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WORLD ACCORDION DAY
Synopsis

World Accordion Day (http://www.accordions.com/cia/cia_wad_17_reviews.htm) is celebrating every year all around the world. The sound of Accordion has been lost in a busy bustling City like Singapore. We are happy to announce that this year we will celebrate the World Accordion Day in Singapore for the first time!
Do not miss the 188th birthday of the accordion - May 6th 1829, the date the accordion was first patented, in Vienna, Austria, by Cyrillius Demien.

Accordion Singapore Ensemble and the Special Guests (piano, vocal) will present the new programme "From classics to jazz".

Programme:

Chapter I
1. Albert Fossen, Flying Leaves
2. Joseph Colombo, Indifference
3. Gerardo Matos Rodríguez, La Cumparsita
4. Louis Ferrari, Soir de Paris
5. C. Fonten, Pasodoble
6. Ivan Panitsky, Oy Da Ty, Kalinushka
7. Vittorio Monti, Hungarian Dance - Czardas

Chapter II
8. Astor Piazzolla, Libertango
9. Astor Piazzolla, Ave Maria
10.Astor Piazzolla, Vuelvo Al Sur
11.Camille Saint-Saëns, The Swan
12.Andy Williams, Under Paris Skies
13.Johann Pachelbel, Chaconne in F Minor
14.Variations on Russian Folk Song, Duck in Latin America

Start Sales Date

Internet : 10 Apr 2017, 9am
Other Channels : 10 Apr 2017, 10am

Language

English

Duration

Approximately 1 hour 30 minutes
(10 minutes interval)

Promoter Name
PLAY WITH MOZART

Rating/Age Limit

  • Admission is subject to tickets produced at the entrance.
  • Infants in arms or children below the age of 5 shall not be admitted.
  • Children above 5 years must purchase ticket for admission.
     

Photography/Video Recording Rules

  • No Flash Photography, Video recording and Audio recording is allowed for this event.

Through all SISTIC Channels
50% Discount for Child aged 5 to 10
[Please note that random checks on concession tickets will be conducted at the point of entry]
[Patrons unable to present proof of eligibility are required to upgrade their concession tickets to full price tickets]

S$30 per ticket for Group Booking
[A minimum purchase of 10 tickets is required]


25% Discount for Mastercard Promo
[Verification: Tickets have to be purchased through Mastercard]

About the musicians

Sasha Farseev is one of the known musicians in his home city of Saint - Petersburg. He started his music studies at the age of six when he entered the Saint - Petersburg Music School N4 (class of S. Uhno). He performed hundreds of concerts in different Russian and international concert venues. Most notable performances were conducted in: "Saint - Petersburg Big Concert Hall, 2007", "Saint - Petersburg Capella Concert Hall, 2009, 2010", "Saint - Petersburg Philharmonic Hall, 2013", "Mosaic Festival 2014 @ Esplanade, Singapore", "Singapore National Libraries, 2014, 2015", and “Singapore Art Museum, 2016”. The most prominent awards are the 1st and the 2nd prize in international accordion music festivals "Baltica Harmonica, 2000, 2002" and the 3rd prize in international music festival "Peter and Paul Asamblea, 2005". During the recent years, Sasha was working with the accordionist ensemble "Primavera" that was officially introduced in 2012 (Saint - Petersburg). In 2012 he was appointed as a resident accordionist and the accordionist ensemble conductor in Saint - Petersburg Rimsky - Korsakov music school. He is the co-founder and leader of the "Accordions Singapore" accordionists community and "Accordion Singapore Ensemble".

Jiaxi Zhang is one of the young accordionists from city of Xi’an. He began his accordion journey at the age of five when he enrolled in the accordions’ group of the Children's Palace of his city. Soon after that he continued his accordion study in Xi'an Conservatory of Music, supervised by A. Professor Liu Yongyuan, who serves as the Executive Director of Chinese Musicians' Association - Accordions Council. Jiaxi’s accordion playlist ranges from Chinese to Western, and he has vast accordion performance experience in music festivals and concerts, including “Xi’an Conservatory of Music Accordion Performance, 2004”, “Tsing Hua University Music Camp, 2006”, “National University of Singapore - University Culture Center, Orchestra Performance 2009 & Jazz Music Festival, 2010”, “Singapore National Libraries, 2016”, and “Singapore Art Museum, 2016”. He was the 1 st prize winner of China National High School Student Art Winter Camp and the only representative from north - western China. In recent years, Jiaxi devoted himself in cultivating Singapore local accordion culture through co-founding the “Accordions Singapore” community and “Accordion Singapore Ensemble”.

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Event Date
Sat, 6 May 2017

7pm

Venue
Ticket Pricing
(Excludes Booking Fee)

Standard: S$40