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A Musical Paintbox


A Musical Paintbox

25 SEP 2023 (Mon) 8:00pm
Tea House Theatre, Xiqu Centre, West Kowloon Cultural District

For ages 6 and above

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Available at West Kowloon Cultural District from 25 AUG 2023

Ticketing enquiries: 2200 0022 (West Kowloon Cultural District)
Programme enquiries: 2721 2332 (HK Phil)


TRADITIONAL (arr. YANG Guang & WU Na)From Afar
TRADITIONAL (arr. WANG Yongxin)Yao’s Dance
RHEINBERGERSextet: movements I, III & IV
CHEN Yi Woodwind Quintet no. 3, Suite from China West  


Few ensembles are more colourful than the woodwind quintet – it’s like a musical paintbox, from which composers have drawn some of their liveliest and most tuneful inspirations. That’s exactly what you can expect from this joyous concert brought to you by the HK Phil players. The melodies come from all over the world, starting in China with the much-loved folk song From Afar, and another Chinese classic, Yao’s Dance – given a fresh but respectful new sound. We’ll also hear from a true living legend – the music of Chen Yi. And let our imaginations fly west, as pianist Rachel Cheung joins the quintet to add yet another dimension. Liechtenstein-born German composer Josef Rheinberger’s Sextet is a rarely-presented jewel of elegance and romance. And from the glittering French capital of Paris, Francis Poulenc’s Sextet ends the concert in a spirit of sheer, irresistible fun! 


The concert runs for 75 minutes without intermission. 





  • Ticket
    $200 (Full-time students, senior citizens aged 60 and above, and people with disabilities and their minders)

I. House Rules:

  • No eating or drinking
  • No photography, recording or filming
  • Please turn your phone to silent mode and turn off other sound or light-emitting devices
  • Please keep noise to a minimum during the performance
  • Please reserve your applause until the end of the entire work
  • You are recommended to arrive 15 minutes before the event starts. Latecomers will not be admitted until a suitable break