True Colors Symphony
#Be True #Be Colors
It is our differences that make us shine
True Colors Symphony (TCS) nurtures the musical talent of the differently-abled and provide them with various platforms to shine. Being the largest all-inclusive orchestra in Hong Kong, we encourage interactions between people of different backgrounds. Our members include children, teenagers, adults, senior citizens, ethnic minorities, the visually-impaired, hearing-impaired, physically-impaired, students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or other special educational needs. Advocating “Be True, Be Colors”, we support inclusion, celebrate differences, demonstrate abilities and excellence we can achieve together.
True Colors Symphony comprises a wide range of western instruments from strings, woodwinds, brass and percussion. We also welcome singers and choir members.
The inaugural performance of True Colors Symphony "When You Believe" was successfully held at concert hall, Hong Kong Cultural Centre on January 12, 2020, touching hearts ofmanand won a 3-minute standing ovation from the audience.
Recently, TCS has reached several milestones, expanding its impact online and spreading the message of inclusion to more people on one hand, and exploring new performance platforms for musicians with different abilities on the other. Various chambers were formed, involving players with different abilities, pop and professional musicians. They performed in two of our music videos, one of which was fully supported by Sony Music Entertainment Hong Kong, Sony Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Disneyland. We also collaborated with Hong Kong Arts Festival – No Limits and the renowned composer Yin Ng this year. Led by the internationally sought-after conductor Wilson Ng, we performed the world premiere “Playground” together with experienced Jazz musicians and players of Chinese and ethnic instruments online to celebrate uniqueness and diversity.
Our advocate is to Be True, Be Colors and promote acceptance, forgiveness and harmony in the society.
Project goals of TCS are divided into three directions:
1) Annual concert would take place in order to spread the message of inclusion and positivity
2) Music chambers will be formed within our members to pave them a new career path
3) Training scholarship for special needs music students showing potential
Making the World a Better Place
Education is to lead out one's potential to show us what they are capable of instead of what they are expected to be. It is our differences that make us shine. We are convinced that the world needs more empathy for a better place and positive values are to be instilled in children in young age.
The True Colors Symphony advocates social inclusion and strongly believes that social inclusion is reciprocal. Everyone of us should be given the opportunity to experience and the exposure to interact with people who are different.
Dream Beyond With Us
In This East-Meets-West Music Feast
What is your ideal world like? True Colors Symphony presents you our perfect world with music, where we leap through various difficulties, beyond our limits, to proudly be true and be colors.
We are happy to have invited the renowned Cantopop veteran singer-songwriter George Lam to perform for us. Pop star Phil Lam will also be joining us with amazing melodies on his saxophone. Renowned pianist Nancy Loo, together with soprano with visual impairment Michelle Siu, as well as three rising differently-abled musicians Yijie Ding, Ethan Yang and Daniel Lei, will share the stage with members of True Colors Symphony.
Repertoire ranges from Cantopop classics like the affectionate “Every Single Night”, the uplifting “A Man Should Strengthen Himself”, to heart-warming “A Million Dreams” and also one of the most love Disney tunes “A Whole New World” from Aladdin.
You are more than welcome to join our all-inclusive music feast and dream beyond with us on this east-meets-west musical journey!
8pm, July 8 2021 (Thursday)’
Concert Hall, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Resident Conductor: Ray Tsoi
Conductor: Homer Lee
Admission Fee: $1200, $780, $480, $300
Tickets NOW available at URBTIX
Program enquiries: (852) 2521 7673
Be Part of US!
1. Join Us as a Volunteer
Join our volunteer team and help us with your talent!
2. Donate / Become Our Partner
Set up your donation today to make a difference to those in need! We also welcome any collaboration opportunities to raise public awareness of social inclusion.
3. Become a Member (Application Closed Currently)
Be part of our family if you are passionate about music and willing to devote time attending rehearsals and taking part in performances! Please send a 2-3 minute video or audio clip of your musical performance to firstname.lastname@example.org. Shortlisted candidates would be invited to an audition.
Ms. Michelle Yim