The Timecrafters: Perpetual Waltz 華爾兹





One of the big categories of music is for dancing.
During the early 19th Century, when the waltz first came to prominence, it was very much a ballroom dance and not much else. Yet with the development of Romantic music, especially through Chopin and Johann Strauss, the waltz became more of an emblem, to the point that in modern society the waltz’s emblematic meaning has more relevance than its actual function as a dance. By tradition, cities across the world including Vienna and Hong Kong celebrate the New Year by having a concert of waltzes, but the question remains: how did the waltz acquire such an emblematic significance?

Sally Law (violin)
Sharon Chan (violin)
Galison Lau (arranger)
Fung YatShan (clarinet)
WaiBun Chan (viola)
Wong Ka Lap (cello)
Fung-cho Wu Ng Cho (flute)
Stephen Hung (piano)
Rod Yu (piano)

Programme elaborated mainly in Cantonese.

$160 (in advance, Fringe members), $200 (on the day); includes one standard drink
Admission: 30 minutes before show time.
Limited seats, first-come-first-served.
Drink coupon will be distributed at the door.
No outside drink or food is allowed inside the venue.


Tickets here:

Fringe Club (852) 2521 7251

About Us


We are a classical music chamber ensemble of top quality musicians specialized in playing themed mini-concerts in an entertaining way. TimeCrafters is our name and our players involved freelance players for the HK Philharmonic, Sinfonietta and the HK City Chamber. We had been playing with others for 3 years and have a tacit mutual understanding with each other, as well as a strong bond in sounds and styles.

Our vision is to enhance the classical music appreciation of the Hong Kong public and we witnessed how mini-concerts with short programmes keep the interest of the audiences thrived. We experienced how to involve audiences with audio guidance and demonstrations to give them ideas about different pieces of music, the inter-connectedness of the music pieces and how to appreciate the classical music.

The TimeCrafters is led by Mr. Ka Lap WONG, the Artistic Director, who had over five years of experience in promoting chamber music both in Hong Kong and England. He is also an enthusiastic promoter of the classical music appreciation project. United by the same vision, members of the TimeCrafters instilled in their music a special bonding through their extraordinary performances in the past three years.

The TimeCrafters had already performed five mini-concerts last year in a duration of four months since they were established. Their repertoires included mini-concert programme on the influence of Bach on the music of Beethoven and Mendelssohn, mini-concerts based on the themes of Impressionism and Symbolism respectively, and one that dedicated to the life of Beethoven. The concerts had received great feedbacks from the audiences.