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Kalaa Utsavam - Indian Festival of ...
“Vishaal Sapuram might be quiet, but his fingers do all the talking for him.”-The HinduTexas-born music prodigy Vishaal Sapuram first encountered the chitravina at the age of six when his parents took him to an N. Ravikiran concert in Chennai. What started out as a family vacation led to two decades of mastering the rare and exquisite instrument. Young Vishaal had been so struck by the mesmerisingly rich and smooth tones of the chitravina that he resolved to become Ravikiran’s disciple despite the distance, and he hasn’t looked back since. The chitravina, an ancient 20 or 21-string lute also referred to as the gotuvadyam, resembles a veena (slide lute) without frets and sounds like a combination of the veena and a violin. Some believe that it inspired the Hawaiian slide guitar.The deep resonating sounds and melodious tones that it produces make it suited for presenting all facets of Indian music. However, the absence of frets, as well as the great control players must exercise given the way it is played (the right hand plucks while the left sustains and renders microtones using a plectrum or teflon), makes it particularly challenging to master, and only a handful of musicians around the world today play it.Today, the 28-year-old Vishaal is one of the rare few making headway with the chitravina. His achievements include inventing a new raga (musical scale) with his guru Ravikiran called vishweshwarapriya, receiving the blessings of the late Ravi Shankar, being an A-Grade artist for All India Radio, and winning awards and accolades over the years. Having started teaching at age 10, he also travels the world to give lectures, demonstrations, workshops and classes.Don’t miss this chance to catch Vishaal in action with his chitravina accompanied by R Raghul on the violin, N C Bharadwai on the mridangam and S Krishna on the ghatam.For more details about Kalaa Utsavam 2018, visit www.esplanade.com/kalaautsavam
Kalaa Utsavam - Indian Festival of ...
Hailing from a lineage of five generations of sitar players, Niladri Kumar is a world renowned and global icon. Under the guidance, and numerous years of training from his Father and guru pandit Kartick Kumar, Niladri went on to revolutionise the style of sitar-playing and invented his own instrument, which he coined the zitar. He was the first to go electric. Niladri is hailed as a serious exponent of Indian music who has a youth appeal.It has been his constant endeavor to increase the interest and respect for this traditional art form in the younger generation, by making it accessible to them in a form they are more familiar with and better attuned to.Today, critics have praised his mastery of the sitar and his swiftness and magical ability to produce soul-stirring compositions which has earned him the nickname “Asian Hendrix”. Niladri leaves every music lover, orthodox or progressive, spellbound at his performances. Joining him in this concert are Satyajit Talwalkar on the tabla, Agnelo Fernandes on the keyboard, and Shikhar Naad Qureshi on percussion. The concert showcases his slick ability to play the sitar and zitar.For more details about Kalaa Utsavam 2018, visit www.esplanade.com/kalaautsavam
Kings of Comedy in Concert 搞笑至尊演唱会
Kings of Comedy in Concert 搞笑至尊演唱会brings together Singapore legendary comedians Jack Neo 梁志强, Mark Lee 李国煌, Henry Thia 程旭辉 (辉哥) and upcoming comedian Jasper Lai 赖宇涵as they join hands to present the most humorous stand-up comedy concert this December. Jack Neo, Singapore film and TV actor, host and director, best known to many as Singapore favourite aunty Liang Xi Mei 梁细妹from the long-running television comedy show Comedy Nite 搞笑行动. Mark Lee, comedian-boisterous actor-TV host-film director, is a household name that needs no introduction in Singapore. He is best known for his role as Robert, the son to Liang Xi Mei in the television comedy show Comedy Nite. Henry Thia, comedian-actor, best known for his role as Lion King in the television comedy show Comedy Nite. Henry Thia won the Best Supporting Actor for his role in Money No Enough 2 at the Asian Pacific Film Festival in 2009. Jasper Lai, comedian-actor-host, gained recognition in the entertainment industry after the successes of The Lion Men movie series by director Jack Neo. He played the role of Merlion King, son of Lion King in the movie Wonderful! Liang Xi Mei. Mark the date on your calendar and get ready for some rib-tickling actions as these comedians with their spontaneity and good-natured ribbing, will definitely have the audience roaring with laughter and applauding throughout the night.
