Joy in Mysterious Music

Jockey Club Auditorium, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

9th September 2017

T aoist music is a prominent element in Taoist ceremonies, and forms an integral part of Taoist culture. The evolution of this distinct, time-honoured tunes attributes vastly to the changing course of historical folk music and religious rituals. Amongst genres of Taoist music, one particular Quanzhen Temples Taoist Ritual Music is most commonly performed in Hong Kong, iconically by the Fung Ying Seen Koon – Hong Kong Orchestra. Taught and practiced in Hong Kong for decades, some local musical features can be found in Taoist Ritual Music nowadays. Keen ears may even spot influences from Cantonese opera and Guangdong ballads.

For the third year, Hong Kong Culture Festival has invited Fung Ying Seen Koon – Hong Kong Orchestra to perform this powerful traditional Chinese music. An innovative addition to this year’s concert, the performance will weave together Taoist music and Kung Fu, where the musical arrangements are accompanied by Tai Chi and Hakka Kung Fu. As the digital backdrop projects a serene, or impassioned ambience, audience are presented an audio-visual enjoyment.
Ticketing information:
• Admission by free tickets
• Children under 6 years old will not be admitted
• Ticketing Enquiry: Fung Ying Seen Koon (Ms. Wong) (852) 2676 8625
Intangible Cultural Heritage Earthpulse Society (852) 2559 9436