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Date & Time

1 November 2017 (Wednesday)
9:00 AM to 4:30 PM


The Grand Assembly Hall, 4/F, The Salisbury - YMCA of Hong Kong, 41 Salisbury Road, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon


Time Activities
9:00 – 9:30 AM Registration
9:30 – 9:45 AM Opening / Welcome Addresses
by the Hong Kong Arts Festival and The Hong Kong Jockey Club Representatives
9:45 -10:45 AM Keynote Speech: “Changing Young Lives, One Note At A Time”
by Mr Eduardo Méndez, Executive Director of El Sistema (Venezuela)
10:45 -11:00 AM Break
11:00 – 12:15 AM Panel Discussion 1:
Topic: “Local Initiatives: What Works and Why?”
Specialists across the music, education, and community service sectors will discuss the current situation in Hong Kong.Panellists:
Mr Leong Cheung, Executive Director, Charities and Community, The Hong Kong Jockey Club
Mr Eduardo Méndez, Executive Director, El Sistema (Venezuela)
Ms Monique Pong, Founder and Music Director, Music Children Foundation
Ms Yao Jue, Artistic Director, Hong Kong String Orchestra

Prof Tseng Sun-man, JP, Veteran Arts Administrator

12:15 – 2:00 PM Lunchtime Screening: Dudamel: Let the Children Play (2011) 
2:00 – 3:15 PM Panel Discussion 2:
Topic: “Case Studies: Examples of Inclusion, Engagement and Empowerment”
Through real models shared by experts from different parts of the world, learn how different initiatives can wield the power of music for communities.

Mr Arnaldo N. Custodio, Conductor, Philippine Youth Symphonic Band
Mr Kenneth Lee, Senior Outreach Manager, Hong Kong Arts Festival
Prof Wang Yong, Dean of the School of Music, Shanghai University
Ms Nicola Killean, Chief Executive Officer, Sistema ScotlandModerator:
Prof Matthew Tommasini, Visiting Associate Professor and Composer-in-Residence, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
3:15 – 4:15 PM Panel Discussion 3:
Topic: How Music Affects Young Lives
Experts will share their insights on how music can affect personal development and exchange ideas on how this can contribute to our future society.Panellists:
Mr Jeffrey Kimpton, President-Emeritus, Interlochen Center for the Arts (USA)
Ms Nancy Loo, Pianist, Broadcaster, Prison Music Programme Volunteer
Ms Katie Wyatt, Executive Director, El Sistema USA
Ms Carol Yew Wing-see, Clinical Psychologist and Expressive Arts Therapist

Ms Tisa Ho, Executive Director, Hong Kong Arts Festival

4:15-4:30 PM Concluding Remarks
Ms Tisa Ho, Executive Director, Hong Kong Arts Festival
4:30 PM End of Forum
4:30-5:45 PM Post-Forum Parallel Activities
a. Workshop
b. Networking Opportunity


Contact Us

Tel 2824 3555
Email enquiry@hkaf.org