Under the direction of Maestro Lim Yau, the NAFA Orchestra presents an evening of diverse masterpieces at the Victoria Concert Hall.
Be captivated by the resplendence of Igor Stravinsky's Firebird Suite (1945), derived from the composer's hugely successful ballet that established his reputation and career. Mezzo-soprano Jessica Chen, Head of Vocal Studies at the NAFA School of Music, is the soloist for Siete canciones populares españolas by Manuel de Falla. The orchestra will perform Luciano Berio’s orchestration of the songs as accompaniment. The concert opens with selections from Georges Bizet's widely-acclaimed Carmen.
Singaporean musicians Cheryl Lee Peixin, Ng Wei Ping and Wu Bingling present the unusual combination of soprano and solo violin on the chamber music stage. In their first collaboration, the trio engages us in an evening of 20th Century chamber music, with works by Gustav Holst, Heitor Villa-Lobos and György Kurtág.
It takes an innovator to create a distinctive style, but a true luminary to establish a musical tradition.
In his lifetime, the late Lalgudi Jayaraman was both, having created the Lalgudi bani (meaning 'style' in Hindi) in the mid-1960s that continues to resonate in the Indian classical music world today. A consummate violinist, vocalist and composer revered for his tonal control and innovation, Lalgudi was among the legendary trinity of carnatic musicians responsible for establishing the violin as a solo instrument within the genre. He was known to 'coax lucid lyrics and a pitch-perfect human voice out of the instrument' (The Hindu).
Internationally renowned violinist Lu Si Qing – the first Asian to win the Paganini Violin Competition – will perform with acclaimed cellist Qin Li-Wei, who heads Cello Studies at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music. Led by Music Director Tsung Yeh, SCO will present pieces by celebrated composers Zhao Ji Ping and Chen Gang. The concert will also feature The Celestial Web, a symphonic poem by iconic Singapore artist Tan Swie Hian and music by local composer Law Wai Lun.
Did you know that when Krishna was a child, he wore an enchanted peacock feather, loved to eat butter and played a magic flute? Utterly Butter-ly Stories of Krishna follows the adventures of him as a young boy growing up in Vrindhavan. Watch the stories of how he defeats a monstrous serpent with many heads and gains divine powers to lift a mountain with his little finger unfold through Indian dance and music.