樂樂歷年表現出色，近年不斷獲得外界贊助，發展路向備受認同，包括：香港藝術發展局 (2009、2011及14) 、大埔區議會 (2010及2012) 、加港新里程獅子會 (2012)、民政事務處文化交流計劃 (2013)、賽馬會表演藝術場地資助計劃 (2013‐2014) 等。
Yao Yueh Chinese Music Association was formed in 1974 and registered as a non-profit organization in April 1977. The orchestra under the Association is one of the longest standing community orchestras in Hong Kong. The Association aims at promoting local music and musicians through performing works by local composers, and inviting local artists and performing groups to collaborate in performance. Built on the Chinese heritage, the Association is adding new flavour and creativity to the sustainable development of Chinese music in Hong Kong, hence encouraging more audience to enter the realm of Chinese music appreciation.
Under the leadership of the Music Director, Dr. Leung Chi-cheung, the orchestra performs actively in recent years. Since its establishment, the orchestra has performed in over one hundred concerts. In 1980, the orchestra was invited to perform at the Singapore National Theatre and Singapore Concert Hall. In 2013, the orchestra collaborated with the Zhongshan Youth Palace Chinese Orchestra for a spring concert at the Grand Theater of the Cultural Art Center, Zhongshan, with over a thousand audiences. The performance was widely acclaimed.
Members of the orchestra are mostly experienced musicians graduated from music institutions in Hong Kong and Mainland China. Some have won awards in different open competitions, including The CCTV Chinese Music Instrument TV Competition 2012 Traditional and Folk Group Silver Award, The International Invitation Competition of Jiangnan Sizhu Groups Second-class Award (2011), and selected as The Hong Kong Young Musician Grand Award (1985) and The RTHK Young Music Makers 2012. They all possess excellent skills with broad music perspective. Many members are engaged in music performing and teaching, aiming at cultivating talents in Chinese music.
The Association is committed to promoting local music and culture through commissioning of local composers to write new works. The orchestra has performed two special sessions featuring music pieces by local composers, including the “A Lively Harbour, a Sleepless City – Hong Kong” and “Starry Night” concerts; large-scale works written for mixed choirs and orchestra, including Jin Xiang’s Five Songs from Shijing, Chen Ning-chi’s The Chariest Rattle On, Leung Chi-cheung’s Lisao; and combining Chinese history, literature and ethnic group influences in concerts like “Reminiscence of the Red Cliff” and “A Spiritual Walk of Songs and Poems”. WenHuiBao called “Reminiscence of the Red Cliff” a concert with ‘multi-dimensional and outstanding artistic impact’.
The outstanding performances were well-recognized and have attracted sponsorship from various public and private organizations, such as, Hong Kong Arts Development Council (2009, 2011 & 2014), Cultural Exchange Project of the Home Affairs Bureau (2013), Jockey Club Performing Arts Venue Subsidy Scheme (2013-2014), Tai Po District Council (2010 & 2012), Canada-HK New Horizon Lions Club (2012) etc.