香港中樂團 Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra

Genre
Chinese traditional, Chinese contemporary
Location
Hong Kong
About
香港中樂團於1977年成立,是香港唯一擁有91位專業演奏家編制的大型職業中樂團,享有「民樂翹楚」及「香港文化大使」之美譽,經常獲邀於國際著名音樂廳及藝術節演出,足跡遍及歐洲、美洲、亞洲、澳洲、北極圈等多個國家及地方。演出編制分拉弦、彈撥、吹管及敲擊四個樂器組別,其中包括傳統和新改革的多種樂器,樂團的拉弦聲部於2009年全面使用由樂團研發的環保胡琴系列。樂團植根於歷史悠久的中國文化,演出的形式和內容包括傳統民族音樂和近代大型作品。此外,更廣泛委約各種風格及類型的新作,迄今委約或委編的作品已逾2,300首。

樂團除了舉辦定期音樂會和藝術教育活動之外,並舉辦相關論壇及比賽,其中2011年更舉辦全球首次國際中樂指揮大賽,為大型中樂發展立下多個里程碑。香港中樂團在藝術、管治管理、藝術教育、市場推廣上獲各界高度評價及屢獲殊榮,包括香港國際現代音樂節頒贈「最傑出弘揚現代中樂榮譽大獎」(2002)、亞洲作曲家同盟頒贈「最傑出弘揚亞洲現代音樂榮譽大獎」(2007)、唱片《華夏之根》榮獲2008第六屆中國金唱片獎器樂類專輯獎、第六屆中國金唱片獎器樂類演奏獎、樂團之Chinese Music Alive音樂推廣計劃獲香港藝術發展局頒發2010藝術教育獎優異表現獎(2011)等。於2012年5月,樂團之「香港國際中樂指揮大賽」榮獲香港藝術發展局頒發2011藝術推廣獎之團體/機構組銅獎。樂團研製的環保胡琴系列榮獲國家「第四屆文化部創新獎」(2012)。2014年5月該系列榮獲「香港環保卓越計劃」頒發「2013環保創意卓越獎」;6月再獲第四屆「綠色中國.2014環保成就獎」之「傑出創意環保概念獎」。

Founded in 1977, the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra is the only professional, full-sized Chinese orchestra in Hong Kong. It has won the accolades as “a leader in Chinese ethnic music” and “a cultural ambassador of Hong Kong”, and is often invited to perform at various famous venues in the world and at international festivals. It has been heard by audiences in Europe, North America, Asia, Australia and the Arctic Circle. The Orchestra has an establishment of 91 professional musicians, playing in four sections: bowed-strings, plucked-strings, wind and percussion. The instruments include both the traditional and the improved, new versions. In particular, the bowed-string section has adopted, since 2009, the Eco-Huqin series developed by the Orchestra. With its roots in the Chinese cultural heritage, the Orchestra has built a repertoire that includes not only traditional Chinese music but also contemporary works. It also explores new frontiers in music through commissioning new works of various types and styles, which total over 2,300 either as original compositions or arrangements.

Apart from regular concerts and activities promoting arts education, the Orchestra has organized symposia and competitions. One of its milestone events is the world’s first ever ‘Hong Kong International Conducting Competition for Chinese Music’ in 2011. The Orchestra has won numerous awards covering its achievements in the arts, arts education, marketing and promotion, governance and administration. They include ‘The Most Outstanding Achievement in Advancing Contemporary Chinese Music’ presented by the ISCM World Music Days Hong Kong (2002), ‘The Most Outstanding Achievement in Advancing Asian Contemporary Music’ by the Asian Composers League (2007), the ‘Instrumental Music – Album’ category and the ‘Instrumental Music – Performance’ category at the 6th China Gold Record Awards (2008) for their album, Roots of the Chinese. Its ‘Chinese Music Alive’ Scheme won The Hong Kong Arts Development Awards - Arts Education 2010 in 2011. In May 2012, the ‘Hong Kong International Conducting Competition for Chinese Music’ organized by the Orchestra won a Bronze Award - Group/Organisation Category from the Hong Kong Arts Development Council (2012). The Series of Eco-Huqin developed by the Orchestra won the 4th Ministry of Culture Innovation Award (2012). In May 2014, the Eco-Huqin Series won the 2013 Green Innovations Award in the Hong Kong Awards for Environmental Excellence, and in June, the Series won the Distinguished Innovative Environmental Concept Award at the Green China 2014 - Environmental Achievements Awards.


