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Musicus Society’s Jockey Club Musicus Heritage Stories: Ebb and Flow

(7 August 2023, Hong Kong) Funded by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, “Jockey Club Musicus Heritage Stories” is a unique heritage music program. For the first instalment in the program’s second year, the Society will present two concerts with accompanying guided tours on Saturday, 16 September at The Warehouse (The Old Aberdeen Police Station).

The concerts feature music from Baroque composers Handel, Telemann and Vivaldi inspired by Western maritime myths and fishermen’s tales. These have been handpicked by Artistic Director and cellist Trey Lee, who will perform as part of a string quartet with a number of talented Hong Kong musicians. Moreover, this is an excellent opportunity for audiences to experience a chamber music concert in an intimate setting at a local heritage site and enrich their connection to Hong Kong history through guided tours.

Trey Lee says the concerts, titled Ebb and Flow, are a special celebration of the local maritime heritage. “The venue was chosen to highlight Hong Kong being made up of various islands and its historical coastal settlements. We are excited to present musical works inspired by life on and off the coast and by local fishing community traditions, and we especially look forward to the premiere of our East- meets-West commission from local composer Kenneth Li, who won this year’s Call for Scores. I’d also like to thank The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, whose generous sponsorship makes this program possible.”

Discover music in Hong Kong’s historic police station building, on a hill overlooking the harbor

After being decommissioned, the Old Aberdeen Police Station housed, in turn, the Police Detective and Marine Training Centre and the Marine South Station. The neo-classical-style red-brick building is now occupied by The Warehouse Teenage Club, and is listed as a Grade 2 historic building. With each change in occupant and purpose, a new vision is adopted to reconnect with the local community.

The program will also premiere a new commission composed by Kenneth Li, winner of Call for Scores 2023. The contemporary work is inspired by the rejuvenation of the heritage site, as it has evolved in step with the local fishing community of Aberdeen and Ap Lei Chau. The new contemporary piece combines the sounds of Chinese and Western string instruments.

Kenneth Li describes his commissioned piece: “The Bobbylon Suite puts the spotlight on Aberdeen, Ap Lei Chau and The Warehouse. I happened upon the story of the station’s beloved police dog Bobby, who now rests in peace at the backyard of The Warehouse, and through tracing his footsteps around the station and nearby area in this work, I hope to convey to the audience a sense of the community’s vitality and affection.”

Jockey Club Musicus Heritage Stories: Ebb and Flow – Concerts and Guided Tours*

16.9.2023 (Sat) | $250
The Warehouse (The Old Aberdeen Police Station)

Tickets available via POPTICKET
Concert (1) 2pm | Concert (2) 4pm

Handel Aria “Scherza in mar la navicella” (“The little boat swims playfully in the sea”) from Lotario, HWV 26
Telemann Selected movements from Wassermusik “Hamburger Ebb und Flut” (Water Music “Hamburg Ebb and Flow”) suite in C, TWV 55:C3
Kenneth Li Bobbylon Suite (World Première)
Vivaldi Sinfonia from L’Olimpiade, RV 725
Performers Violin: Fan Hiu-sing, Wong Pui-ying
Viola: Born Lau
Cello: Trey Lee
Pipa: Mavis Lam
*Entry includes a one-hour performance without intermission and a one-hour post-concert guided tour (in Cantonese).

Learn more about the program and important notes: HERE

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About Jockey Club Musicus Heritage Stories
Jockey Club Musicus Alive program has been funded by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust since 2019. With renewed funding from the Charities Trust in 2022, Jockey Club Musicus Heritage Stories is a three-year program that aims to celebrate Hong Kong history with music. Year-long heritage activities include master classes, school visits, tailored-made performances, and heritage guided tours. In addition to serving as a platform for international artists to nurture local musicians and young talent, the program also creates an enriched and meaningful concert experience for the public at large. The new series also invites artists from other art forms to create new works, bringing in new perspectives on historical sites.

About The Warehouse Teenage Club (
The Warehouse Teenage Club (Warehouse) is located at Old Aberdeen Police Station, a Grade II Historic Building. As a registered charitable non-profit organization founded by Prof. Frank White of the University of Hong Kong in 1995, the Warehouse aims to provide a safe environment for youngsters to unleash their creativity and talents. The Warehouse organizes different programs of arts and cultural heritage conservation, and is one of the first non-profit-making youth organizations that provides Makerspace in Hong Kong. The Warehouse Makerspace is a community co-working space that gathers young creative talents ranging from 16 to 29 years old to initiate a wide range of maker projects to children and teenagers.

About Musicus Society (
The Musicus Society was founded in 2010 as a registered charity under the vision of renowned cellist Trey Lee, with a mission to promote cross-cultural collaboration of music internationally. Apart from the annual Musicus Fest, which provides a meeting point for artists from across the world, the Musicus Heritage Community Concert Series bring world-class artists to local heritage sites. Moreover, Musicus Inspires! Educational program aims to nurture aspiring young musicians in Hong Kong, as well as to cultivate students from all social backgrounds. Musicus Society is financially supported by the Art Development Matching Grants Scheme of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.