In this page we provide information on a few musical genres which are particularly popular among the 'Green Age' generation. It is hoped that through introducing our readers to a variety of musical genres, you may do something you enjoy in the comforts of your own home, thereby nourishing mind and soul.
People who love concertos, symphonies or operas probably already have a basic understanding of classical music – a good performance has to show a sophisticated collaboration between various instruments in the string, woodwind, brass and percussion sections. Anyone interested in live performances of classical music may go to the Town Halls and Civic Centres located in many districts, as well as the Hong Kong Cultural Center
for these Cultural Events
. However, some classical music super fans hope to be able to enjoy listening to their favourite pieces of music whenever they are at home. They can shop for CDs – or vinyl records which are particularly loved by some fans – in records stores.
Vinyl records are not easily found on the market as they are no longer popular, but for those who persevere in looking for your beloved records, you will surely find a store to your liking. Here are some stores that specialises in vinyl records:
For those who do not have an appropriate Hi-Fi system at home, you could download the following apps to your mobile phone or PC to listen to beautiful classical music pieces anytime:
Cantonese Opera Songs
Cantonese Opera Songs originates from a form of “a cappella” singing found in Cantonese Operas. In recent years, many Cantonese opera groups have been set up, including The Chinese Artists Association of Hong Kong
, Tin Ma Music and Opera Association Ltd
, Kim Sum Cantonese Opera Association
, Hong Kong Young Talent Cantonese Opera Troupe
which stage performances at venues such as the West Kowloon Xiqu Centre
, Ko Shan Theatre
, Yau Ma Tei Theatre
and Sunbeam Theatre
Cantonese opera fans may check the event calendars of the abovementioned groups and performance venues, or refer to the Leisure and Cultural Services Department
To understand more about Xiqu, our readers may visit the website of the Chinese Opera Information Centre
, belongs to the Department of Music in The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Pop song singers in the 1960s and 1970s have a lot of fans. Many of the songs sung by famous singers including Chan Po-Chu, Siao Fong-fong, Qing Shan, Paula Tsui Siu-fung, Fong Yim Fun, Chen Gwan Min, Teresa Teng, etc. have become household tunes, and are still deeply loved by fans today. Some of these singers still hold live concerts regularly. For information, go to online ticketing websites such as URBTIX
and Hong Kong Ticketing
, or check the Upcoming Events
page prepared by us.