HKBU Symphony Orchestra presents Annual Gala Concert featuring classical music and jazz performers
HKBU Symphony Orchestra presented its Annual Gala Concert to the public in the evening of 16 July in the Concert Hall of the Hong Kong Cultural Centre.
The Orchestra was conducted by its Music Director, Professor Johnny M Poon, Head of the Department of Music. The Concert featured a wide array of musical genres, ranging from classical music to jazz, and featured renowned pianist Mr Patrick Lui, bassist Mr Sylvain Gagnon, drummer Mr Nate Wong, sheng virtuoso Mr Wei Shen-fu, and erhuist Mr Chu Wan-pin.
Programme of the Concert included Wen Jia-liang’s Winter Hunt (arranged by Natheniel Siu); Huang Haihuai, Ludwig van Beethoven and BanYa’s Horse Racing & Beethoven Virus (arranged by Chu Wan-pin); Claude Bolling’s Suite for Chamber Orchestra & Jazz Piano Trio, IV. Aria. Animée & V. Brillante; Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No.2 in E Minor, Op. 27, Finale: Allegro vivace; Ennio Morricone’s Cinema Paradiso; and Joe Hisaishi’s My Neighbor Totoro.