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5th WBAS Youth Band Festival Concer...
The finale concert of the 5th WBAS Youth Band Festival showcases young musicians ranging from primary schools to tertiary institutions. Handpicked via auditions prior to the Festival, these outstanding young talents experience a week of music making in a dynamic and exciting setting where they are mentored by professional musicians and are led by conductors Mdm Tan Soh Hwa, ME4 Ignatius Wang and Prof Mark Heron from UK.Programme for the evening range from popular wind band works such as Robert Sheldon’s Choreography, to advanced works like Frank Ticheli’s Symphony no. 2. Join the band on an adventure to 19th Century Southern America in Franco Ceserini’s Huckleberry Finn Suite, depicting scenes from Mark Twain’s novel.A special highlight for the evening would be our tribute to young Singaporean composers, Wong Kah Chun and Dax Wilson, composers for Stars of Tomorrow and Landscape of Dreams respectively.
Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day
This Christmas, the Vocal Associates Festival Choruses come together to bring you a celebration of Christmas songs of peace, love and harmony in Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day.Featuring the children, youth, adult and senior choirs, and guest choir, Sanctus, an all male Korean church choir, the concert will bring you Christmas favourites from across genres, from classical to jazz, including Ave Maria and jazz versions of Amazing Grace and Hallelujah.Let the voices be your guide, bonding one and all beyond race, religion, language and generations, into the wonderful spirit of Christmas!
On the fifth day of Christmas
Let The Philharmonic Winds bring you to an enchanting world of music this holiday season!Under the baton of Music Director Leonard Tan and guest conductor Ignatius Wang, the wind orchestra has prepared a selection of music that will move, excite, and entertain you. The concert features some of Singapore's finest young talents including Samuel Phua and the ensemble’s very own Kang Chun Meng and Ralph Emmanuel Lim. Samuel Phua (alto saxophone) will perform the Tosca Fantasy based on music from the same-titled opera by Italian composer Giacomo Puccini with all its passion and drama, while Kang Chun Meng (euphonium) will present Fantasia Di Concerto by Eduardo Boccalari, one of the best works for euphonium from the turn of the century with lyrical melodies and demanding technical passages. Bringing you back to the era of swinging big band is Ralph Emmanuel Lim (clarinet) with Artie Shaw's jazzy Concerto for Clarinet. Last but not least, guest conductor ME4 Ignatius Wang of the Singapore Armed Forces Band will lead The Philharmonic Winds in Percy Grainger's Children's March. Marking the festive season, The Philharmonic Winds will also present The Snowman, composed by Howard Blake. The piece is based on Raymond Brigg's charming, award-winning tale of a young boy and his wintertime friend sharing a magical night of friendship, fun, and flying. Not only will audiences get to enjoy a film featuring the illustrations from the book, the Zhangde Primary School Choir will also join the ensemble on stage for a special rendition of Walking In The Air.A concert to enjoy with family and friends...on the fifth day of Christmas!
MELVYN TAN GALA CONCERT
Aureus Academy is delighted to announce the inaugural concert of the Aureus Great Artist Series featuring internationally renowned pianist Melvyn Tan. Hailed by The Straits Times as "Intensely Musical" Melvyn Tan will be performing a kaleidoscopic programme of Liszt, Ravel, Weber and Scarlatti. Tan actively performs with such prestigious ensembles as the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Academy of St Martin’s in the Fields, the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra, Salzburg’s Camerata and Mozarteum orchestras, Bruckner Orchester Linz, Melbourne Symphony and on tour with the Australian Chamber Orchestra. More recently, Tan has made regular appearances with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra and with the London Chamber Orchestra, recording Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 12 and Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2 on the orchestra’s LCO Live label.Programme: WEBERInvitation to the Dance RAVELValses Nobles SentimentalesIntervalLISZTFeux FolletsLes Cloches de GeneveLes jeux d’eau a la villa d’Este SCARLATTI2 SonatasRAVELMiroirs Noctuelles / Oiseuax Tristes / Une Barque sue l’Océan / Alborado del Gracioso / La Valée des Cloches
DISNEY IN CONCERT : FROZEN
