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Coffee Morning & Afternoon Tea Unf...
September sees the return of Country Music icon, Matthew & The Mandarins!This upsized production will see the Singapore Cowboy performing classic Country Hits by legends such as Merle Haggard, John Denver, Conway Twitty, Johnny Cash and much more!
Diva VS Queen
DIVA VS QUEEN – Who will Win?!What do you get when you pit smooth, classy Jazz-pop against bright and sassy Getai? Sparks, laughs, and one-upmanship!!! Watch Nikki Muller the Diva and her Jazz-pop ensemble of Alemay Fernandez, Denise Tan, Olinda Cho, Jill Marie Thomas SING OFF against Queen Audrey Luo and her Getai band of Sebastian Tan aka Broadway Beng, Suhami Yusof, The Shining Sisters, and Wang Weiliang in a one-night only concert at the Esplanade Concert Hall! Whether you support Jazz-pop or are a fan of Getai (or both!), you can expect an entertaining night of power-packed singing, witty repartee, and rip roaring good fun, as the local songbirds and celebrities battle it out, all in the name of charity! Proudly brought to you by FLY Entertainment, this Charity Concert in aid of the Woodbridge Hospital Charity Fund is helmed by acclaimed composer/music director Elaine Wan with dance choreography by Andy Benjamin Cai, one of Singapore’s top dancers and choreographers.So book your tickets now and find out who will win in DIVA vs QUEEN, and do your part for charity! Proceeds from tickets sales go to the Woodbridge Hospital Charity Fund to support programmes for persons with mental health conditions.
Doa Buat Kekasih Concert
There are not many artistes able to bridge generations with their craft.Amongst this small but revered group of artistes, Ramli Sarip is the self-deprecating icon of several generations of music lovers. His fans span races and religions, from Malaysia to Brunei and Singapore to Indonesia.The boy from the kampong who claims humbly to “have very little talent” has grown to become the rocking Datuk. His gravelly voice is emotionally loaded whether he is singing about life lessons, divine providence or about aspects of love. The universality of his song has endeared him to various segments of society, to whom he is fondly known as Papa Rock.In nearly half-a-century in the music industry, Ramli has written and performed songs that explore life and living, evolving his craft along the way. From hard rock, his music may have mellowed as he finds himself walking in step with a greater cause. But while the melodies may be gentler, the messages, like his resolve, are still deeply meaningful.Since his time with Sweet Charity, the hard-rocking band he formed, playing in small gigs before hitting the larger circuits, and then rising to prominence as a solo artist, Ramli has constantly employed a work ethic that promoted the whole rather than the one.This is evident in his concerts, where he fills halls and allows a variety of musicians and styles to support his music, while allowing the individual to shine in their own right.His affable demeanour and willingness to chat over a teh tarik and a curry puff helps to cut across barriers.This approach is particularly helpful when it comes to collaborations with other artistes, which is also key to Ramli’s willingness to explore new facets of music. While many have enjoyed his duets with Ella, Datuk M. Nasir, and Dato’ Sri Siti Nurhaliza, there is one song that has endeared and endured.Doa Buat Kekasih, performed originally with Khadijah Ibrahim in 1988 has been reinterpreted numerous times in the last 30 years. It’s a tribute to the song’s central theme — Pray For Love — that people are constantly looking to connect with each other, and love is a strong bond for humanity.The song about breaking up but retaining friendship is particularly poignant in this day and age of fleeting connections. It obviously resonates with audiences, and is a sing-along favourite at his concerts.Doa Buat Kekasih came to be during the ’80s era of power ballads, in particular the Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes hit Up Where We Belong.In the upcoming Doa Buat Kekasih 30th Anniversary Tour, the song takes on a new perspective. Proceeds form the concert are being donated to Ain Society, a charity that raises funds for cancer patients.While supporting a noble cause, Doa Buat Kekasih is also presenting the opportunity for fans to see the original stars come together after many years to show how friendships and love can transcend time and generations.
Eternal Blossoming of the Red Flowe...
Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra Liu Ba...
