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Yellow River Cantata
by Braddell Heights Symphony Orchestra and The Joy Chorale
In Collaboration with Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay
Synopsis

Following the critically acclaimed 2017 Homage concert, Cultural Medallion recipient Tsung Yeh returns to lead the Braddell Heights Symphony Orchestra in Yellow River Cantata, now also in his newly appointed role as the orchestra’s artistic advisor.

A celebration of music that will undoubtedly stir the soul in its nationalistic fervour—the centrepiece of the programme will be the Yellow River Cantata by Chinese composer Xian Xinghai. An epic work scored for a large orchestra with additional Chinese instruments, a narrator, soloists and a choir, this modern choral masterpiece was inspired by a patriotic poem by Guang Weiran and conceived as an ode to the great river that is the wellspring of Chinese civilisation.

Just like the Yellow River Cantata, both Romanian Rhapsody No. 1 by George Enescu, which contains elements of gypsy music and vivid Romanian rhythms, and Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, a festival overture celebrating and commemorating the successful Russian defence against the advancing French army, displays their love and pride for their country. The orchestra will also present a piece by Singapore composer and Cultural Medallion recipient Phoon Yew Tien.

Tsung Yeh, conductor

Jessica Chen, soprano
Kee Loi Seng, tenor
Jonathan Charles Tay, tenor
Sun Zhao Rui, baritone
Johnny Ng, narrator

Chua Yew Kok, pipa
Derrick Wong Wai Kit, san xian

The Joy Chorale
Khor Ai Ming, director

Programme
Phoon Yew Tien 
On The High Seas

George Enescu
Romanian Rhapsody No. 1 in A Major. Op. 11

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 
1812 Overture, Op. 49

Xian Xinghai   
Yellow River Cantata 黄河大合唱
Performed in Mandarin.


 

黄河大合唱
布莱德岭交响乐团、怡悦合唱团与滨海艺术中心联合制作

这是一场澎湃激昂, 高潮迭起的音乐会!

继2017年以指挥的身份与布莱德岭交响乐团同台演出,文化奖得主葉聰将以布莱德岭交响乐团新任艺术顾问的身份重返指挥台,带来以民族主义乐曲为主题的演出!

此音乐会将汇聚不同民族的爱国精神,并以光未然作词,冼星海作曲的《黄河大合唱》为焦点。《黄河大合唱》以黄河为背景,叙述中华民族的光辉历史、不屈不饶的奋斗精神、抗日的壮烈,以及民族解放的雄心壮志。此作品由庞大的交响乐团、中华乐器独奏、乐诗朗诵、以及宏大的合唱团呈现。

除了《黄河大合唱》,还有三首同样富有浓厚民族风味的乐曲,包括出自埃内斯库·乔治手笔的《第一罗马尼亚狂想曲》——融合了性格潇洒不羁的吉普赛曲调与生动活泼的罗马尼亚韵律。第二首是柴可夫斯基的著名作品《1812序曲》,为了庆贺俄罗斯军队在1812年成功击退拿破仑军队的侵袭而编写,展现出激昂的爱国情绪。乐团也将演奏新加坡著名作曲家潘耀田的精心作品。

葉聰, 指挥

陈兴安, 女高音
纪礼昇, 男高音
郑渊智, 男高音
孙兆瑞, 男中音
黄家强, 叙述者
蔡友国, 琵琶
黄炜杰, 三弦

怡悦合唱团
许爱敏, 总监

曲目
潘耀田 海阔天高
埃内斯库·乔治 第一罗马尼亚狂想曲
彼得·伊里奇·柴可夫斯基 1812序曲
冼星海 黄河大合唱


 

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Approximately 2 hours 10 minutes, with 20 minutes intermission
(2小时 10分钟,包括20分钟中场休息)

