Oliver Lo and Friends: Addio!

7:45pm June 5, 2015 (Friday)Photograph-Oliver Lo

Multipurpose Hall (Lecture Theatre L), Cheng Yu Tung Building

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Oliver Lo earned a Higher Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from The Kong Kong Polytechnic University in 1988.  Inspired by Mr. and Mrs. Chiang Wai Man, he then studied vocal performance at The Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts, where he was nurtured by the late Mr. Michael Rippon and late Mr. Gordon Kember and graduated with distinction.  He then studied with Ms. Joyce Lowe (羅忻祖老師), from whom he learnt the organic system in singing, which influenced his singing and teaching profoundly.  After teaching in public schools for two years, he moved to USA.  Thankfully, he received a full-tuition scholarship with teaching assistantship to study with Prof Dale Moore at the Eastman School of Music of New York, where he became the first Hong-Kong-Born Chinese to receive a Doctoral of Musical Arts degree in Vocal Performance (minor in Stage Directing).  After obtaining tenure from East Tennessee State University as an Associate Professor in Voice, Lo moved back to Hong Kong in 2005 and has been a full-time music faculty at the Division of Humanities of HKUST, where his class “Music, Drama and Theatre” won the inaugural Common Core Course Excellence Award in 2013.  He was the first generation of local young artist to sing as a male leading role in the main production of Opera Hong Kong (Roméo in Roméo et Juliet); he was also the Founding Directors for three programs that he will miss dearly: The HKUST Summer Musical, The HKUST Staff Choir and The Opera Hong Kong Summer School.  In August of 2015, He will take over the position of The Director of Opera and Musical Theatre at The Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

 

Program

We sing to Him (realized by Benjamin Britten)Oliver Lo, tenor; Rod Yu, pianoHenry Purcell (1659-1695)
“Erwäge, wie sein blutgefärbter Rücken” from Johannes-PassionJohann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Chanson TristeHenri Duparc (1848-1933)
Le Manoir de RosemondeHenri Duparc (1848-1933)
榮耀你的主 (Walk Worthy) Oliver Lo, conductor with Euphemia Chong, piano
Kowloon Tong Church of the Chinese Christian and Missionary Alliance Choir
Joseph M. Martin (1959-)
Seaside Rendezvous (arranged by Paul Hart) LasagnaFreddie Mercury (1946-1991)
I believe I can Fly (arranged by Lok Ho Sun)Robert Sylvester Kelly (1967-)
The Seal Lullaby HKUST Staff Choir with Paul Ko, conductor & Chau chuck-jee, pianoEric Whitacre (1970-)
“You’ll never walk alone” from Carousel (arranged by Johnny Mann)Richard Rodgers (1902-1979)
INTERMISSION (10 minutes)
If Music be the Food of LoveYu Yu, countertenor with Chau chuck-jee, pianoHenry Purcell (1659-1695)
"Non più andrai" from Le Nozze di FigaroLam Kwok Ho, bass with Chau chuck-jee, pianoWolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
“This is the Moment” from Jekyll And HydeEdwin Wan, tenor with Chau chuck-jee, pianoFrank Wildhorn (1959-)
“Follow your heart” from Urinetown Grace Luk, soprano and Edwin Wan, tenor with Chau chuck-jee, pianoMark Hollmann (1963-)
“Un’aura amorosa” from Così fan tutteFelix Suen, Tenor with Rod Yu, pianoWolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
L'alba sepàra dalla luce l'ombra Francesco Paolo Tosti (1846-1916)
“一抹夕陽” (A touch of sunset) from Regret for the Past 傷逝 Pancy Wong, soprano with Rod Yu, pianoShi Guangnan (1940-1990)
“Ah! lève-toi, soleil!” from Roméo et JulietteFrankie Liu, tenor with Sheung Lee, pianoCharles-François Gounod (1818-1893)
“Che gelida manina” from La bohème Samuel Huang, Tenor with Edith Chan, pianoGiacomo Puccini(1858-1924)
“O mio Fernando” from La Favorita Carol Lin, mezzo-soprano with Sheung Lee, pianoGaetano Donizetti (1797-1848)
"Days of the Future Past" from PhonbiaHUMA2105 Students with Owen Cheong, pianoOwen Cheong (1993-)