Chow Fan-fu to share life insights from film soundtracks


Hong Kong (HKSAR) -       Acclaimed arts critic Chow Fan-fu will give lectures under the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD)'s "Music Appreciation Series by Chow Fan-fu" in August and September.
 
      The six films selectedin this series are highly popular and regarded by many as world-class masterpieces. For these lectures, soundtracks from the films have been handpicked and will be appreciated alongside the plot. The speaker will also highlight life insights through interactive sharing.
   
      Details of the lectures are as follows:
 
Lecture 1
August 23 (Wednesday)
Title: The life of a composer, "The Great Waltz" (1938)

Lecture 2
August 30 (Wednesday)
Title: The romances in turbulent times, "Gone with the Wind" (1939)

Lecture 3
September 6 (Wednesday)
Title: The life of a war hero, "Lawrence of Arabia" (1962)

Lecture 4
September 13 (Wednesday)
Title: The extraordinary life of Forrest Gump, "Forrest Gump" (1994)

Lecture 5
September 20 (Wednesday)
Title: The life of gifted musicians, "Hilary and Jackie" (1998)

Lecture 6
September 27(Wednesday)
Title: Legendary life, "Titanic" (1997)

      Chow Fan-fu has hosted a variety of classical music and cultural programmes on Radio Television Hong Kong's Radio 4 since 1982.

He is currently Vice-Chairman of the Hong Kong Chapter of the International Association of Theatre Critics and an examiner for the Hong Kong Arts Development Council. In 2011, he was awarded a Medal of Honour by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government for his continued and tireless efforts in the promotion of classical music and appreciation of the arts. Publications authored by him include "Music Is Life", which was nominated for Ten Best Books of 2006, and "Music with Love: The 30th Anniversary of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra", which was listed as one of the Ten Best Books of 2005.

      All lectures (to be conducted in Cantonese) will be held at 7.30pm at the Lecture Hall of the Hong Kong Space Museum.

Tickets priced at $50 (for each lecture) are now available at URBTIX (http://www.urbtix.hk" target="_blank">www.urbtix.hk). For telephone credit card bookings, please call 2111 5999. For programme enquiries and concessionary schemes, please call 2268 7321 or visit http://www.lcsd.gov.hk/CE/CulturalService/Programme/en/music/programs_302.html" target="_blank">www.lcsd.gov.hk/CE/CulturalService/Programme/en/music/programs_302.html.



Published on: 2017-07-12

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