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Ever heard your conductor say, “breathe with your diaphragm”, “use your head voice” or ask for a “darker sound”? In this workshop, speech and voice therapist Joel Tay shows you the science behind these phrases, explaining what goes on in the body and what to do to achieve various voice timbres. He will also share tips on caring for your voice, and what you can do to master it.Joel Tay is the founder of Voqol and an experienced Speech and Voice Therapist. His primary clinical focus is in the treatment and prevention of voice problems, and has worked with many professional voice users, including teachers, singers, and speakers. He has had the opportunity to speak and educate the public about voice science, public speaking and persuasive communication, and is currently interested in bridging the gap between voice science and art. Aside from helping people with their voices, he lends his voice to  companies in Singapore through voiceovers and ads. 
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Limelight 2018 by Paya Lebar Methodist Girls' School (Secondary) Choir
The passionate Paya Lebar Methodist Girls' School (Secondary) Choir, also known as One Voice, has been contributing actively to the vibrant cultural life of the school and external organisations. The all-girls youth choir has been actively participating in choral workshops, festivals, competitions and performances during festivities like Christmas and Chinese New Year.As a mark of its excellent choral programme, the choir consistently receives recognition at the Singapore Youth Festival by achieving Gold Awards in 2005, 2009 and 2011. In 2013, the choir was selected by the President's and Prime Minister's Office to perform at the National Day Observance Ceremony in the Istana.under the choral direction and leadership of their conductor, Ms Choy Siew Woon, the choir received a Certificate of Distinction at the Singapore Youth Festival Arts Presentation in 2013, 2015 and 2017.This year, One Voice debuts at Limelight in 2018 with Songs of Innocence and Joy, a whimsical programme of choral works from all around the world. The concert culminates in a collaboration between the choir and the PLMGS Harp Ensemble, in Benjamin Britten's A Ceremony of Carols, ushering in the Advent season! Bringing the arts to communities in need through Limelight Half of the ticket proceeds will go toward supporting Esplanade’s community engagement programmes which bring the arts to at-risk youth, the elderly, people with special needs and other underserved communities. 
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in::music Yokez & Isaac Yong - World Through Our Eyes 好in::乐 叶玉棂与杨征宇: 我们的「世」角
In a world of 7 billion people where everyone has a different perspective, music is the bridge that connects one to all.Join homegrown singer-songwriters Yokez and Isaac as they bring you on a beautiful journey of discovering the ways of this world through their musical perspective at in::music. Expect an evening of ballads and lively numbers, including yet-to-be-released originals from the duo, as well as the premiere of a brand-new song written specially for this showcase.YokezYokez is an independent local singer-songwriter known for her sweet vocals and bubbly personality. The former NUS alum has participated in various songwriting competitions and her original compositions are heavily influenced by her personal experiences as well as those around her. She is also a finalist in SG:SW 2018 | Write The Songs, a nationwide Mandopop songwriting festival. Yokez most recently released her debut EP and her songs have entered various charts including Spotify Top 50 Viral Tracks Malaysia All Genre Chart.https://www.facebook.com/YokezOfficialhttps://www.instagram.com/yokezofficial https://www.youtube.com/user/yokelingggIsaac YongLocal singer-songwriter Isaac Yong’s musical journey started when he was 12 years old, inspired by his neighbour’s piano-playing. A self-taught guitarist, violinist and bassist, the former engineer took the plunge to be a full-time musician and has built his presence through various regular gigs at live music establishments. In 2015, he emerged champion at the NTU Music Xpress Songwriting Competition. His songs are widely streamed on platforms such as YouTube, Spotify and KKbox. Isaac hopes to release more original compositions in the coming months.https://www.facebook.com/isaacyongmusic https://www.instagram.com/isaacyongmusic https://www.youtube.com/user/ImNotFish 
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Kalaa Utsavam - Indian Festival of Arts 2018 Bali by Adishakti Theatre
