundred times over the past 34 years. A number of internationally famous conductors and soloists have been invited to perform with it. By using the idioms of popular music and organizing concert talks, the Orchestra has successfully introduced serious music and Chinese orchestral music to the public, and at the same time, brought about an awareness of the indigenous culture of the people.


Dr. Yip Wai-hong
Dr. Yip Wai-hong is an eminent music educator. He served Hong Kong Baptist University as the Head of Music and Fine Arts Department for almost 30 years. He founded the Pan Asia Symphony Orchestra, Hong Kong Children's Choir, Yip's Children's Choir and Hong Kong Children's Symphony Orchestra with the aim to nourish young talents in Hong Kong. The honours and accolades bestowed upon Dr. Yip include Honorary Citizenships of Fort Worth, Dallas and Tucson; The Golden Key of Avon Lake, Florida; Colonel of the State of Kentucky, the United States; and Hong Kong Art Education of the Year in 1990. In 2003, he was awarded the Medal of Honour of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. In 2006, he was conferred the Award of Honorary University Fellow of Hong Kong Baptist University. Dr. Yip was made the Fellows of Wells Cathedral School, the United Kingdom in 2008. In 2011, Dr. Yip was awarded the Bronze Bauhinia Star (BBS) for his valuable contribution to children music education, as well as his dedication in promoting the development of choral and orchestral music.


Jimmy Chiang
Born in Hong Kong, Chinese conductor and pianist Jimmy Chiang is the First Prize Winner of the Fourth International Competition for Young Conductors "Lovro von Matacic" in Zagreb, Croatia. He began his musical education at the age of four with piano, later with composition and violoncello. He received the Fellowship Diploma (FTCL) from Trinity College of London, Bachelor of Music Degree from Baylor University in the United States and "Magister Artium" with distinction from the University for Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, where he was the last student of the renowned conductor and authority in Mozart Interpretation - Leopold Hager. In 2003, upon invitation of Seiji Ozawa, Chiang was one of the three Fellow Conductors at the Rohm Music Festival in Kyoto, Japan, where he worked closely with the master himself.
From 2004 to 2006, he was musical assistant and conductor of opera productions at the Schlosstheater Schönbrunn in Vienna. Since 2007, Chiang appeared regularly as Assistant Conductor at Theater Lübeck and the Eutin Festival in Germany. From 2009 to 2011, he was Principal Conductor of Theater Freiburg, where he had conducted over eight Operas and Operettas and directed numerous productions with international recognitions such as Ligeti's opera Le Grand Macabre with renowned Spanish Stage Director Calixto Bieito and Offenbach's Orpheus in der Unterwelt. In 2010, Chiang made his debut at the Komische Oper Berlin with Verdi's La Traviata. Chiang's uprising conducting career in Europe has made him front cover of the international opera magazine Orpheus in 2009 as well as his recent success at the Festival Internacional de las Artes de Castilla y León in Spain with interpretation of music by Ligeti and Varese has brought international attention, regarding him as specialist in interpreting contemporary music. Orchestras that he had worked with included Radio Symphony Orchestra of Vienna, La Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León, Zagreb Philharmonic, Lübeck Philharmonic, Oradea Philharmonic, Hong Kong Sinfonietta and Ensemble Amadeus, which he founded in 2000 in Texas, United States. Chiang is currently Principal Guest Conductor of Pan Asia Symphony Orchestra.
Alongside his international career as a conductor, Chiang remains active as concert pianist since the age of 13. In addition, he is highly demanded as a vocal coach and an international acclaimed accompanist at major singing competitions, masterclasses, and song recitals.


Vincent Wong
Vincent Wong developed a keen interest in public speaking, from recitation to debates, and has a firm belief in critical and creative thinking. Upon graduation from university, he worked for a while at Ogilvy & Mather Advertising before joining the Hong Kong SAR Government as an Administrative Officer. He was in charge of reclamation projects and social welfare policies for the aged. He left the Government in 2000 to further his studies in the United Kingdom, where he was awarded an MBA degree from the Cambridge University and an LLB from the University of London. He was appointed Director of Strategic Planning by Commercial Radio (Hong Kong) in 2007, and currently hosts a programme on current affairs on its Radio 1.


Kenneth Tsang
Kenneth Tsang Ming-kin was born in 1983 in Hong Kong. He graduated from Baylor University in the United States in 2006, where he received a BFA in Studio Art. He also spent time in Tokyo, Japan and Florence, Italy studying art history, drawing and painting. 
Tsang had won the best of painting scholarship in the 2006 Emerging Texas Artist Award in May 2006. Tsang's first solo exhibition "The Story of Art" was held in "white on white" gallery in October 2009. In March 2010, MobArt Gallery organised an solo-exhibition "We Play Endlessly" for Tsang's work. Tsang is one of the founders of "light up our heART", an art-educational project. Through this project, he cooperated with other artists in the fields of drama, installation and music. They have visited various secondary and primary schools to share their works. Tsang currently lives and works in Hong Kong.


Chih Leung
Chih Leung, born in July 1984 in Hong Kong, was graduated from Swinburne University of Technology (Australia) with a Bachelor of Design in Multimedia Design in 2007. Leung is currently working in EyePress News Agency as a motion graphic designer, and his job duties include the post-production and animation for news videos. In recent years, Leung participates in various multimedia projects, which include producing the visual animation for concerts (such as the animation in the Hong Kong singer Ivana Wong "I Am From Mars Live 08"), producing animated music videos (such as Mongolia MV for Modern Children, a Hong Kong band), editing the HKSAR Chief Executive Election 2012 promotional videos, and producing animated graphics for local short film Nostalgia.


Programme Length
Running time of each performance is about 2 hours with an intermission of 15 minutes.


Tickets: $140, 110, 80(Yuen Long Theatre) / $160, 140, 110(Sha Tin Town Hall)
Programme Enquiries: 852-22687321
Ticketing Enquiries: 852-27349009
Credit Card Telephone Booking: 852-21115999
Internet Booking:
Yuen Long Theatre Add: 9 Tai Yuk Road, Yuen Long, New Territories, Hong Kong
Tel: 852-24761029
Sha Tin Town Hall Add: 1 Yuen Wo Road, Sha Tin, New Territories, Hong Kong
Tel: 852-26942509


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