A Dust in Time by Huang Ruo
A Musical Journey of Reflection & Hope
re: mix - 21 Feb 2021, Sun,5pm
ACSO String Ensemble - 28 Feb 2021, Sun, 5pm
Acclaimed composer Huang Ruo creates a musical space for reflection, healing and hope, as we live through the global pandemic.
A Dust in Time: Passacaglia for Strings is an uninterrupted musical meditation that is structured like a Tibetan sand mandala, a pulsating journey originating from an essential central point and expanding into a colourful fullness, and returning...
Start Sales Date
E&Me Priority Resevation
19 Jan 2021, 9am
21 Jan 2021, 9am onwards
Esplanade Box Office:
19 Jan 2021, 12 noon - 6pm
Approximately 1 hour
- There will be a live stream happening on 21 & 28 Feb 5.00pm, and rewatch will be available after the live streaming for patrons till 14 Mar 11.59pm.
- Limited to 3 Views per ticket
- Strictly no further viewing after 14 Mar 11.59pm.
- Recommended for ages 6 and above.
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- Admission is subject to tickets produced at the entrance.
- Infants in arms or children below the age of 6 shall not be admitted.
- Children above 6 years must purchase ticket for admission.
Late Seating Advisory
- You are strongly advised to be seated before the performance start time.
- Latecomers will be admitted during suitable breaks, if any.
- Exceptions may be made at Esplanade's discretion depending on the nature of the performance.
Photography/Video Recording Rules
- No Photography, Video recording and Audio recording is allowed for this event.
- Please note that photographs and videos of patrons may be taken at this event for use in our archival and publicity material.
About Huang Ruo
Lauded by The New York Times for having “a distinctive style”, composer Huang Ruo has a vibrant and inventive musical voice that draws inspiration from myriad sources, from Chinese ancient and folk music to rock, jazz, noise and the Western avant-garde. Utilising a compositional technique he calls “dimensionalism”, Huang Ruo’s seamlessly integrates his many influences to produce diverse compositional works for orchestra, opera, theatre, dance, multimedia installations, among many others.
His music has been premiered and performed by renowned orchestras such as the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Sinfonietta as well as by conductors such as Wolfgang Sawallisch, Marin Alsop, Andrew Davis, Michael Tilson Thomas, and James Conlon. Some of his notable operas include An American Soldier, the installation opera Paradise Interrupted and Dr. Sun Yat-Sen. His upcoming new opera M. Butterfly will receive its world premiere with the Santa Fe Opera in 2022. He has also served as the first composer-in-residence for Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam and was the visiting composer for the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra in Brazil.
Huang Ruo is currently a composition faculty at the Mannes School of Music in New York and is the artistic director and conductor of Ensemble FIRE. He was selected as a Young Leader Fellow by the National Committee on United States–China Relations in 2006.
About re: mix
re: mix is an ensemble of classically trained musicians led by violinist Foo Say Ming, the ensemble recognises that classical music is in need of critical transformation in order to have contemporary relevance, and believes that classical music must be taken beyond its traditional boundaries. It cannot limit itself within its domain and must engage with other disciplines such as film, architecture, philosophy, etc. and in the process, not only become a testimony to what emerges from this interaction but also contribute to new ways of thinking about other disciplines. Since its inception, re: mix has commissioned and premiered works by prominent local composers such as Dr. Kelly Tang and the late Iskandar Ismail. Other than re: mix’s own projects and charity events, re: mix receives regular invitations to perform locally and in the region, such as Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and Hong Kong.
About ACSO String Ensemble
The Asian Cultural Symphony Orchestra (ACSO) was founded in 2016 with the aim of championing Asian cultural symphonic music that go beyond melodic and instrumental pastiche, celebrating them with equal regard as their Western counterparts. Based in Singapore, the ACSO also seeks to serve as a platform to showcase Singapore artists through their performances and compositions. Featuring the string section for this performance, it embraces the same strength and vision in anticipation to the next fully assembled orchestral performance. The ACSO is the premier ensemble of Geylang Serai Community Club.
黄若的作品多由世界知名乐团首演或演出，其中包括纽约爱乐乐团、波斯顿交响乐团、BBC交响乐团、伦敦小交响乐团等。沃尔夫冈·萨瓦利什 (Wolfgang Sawallisch)、马林·阿尔索普 (Marin Alsop)、迈克尔·蒂尔森·托马斯 (Michael Tilson Thomas)、詹姆斯·康伦 (James Conlon) 等杰出指挥家都曾执棒演奏他的作品。黄若的多部歌剧包括《一个美国士兵》、《惊园》、《中山·逸仙》等皆获好评。他的新歌剧《蝴蝶君》也将在2022年于美国圣达菲歌剧院上演。黄若曾担任荷兰阿姆斯特丹音乐厅的首位驻场作曲家，亦担任了巴西圣保罗交响乐团的客席作曲家。
黄若现任职于纽约曼尼斯音乐院教授作曲，是红火乐团 (Ensemble FIRE) 的艺术总监兼指挥。 2006年，黄若被美中关系全国委员会选为“年度青年领袖”。
re: mix是由一群古典音乐家组成的乐团，团员们深知古典音乐需要变革，注入当代意义才能跟上时代的脚步。在小提琴家符史洺的带领下，re: mix的团员为国际和新加坡最优秀的乐手。他们认为，古典音乐不应为自己设限，而是必须跨越传统的藩篱，与其他学科，如电影、建筑、哲学等进行互动。在这个过程中，它不仅仅只是这种交互形成的载体，更要推动其他学科发展新思维。自成立以来，re: mix获得不少委约邀约，并首演本地著名作曲家如董叶明博士和已故音乐人伊斯干达的作品。除了自己的项目和慈善活动外，re: mix经常受邀在本地、马来西亚、泰国、印度尼西亚和香港等地区演出。
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