Cantonese Opera Actress Concertino – Unfolding the Secret in the Heart 花旦小協奏曲 – 解心事 (2017)
For Cantonese opera actress and string quartet 為粵劇花旦和弦樂四重奏而作
Instrumentation: Cantonese opera actress, string quartet
World premiere: Tanya Kong, Cantonese opera actress, 13 October 2017, HKCC Studio Theatre, HK 世界首演: 江廷燕, 粵劇花旦; 2017年10月13日, 香港文化中心劇場, 香港
Originally written by Chiu Chi-yong (1786-1847), this piece was originally a Cantonese music. This piece is re-composed by Hippocrates in an experimental way, and the composer is grateful that the piece could be completed with aids from Mr. Kwok Chin-pang and Fa-dan Miss Tanya Kong.
The song was combined by traditional Cantonese opera singing with string quartet, the composer wished that this experimental arrangement would help raise the attention of the public on Cantonese culture.