ENSEMBLES 2019

St. Paul´s Secondary School Symphony Orchestra

St. Paul´s Secondary School Symphony Orchestra

 

St. Paul’s Secondary School (SPSS) is a girls’ school in Hong Kong. The SPSS Orchestra was founded in 2005 to provide ensemble training for young musicians aged 12 to 17. The Orchestra enhances students’ interest in and reception of orchestral music, bettering their musicianship, as well as building members’ self-confidence. Since its establishment, the Orchestra has actively participated in various Hong Kong competitions. Under the leadership of conductor, Mr. Tse Luen Wah, we have achieved consistent successes including Second Place in Hong Kong Schools Music Festival and the Gold Award in the Hong Kong Youth Music Interflows. Besides participating in various competitions, our members seize all opportunities to showcase their talents and achievements. Each year, members of the Orchestra perform in school annual concerts and on open days. The Orchestra’s highlight of 2018 was performing at the St. Paul’s Hospital 120th Anniversary Celebration Dinner at the Hong Kong Convention Centre. We will continue to build on our achievements aspiring to distinction.

 

 

 

Jackson Luen Wah Tse

Jackson Luen Wah Tse

Conductor

Jackson Luen Wah Tse is a trombonist and educator of brass instruments from Hong Kong. He is now one of most active conductors in academic scene, and is regularly leading students in competitions and performances with excellence.

Jackson Luen Wah Tse is a trombonist and educator of brass instruments. He currently teaches at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, the Music Department of the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Education University of Hong Kong. Tse graduated from the HKAPA, Kingston University (London) and the Hong Kong Institute of Education. Since graduation, he has been performing with Hong Kong Sinfonietta for years. An active music educator, he has taught as a full-time school music teacher for 13 years. Apart from teaching, he has also led his students in music composing competitions and activities, winning multiple awards and recognitions at the School Creative Music Showcase organized by the Hong Kong Education Bureau. He is now one of the most active conductors in academic scene, conducting several orchestras, wind bands in primary and secondary schools and regularly leading students in competitions and performances with excellence.

 

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Competition Program

 

Hector Berlioz (1803 - 1869)   Béatrice et Bénédict: Overture
Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872 - 1958)   English Folk Song Suite
Li Huanzhi (1919 - 2000)   Spring Festival Overture

 

 

Additional Concerts Program

 

Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872 - 1958)   English Folk Song Suite
Li Huanzhi (1919 - 2000)   Spring Festival Overture
Joseph Koo (*1933), Arranged by Yau Yuenhing   Below the Lion Rock (Cantonese pop song in the 80’s)
Chen Qian (*1962)   Weeping Willow by the Riverside (Chinese folk song)
Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828)   Marche Militaire No. 1
Johann Strauss Sr. (1804 - 1849)   Radetzky March
Korean folk song   Arirang and Akatonbo
Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872 - 1958)   Sea Songs
Richard Rodgers (1902 - 1979)   My Favourite Things
Secret Garden (*1995)   You Raise Me Up
Hector Berlioz (1803 - 1869)   Béatrice et Bénédict: Overture