HKETO Newsroom

August 4, 2019

HKETO supports East Meets West Charity Concert

The East Meets West Charity Concert organised by the Sing Fai Sports Club was successfully held at the P.C. Ho Theatre of the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto on August 4. The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Toronto) is a sponsor of the event.

The concert featured 39 youths from the Hong Kong Juvenile and Youth Chinese Classical Orchestra of La Salle College in Hong Kong, performing in collaboration with Toronto Chinese Orchestra and Yip’s Chamber Orchestra and Children Choir. Ms Emily Mo, Director of the HKETO noted that Hong Kong has a big pool of young music talents. “The Hong Kong young musicians, performing together with local musicians and choir, presented a harmony of Chinese and Western music to the audiences. This collaboration not only connects musicians of different generations but also enhances cultural exchanges between Hong Kong and Canada," she said.

The Hong Kong Juvenile and Youth Chinese Classical Orchestra was founded in 1990 with an aim to develop and promote Chinese culture, as well as to nurture a new generation of Chinese musicians. Its members are mainly young Chinese music lovers wishing to pursue a career in music. Since its inception, the Orchestra has performed in more than two hundred concerts including places overseas liked Vienna, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Osaka, Melbourne, etc.

August 4, 2019

香港經貿處支持中西薈萃慈善音樂會

星輝體育會籌辦的中西薈萃慈善音樂會於八月四日在大多倫多中華文化中心何伯釗劇院舉行。香港駐多倫多經濟貿易辦事處(香港經貿處)為該活動的贊助機構。

該音樂會共有39位來自香港喇沙書院的香港青少年國樂團團員,聯同多倫多中樂團、加拿大葉氏室樂團及兒童合唱團共同演出。香港經貿處處長巫菀菁指出香港青年音樂家人才輩出。她說:「香港的青年音樂家與多倫多的音樂家及兒童合唱團聯合演出,為觀眾帶來中西匯聚的和諧樂曲。這次合作不單聯繫不同年代的音樂家,還可加強港加兩地的文化交流。」

香港青少年國樂團成立於一九九O年,旨在發揚及推動中國傳統文化,並培育新一代華裔音樂家。樂團成員主要是年青的中樂愛好者,有志於音樂發展。樂團成立至今表演超過二百場,曾遠赴維也納、洛杉磯、拉斯維加斯、大阪、墨爾本等地作海外演出。