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Upcoming EventsSep2Wed11:30 am [SSO] Beethoven Piano Concertos ... @ Esplanade Concert Hall[SSO] Beethoven Piano Concertos ... @ Esplanade Concert HallSep 2 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pmHOUGH Loneliest Wilderness, Elegy for Cello & Orchestra BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 19 BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 73 ‘Emperor’ Lan Shui, conductor Stephen Hough, piano Ng Pei-Sian, cello Britain’s best-loved pianist Stephen Hough takes centrestage[...]Sep5Sat11:30 am [SSO] Beethoven Piano Concertos ... @ Esplanade Concert Hall[SSO] Beethoven Piano Concertos ... @ Esplanade Concert HallSep 5 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pmCHERUBINI Overture to Anacréon BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15 BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58 Lan Shui, conductor Stephen Hough, piano Considered by many to be the greatest of the five concertos, No. 4 features an[...]Sep7Mon7:00 am Norman Fischer Cello Masterclass @ YST Steven Baxter Recital StudioNorman Fischer Cello Masterclass @ YST Steven Baxter Recital StudioSep 7 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 amTicketing Information • Free admission. • All event information are correct at time of print. • Out of respect for other concert goers, no children under 6 years of age will be allowed admission.7:00 am Sheng Li Viola MasterclassSheng Li Viola MasterclassSep 7 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 amSheng Li won the Outstanding Teacher Award in 2001, 2003 and 2007 National Viola Competition Congress. He received Tang’s Award for Teacher in the years from 2004 to 2007 and Award of He Luding Fund in 2004 and 2008 as well as the Shanghai City[...]11:30 am Stephen Hough Piano Masterclass @ YST Conservatory Concert HallStephen Hough Piano Masterclass @ YST Conservatory Concert HallSep 7 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pmNamed by The Economist as one of 20 Living Polymaths, British pianist Stephen Hough is a rare renaissance man of our time. Over the course of a long and distinguished career as one of the world’s leading concert pianists, he has also excelled as a[...]
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Posted on August 23, 2015 | No CommentsHighlights were the well-executed brutal and angular One-Winged Angel, as complex as any film score and likely Soviet-influenced (shades of Shostakovich), the 5/4 time-signatured Cinco de Chocobo, as well as the dark and moody music of Legend of Zelda and the encore piece, Masashi Hoshide's nostalgic arrangement of themes from Super Mario Brothers.
Posted on August 20, 2015 | No CommentsT’ang Quartet Presents: Guts & Steel Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Quartet No. 1 in G Minor, K. 478 I. Allegro II. Andante III. Rondo (Allegro) Luigi Boccherini: Quintet C Major Op. 57/6 (posthumous), G 418: The Military Night Watch in Madrid I. Allegretto lento II. […]
Posted on August 4, 2015 | No CommentsNew Opera Singapore presents Benjamin Britten’s The Turn of the Screw The Governess – Teng Xiang Ting Mrs Grose – Rebecca Li Miss Jessel – Yujim Kim Flora – Moira Loh Miles – Ashley Chua Peter Quint – David Charles Tay Prologue – Shaun Lee […]
Posted on July 22, 2015 | No Comments2Cellos on the Road – Live in Singapore 16 Jul 2015 Kallang Theatre Review by Derek Lim Though classically trained at the Academy of Music (Zagreb), ‘2Cellos’, comprising of cellists Croatian-Slovenian Luka Šulić (right) and Croatian Stjepan Hauser (left), made sure to emphasize right at […]
Posted on July 21, 2015 | No CommentsIn the middle of this superlative gathering of Singapore's musical sons and daughters, is a visionary and a group that has earned every right to be called one themselves: Adrian Tan and the Singapore Wind Symphony.