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Spring Concert by University Philharmonic Orchestra, HKUSTSU: "Beyond the Crisis"

  • Tsang Shiu Tim Art Hall HKUST (map)


Dr Ken Cheng, Conductor
University Philharmonic Orchestra, HKUSTSU


  1. Jacques OffenbachOrpheus in the Underworld Overture

  2. Johann StraussEmperor Waltz

  3. August KlughardtThe first and second mov. from Wind Quintet

  4. Modest Petrovich MussorgskyNight On Bald Mountain

  5. Alexander BorodinThe first movement from String Quartet No. 2 in D major

  6. Edvard GriegThe fourth movement from String Quartet No. 1 in G minor

  7. Ludwig van BeethovenThe fourth movement from Symphony No. 5 in C minor

  8. Joe Hisaishi, arr. Ken ChengView of Silence

  9. Claude François and Jacques Revaux. arr. Oscar LiMy Way

  10. Edward ElgarPomp and Circumstance March No. 1

Artist Biography

Dr Ken CHENG, Conductor

From 1997 to 2005, Ken has been the conductor of the HKUSTSU Wind Ensemble and has started to lead the Wind Ensemble in various exchanges, including the 1999 visit to Sun Yat-sen University, the 2002 APBDA in Guangzhou and the 2003 Macau Wind Band Festival. He also regularly organizes various types of grand concerts. In 2005 the HKUSTSU Wind Ensemble and String Team have undergone restructuring and merged to form the present University Philharmonic Orchestra, HKUSTSU, in which Ken remains the conductor. Orchestra performs regularly programs including Buttery Violin Concerto, New World Symphony, Beethoven Symphony No.7, Brahms Symphony Symphony No.1 and No.4, Tchaikovsky Symphony No.5 and Enigmas Variations. Apart from conducting, Ken also works on the music arrangement and is often invited to the training and adaptation of performance scores. “Shanghai Bund” arrangement was performed in Vienna Musikverein in 2011. In 2009, Ken Cheng completed his doctoral degree, and graduated from HKUST, Division of Humanities.

University Philharmonic Orchestra, HKUSTSU

University Philharmonic Orchestra, HKUSTSU is a student-run orchestra under the Student Union of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. The Orchestra was previously known as the HKUSTSU Wind Ensemble, which merged with the Strings Ensemble in 2005. The orchestra consists of musicians from dierent backgrounds, including local and international students, exchange students, postgraduate researchers, alumni and friends of HKUST. UPO aims to provide a platform for music-loving HKUST members to create and enjoy music. We also hope to nourish our musicians' musical knowledge and skills through playing orchestral music. In the past, UPO has been invited to perform in various functions, such as the Outreach Day in HKUST, independent clubs' orientation camps, banquets, inauguration ceremonies and the Music Gallery in CUHK. Most recently, UPO has performed at Tuen Mun Town Hall in November 2017, Tsuen Wan Town Hall in November 2016, Kwai Tsing Teatre in November 2015, Tsuen Wan Town Hall in November 2014, Langham Place in December 2014, and also various events at HKUST.


Free admission
For HKUST members and guests only
No admission under the age of 6


Presented by HKUST Center for Education Innovation and Center for the Arts