HKIEd 20th Anniversary ARTiViva Gala Concert a Success
The Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKIEd) successfully held today (21 November) the ARTiViva Gala Concert at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall . The concert was presented by the Department of Cultural and Creative Arts (CCA) at HKIEd, and featured leading local artists and musicians with strong ties to the Institute as honorary Artists-in-Residence. They performed alongside various groups including the HKIEd Jazz Ensemble, Chinese Orchestra, Symphonic Band, various choirs and ensembles in a “smorgasbord” of fine musical entertainment to celebrate the Institute’s 20th anniversary.
Under the theme of “Education•Aspiration•Transformation”, the concert also featured the original Dr T mascot designs by CCA Department staff and visual arts students, which echoed the 20th anniversary theme.
Speaking at the cocktail of the concert, HKIEd President Professor Stephen Cheung Yan-leung said that “in the arena of creative arts and culture, I am particularly pleased to note that the CCA Department has adopted an interdisciplinary and proactive community engagement approach to encourage our students to be involved in, participated and taken lead in bringing the joy of creative arts to the community. The ARTiViva Community Arts Festival and the concert showcase some of its results”.
The concert audience took great pleasure in witnessing the musical and creative diversity of performances from Artists-in-Residence including Ms Hsin Hsiao-ling (Erhu), Ms Colleen Lee (Piano), Mr Matthew Wu (Flute), Mr Yiu Song-lam (Oboe), Ms Nancy Loo (Piano), Mr Ted Lo (Jazz Piano), Leung Kin Fung (Violin), Mr Chin Kwok-wai (Percussion) and Mr Tam Tze-fai Victor (Conducting)*. Many local schools and their alumni also participated in the concert and enjoyed a fabulous night.
The HKIEd Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Chinese Orchestra and Handbell Ensemble also gave performances. Violinist Mr Leung Kin-fung led students to perform an outstanding piano quintet. Erhu player Ms Hsin Hsiao-ling, with the accompaniment of the HKIEd Chinese Orchestra, joined students in providing a wonderful performance in the Erhu Concerto: Ballade of Lan Hua Hua-Guan Ming.
The grand finale was composed and conducted by Professor Richard Tsang Yip-fat of CCA Department, with several Artists-in-Residence, the Symphonic Band, Chinese Orchestra and Handbell Ensemble, many local schools and their alumni also participating in the performance. The Gala Concert, which is the latest grand event of the ARTIViva Community Arts 2013 Festival, came to a perfect end with thunderous applause from the audience.
Remark: the Artists-in-Residence are named in order of the stroke numbers in the Chinese characters of their names.