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'Orchestral Spotlights: Percussion'


'Orchestral Spotlights: Percussion'

16 MAY 2021 (Sun) 3:00pm
Grand Hall, Lee Shau Kee Lecture Centre, HKU

For ages 8 and above


House Programme  

Venue Information

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Available at from 26 APR 2021

Programme enquiries: 3917 8165 (HKU MUSE) / 2721 2332 (HK Phil)


Jing WANGRecord of the Little Rock Pond (World Premiere)
James TENNEY Having Never Written a Note for Percussion
OZNOZoon (2020) op.11N for vibraphone and mp3
CAGEThird Construction


The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra collaborates with HKU MUSE to present a chamber music series spotlighting different sections of the orchestra, beginning with the HK Phil’s Percussion section. Offering a theatrical experience beyond the audience’s imagination, this programme features an array of contemporary works from the 20th century onwards, including works by the renowned Japanese composer Tōru Takemitsu and by one of his muses, the avant-garde John Cage. Takemitsu’s Rain Tree is dreamy and poetic, while Cage’s Third Construction is a pivotal work in the percussion repertoire which uses a variety of “instruments”, both reconstructing sounds of nature. The concert begins with the world premiere of HKU composer Jing Wang’s Record of the Little Rock Pond, followed by HK Phil Principal Timpani OZNO’s Zoon, and two works by the American composers James Tenney and Thom Hasenpflug.


The programme is approximately 1 hour without intermission.





I. House Rules:

  • No eating or drinking
  • No photography, recording or filming
  • Please turn off your mobile phone and other electronic devices
  • Please keep noise to a minimum during the performance
  • Please reserve your applause until the end of the entire work


II. Admission Details:

  • All audiences are required to scan the "LeaveHomeSafe" QR code or register their name, contact number and the date and time of the visit before entering the venue
  • Masks must be worn throughout the venue and the concert hall
  • Temperature check is arranged at designated entrances
  • Use the disinfectant dispensers
  • Always keep social distancing
  • Your seat may be adjusted to meet the requirements of preventive measures.
  • Persons with symptoms of illness and people who have been in contact with COVID-19 patients within the last 14 days may not attend the performance