Kit Chan 25 Years On: A Time For Ev...
National Pop diva, Kit Chan celebrates 25th anniversary with brand new concert, 25 Years On: A Time For EverythingSINGAPORE, 06 September 2018 Singapore’s national pop diva, Kit Chan, celebrates 25 years as a singer with a brand new concert—25 Years On: A Time For Everything. The two-night concert is jointly organised by KKBOX and Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, and will be held at the iconic Esplanade Theatre on 9th and 10th November 2018. Tickets will go on sale on 7 September 2018 (Friday), via http://www.esplanade.com/kitchan.Following a much-needed breather, Kit is psyched to reemerge with this new concert. When asked if she intends to tour with this concert, Kit, widely known for her bohemian take on life, shared that talks for other concert stops are underway and that she has a new album slated for release soon. Singapore is the first confirmed concert stop for now, and where better than her home ground to kick start this brand new concert, in conjunction with her 25th anniversary!Reprising the key role of creative director for this concert, Kit wants to celebrate not just how far she’s come, but most importantly, the current state of mind she’s arrived at. It is certainly an impossible feat to condense 25 years into a two-hour concert. Thus, Kit has meticulously designed her set list, coupled with intricate lighting works and visuals to share her story. The heart of the concert lies not in chronicling her achievements or milestones over the years, but in reviewing her life, and the experiences and people whom she encountered along the way that have led her to where she is now; that enable her to truly appreciate that in life, there is a time for everything. The 25 Years On: A Time For Everything concert also marks Kit’s return to an intimate performance venue after 7 years — she decided to forgo a bigger stage with extravagant technical and lighting effects in exchange for a venue where her performance and sound quality take centre stage. Kit effuses, “Whether as a singer or as someone in the audience, Esplanade has always been my favourite performance venue. Being able to stage a show here is rather befitting of my current relaxed state of mind and being. I really want to thank KKBOX and Esplanade for making my dream of holding the anniversary concert here possible.” Fans can expect to sing along to classic Mandarin and Cantonese hits like Worry (擔心), Heartache (心痛), If There Are Seasons《天冷就回来》, Waiting《等了又等》, Home, etc. Fans can also look forward to often unexpected covers Kit will be performing at all her solo concerts. She will also be performing new tracks from her album in a public performance for the first time.In celebration of our national treasure’s 25th anniversary concert, KKBOX has perks and privileges lined up exclusively for Kit’s fans. A free 60-day KKBOX premium membership will be given to all those who purchase Kit Chan [25 Years On: A Time For Everything] concert tickets. To prep themselves for the concert, fans can enjoy unlimited streaming of Kit’s songs amidst more than 45 million tracks in KKBOX’s database. Fans can keep their eyes peeled for more exclusive content of Kit on KKBOX!Kit Chan [25 Years On: A Time For Everything] is jointly presented by KKBOX and Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay.
Limelight 2018 by Fairfield Method...
Fairfield Choir is a choir with a rich choral tradition, starting out in 1960 as a group under the Music Society. In 1975, the choir took part in National Day Celebrations for the first time and the choristers sang on board a float decorated by our very own schoolteachers. In 1977, the choir clinched the first position in the choral section of the Arts Festival as well as Youth festival. The choir was also invited to sing at the first festival of arts in the same year. Although it began as an all girls’ group, Fairfield Choir became a mixed choir in 1987. With a fine record of several distinctions, awards in the SYF competition, it was one of the pioneer choirs in the choral excellence programme in 1988. Since then, the choir has won many accolades for its stellar performances locally and internationally.In 1991, the choir won the coveted “Choir of the Year” award in the 2nd Singapore Youth Festival competition. It also clinched the “Best Secondary School Choir” award in 1995 with a Certificate of Distinction. In the subsequent SYF choral competitions, Fairfield Choir was awarded three Silver awards, four Gold awards, one Gold with Hours award, and three Certifications of Distinction. Fairfield Choir was also one of the selected choirs to perform at the Esplanade on 25th July 2005 for the SYF opening ceremony.Fairfield Choir had its first overseas trip to Perth, Australia in 1994. The choir performed at various places to share and spread the good reputation of Fairfield as a singing school. Using their musical talents as singing ambassadors for the Lord, Fairfield Choir was awarded Silver awards at the International Festival of Advent and Christmas Music with Petr Eben’s Prize held at Czech Republic, Prague, 2002, at the VIII Concorso Corale In international, Riva del Garda, Italy, 2004 and at the International Festival of Advent and Christmas Music, Bratislava, Slovakia, 2010. The choir also achieved the International Gold Zlata award at the 34th International Festival of Songs, Olomouc, Prague, 2006.Fairfield Choir is honoured to have had so many opportunities to showcase their talents both locally and abroad. Aware of the rich choral legacy they have to uphold, the choristers put in many hours each week to hone their abilities. They currently train under the guidance of Mr Yong Chee Foon and Mrs Wynne On. 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.
