42nd Orchestral Season

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Music from the Heart

Music from the Heart

Date and Time
17/5/2019 (Fri)
8:00 pm
Venue
HKCO Recital Hall
Ticket Fee
$250
Conductor/Director
Chew Hee Chiat
Performed by
Nominated composers:
Matthew Lam
Zhong Fangyi
Sham yiu-chung, Ken
Ling Kwan-leung
Cheng Ching-nam, Hippocrates
Tam Yat-sing

(in no particular order)
Remark
Submission Deadline: 15/3/2019

Talents alert! The HKCO’s Music from the Heart programme has been an important platform for Hong Kong composers who wish to tap the profession since 1999. This year, we are extending the invitation to composers in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, and hope this would give added impetus to drive Chinese music to new heights! Audience members are welcomed to vote for your favourite original work as well!


Download Application Form


Submission Deadline: 15.3.2019

Selected works and list:

Dizi and Zhongruan Organic Geometry II Ling Kwan-leung

Zhongruan: Wu Man-lin
Dizi: Wu Chih-ting


For Qudi, Yangqin, Erhu and Gehu Waking from the Dream Matthew Lam

Eco-Erhu:Wu Yi-fang 

Eco-Gehu: An Yue
Yangqin: Chang Chia-hsiang 

Qudi: Wu Chih-ting


For Xun, Bangdi, Pipa, Soprano Sheng, Yangqin, Zhonghu, Gehu Xiaoqu Zhong Fangyi

Eco-Zhonghu: Han Jingna 
Eco-Gehu: CheungTin Chun 
Yangqin: Chang
Chia-hsiang
Pipa: Shiu Pui Yee
Xun: Wu Chih-ting
Bangdi: Lin Yu-hsien
Soprano Sheng: Wei Shen-fu


Chamber Ensemble Slide Over the Water Cheng Ching-nam, Hippocrates


Chamber Ensemble All the same but Love Sham yiu-chung, Ken


Taotie the Glutton Tam Yat-sing

Know more about the composers (Please refer to Chinese Version)
Ling Kwan-leung
Matthew Lam
Zhong Fangyi
Cheng Ching-nam, Hippocrates
Sham yiu-chung, Ken
Tam Yat-sing
Invitation for Original Composition

Deadline : 15/3/2019


Talents alert! The HKCO’s Music from the Heart programme has been an important platform for Hong Kong composers who wish to tap the profession since 1999. This year, we are extending the invitation to composers in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, and hope this would give added impetus to drive Chinese music to new heights!


The "Music from the Heart" performance includes audience and orchestra member voting. The recordings of the work with the highest number of votes will be uploaded to the internet for everyone to enjoy.

Music from the Heart Invitation for Original Compositions


Introduction

Music compositions form the cornerstone of music history, and the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra has been playing an active role in its making since 1999 through Music from the Heart, an open platform that invites original works from talented composers, followed by performance and discussions. Many talents have been discovered and they have been active on the music scene and garnered international awards since. To continue with the momentum, and to enhance sharing and exchange among composers within the region, the Invitation exercise of 2019 will be extended to the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area*. Entries that have not been previously published will be given priority evaluation.


Organizer:
Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra


Requirements: Ensemble music

  • The submitted work should be for Chinese ensemble of not more than 38 pieces, and the duration should be within 10 minutes.

(For the 38-piece setup, please read the form attached; and for the tonal range of instruments for the Chinese orchestra, please visit our website www.hkco.org)


Submission deadline:

  • All submissions should be sent by mail to reach the office of the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra not later than 15 March 2019 (by postmark date). 
  • Please mark on the envelope ‘Music from the Heart – Invitation for Original Compositions’
  • Each submission should include one full score, the Application Form duly filled in, the composer’s resume, brief introduction of the entry, a DEMO of the entry work, and a digital score stored in ‘Finale’(or ‘Sibelius’) and PDF formats.


Performance:

  • Selected works will be performed by the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra in the Music from the Heart concert held on 17 May 2019
  • A nominal royalty fee of HK$5,000 will be paid for the work selected and performed, and the composer of the said work may continue to be commissioned for arranging or writing new works by the Orchestra in the future.


How to apply:

* This open invitation is for holders of a valid Hong Kong Identity Card and for residents and employees in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area only. Please submit documents of proof together with the Application Form when applying.