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Oncoming Gigs

A HISTORIC DIALOGUE — THE SYMPHONIC CHINESE MUSIC OF ZHAO JIPING 《風雅頌之交響 — 新時代趙季平與歷史時空對話》

12 Apr 2019 (Fri) 8:00PM - 10:00PM
13 Apr 2019 (Sat) 8:00PM - 10:00PM

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FUN! FUN! FUN! CHINESE MUSIC 《中樂嘉年華》

19 Apr 2019 (Fri) 7:30PM - 9:30PM
20 Apr 2019 (Sat) 7:30PM - 9:30PM

Venue: 
Auditorium, Kwai Tsing Theatre
12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Fong, Hong Kong

LISTEN, PAINT, AND PLAY – CHILD’S GAME THROUGH MUSIC 《孩子的五感遊戲 — 聽聽畫畫》

27 Apr 2019 (Sat) 8:00PM - 10:00PM

Venue: 
HKCO Recital Hall 香港中樂團演奏廳
Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra Ltd 7/F, Sheung Wan Municipal Services Building, 345 Queen's Road Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

WHITE MOUNTAINS, BLACK WATERS -THE RUSTIC LANDSCAPE OF NORTHEASTERN CHINA 《白山黑水間》

3 May 2019 (Fri) 8:00PM - 10:00PM
4 May 2019 (Sat) 8:00PM - 10:00PM

Venue: 
Concert Hall, Hong Kong City Hall
Hong Kong, Central, 愛丁堡 廣場5號

MUSIC FROM THE HEART 《心樂集》

17 May 2019 (Fri) 8:00PM - 10:00PM

Venue: 
HKCO Recital Hall 香港中樂團演奏廳
Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra Ltd 7/F, Sheung Wan Municipal Services Building, 345 Queen's Road Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

FASCINATING STRINGS — AN EVENING WITH HKCO HUQIN PRINCIPALS 《琴聲意動 — 胡琴首席之夜》

18 May 2019 (Sat) 8:00PM - 10:00PM

Venue: 
Studio Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
10 Salisbury Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

CHET LAM & HKCO 《林一峰與香港中樂團》

14 Jun 2019 (Fri) 8:00PM - 10:00PM
15 Jun 2019 (Sat) 8:00PM - 10:00PM

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CAPTURING IMAGES + CHINESE MUSIC《攝人中樂》

28 Jun 2019 (Fri) 8:00PM - 10:00PM

Venue: 
Studio Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
10 Salisbury Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

NGAI KWUN WA PLAYS HUQIN CLASSICS 《冠華弦韻—胡琴經典之夜》

29 Jun 2019 (Sat) 8:00PM - 10:00PM

Venue: 
Studio Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
10 Salisbury Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

WANDERLUST • GYPSIES 《浪遊.吉卜賽》

12 Jul 2019 (Fri) 8:00PM - 10:00PM
13 Jul 2019 (Sat) 8:00PM - 10:00PM

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Past Gigs

九千年的邂逅

22 Feb 2019 (Fri) 8:00PM - 10:00PM

Venue: 
Concert Hall, Hong Kong City Hall
Hong Kong, Central, 愛丁堡 廣場5號

動人心弦 葉麗儀.葉振棠 香港中樂團情人節音樂會

15 Feb 2019 (Fri) 8:00PM - 10:00PM
16 Feb 2019 (Sat) 3:00PM - 5:00PM
16 Feb 2019 (Sat) 8:00PM - 10:00PM

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Voices of Spring 天籟春曉

25 Jan 2019 (Fri) 8:00PM - 10:00PM
26 Jan 2019 (Sat) 8:00PM - 10:00PM

Venue: 
Concert Hall, Hong Kong City Hall
Hong Kong, Central, 愛丁堡 廣場5號

Made in Taiwan 《Made in 台灣》

9 Nov 2018 (Fri) 8:00PM - 10:00PM

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I Wish I Could Make a Wish-The Theatre Concert of Jimmy Liao如果我可以許一個願望-幾米劇場音樂會

27 Jul 2018 (Fri) 8:00PM - 10:00PM
28 Jul 2018 (Sat) 8:00PM - 10:00PM

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The Palace of Eternal Life・Peony Pavilion 長生殿・牡丹亭

13 Jul 2018 (Fri) 8:00PM - 10:00PM
14 Jul 2018 (Sat) 8:00PM - 10:00PM

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In the Mood - Suona and Guan Ensemble Concert 嗩吶、管合奏與重奏音樂會

7 Jul 2018 (Sat) 8:00PM - 10:00PM

Venue: 
HKCO Recital Hall 香港中樂團演奏廳
Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra Ltd 7/F, Sheung Wan Municipal Services Building, 345 Queen's Road Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

愛回家-粵樂越樂

23 Jun 2018 (Sat) 8:00PM - 10:00PM

Venue: 
Studio Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
10 Salisbury Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

愛回家-鄉音鄉情

22 Jun 2018 (Fri) 8:00PM - 10:00PM

Venue: 
Studio Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
10 Salisbury Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

汪明荃與香港中樂團

29 May 2018 (Tue) 8:00PM - 10:00PM
30 May 2018 (Wed) 8:00PM - 10:00PM
31 May 2018 (Thu) 8:00PM - 10:00PM

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