Members of the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, the premiere ensemble of its kind, come to the campus of HKUST to present a concert of established repertoire and new works that display the unique beauty of this tradition.
About Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra
Founded in 1977, the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra has won accolades as “a leader in Chinese ethnic music” and “a cultural ambassador of Hong Kong”. It is regularly invited to perform at famous venues and festivals all over the world, having visited Europe, North America, Asia, Australia, and the Arctic Circle to date. It is acclaimed as a leader among full-sized Chinese music ensembles in the international arena today. The HKCO has an establishment of 91 professional musicians playing in four sections: bowed strings, plucked strings, wind instruments, and percussion. The instruments featured in the orchestra’s ine-up include both the traditional and their further developed, modern incarnations. The bowed string section has been using the Eco-Huqin series developed by the orchestra since 2009, which is suitable for both traditional Chinese music and contemporary, full-length works in a variety of musical formats and modes. The HKCO also explores new frontiers in music, having commissioned over 2,400 new works, both original compositions and arrangements, of various types and styles.