In response to the regulations made under the Prevention and Control of Disease Ordinance by the Government, the performances of Prison Yard Festival: music from within, originally scheduled on 14 to 23 Jan 2022 have been cancelled. Please refer to below for refund arrangements:
- For purchases via URBTIX, refund will be arranged at Tai Kwun Visitor Centre – Visitor Services from 7 April – 31 May 2022 (Opens daily from 10am – 6pm). Details as follows:
1. Physical ticket holders (including tickets purchased at URBTIX ticketing counters and online purchase with collected ticket) : Please keep the original ticket intact and present it for the refund arrangement at Tai Kwun Visitor Centre – Visitor Services.
2. Online purchase with uncollected ticket: The credit card holder can approach Tai Kwun Visitor Centre – Visitor Services in person for the refund. Presentation of the printout of transaction confirmation email and the credit card used for the purchase will be required for verification.
Nevertheless, in view of the latest regulations by the Government, the opening time of Visitor Centre is subject to change. Ticket holders are recommended to stay tuned to the most updated information on this website before coming to Tai Kwun for the refund.
- For purchases via art-mate.net:
A full refund will be issued with art-mate.net to PayMe, Paypal or credit card account (used for payment) with no extra handling charge, within February 2022.
Should you have any enquiries, please contact 3559 2600. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Opening Concert of Prison Yard Festival “Music from within”
Setting the tone for the Prison Yard Festival, the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra traverses ancient and modern music through the evocative sound of Chinese stringed instruments. Over the course of this fascinating concert, some of Hong Kong’s finest instrumentalists draw the listener into the intimacy of their solo instruments before expanding to embrace the sweep of the larger ensemble, contrasting the poetic introspection of the soloist with the exuberant joy of the group, against the backdrop of Tai Kwun’s imposing Prison Wall.
Drawing on classics of Chinese traditional music and finding inspiration in nature and the moon, this concert gathers momentum as it heads towards its life-affirming climax when Hong Kong composer Ng Cheuk-yin’s Growth Ringcommemorates the steps engraved as we overcome every one of life’s challenges.
Hu Dengtiao│A Joyful Evening (String Quintet)
Ancient Melody│Three Variations on Yangguan (String Quintet)
Xu Jianqiang│Xiao-Ban (String Quintet)
Ng King Pan│Red Candles (Huqin Quartet)
- Intermission – (20 min)
Liu Tianhua│Birdsong in the Mountain (Erhu Solo)
Ancient Melody│Moonlight over the Spring River (Pipa and Zheng)
Tan Kah Yong│Leslie Cheung Forever (Huqin Quartet)
Hua Yanjun│Reflection of the Moon on the Water (Huqin Ensemble)
Ng Cheuk-yin│Growth Ring (Huqin Septet)
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes including a 20-minute intermission