On March 6th 2016, The International Concert Orchestra of Hong Kong (ICOHK) was proud to present ‘ICOHK On the Waterfront’, with the generous sponsorship of The Ireland Fund of China. The Concert was featured as part of the Irish Festival of Hong Kong & Macau, a series of cultural events held throughout the month of March. An outstanding cast of talented musicians from 12 secondary schools in Hong Kong led by Hong Kong-based conductors Debra Jones and Canice Gleeson, showcased a beautiful palette of instrumental music, from Classical to Irish. The programme included outstanding solo performances with the orchestra of Mozart’s Flute Concerto in G major, Rosauro’s Marimba Concerto no. 2, O’ Suilleabhain’s ‘Woodbrook’ and orchestral performances of O’ Carolan’s Concerto, ‘The Butterfly’ and ‘Carecena’ by Bill Whelan. ‘ICOHK on the Waterfront’ took the audience on a musical journey through a colourful soundscape, in the beautiful Hong Kong Maritime Museum, with the harbour front as their backdrop.
The International Concert Orchestra of Hong Kong (ICOHK), received accolades at their debut performance with Celtic Connections at the ‘Reflection’ concert at St. John’s Cathedral in June 2012, continuing their success with a series of two annual performances including ‘A Celtic Christmas’, ‘Dream’, ‘Pacem Noel, ‘Primavera’, ‘The Journey’ and ’The Bells of Christmas’. Members of Hong Kong’s finest youth orchestra are gifted and talented students from International and secondary schools throughout Hong Kong.
ICOHK’s mission is to inspire young musicians through the study of challenging an exciting repertoire with performances of the highest standard on national and international platforms.