HKS Cool Summer Festival

The Amazing Filmphony

Music Leon Ko (HKS Artist Associate 2018-2019)
Staging Yuri Ng (HKS Artist Associate 2011-2013)
Music Director/Conductor Yip Wing-sie
Singer Jarita Wan
Singer Margaret Cheung
Singer Jordan Cheng
Singer Rick Lau
Special Guests Teriver Cheung (Guitar)
Mavis Lam (Pipa)
Orchestrators Leon Ko
Elliot Leung
Anna Lo
Production/Stage Manager Oliva Li
Sound Design Jonathan Lam
Lighting Design Mak Kwok-fai
Set Design Isaac Wong
Costume Design Jane Ng at Phenotypsetter
Projection Design Snorlax Lai
Make-up/Hairstyling Jadeson Fu
Moving Light Operator Luk Wing-yan Winnie
Dresser Choi Wing-shan

The HKS Cool Summer Festival opens with a rare treat! HKS Artist Associate Leon Ko will be painting on his magical music canvas works from movies such as Perhaps Love, The Warlords and Monster Hunt, turning them into a theatrical symphony for singers and orchestra ! His award-winning scores and songs, led by Yip Wing-sie and sung by four of our favourite darlings of the stage, will take the audience through an emotional and unforgettable soundscape journey.


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Press release (CHI)

Leon Ko (Composer / HKS Artist Associate 2018-2019)
©HK Sinfonietta Ltd

Leon Ko (Composer / HKS Artist Associate 2018-2019)
©HK Sinfonietta Ltd

Margaret Cheung (Singer)
©HK Sinfonietta Ltd

Jordan Cheng (Singer)
©HK Sinfonietta Ltd

Jarita Wan (Singer)
©HK Sinfonietta Ltd

Rick Lau (Singer)

Booking Details
Dates & Times:

20 July 2018 (Friday)


21 July 2018 (Saturday)


22 July 2018 (Sunday)



HK City Hall Concert Hall

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$380, $260, $150

Tickets available at all URBTIX outlets from 19.5.2018
Ticketing Enquiries & Bookings:2111 5999
URBTIX Internet Ticketing

Half-price tickets available for full-time students, senior citizens, people with disabilities and CSSA recipients

10% discount for group booking of 4 or more adult tickets

Festival Discount Offers
Get a 20% discount when you purchase full-price tickets to all FOUR of the Festival programmes; a 15% discount to THREE of them; or a 10% discount to any TWO of them

Duration: Approximately 90 mins without intermission
Language: Nil
Age Limit: 6 (Person below this age not admitted)
Programme Enquiries: 2836 3336 /
Remarks: Hong Kong Sinfonietta reserves the right to change the programme and artists

The APPRECIATE concerts are, mainly, classical concerts featuring guest artists and conductors of world renown.  Apart from performing orchestral masterpieces, Hong Kong Sinfonietta regularly commissions new works and introduces to audiences works that are rarely heard in Hong Kong.

Music is good for everyone! The LEARN series takes audiences aged 0 to 88 into the world of classical music through specially designed concert series including Good Music for Babies, Good Music for Kids, Short-cut to Classical Music, Know Your Classical Music and HKS McDull Music Project.

In the light-hearted RELAX concerts, Hong Kong Sinfonietta shares with audiences great music ranging from orchestral favourites to music from movies and musicals.

The ENCOUNTER series offers unique opportunities for audiences to get close to the music and the performers through chamber music concerts, talks, often at unconventional venues or time. These include Good Music This Lunch, Good Music @ The Fringe, Beyond Good Music @ The Fringe, HKS ArtisTree Residency and UpClose Encounters.

Often referred to as “one of the world’s great small orchestras”, Hong Kong Sinfonietta has been invited to go on many TOURS in Europe, Asia, South and North Americas, sharing good music with audiences in over 30 cities.  In 2017/2018, the orchestra will make its début in Germany and perform at festivals in France, Portugal, as well as the Beethoven Easter Festival in Poland.

WHAT ELSE?  Apart from classical concerts, Hong Kong Sinfonietta regularly appears in staged productions by Hong Kong Ballet, Opera Hong Kong and visiting arts groups such as The Royal Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Bolshoi Ballet and Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch. This season, Hong Kong Sinfonietta will also host the 1st International Conducting Competition.

““The Hong Kong Sinfonietta continued to sparkle with its diverse and creative programming.””  South China Morning Post