DISNEY IN CONCERT: FROZENFilm Concert - Symphony Orchestra Performing Music to the Entire FilmA brand new Frozen experience coming to Singapore!Relive Elsa, Anna, Olaf, and Kristoff’s beloved adventure with a live orchestra and choir performing the music while you watch the entire movie with its dialogue on a giant screen.We can never have enough of Frozen and its fantastic music, starting with the Academy Award®– and Grammy Award®–winning hit song “Let It Go.” And soon, you can enjoy a brand-new thrilling experience by watching the full movie as a cinema concert this December in Singapore. More than 80 live orchestra musicians and choir singers will bring the beloved soundtrack to life on the stage of the prestigious Esplanade Concert Hall on 2 December 2017 (2:30 pm and 6:30 pm). As the musicians perform in perfect synchronization with the movie projected on a giant screen, with its dialogue and sound effects, the perfect acoustic of the venue will make the soundtrack resonate like never before in Singapore!In Frozen, the fearless optimist Anna sets off on an epic journey—teaming up with the rugged mountain man Kristoff and his loyal reindeer Sven—to find her sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls, and a hilarious snowman named Olaf, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom.ABOUT DISNEY CONCERTSDisney Concerts is the concert production and licensing division of Disney Music Group, the music arm of The Walt Disney Company. Disney Concerts produces concerts and tours, and licenses Disney music and visual content to symphony orchestras and presenters on a worldwide basis. Disney Concerts’ concert packages include a variety of formats, such as “live to picture” film concerts and themed instrumental and vocal compilation concerts, and range from instrumental-only symphonic performances to multimedia productions featuring live vocalists and choir. Current titles include the Star Wars Film Concert Series (Episodes IV-VII), Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Fantasia, Pixar In Concert, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Alice In Wonderland, Frozen, Ratatouille, The Pirates of the Caribbean series (Episodes I-IV), and Silly Symphonies, which last year collectively accounted for over 400 performances in many of the world’s top concert venues, including Lincoln Center, Royal Albert Hall, Sydney Opera House, Tokyo Forum and the Hollywood Bowl. Numerous new concert packages and touring productions from Disney’s portfolio of studios, including Disney’s feature animation and live action studios, Pixar, Lucasfilm and Marvel, are currently in development. Presentation licensed by Walt Disney Music Company, Wonderland Music Company, Inc., Five Hundred South Songs and Buena Vista Concerts, a division of ABC Inc. © All rights reserved
String a Legacy
Min Lee, Singapore's internationally acclaimed violinist and her 12-year-old protégé Samuel Tan tell the story of STRING A LEGACY! This gala concert will see this extraordinary mentor-mentee pair in the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto with Samuel and the Wieniawski / Gounod Faust Fantaisie with Min. The Japanese mezzo soprano Seia Lee will sing operatic favourites from Bizet's Carmen. They will be presented alongside the Wolfgang Sinfonietta Orchestra, led by Maestro Juan Felipe Molano in their inaugural concert. The evening hits more high notes with 100 gifted young violinists and cellists of the Wolfgang Young Artists Orchestra playing Grieg’s Holberg Suite and their arrangement of Beethoven's Ode to Joy.Min Lee started playing the violin at 2 and at 14, was a graduate student at Yale University. Performances include the Philharmonia Orchestra, London, Royal Philharmonic, the NHK, the Russian National, Vienna Chamber, San Diego Symphony, Auckland Philharmonic, Adelaide Symphony and the HK Philharmonic with conductors including Vladimir Ashkenazy, Charles Dutoit, Jahja Ling and Mikhail Pletnov,.Fast forward 20 years, Samuel Tan started playing the violin at 3. Min Lee took him under her mentorship at 6. He soon scored the Outstanding Performer Award at the National Violin Competition in Singapore at 8, and 1st Prize and the Grand Laureate Prize at the Andrea Postacchini Competition in Italy at 9. Last year, Classic FM in London included Samuel in their list of “Astonishing Child Prodigies”.A CONCERT NOT TO BE MISSED!Music and the arts is an enduring legacy and Min believes that every child should have equal access. Therefore, all nett proceeds will go towards The Business Times Budding Artists Fund to nurture the artistic talents of disadvantaged children and youth in Singapore.