Limelight 2018 by Nan Chiau High S...
The Nan Chiau High School (NCHS) Choir was formed in 2001 with a vision of developing students with the passion for choral singing while, at the same time, providing a platform to discover and nurture students’ musical talents. Today, the NCHS Choir stands firm in her belief in raising the standards of choral singing and has since embarked on a rich and eventful journey.The choir has been actively participating in school and public performances such as the Annual Speech Day, Biannual Arts Festival, as well as the school musical Equilibrium. The choir has also participated in overseas competitions and clinched Gold Awards in the 21st Century International Choral Festival cum Competition 2007 and Winter Choral Festival 2010. Locally, the choir has been awarded Gold and Certificate of Distinction for the Singapore Youth Festival since 2007.Choral music is the core of the choir's humanity, it is their sense of community and souls. With choral music, they will uncover the many facets of the human spirit and reconnect with the soul—from deep spirituality of sacred music, to the raw energy of Hungarian folksong, to the enchanting glow of Scandinavian music, to the glorious majesty of 21st-century film music, to the fun and frivolity of children game songs of Taiwan and Japan.Tonight, the NCHS Choir wishes to take you on an odyssey over time and space through choral music from 4 continents—Europe, Asia, and North and South America. In this epic journey through different genres of music, they will explore sacred music from the European masters such as Gabriel Faure and Benjamin Britten; they will uncover the charm of various European and Asian folk music; and they will also give you a glimpse of jazz and a touch of pop. The NCHS Choir aim to transport you from the sunny shores of Singapore to the bitter cold of Lapland in Finland, from the present to the Romantic Era and back to the 21st century.In tonight’s concert, you can look forward to the soothing sounds of the classics such as Cantique de Jean Racine by Gabriel Faure, and familiar favourites such as Home by Dick Lee. You will also be thrilled by the rhythms of South America in Salmo 150 by Ernani Aguiar. Come join the NCHS Choir tonight and reunite with your soul through music as they celebrate our humanity through song!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.
Limelight 2018 by Paya Lebar Metho...
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.
Lin Shu Rong 2018 concert 林淑容2018演...
Lin Shu Rong, famous songbird of the 80s, will belt out many of her classic hits in her 2018 one night only solo concert at the Resort World Theatre Sentosa. Lin Shu Rong rose to fame in the Taiwan music scene with her impersonation of the late singer Feng Fei Fei 风飞飞on many Taiwan TV shows. Her debut album 安娜 sold more than 10 thousand copies and is still a hit song to date. Her signature duet song无言的结局 with 李茂山 was a popular hit song in the 80s and is still sung by many people in the karaoke today. Her many signature songs include 昨夜星辰, 我怎么哭了, 一样的天空, 小贝壳之恋, 从头爱起 and more. Circle the date in your diary and do not miss out on your chance to reminisce the songs from the late 80s Taiwan music scene.
Moonfest 艺满中秋 2018 Pipa Virtuoso W...
