The Works – A Year in Music

For this special Lunar New Year edition of The Works, we’re welcoming the Year of the Ox and saying goodbye to the Year of the Rat by taking a look at some of the musicians who have visited our studio to perform over the past year.

We also have in our studio tonight an all female troupe, “Qing Hua Nu Zi Ci Yue Tuan”, who play a unique set of musical instruments  made entirely of porcelain.

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According to Chinese historical records, porcelain was once used for musical instruments. The art, which had died out, has been revived in Jingde Town, famed for its porcelain. “Qing Hua Nu Zi Ci Yue Tuan” was set up expressly to play these exclusive intruments. The seven kinds of porcelain instrument they are playing are worth HK$5 million.

As well as tonight’s special guests, in the past year, in our studio we’ve had jazz, folk, flamenco, klezmer, classics, and hits from Broadway.

These are the pieces and performers you’ll see on tonight’s show:

“The Sweetest Sounds” from “Cinderella” – Lea Salonga

“Fly Me to the Moon” – Toku (Japanese Jazz Saxophonist and Singer)

“3rd String Quartet” (3rd Movement) Philip Glass – The Smith Quartet

“Noah” – Kolsimcha (Klezmer Band)

“Have You Heard?” – Clementine is My Sunshine (Folk)

“Dakouron” from “The Dreamgiver” – Esteban Antonio (Spanish Guitar)

“Huevos Verdes y Jamon” (Green Eggs and Ham) – David Braid and Matt Brubeck (Jazz Cello and Piano)

porcelain2“”Chinese New Year Greetings” – “Qing Hua Nu Zi Ci Yue Tuan” (Porcelain Instrument Troupe)

From all at The Works:

Kung Hei Fat Choy!

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