SLO Gala Concert: Unrequited Love
In this annual concert conducted by Jason Lai, be drawn into a heart-stirring evening of jealousy, passion, and unrequited love from opera classics and favourites such as Bizet’s Carmen, Mozart’s Così fan tutte, and Verdi’s Aida.As well as renowned singers such as Jessica Chen and Kee Loi Seng, the concert features SLO-Asean Vocal Competition 2016 winners such mezzo-soprano Samantha Ying-zing Chong from Malaysia who is also the champion of the 41st National Singing Competition of Malaysia and soprano Pham Kanh Ngoc from Vietnam, who was recently invited to perform at the 4th and 5th Peace Concert with Prime Philharmonic Orchestra in Seoul and Incheon, Korea. The gala concert will also feature rising stars from the SLO – Leow Siak Fah Artists Programme hailing from Singapore, China and Japan. Rounding up this magical night will be performances from the Singapore Lyric Opera Chorus and the Singapore Lyric Opera Children’s Choir.Check www.singaporeopera.com.sg  for programme details.
Chan Tze Law, conductorIke See, violinLau Wen Rong, trumpetThe Lorong BoysDvorak - Carnival OvertureWagner - Siegfried's Rhine JourneyKorngold - Violin Concerto Wagner - Ride of the ValkyriesArutiunian - Trumpet Concerto Shin - Siginnah!Marquez - Danzon No. 2OMM revisits highlights from its earliest years in a journey of (re)discovery in this spectacular season opener, with long-time OMM musicians featured in this concert.Two of OMM’s musicians who have launched promising careers with the Australian Chamber Orchestra and Singapore Symphony Orchestra take centre stage, with violinist Ike See in Korngold’s Violin Concerto, and trumpeter Lau Wen Rong in Arutiunian’s Trumpet Concerto. The Lorong Boys join OMM in the premiere of Siginnah! (Naughty Boys), a concerto specially written for this occasion by Jonathan Shin.
Pentas Dayang Nurfaizah
“goosebumps-inducing ballads” – The Star OnlineMalaysia’s singing sensation and award winning singer, Dayang Nurfaizah is set to enthrall music lovers with her first ever solo concert in Singapore.Her sultry tone, melodious voice, dazzling vocal prowess and effortless rendering of high pitched ballads has earned her numerous awards since she burst into the music scene in 1999. This vocal powerhouse singer is at her best on stage, injecting a signature style of her own in every performance and her live performances are highly anticipated by music fans.Dayang marked a career milestone in 2017 when she was the overall Winner of Malaysia’s Annual Music Competition, Anugerah Juara Lagu 2016 for the song “Lelaki Teragung”. She also bagged The Best Vocal Award after her mesmerizing performance of the song at the event and scoring her a hatrick in the “Best Vocal” category for 3 consecutive years.Dayang Nurfaizah recently released her 8th studio album, a self-titled album that has received rave reviews and media attention. The digital release of her reached #1 on Malaysia iTunes charts, Top 10 on Spotify Malaysia as well as top releases in Singapore and Brunei and the only Malay language album trending on iTunes at the time of release.With nearly 20 years experience on stage, expect a night of beautiful ballads of her chart topping hits songs from the start of her career such as Hakikat Cinta, Seandainya Masih Ada Cinta, to her recent hit roster of songs such as Di Pintu Syurga, Lelaki Teragung, Separuh Mati Ku Bercinta and more.Dayang will be backed by an ensemble of the finest musicians under the direction of musical director extraordinaire, Jenny Chin. Drawing on a rich musical experience, Dayang will surely bring to her audience moving melodies that will reach right into the lives, hearts and minds of her listeners.Fans can expect the Dayang they’ve come to love. She just really loves to perform; it’s who she is, it’s what she does.”“I just want to share my music with my fans. This is a gift for them.”- Dayang NurfaizahTickets from: www.esplanade.com/dayang
Dreams & Fantasies Braddell Height...