“Watching the musicians let fly on lutes, fiddles and gongs, as the singers roared through lively ballads recounting folktales and myths, you were swept up by their energy and charisma.” – The New York TimesA musical phenomenon that has taken the US and China by storm, world-renowned pipa virtuoso Wu Man and the Huayin Shadow Puppet Band brings their signature tour to Singapore for the first time!Recognised as a premier pipa virtuoso and leading ambassador of Chinese music, the Grammy-nominated Wu Man has carved out a career as a soloist, educator and composer, giving the pipa a new role in traditional and contemporary music. She takes the stage with the Huayin Shadow Puppet Band, proponents of a little-known Chinese folk music genre called lao qiang, recognised in China as an Intangible Cultural Heritage and lauded as “the ancient rock and roll of the East”. Hailing from northwestern China, the band, previously known as the Zhang Family Band, has seen 11 generations of Zhang clan members among its ranks throughout the years.Known for their boisterous and lively concerts, the band’s vocalists and musicians perform with a variety of Chinese traditional instruments including the yueqin, banhu, erhu, lute, fiddle and various percussion instruments, and feature shadow puppetry in parts of their performance.About Wu ManRecognised as the world’s premier pipa virtuoso and leading ambassador of Chinese music, Wu Man has carved out a career as a soloist, educator and composer giving her lute-like instrument—which has a history of over 2,000 years in China—a new role in both traditional and contemporary music. Having been brought up in the Pudong School of pipa playing, one of the most prestigious classical styles of Imperial China, Wu is now recognised as an outstanding exponent of the traditional repertoire as well as a leading interpreter of contemporary pipa music by today’s most prominent composers such as Tan Dun, Philip Glass, the late Lou Harrison, Terry Riley, Bright Sheng, Chen Yi and many others. As a principal musician in Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Project, Wu has performed throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia with the Silk Road Ensemble, and has also performed as soloist with many of the world’s major orchestras. Wu was also named Musical America’s 2013 Instrumentalist of the Year, marking the first time this prestigious award has been bestowed on a player of a non-Western instrument.
Mosaic Music Series ADOY
“10 Korean Indie Bands That Should Be On Your Playlist” - Buzzfeed UKFormed in 2016, ADOY broke into the Korean music scene with its dreamy and upbeat synth pop sound. ADOY's music conjures images of waves, surfing, night walks and a cold beer in your hand. The band released their debut EP CATNIP in 2017 to much acclaim, and their follow-up EP LOVE cemented their reputation. After a successful club tour in England, ADOY will debut their first show in Singapore.
Mosaic Music Series Pink Martini
"This is rich, hugely approachable music, utterly cosmopolitan yet utterly unpretentious. And it seems to speak to just about everybody…from grade-schoolers to grandmothers to the young and hip and beautiful."- The Washington Post"One of the world's most elegant live bands."– The TimesSelling out shows at Esplanade in 2010 and 2015, Pink Martini returns to Mosaic for another sensational evening!Founded in 1994, the international musical phenomenon known as Portland’s “little orchestra” performs its multilingual repertoire on concert stages and with symphony orchestras throughout the world. Armed with its infectious signature style crossing genres of classical, jazz and old-fashioned pop, Pink Martini made its European debut at the Cannes Film Festival in 1997 and has since performed at prestigious venues all over the world.In 2014, Pink Martini was inducted into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame and the Oregon Music Hall of Fame.
Mosaic Music Series: Stacey Kent
Stacey Kent(USA)“Stacey’s singing never lets us forget these songs are about people. Her protagonists come to life so fully in her voice, you sometimes have to remind yourself the CD has no visuals. Here’s a great jazz diva of our age.”– Kazuo Ishiguro, nobel laureate“Her voice can act as a ray of sunshine or a consoling hand, but above all serves as a mirror for the heart.” – All About Jazz“She has charm to burn, a smile that could give you hope in February and sings like nobody’s business.” – The Wall Street JournalThe ever-charming Stacey Kent returns to Mosaic to infuse the Esplanade Concert Hall with her effortless musical grace.Stacey Kent is a jazz singer in the mould of the greats, with a legion of fans around the world and a host of honours and awards including a Grammy nomination, album sales in excess of 2 million, and Gold, Double Gold and Platinum albums that have reached a series of no.1 chart positions.Her most recent release I Know I Dream: The Orchestral Sessions has received glowing reviews, including a coveted five stars in DownBeat magazine, and won Album of the Year in the vocal category at the 2017 Jazz Japan Awards.Together with her band, she performs songs from her latest album I Know I Dream, a selection from her previous albums, and a few surprises that have not been recorded yet. I Know I Dream features standards, French chansons, Brazilian bossa nova, and songs written for her by composer Jim Tomlinson and Nobel Prize-winning writer Kazuo Ishiguro.
Na Ying Na World Tour Concert - Sin...