“The Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra’s much-vaunted reputation is well-deserved.” – The Straits TimesA musical time portal that brings you back more than 2,000 years.Last performing to a full house at the Esplanade Concert Hall for Esplanade’s Moonfest in 2014, the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra (HKCO), led by Artistic Director and Principal Conductor for Life and Singapore Cultural Medallion recipient Yan Huichang, returns for another resplendent evening.Liu Bang, Xiang Yu and the Terra Cotta Warrior debuted at the Hong Kong Arts Festival earlier this year with a sold-out concert. Now making its way to Singapore, HKCO presents a programme that transports you to the Han, Qin, and Tang dynasties with the Singapore premiere of Hong Kong composer Ng Cheuk-yin’s work Tang Resonating and a selection of iconic Chinese classical pieces, including Ambush On All Sides and King Chu Doffs His Armour.The Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra wishes to thank Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Singapore of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government for the financial support to make this tour possible.
Joshua Bell and SCO: Butterfly Love...
指挥: 葉聰小提琴: 约夏·贝尔黄土地 / 谭盾第一乐章：老天爷下甘雨第二乐章：闹洞房第三乐章：想亲亲第四乐章：石板腰鼓小提琴与乐队：中国花鼓 / 弗里茨·克莱斯勒曲、埃里·沃森移植小提琴与乐队：流浪者之歌, 作品 20 / 巴布罗·萨拉萨蒂曲、罗伟伦移植小提琴与乐队：泰伊斯冥想曲 / 儒勒·马斯内曲、埃里克·沃森移植滇西土风三首 / 郭文景小提琴协奏曲：梁山伯与祝英台 / 陈钢、何占豪曲、阎惠昌、顾立民改编超级巨星，炫弦中西！格莱美奖的小提琴家约夏·贝尔二度返新携手葉聰与新加坡华乐团呈献首首佳作。别错过经典小提琴协奏曲《梁山伯与祝英台》、名作《泰伊斯冥想曲》、《流浪者之歌》、《中国花鼓》。当代顶尖作曲家谭盾、郭文景的《黄土地》与《滇西土风三首》也将由新加坡华乐团演奏。
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.
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 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.
OMM10: Mahler 2
Chan Tze Law, conductorToh Ban Sheng, chorus masterSiobhan Stagg, sopranoCaitlin Hulcup, mezzo-sopranoOrchestra of the Music MakersMaior ChorusMAHLER Symphony No. 2 "Resurrection"Everybody wants to experience it again.OMM revisits Gustav Mahler's Second Symphony eight years after its critically acclaimed 2010 performance, heralded by critics as a musical "tour de force", and "truly, an epic performance."A symphony like no other, Mahler took six years to perfect this work that changed the musical landscape forever. Combining enormous orchestral forces with a massive chorus and two vocal soloists, the Symphony takes the listener from early solemnity to an apocalyptic conclusion, depicting life, death, and heavenly transcendence.Come, and it might just change your life.
Octoburst! 2018 Dance Appreciation...
As a lead-up to Singapore Dance Theatre’s 2018 performance of Sleeping Beauty, we have condensed this classic ballet into an hour-long special for young audiences!Learn more about the enchanting world of dance and ballet as you meet Princess Aurora, who falls asleep for a hundred years from an enchantment spell, and her charming prince in this favourite childhood fairy tale.There will also be a meet-and greet-session with the cast after the performance. Don’t forget to come dressed in your favourite costumes!Recommended for children age 2 years and above.
SINGAPOPERA - a celebration of the ...
