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Spirited Strings


Spirited Strings

Change of Artist(s)

Change of Artist(s)

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

For ages 6 and above

House Programme  

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Available at West Kowloon Cultural District from 10 FEB 2023

Ticketing enquiries: 2200 0022 (West Kowloon Cultural District)
Programme enquiries: 2200 3743 (West Kowloon Cultural District)/ 2721 2332 (HK Phil)


LAW Wing-faiInk Spirit, for Pipa and String Quartet
Tansy TSAISuddenly, for Pipa and String Quartet  (HK Premiere)
WANG JianzhongLiuyang River
BRAHMSF-A-E Sonata: III. Scherzo
KREISLERTambourin Chinois
DVOŘÁKPiano Quintet no. 2: I. Allegro ma non tanto


Join string players from the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra at the WKCD Tea House Theatre for an evening of intimacy and fervour! Among the most expressive musical instruments of both cultures, western string instruments and the traditional Chinese pipa have four strings and soundboxes in common. HK Phil musicians and virtuoso guest pipa player Gao Sijia will perform two pieces composed for pipa and string quartet – Law Wing-fai’s Ink Spirit and Tansy Tsai's Suddenly. The "East-meets-West" musical dialogue continues with a few short but characteristic pieces to showcase the elegance of each string instrument. Closing the programme will be the first movement of Dvořák’s Piano Quintet no. 2 in which moments of drama, euphoric beauty and spontaneous dance music are all interwoven.

The concert runs for 1 hour without intermission. 


Piano Sponsor: Tom Lee Music


Change of Artist

Cellist Timothy Frank unfortunately has to withdraw from the advertised performance of "Tea House Chamber Music Series: HK Phil: Spirited Strings" at the WKCD Tea House Theatre on 13 MAR 2023, 8pm due to unforeseen circumstances. We are delighted to have Cellist Tae-mi Song step in for the performance. The programme will remain unchanged.


Ticket-holders may continue to use their tickets for admission according to the date printed on the tickets for the updated programme. For ticketing assistance or further enquiries, please contact the HK Phil Ticketing Office at (email); or via WhatsApp messenger at 5628 7595 (Messages ONLY).


Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (16 FEB 2023)





$200 for senior citizens ages 60 or above, people with disabilities and a companion and full-time students.


  • Ticket-holders must present proof of eligibility on admission
  • Above discount offers are not valid in conjunction with other promotional offers
  • If you are a wheelchair user or a person with a disability, you are entitled to buy one ticket at a concessionary price and one additional ticket at the same price for a companion. If there are more than two people in your party, all other tickets will be at standard price unless the party members qualify for a concession in their own right
  • All discount offers are available on a first come, first served basis, subject to availability
  • All promotions are subject to relevant terms and conditions

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


II. Admission Details:

  • You are recommended to arrive 15 minutes before the event starts. Latecomers will not be admitted until a suitable break
  • For the safety of participants, visitors, artists and staff, please note the following health precautions:


  • The organiser reserves the right to make changes to the programme without prior notice