Na Ying 那英, three-time winner of the Favourite Female Artist in Mainland China award, with her unique vocals and explosive stage performance will stage her 2019 solo concert in Singapore. She was also the first singer from Mainland China to stage concerts in Taipei, Hong Kong, Japan, Macao. Na Ying is considered one of the today's best female singers in Mainland China, having sold more than 10 million albums. She gained fame with the release of her hit single "Conquer 征服" in 1998, using her rich baritone voice and her resonant high notes to captivate the audiences and this single went on to become one of the most popular Chinese song in history. Na Ying was one of the judges on the popular television singing show The Voice of China in 2012, shaping many talented newcomers with her honest and warm guidance Circle the date in your calendar, book your tickets and don't miss the chance to catch this legendary mandopop star as she belt out her hit songs such as 白天不懂夜的黑, 为你朝夕暮想, 梦一场, 雾里看花, 干脆, 心酸的浪漫, 山沟沟, 一笑而过, 相见不如怀念, 出卖, 爱要有你才完美, 梦醒了, 不管有多苦, 默, 三生三世十里桃花 and more for a one night only concert at Resorts World Ballroom, Sentosa.
Neon Lights Festival 2018
Neon Lights, Singapore's premier outdoor music and arts festival, is back for its 3rd edition at Fort Gate, Fort Canning Park from 9 to 11 November 2018! Be prepared for three exhilarating days of discovery and fun!The family-friendly festival features a stellar line-up of international and local music arts, alongside an eclectic array of activities for all ages. Fans can catch their favourite bands live, indulge in creative pursuits with workshops, explore avant-garde performances and roving acts, see art installations, sample delicious food and many other surprises. Attended by music and arts lovers in 2015 and 2016, the Festival's return is set to be one of the most eagerly anticipated and dynamic lifestyle events of the year.An interactive roller coaster of music-driven energy and emotionBillboardTwo days of boundary-burning music and arts performancesTimeout SingaporeEnquiry Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
O Holy Night by the Choir of Merto...
ProgrammeGauntlett/Mann Once in Royal David’s CityParry Welcome Yule!Darke In the bleak midwinterTabakova Alma Redemptoris MaterHowells A Spotless RoseBritten Hymn to the VirginHarvey The AnnunciationMouton Nsciens MaterLassus Omnes de Saba venientAdam arr. Rutter O holy night!Trad German arr. Pearsall In dulci jubiloPoston Jesus ChristRutter Dormi JesuPoulenc Quem vidistis pastores diciteBassi Quem pastoresVaughan Williams Fantasia on Christmas Carols"the superb performances are characterised by a phenomenal sense of control and restraint, with every note carefully crafted and bathed in the radiant acoustic of the college chapel" Church Music Quarterly, March 2014“Another choral hit with this exceptional and fascinating collection themed around musical representations of the Virgin Mary. And once again, Merton College Choir is the immaculate vehicle for performances that encompass the old and the new.”— The Scotsman, January 2015, FIVE STARS“Well performed, beautifully sung and exquisitely recorded. Who could ask for anything more?”Gramophone, April 2016
Of Music and Photography: Bridge 乐。...
We often think of a bridge as a tool. It serves as a meeting point between people, a link-way connecting two ends, and a medium that fills the gap. In different cultures, a bridge is more than just a connection; it can be a means of refuge, a highway to a new beginning, or a landmark that we remember. But, what does ‘bridge’ means to us?Join us as Ding Yi breaks the music boundary and brings you an immersive experience between music and photography.
One Night Only - Kenny G Live in S...
CK Star Entertainment proudly presents Grammy award-winning saxophonist legend, Kenny G, returning to Singapore for a one night only performance, on Thursday, November 8 2018 at The Star Theatre, The Star Performing Arts Centre. In a recording career that spans almost three decades and 23 albums, Kenny G had integrated elements of R&B, pop and Latin into jazz, building and solidifying his reputation as the premiere artist in contemporary jazz.Since the early 80s, his combination of unparalleled instrumental chops and indelible melodies have resulted in sales of more than 75 million records worldwide (45 million in the US alone) and more than a dozen climbs to the top of billboards contemporary jazz chart. Kenny G has collaborated with some of the biggest names in the business during his legendary career, including Michael Bolton, Weezer, Whitney Houston and Katy Perry amongst many others. Be serenaded with a night of classics and Kenny G originals, including songs from his fourteenth studio album Brazilian Nights, and indulge in an amazing evening with this one night only performance.