Let your imagination run free with Braddell Heights Symphony Orchestra in a celebration of the most memorable film, stage and video game music. Featuring the works of iconic composers like John Williams (Schindler’s List), Joe Hisaishi (My Neighbour Totoro and Spirited Away), Boublil & Schönberg (Les Misérables) and Nobuo Uematsu (Final Fantasy), Dreams & Fantasies pays tribute to these contemporary classics.Adrian Tan, conductorClarence Lee, pianoDavid Loke, violinNatasha Da Costa & Zachary Dominguez, vocalsJoe Hisaishi Water Traveller (from Water Traveller - Samurai Kids)John Williams Three Pieces from Schindler’s ListVarious (arr. M Rasull) Songs from Final FantasyBattle Medley from Final FantasyBoublil & Schönberg I Dreamed a Dream (from Les Misérables)Bring Him Home (from Les Misérables)Joe Hisaishi One Summer’s Day (from Spirited Away)The Merry Go Round of Life (from Howl’s Moving Castle)Summer (from Kikujiro)My Neighbour TotoroMartin & Blaine (arr. Tang) Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Showtime Productions Presents Jazz...
There’s something for everyone this Jazzy Christmas, as Jeremy Monteiro and his friends from near and far bring you a kaleidoscope of swing, blues, bebop and THE jazz of tomorrow.If you love Frank Sinatra, Steve Lippia’s voice will have you fooled that he’s come back to life and crooning his hits and holiday staples in our Concert Hall. Grammy-nominee Lippia has performed to sold-out symphony audiences across North America, so don’t miss this chance to hear him live in Singapore. Steve will sing in the show’s Swing segment which will also feature singer Joanna Dong, fresh from her stellar showing at the recent Sing! China finals. Her beckoning and swinging style will make you feel as though she is singing directly to you!To chase the blues away, listen to the blues! If you’re feeling blue, Jeremy, Alberto Marsico on the Hammond Organ and singer Miz Dee Logwood have some hard-hitting solos, energising beats, and plenty of soul to make you feel better. Bebop is a most energising jazz style and if you’re ready to party, Tony Lakatos turns things up a notch with some breathtaking bebop together with Jazznote recording artist Melissa Tham. Melissa was cited by the international press as having “stolen the show” during her EFG London Jazz Festival performance with Jeremy at the famed Queen Elizabeth Hall in London. And come witness the next generation of jazz talent out of Asia including CC Lee, John Koh and Aaron James Lee, as they wow you with a dose of youthful cheer along with skills way beyond their age. Jeremy has gathered some of his closest friends to celebrate Christmas. Why don’t you do the same, and come spend A Kaleidoscopic Christmas with us?
A Celebration of Youth Orchestras: ...
Singapore National Youth OrchestraPeter Stark, conductorSamuel Chan, clarinetGERSHWIN Cuban OvertureCOPLAND Concerto for ClarinetVAUGHAN WILLIAMS Symphony No. 2 ‘A London Symphony’ Go on a trans-atlantic musical trip with the SNYO and guest conductor Peter Stark, Rehearsal Director of the European Union Youth Orchestra and former Conductor-in-Residence of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. Join them in a musical journey that takes off with the Caribbean beats of Gershwin's vibrant Cuban Overture, through the bittersweet lyricism and jazzy wit of Copland's Clarinet Concerto, and arriving in the British symphonic cityscapes of Vaughan William's A London Symphony.
A Celebration of Youth Orchestras: ...
Malaysian Philharmonic Youth OrchestraNaohisa Furusawa, conductorTengku Irfan, conductorLow Zi Yang, violinTENGKU IRFAN New work (Singapore premiere, MPYO commission)BARBER Essay No. 2RAVEL TziganeDVOŘÁK Symphony No. 9 'New World Symphony'The MPYO and conductor Naohisa Furusawa celebrate youthful Malaysian musicians: 19-year-old pianist-composer Tengku Irfan conducts the world premiere of his new composition (an MPYO commission) as well as Barber’s Essay No. 2. Rising violinist 13-year-old Low Zi Yang is the young soloist in the passionate first movement of Ravel's Tzigane, and the concert concludes grandly with Dvořák’s most popular Ninth Symphony - "From the New World".
SSO SUBSCRIPTION CONCERT: FINLAND 1...
Okko Kamu, conductorElina Vähälä, violin SIBELIUS Finlandia, Op. 26JAAKKO KUUSISTO Violin Concerto, Op. 28SIBELIUS Symphony No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 82Celebrate the 100th anniversary of Finland’s Independence in this grand concert featuring Finnish violinist, conductor and composer Jakko Kuusisto’s Violin Concerto, played by its dedicatee Elina Vähälä. No celebration of Finnish nationalism is without the works of its greatest musical son, Jean Sibelius – the majestic Symphony No. 5 concludes the programme opened by Finland’s unofficial second national anthem, Finlandia.