SINGAPOPERA is a celebration of the musicals of Dick Lee, spanning 30 years of theatrical productions and an extensive repertoire of songs from most popular musical productions.Songs from shows like Fried Rice Paradise, Beauty World, Sing To The Dawn, Nagraland, Forbidden City, amongst others, will be performed by a stellar cast of Singapore’s musicals stars like Sebastian Tan, Alemay Fernandez, Denise Tan, Dwayne Lau, Frances Lee, Benjamin Chow, Cheryl Chitty Tan and Dick Lee. Singapopera’s cast will be accompanied by a 9piece band, led by Musical Director Indra Ismail.The concert also celebrates the 30th anniversary of Beauty World, as well as the 20th anniversary of the most successful Chinese musical, Snow.Wolf.Lake. CASTDick Lee Alemay FernandezSebastian Tan Denise TanDwayne Lau Frances LeeBenjamin Chow Cheryl Chitty Tan
SSO 40TH ANNIVERSARY GALA
Lan Shui, conductorLim Yan, piano LEONG YOON PIN Dayong Sampan Overture IVES The Unanswered QuestionBEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 73 "Emperor"BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92 40 years ago, the meditative mysteries of Ives’ The Unanswered Question and the majestic strides of Beethoven’s Emperor Piano Concerto resounded in our inaugural concert in January 1979. We pay tribute to Leong Yoon Pin (1932 - 2011), the most important of Singapore’s pioneering composers, whose Dayong Sampan Overture was the first Singaporean composition ever played by the SSO. Join us as we celebrate our 40th birthday! Hear another powerful Romantic piano concerto, the Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 2 on 12 Apr 2019.
SSO GALA CONCERTS: RACHMANINOV PIAN...
Lionel Bringuier, conductorBehzod Abduraimov, piano RAVEL La ValseLUTOSLAWSKI Concerto for OrchestraRACHMANINOV Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18 The Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 2: dark majesty, breathtaking Romanticism. The Lutoslawski Concerto for Orchestra, “an episodic symbiosis with folk music”. Ravel’s bewitching La Valse, a spine-tingling tribute to the waltz, hypnotic and exhilarating, intoxicating and elegant, ending in astonishment. This SSO Gala teams up two up-and-coming young artistes, French conductor Lionel Bringuier and Uzbek pianist Behzod Abduraimov. “This is a pianist who has it all: silky delicacy, mighty thunder-power, rare clarity” – Seattle Times
SSO GALA: MISSA SOLEMNIS • MASAAKI ...
Masaaki Suzuki, conductorSingapore Symphony ChorusRachel Nicholls, sopranoMarianne Kielland, mezzo-sopranoJames Gilchrist, tenorChristian Immler, bassBEETHOVEN Missa Solemnis in D major, Op. 1231819. The year Singapore was founded, the year Beethoven wrote the first notes of his splendid Missa Solemnis, one of his greatest achievements. He wrote on the opening page: "From the heart - may it return to the heart" - this grand choral statement of conviction stars the Singapore Symphony Chorus directed by famed Japanese maestro Masaaki Suzuki.The majestic sound of orchestra and choir can also be heard in our Baroque Festival: Music for Kings and Queens, 6 Oct 2018.
SSO GALA: RAY CHEN
Andrew Litton, conductorRay Chen, violinWith the Singapore National Youth OrchestraBORODIN Overture to Prince IgorPROKOFIEV Violin Concerto No.1 in D major, Op. 19TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64Charismatic, funny and undeniably skilled - Ray Chen, the ever-popular Taiwanese-Australian violinist has dazzled the violin world. SSO Principal Guest Conductor Andrew Litton conducts the SSO and SNYO side-by-side in this all-Russian programme: opening with the brazenly expressive overture to Prince Igor, followed by the wry musings of the impish Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 1 and the heart-on-the-sleeve passion of Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony.“Colors dance, moods swing, and Chen’s artistry blazes.” - The Times on Ray ChenCatch another Prokofiev concerto, his Piano Concerto No. 2 on 26 Oct 2018.
SSO POPS: HAPPY DAYS - FAVOURITE TV...
Gerard Salonga, conductorEvery channel is on the air as outstanding Filipino conductor Gerard Salonga takes you on a screen-worthy journey celebrating SSO's 40th birthday. Take a seat and tune in as we play favourite TV tunes from 1970s classics all the way to contemporary shows. Battlestar Galactica, Hawaii 5-0, Charlie’s Angels, Dallas, Friends, The X-Files, Sex and the City, Game of Thrones and many more!For a fun, light-hearted trip into jazz, bluegrass and country, come enjoy The Best Day with Loco Motive Trio on 3 Mar 2019.
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