PESTA TIGA NEGARA 2018
Music; a language of the universe, and what better way to celebrate this form of expression than at a music festival. Pesta Tiga Negara 2018 – or its direct translation “Festival of 3 Countries 2018” – is a fun-filled music festival which gathers independent artistes from Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. Organised by local event entrepreneurs Global Entertainment Production & Axentika Events Pte Ltd.Local performing bands include dynamic quartet The Pinholes - a class act in the vibrant Singapore music scene known for their classic Rock & Roll songs, mopish hairstyles & retro outfits recognise as the “Brown Beatles”, 3-piece alternative rock band Ambassador and the well-known surf punk rockers Force Vomit - recently hit the stage at Baybeats 2018 @ the Esplanade. MOTUS - an acronym for Movement On The Upside – will be the opening act for this festival. MOTUS is a collective of instrumentalists, percussionists and dancers with their own brand of samba funk. The 19-piece Batucada Pop ensemble has also recently performed at the Singapore Night Festival held in late August.As for the Malaysian counterpart, pop/alternative rock bands OAG and Hujan will serenade the audience with their catchy and upbeat tunes. OAG, or “Old Automated Garbage” as what it stands for, was one of the first English language Indie bands in Malaysia to gain huge attention from the mainstream music audience.OAG, celebrating their 26th anniversary this year is one of the biggest acts to rise out of the underground scene with Hujan going through a similar upsurge a decade later. Expectations are naturally high especially for Hujan, the nation’s breakthrough phenomenal Indie outfit whose album sales has exceeded an impressive number of 10,000 units.Indonesia has sent their equally talented artistes to represent the nation for this exemplary event – Jamaican-influenced “krontjong” crew Sir’iyai and Jakarta-based group D’Masiv. Sir’iyai is a Bandung-based ska/reggae pop group with traditional “keroncong” influences noticeably projected in their songs. As for the latter, D’Masiv - the band’s name is frequently associated with other top Indonesian Artistes such as Ungu, Nidji, Noah & Rossa, thanks to the popularity of their songs, they are nominated as best duo / group for “Anugerah Planet Musik 2018, Singapore”This 11-hour festival is set to be held at the West Coast Park Grand Lawn. One can expect to see people from all walks of life come together – regular concert & festival goers, travellers, hipsters, our local youth, International students and even domestic helpers. Ticket prices range from $88 for the early birds to $128 at-the-door.This distinctive showcase of the Asian evergreen indie music is a truly an event not to be missed!
Piano Solo & Duo Recital: Romeo & J...
Appassionata is a non-profit organisation that aims to promote classical chamber music. Our concert series provides a platform for both aspiring and accomplished musicians to showcase their talent and passion to people from all walks of life.Pianist Chen Yue will be presenting an evening of solo and duo piano music at the Esplanade Recital Studio. She will be performing Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet suite, transcribed for solo piano by the composer. In the second half of the concert, Chen Yue will be joined by pianist Seet Wen Kai to present the highlight of the evening: the Singapore premiere of He Zhan Hao’s and Chen Gang’s Butterfly Lovers’ Symphonic Double-Piano Ensemble.Born in Ningbo, China, Chen Yue started learning the piano at the age of 4 and performed a solo recital at the young age of 11. She is currently pursuing the Bachelor of Music (Honours) at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts/Royal College of Music, under the tutelage of Professor Yu Chun Yee. Chen Yue received numerous awards and prizes, including First Prize at the Steinway International Piano Competition, Huadong Area, China in 2017. A recipient of the ‘NAFA Scholarship’ and ‘Leong Yoon Pin Scholarship’, Chen Yue was the Grand-Prize Winner of the NAFA-Kris Foundation Fund Concerto Competition 2018 and the winner in the piano category of the Concerto Competition 2016 and 2017 performing Franck’s Symphonic Variations and Chopin’s Piano Concerto No.1. She also won the Gold Award at the First Nanyang International Music Competition 2017. Chen Yue was the soloist for Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy with the NAFA Orchestra and Chorus during the celebration of NAFA’s 80th Anniversary at the Victoria Concert Hall. To acknowledge