– Playground by Ng Cheuk-yin

A celebration of new music and diversity, featuring the string section of True Colors Symphony—Hong Kong’s all-inclusive orchestra, showcasing musicians of different abilities and backgrounds

Commissioned and produced by the Hong Kong Arts Festival “No Limits”

Specially commissioned by HKAF, Playground features some of the finest music elements Hong Kong has to offer in an hour of new compositions by composer Ng Cheuk-yin. Conducted by Wilson Ng, this concert featured the string section of True Colors Symphony, a Hong Kong based all-inclusive orchestra that has diversity as its motto, and welcomes musicians with and without disabilities, members of ethnic minority groups, deaf musicians and senior citizens. They are joined by jazz musicians and players of Chinese and ethnic instruments, showcasing the multifaceted music scene of Hong Kong. This performance aims to reflect the many faces of this city in all its richness and diversity. As its name suggests, Playground is intended to be a playful space and it is sure to be enjoyed just as much by the audiences as the musicians involved. As a bonus, there will be a 20-minute tribute to jazz icon Ray Charles as part of the performance!

Online Programme

Registration starts on:9 Feb 2021 (Tue) 10am
Premiere Date:16 Apr 2021 (Fri) 8pm
Approx 1 hr

  • Easy-to-Read Booklet
Chapter One
A Long-awaited Good Morning
Chapter Two
Grocery Store
Chapter Three
Mountain
Chapter Four
Ain’t No Fire in Tai Hang
Chapter Five
Root
Chapter Six
Escape
Chapter Seven
March

Playground by Ng Cheuk-yin

Composer and Music Director
Ng Cheuk-yin
Conductor
Wilson Ng
Band Leader and Piano
Patrick Lui Pak-hay
Strings
True Colors Symphony
Keyboard
Joyce Cheung Pui-chih
Jezrael Lucero
Bass Guitar
Wong Tak-chung
Guitar
Wilson Lam Chi-chau
Drumset
Dean Li Chun-yiu
Trumpet
Pantig Ferdinand Jr. Soriano
Oscar Lam Wai-hang
Saxophone
Scott Murphy
Chemie Ching Ka-wai
Trombone
Tony Tsui Siu-fai
Samson Tsoi Yik-hei
Percussion
Margie Tong Shun-ching
Percussion and Flute
Floro Sernande Jr.
World Music
Hakgwai Lau Chun-ho
Erhu
Zhang Chong-xue*
Yangqin
Chang Chia-hsiang*
Zhongruan
Wu Man-lin*
Dizi
Chan Chi-yuk*
Suona and Guan
Ma Wai-him*
Chinese Percussion
Liao Yi-ping*
Sound Engineer and Mixing Engineer
Thomas Lo
Mastering Engineer
Simon Li at nOiz
Flower Music Company Limited
Amanda Chui
Endarra Chiu Yin-kiu
Ivy Hung Lok-hei
Score Preparation
Ivy Hung Lok-hei
Bronwen Chan
Tse Tai-shun

*With kind permission of the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra

True Colors Symphony

Rehearsal Conductor
Goh Ching
First Violin
Audrey Sung Song-shi
Connie Lau
Ding Yi-jie
Hugo Lam Tsz-ho
Lam Cheuk-hang
James Lee Siu-ho
Leung Hong-yu
Lilian Lai Mei-lun
Madison Ho Shing-hin
Sophie Wu Ho-ting
Second Violin
Cinnia Lok Hui-lam
Davinia Poon Wing-hang
Hugo Pang Yuk-shing
Jayden Pang Yuk-lam
Jenny Cher Yuen-may
Linus Ho Stuart
Rain Go Wing-chin
Yip Ho-cheung
Viola
Cary Chan Si-rui
Chris Tang Ho-yin
Ives Lau Ka-kiu
Michael Au Ho-kwan
Natalie Wong Si-yu
Sabrina Li Yuet-ying
Cello
Anusha Girish Cho
Dave Sung Shang-lin
Elizabeth Won Jiho
Emas Au
Double Bass
Marco Lee Man-hon
Raphael Chan Yin-hei

Video Production

Director
Chan Kin-long
Production Manager
Omiu Yuen
Production Assistant
Tight Chow Kai-wing
Cinematographer
Fukpakjim
Camera
Alan Lo Wai-lun
Leung Wing-wai
Karlson Tsang
Wong King-cho
Camera Crew Assistant
Tsie Ka-hei
Chan Yiu-cho
Fung Ka-wai
Lighting
Mix Engineering
Lighting Engineer
Chan Hiu-tung
Art Director
Yiu Hon-man
Production Assistant
Sam Chan
Ellis Chung
Set Decoration
Wai Kan Production Limited
Band Costume Stylist
Lum Law
Editor
Alan Lo Wai-lun
Title Design
Melanie Chiu
Equipment Rental
365FPS Production Ltd.
Special Thanks
Ceci Fok
Venue & Technical Support
Mix Engineering Rehearsal Room

 

 

Pre-show Performance – Tribute to Ray Charles

Singer
Sara Chu Yan-yi
Keyboard
Jezrael Lucero
Bass Guitar
Wong Tak-chung
Drums
Samuel Chan
Recording
Arrow Production
Mixing
Thomas Lo
Video Production
Movement studio limited

Programme Guide

House Programme


Co-presented by

Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust

Strategic Supporting Partner

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