“Does tradition survive in the face of profound change?” This is a question relevant to us in our time as it was to European artists in the 1920’s.
Having suffered the shock of an unprecedented industrialised World War, and faced with an uncertain future, European composers sought new ways to express their new realities.
Whilst some imagined novel concepts of sound—impressionism, and others created entirely new languages—serialism, neo-classical composers aspired to balance tradition and change by combining expanded 20th century vocabulary with 19th century aesthetic...
Start Sales Date
Esplanade&Me Priority Booking
17 Dec 2021, 9am
20 Dec 2021 onwards, 12am
Esplanade Box Office:
20 Dec 2021, 12 noon - 6pm
Approximately 30 minutes, no intermission
Performed in English
Admission Rules of Esplanade:
- All patrons are required to use the TraceTogether app or token via the SafeEntry Gateway. We regret that patrons who do not have the app or the token will be denied entry.
- Admission is subject to tickets produced at the entrance.
- Infants in arms or children below the age of 6 shall not be admitted.
- Children 6 years and above 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.
Help Us Keep Everyone Safe
- Maintain safe distancing between groups.
- Keep your mask on and practice good personal hygiene.
- Use the hand sanitiser provided around the centre and in the performance venues.
- Strictly no food & beverage allowed in the performance venues.
- Esplanade reserves the right not to admit patrons who do not comply with prevailing safe management measures.
- Stay at home if you're unwell.
About Hunter Mah
First prize winner at the 2008 Sierra Nevada Classical Guitar Competition, Singaporean classical guitarist Hunter Mah has performed on stages across Asia, USA and Europe.
In the Philippines, he was a multiple prize-winner at the National Music Competition for Young Artists. He gave a debut solo recital at the Cultural Centre of the Philippines at age 12, and by 14 was already a seasoned public performer, making numerous appearances on stage, radio, and television.
Mah received technical grounding from Singapore-based American guitarist and composer Robert Luse and studied harmony with composer and Cultural Medallion recipient Phoon Yew Tien, before attending leading conservatories in USA and The Netherlands.
Pursuing his undergraduate studies at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Mah ultimately attained the post-graduate Professional Studies Diploma. His primary mentors were acclaimed composer, improviser, and theorist Dusan Bogdanovic, as well as renowned performer and educator David Tanenbaum.
Completing his formal studies with a Masters degree cum laude from Conservatorium Maastricht (Netherlands) under the guidance of preeminent guitarist Carlo Marchione, Mah received the highest grade awarded in his year.
A dedicated teacher, Mah is sought after by learners and musicians of all ages. With a teaching philosophy centered in cultivating a personal musical practice that fosters self-empowerment and growth, his students have also included individuals who presented unique personal or physical challenges. He is currently Guitar Lecturer at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts.
About Jill Chen
Jill Chen was born in Taiwan and began piano studies at the age of six. After immigrating to New Zealand in 1990, she continued her music studies and took up the flute at age eleven.
While studying at the University of Auckland under Professor Uwe Grodd (Germany/New Zealand), she performed with the Manukau Symphony Orchestra, Bach Musica, Auckland University Orchestra, and Auckland Symphony Orchestra, as well as in masterclasses for Robert Aitken (Canada/Germany), Marya Martin (New Zealand/USA), and Paul Edmund Davies (UK).
In 2004, Chen attained First Class Honours in Masters of Music in Performance Flute, and in the same year, she was winner of the Open Competition at the New Zealand National Flute Convention, a top three finalist at the International Albert Cooper Competition, and was featured in the Young Artist's Concert Platform at the Stratford-Upon-Avon International Flute Festival in the UK, performing with renowned British guest artists.
As an international educator, Chen is most passionate about nurturing students' interest, curiosity, and sense of agency.
During her time as Senior music teacher at the School of the Arts Singapore (2012-2021), Chen led the faculty in facilitating professional learning and mentored teachers in curriculum design and pedagogy.
Deeply committed to enhancing teaching and learning, Chen recently joined the Music faculty at United World College South East Asia, where she aims to promote diversity, equity and inclusivity through music education.
From 1 Jan 2022, there will no longer be a concession for unvaccinated individuals to perform Pre-Event Testing in lieu of being fully vaccinated. All patrons (except for children aged 12 and below) need to be fully vaccinated# against COVID-19.
#Full vaccination refers to:
- having received the appropriate regimen of World Health Organisation Emergency Use Listing (WHO EUL) vaccines including their respective duration post-vaccination for the vaccine to be fully effective, and had their vaccination records ingested in MOH’s national IT systems
- recovery from a COVID-19 infection within the last 180 days
All patrons are required to do SafeEntry check-in at the venue via the TraceTogether app (version 2.11 and above) or token only. Other modes of SafeEntry check-in will not be accepted.
Standard (with Voucher): $10
Receive a $10 Esplanade Mall Voucher with every standard ticket purchased. Terms and conditions apply.