With the support and sponsorship of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (HKETO) in Singapore, a group of Hong Kong young musicians, led by erhu player Chan Pik-sum and harmonica virtuoso Cy Leo Ho, staged a series of performances in Singapore from February 21 to 23.
As part of Huayi - Chinese Festival of Arts 2019 organised by the Esplanade, the Hong Kong group presented a crossover performance with the theme “Beyond Times, Beyond Boundaries” on February 21 evening. At the audience-packed Esplanade Concourse, the young musicians displayed a fascinating potpourri of sounds from east and west, then and now, fully demonstrating Hong Kong’s music talent to the Singaporean audience.
On February 23 afternoon, the erhu-harmonica duo and their eclectic ensemble gave another successful performance, gathering crowds of audience at the National Museum of Singapore. The performance was part of Singapore Rhapsodies series managed by Global Cultural Alliance (GCA) to promote cultural exchange between Singaporean and overseas music talents. The Hong Kong group played a number of pieces in collaboration with Singaporean young musicians of Victoria Chinese Orchestra (VCO), receiving big applause from the audience.