International PremiereOne of the unsung heroes of the Indian epic Ramayana is the army of monkeys from the land of Kishkindha that helped Rama win his war against the demon king Ravana. But before these simian soldiers followed him into war, their ruler, the monkey king Bali, commanded them all.A meditation on justice, ethics and morality, Adishakti’s Bali is a retelling of the crucial events that led to the death of the titular character, which set the rest of the story in motion. The play explores the notion of right or wrong through the different viewpoints of characters Bali, Tara, Sugreeva, Angadha, Rama and Ravana, while imploring the audience to take a step back from ideology and identity to answer the question: where does one draw the line?  Adishakti’s brand of contemporary theatre is known for its visual spectacle and moments of intense emotions. Its hallmark style has evolved over years of research to include traditional performance forms and the martial art practice of kalaripayattu. Written and directed by long-time company member Nimmy Raphel, this production incorporates elements of Indian wrestling gusti.For more details about Kalaa Utsavam 2018, visit www.esplanade.com/kalaautsavam  
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National Theatre Live (Screening) Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (NC16) directed by James Macdonald produced by Sonia Friedman Productions Starring Imelda Staunton, Conleth Hill, Imogen Poots and Luke Treadaway
★★★★★“Imelda Staunton at her magnificent best. A first-rate revival of an astonishing play.” – The Guardian★★★★★“Intoxicatingly good.  James Macdonald’s blistering production. Imelda Staunton and Conleth Hill are superb.”  – Financial Times★★★★★“Pitch-perfect. It's hard to imagine a cast that could be bettered. The most enjoyable evening in the West End” – Sunday Express, Michael ArdittiImelda Staunton (Gypsy, Vera Drake, the Harry Potter films), Conleth Hill (Game Of Thrones, The Producers), Luke Treadaway (A Street Cat Named Bob, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, The Hollow Crown) and Imogen Poots (A Long Way Down, Jane Eyre) star in James Macdonald’s critically acclaimed, five-star production of Edward Albee’s landmark play, filmed live from the Harold Pinter Theatre, London and presented by Sonia Friedman Productions.In the early hours of the morning on the campus of an American college, Martha, much to her husband George’s displeasure, has invited the new professor and his wife to their home for some after-party drinks. As the alcohol flows and dawn approaches, the young couple are drawn into George and Martha’s toxic games until the evening reaches its climax in a moment of devastating truth-telling.Please note that this is a screening of the theatre production, and not a live performance.Rated NC16Consumer advice: Some coarse language
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Greatest Chinese Classics 经典再现 by Cheng San Chinese Orchestra 静山华乐团 In Collaboration with Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay
Cheng San Chinese Orchestra, led by Wilson Neo together with guest singer He Mi Ya (何米亚), bring you Chinese classics that touched our hearts in the ’80s and ’90s. Enjoy songs including Spring Suite by Gu Guan Ren (顾冠仁), Dream of the Red Chamber (红楼梦组曲) and Yellow River (黄河), which features the yangqin (扬琴) played by Anson Lim. The concert concludes with Liu Wenjin’s Unforgettable Water Sprinkling Festival (难忘的泼水节), a classic tune from the Dai people in China, featuring Art Star Arts Society Choir and He Mi Ya. 
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Voices 2018 - Workshops Estill Voice for Pop & Leisure Singers by Aaron Lim
Get useful and practical singing tips that will make you shine at karaoke sessions! These tips are also useful for amateur pop singers looking to expand their vocal repertoire and improve their overall voice technique.Aaron Matthew Lim is Director and Master Vocal Trainer at Intune Music, and is the first Singaporean to become a Estill Voice Master Trainer. With 17 years of teaching experience specialising in voice and performance, Lim helps his students achieve significant breakthroughs either by extending their vocal ranges or achieving greater mastery over vocal control and tonality. Lim has also performed at Esplanade, The Arts House, and more. 
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National Theatre Live (Screening) Jane Eyre (PG13) a co-production with Bristol Old Vic devised by the Company based on the novel by Charlotte Brontë
★★★★★“Aflame with passion. A picture of exultant feminism” – Observer★★★★★“Captures the beating heart of the novel. And then some” – Mail on Sunday★★★★“A joy to watch. Madeleine Worrall’s passion sets the performance alight” – Time OutAlmost 170 years on, Charlotte Brontë’s story of the trailblazing Jane is as inspiring as ever. This bold and dynamic production uncovers one woman’s fight for freedom and fulfilment on her own terms.From her beginnings as a destitute orphan, Jane Eyre’s spirited heroine faces life’s obstacles head-on, surviving poverty, injustice and the discovery of bitter betrayal before taking the ultimate decision to follow her heart.This acclaimed re-imagining of Brontë's masterpiece was first staged by Bristol Old Vic in 2015, when the story was performed over two evenings, and then presented at the National Theatre as a single, exhilarating performance.Please note that this is a screening of the theatre production, and not a live performance.Rated PG13: Some Coarse Language. 
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