City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong
City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong (CCOHK) is one of Asia’s leading chamber orchestras. Members are professional musicians who perform a diverse repertoire from Baroque to Bollywood. CCOHK has performed with many internationally acclaimed artists including Sir Neville Marriner, Sir James Galway, Dame Evelyn Glennie, Sir Thomas Allen, Sarah Chang, Julian Lloyd Webber, Branford Marsalis and The King’s Singers. In Hong Kong CCOHK has collaborated with the Hong Kong Ballet, Le French May Arts Festival, The World Harp Congress, The Hong Kong International Piano Competition and RTHK Radio 4, and has been invited to perform abroad in Taipei, Beijing, Chengdu, Italy and at the China Shanghai International Arts Festival. CCOHK has produced several original programmes aimed at engaging young audiences in Hong Kong. These include The Snowman & The Bear, Magnificent Mozart and the award-winning orchestra-theatre spectacular Bug Symphony. CCOHK’s CDs include an internationally acclaimed release with Danish recorder virtuoso Michala Petri on OUR Recordings. CCOHK was founded in 1999 by Artistic Director and Principal Oboist Leanne Nicholls who was awarded a commendation certificate from the Home Affairs Bureau of the Hong Kong SAR Government for outstanding contributions to the development of arts and cultural activities.
Discover musical wonders in a bug’s world!
While having a picnic, two humans are interrupted by a bug orchestra rehearsing for the Queen Bee’s coronation and are tasked by maestro mantis to find the missing notes of the golden orb spider. During the search they encounter a cockroach on saxophone, a deadly killer bug and a Broadway stinger! Billed as a musical and starring comedy duo Scotty & Lulu with a stunning cast of musicians and performers in dazzling bug costumes, Bug Symphony was premiered in 2015 to rave reviews and won the Public Choice Award at the YAMawards in Portugal in 2017.