SSO SUBSCRIPTION CONCERT: MAHLER 7
Lan Shui, conductorMAHLER Symphony No. 7 in E minorMusic of shadows and luminance, calm and fanfare, Mahler’s Seventh Symphony has divided opinion with its vivid array of contrasting instrumental range, orchestral colour and moods. Whatever your perception of night, Mahler leads the listener through moonlit dreamscapes and grotesque nightmares, culminating in a finale of daylight.
SSO SUBSCRIPTION CONCERT: HAYDN CEL...
“Meltingly beautiful tone, flawless intonation" — The New York TimesLan Shui, conductorQin Li-Wei, celloHAYDN Cello Concerto No. 1 in C major, Hob VII b/1BRUCKNER Symphony No. 3 in D minor, WAB 103Written in the 1760s and lost for 200 years, Haydn’s Cello Concerto No.1 has become a staple of the cello repertoire since its rediscovery in 1961. On the other hand, Bruckner’s heroic Third Symphony, sometimes called the “Wagner Symphony”, exists in at least six versions. Catch these contrasting works with cellist Qin Li-Wei under the direction of Lan Shui.
SSO SUBSCRIPTION CONCERT: SCHEHERAZ...
“The most remarkable clarinettist of our times” - Leipziger AllmanachLim Yau, conductorKari Kriikku, clarinetRIMSKY-KORSAKOV Scheherazade, Op. 35KIMMO HAKOLA Clarinet Concerto (Singapore Premiere)Finnish composer Kimmo Hakola’s Clarinet Concerto stamps its mark in the genre with modernity and rambunctious energy, laying out arresting rhythms and themes - including the dance celebrations of a Yiddish wedding - that cannot help but grab attention. Described as a roaring success for the composer, the concerto will see its Singapore premiere by acclaimed Finnish clarinettist Kari Kriiku and promises to be a wild ride. Rimsky-Korsakov’s interpretation of the Arabian Nights, the popular Scheherazade suite, completes the evening’s delights for the senses.Sponsored byTote Board GroupIn Celebration of Tote Board’s 30 Years of Giving 1988 - 2018 to the Development and Promotion of Arts in Singapore.
SSO SUBSCRIPTION CONCERT: SYMPHONIE...
Kazushi Ono, conductorZhang Manchin, viola WALTON Viola ConcertoBERLIOZ Symphonie Fantastique, Op. 14Dark fantasies. Unrequited love. A witches’ sabbath. An episode in the life of an artist. Berlioz’s radical masterpiece Symphonie Fantastique comes alive in the hands of Japanese maestro Kazushi Ono. It is paired here with Walton’s Viola Concerto, gorgeous music drenched with lively rhythms and jazzy harmonies.
SSO SUBSCRIPTION CONCERT: SHOSTAKOV...
Carlos Kalmar, conductorJan Vogler, celloNARONG PRANGCHAROEN PhenomenonSHOSTAKOVICH Cello Concerto No. 2 in G major, Op. 126DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 6 in D major, Op. 60Leading Thai composer Narong Prangcharoen’s Phenomenon begins this fascinating programme with its invocation of mysterious natural phenomena. Then, explore the dark and eerie soundscapes of Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No.2, before concluding the night with Dvořák’s trademark symphonic melodies.
SSO SUBSCRIPTION CONCERT: RADIANCE ...
Michal Nesterowicz, conductorHan Chang Chou, hornMarc-Antoine Robillard, hornGao Jian, hornJamie Hersch, hornWOJCIECH KILAR OrawaSCHUMANN Konzertstück for 4 Horns in F major, Op. 86KELLY TANG Two Symphonic Dances: Radiance and SparkMOZART Symphony No. 38 in D major, K. 504 “Prague”Kelly Tang’s Two Symphonic Dances: Radiance and Spark were commissioned for and premiered at the 10th anniversary of the Esplanade in 2012, while the inspiration for Konzertstück was Schumann’s response to the invention of the valved horn. The SSO horns tackle this showcase for the instrument, and the strings will feature in the vigorous Orawa by Polish composer Wojciech Kilar of The Pianist fame.Sponsored by Singapore Airlines
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