Jazz Ensemble Concert - Jazz Night
Time: 8 PM
Venue: Lee Hysan Concert Hall, CUHK
Free admission | Free seating | No registration required
a Talk by Dr. Priscilla Tse

Title: “Learning History Through Theater”: Sociocultural Changes, Identities, and Agency in Hong Kong Cantonese Opera 

Time: 4:30 – 6:00 pm
Venue: LG04, Hui Yeung Shing Building

Delivered in English, all are welcome

Open Rehearsal by Ensemble-in-Residence: Hong Kong New Music Ensemble

Date: 22 April 2024 (Mon)
Time 7:00pm–9:00pm
Venue: Lee Hysan Concert Hall, CUHK

Online pre-registration is not required.
Free Admission and Free Seating

23 JAN 24 | TUE
(English version follows the Chinese version)   由本系陳啟揚教授籌辦的《粵語現代音樂交流會議》,獲選香港電台2023十大樂聞!   粵語現代音樂交流會議,主題為「以制約啟發創意」,於2023年四月在香港中文大學舉行。該會議包含了一系列音樂會、講座和研討會,探討各種形式的粵語現代音樂創作,包括合唱音樂和歌劇等等。參與人數超過700人,其中示範講座由陳啟揚帶領香港中文大學音樂系學生合唱團,解說粵語合唱創作。研討會邀請本地著名作曲家、劇作家、揮等,分享創作和演奏的心得。粵語合唱音樂會,邀請了香港兒童合唱團、香港新青年合唱團、Die Konzertisten,共演出了十二首粵語合唱作品,展示作曲家如何突破粵語「先詞後曲」的限制,創作出風格多變的音樂作品。  有關詳情,請瀏覽:https://app7.rthk.hk/special/musicheadlines2023/   Spearheaded by our composition faculty Prof. Kai-young Chan, "From Constraints to Creativity: A Conference on Cantonese Contemporary Music" is voted the "2023 Top 10 Music Headlines", an annual project organised by Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) Radio 4.     The "From Constraints to Creativity: A Conference on Cantonese Contemporary Music" was held in April 2023 at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. The conference included concerts, a lecture demonstration, and a presentation session. Led by Kai-young Chan and the CUHK Music Student Chorus, the lecture demonstration showcased different approaches to Cantonese text settings in choral music. During the presentation session, notable composers, performers, and librettists shared insights on the creative and performance practices of Cantonese music. The highlight of the conference was the Cantonese Choral Showcase, featuring The Hong Kong Children's Choir, the Hong Kong Youth Choir, and Die Konzertisten. They performed works by 12 composers, including eight world premieres selected through an international call for scores. Over 700 participants attended the conference, which focuses on how composers can creatively approach Cantonese text-setting in choral music, opera, and other contemporary genres.    For details, please visit: https://app7.rthk.hk/special/musicheadlines2023/
24 NOV 23 | FRI
CUHK Music Research Postgraduate Students Achievements   Congratulations to Li Kin Keung Kenneth (DMus) and Zheng Enzhe (DMus) on receiving scholarships by Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund, and the 3rd Prize, Musicacoustica - Hangzhou 2023, Electroacoustic Music Composition Competition (B category) respectively.   Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund: https://www.hkjcmdf.org.hk/en/index.html   Musicacoustica - Hangzhou 2023, Electroacoustic Music Composition Competition http://musicacoustica.zjcm.edu.cn/.../zpbs/202311/35580.html
9 NOV 23 | THU
Congratulations to our composition faculty Prof. Chan Kai-young on winning The 21st CASH Golden Sail Award for Best Young Composer's Serious Composition! The awarded piece is titled Seeking, Searching, for eight-part mixed chorus, a Cantonese choral works. It was premiered by Die Konzertisten, conducted by our alumnus Felix Yeung, in the Cantonese Choral Showcase in "From Constraints to Creativity: A Conference on Cantonese Contemporary Music", held on 29 April, 2023, at Chung Chi College Chapel. Find out more about the research project on https://www.cantonesecomposition.com Chan said, "Overwhelmed with gratitude to CASH for this recognition, to Die Konzertisten and Felix Yeung for bringing this difficult piece to life 8 years after its inception, my team at CUHK Music for supporting my work, and my teacher Prof. Victor Chan for believing in me in early days as a minor student. Thanks to all who made this happen. I sincerely hope that Cantonese choral works and other Cantonese art forms will flourish and reach far and wide. Our concert in April will be up soon - stay tuned for more!". In 2001, the Composers and Authors Soceity of Hong Kong Ltd (CASH) has inaugurated the annual CASH Golden Sail Music Awards in recognition of outstanding musical works as well as vocal performances of musical works first commercially released or performed in Hong Kong within a specified period of the past year. Judging is based on artistic, creative and technical achievements of each piece of work or recorded performance. Congratulations again and we look forward to more works from Prof Chan.