Hong Kong Saxophone Ensemble Performance
The Hong Kong Saxophone Ensemble will present two new contemporary works composed by Hong Kong composers Charles Kwong and Austin Yip.
The Hong Kong Saxophone Ensemble (HKSE) is a non-profit music organization established in June 2011. Members are professional saxophonists who have obtained qualifications from music academies in Hong Kong, Europe, and the United States of America. The ensemble comprises five different voices from the saxophone family: Sopranino, Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Baritone. The ensemble can be split into fourteen individual parts, which challenges the solidarity at the same time enriches the harmony and expands the repertoire variety. With various musical backgrounds and international trainings, HKSE delivers thrilling performances in any music genres.
The Hong Kong Saxophone Ensemble will present works by local youth composers in Hong Kong. With the influence of Western and Chinese culture, the works have unique style which cannot be found elsewhere in the world.
“The stars shall not sing” from Charles Kwong has been commissioned by Hong Kong Saxophone Ensemble in 2015 with sponsorship from CASH Music Fund.