her effort and achievements, the Royal College of Music awarded Chen Yue with the Musical Excellence Award in 2018.Seet Wen Kai completed his Bachelor of Music (Honours) at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts/Royal College of Music in 2016 and continued his studies under Yu Chun Yee after his graduation. He was given the privilege to study with Ruth Nye, who was a protégé of Claudio Arrau, during his overseas attachment with the Royal College of Music. He has performed in overseas festivals such as the Issac Albinez Festival in Spain where he was awarded a scholarship. Wen Kai was also featured as soloist in J.S. Bach’s Keyboard Concerto in D minor BWV 1052 with the ADDO Chamber Orchestra during the Piano Concerto Festival 2016. Wen Kai is highly sought after as a collaborative pianist for competitions and currently teaches at NAFA School of Young Talents. He was also appointed the conductor of their String Ensemble.*With deep appreciation to Mr Lin Lu Zai for providing his artwork.ProgrammeDebussySelections from PreludesBook1, L. 117, No. 11, La danse de PuckBook2, L. 123, No. 12, Feux d’artificeProkofievTen Pieces from Romeo and Juliet, Op.75Chen Yue, pianoIntermissionMozartAdagio and Fugue in C minor for two pianos, K546 and K426He Zhanhao and Chen GangThe Butterfly Lovers for Two Pianos, original transcription by Chen GangChen Yue, Seet Wen Kai, pianos
RADIOHEAD A JAZZ SYMPHONY BY NOORDP...
Noordpool Orkest first Asian Tour presented by Axentika Events & Global Entertainment Production.Hailing from the obscure region of Drachten Northern Netherlands, Noordpool Orkest is an orchestral congregation of woodwinds and strings consisting of 42 professional musicians playing new light music. It was founded in 2010 by the Groningen composer Reinout Douma, who is also the band’s artistic director, general manager and pianist.Born in 1974, Reinout started playing the piano at 4 years old. He has played with many reputable and high-calibre musicians, such as Ed Kowalczyk, Waylon, Bert Visscher and Laura Jansen, to name a few. The maestro has also spread his wings far and wide across countries to share his love and creations for orchestral music. In 2009, Reinout started working on his dream of assembling a big professional jazz and pop orchestra. Hence, Noordpool Orkest was formed. They officially started in 2010 after two successful concerts.Noordpool Orkest’s experiences and skills in playing Jazz, Rock, Hip Hop, Funk, Drum & Bass, Chanson, Blues, Kleinkunst & Cabaret is a guaranteed proof of their versatility and flexibility. This is evident in their studio works and recorded live performances. They have also been involved in collaborations with various artists. Warm, lively, catchy, sweet or grandiose – the range of tunes and pieces is sure to be an absolute treat to your ears.This 12 October, the Dutch orchestral act will jazz up the stage by delivering the melancholic tunes from an English rock band, Radiohead. Originating from Abingdon and formed in 1985 by Thom Yorke, Radiohead is no stranger to the global music arena. With hits like “Paranoid Android”, “Creep” and “Karma Police”, the award-winning band has sold over 30 million copies worldwide. They have gained a massive number of loyal fans from different parts of the world up till this day.In 2012, Noordpool Orkest released an entire tribute album named “Radiohead, A Jazz Symphony” under Challenge Records, which comprises of 10 cover songs. Reinout has made special arrangements for this debut release by improvising on the music, going beyond numerous dimensions of other and older jazz styles. Despite the absence of lyrics, the music was still commendable. The elements of melancholic chord progressions, unique rhythms and powerful ‘licks’ are valuable factors for a jazz musician. The album offers an atmospheric and almost lounge or film-like approach without compromising on the rock essences of the original music. It was eventually released in 34 countries.Taking after the orchestra’s debut album title, this concert is set to be held at the Esplanade Concert Hall. For Radiohead fans, be sure to keep an open mind as you may be surprised just how well jazz suits Radiohead’s elaborate time signatures and harmonies. Be swayed by their dynamically improvised renditions of your favourite hits.Audience can expect to be captivated by Noordpool Orkest’s unequivocal talent and commitment in delivering an unforgettable jazz orchestral performance. Prepare your soul for a symphony of grand melodies to awaken your senses!
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