Christmas Classics - Phil Winds X Phil Youth

25th December 2018

Esplanade Concert Hall 

This Christmas, musicians of The Philharmonic Winds and Philharmonic Youth Winds family come together to celebrate the season of giving, presenting all a little gift of music. With evergreen Christmas tunes like Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Ride and A Christmas Festival, this performance promises one and all a jolly good time!

Classiques! Yuletide- Philharmonic Youth Winds

23rd December 2019

Esplanade Concert Hall

Christmas. To many of us, it is the time of the year when families and friends get together to celebrate the festive season. However, for our Christian friends around the world, Christmas means a lot more. Classiques! Yuletide sets out to tell the stories that make up a Christian Christmas through a carefully curated programme.David Gillingham’s With Heart and Voice, a staple piece in the symphonic band repertoire is based on an old Spanish hymn “Come, Christians, Join to Sing.” Through this hymn, Christians sing praises to Jesus Christ for the hope and joy that they have been blessed with.

 

While Christmas celebrates hope and joy, the Christian story is incomplete without sufferings, just as how Jesus Christ was betrayed and suffered on the cross for people’s sins. Through his new work – Finis, Composer Terrence Wong seeks to explore the epitome of human suffering from the Christian point of view.In celebration of the festive season, Phil Youth’s own Saxophone Quartet will be presenting Spotlights by Thomas Doss, a virtuosic, exciting piece with an added funk that features every member of the Saxophone family. 

 

The highlight of the concert will be Ferrer Ferran’s La Passió de Crist, illustrating the life of Jesus Christ through three movements:

 

I. Birth. Slaughter of the Innocent. Baptism.

II. The Three Temptations.

III. Arrival at the Temple. The Last Supper. Arrest. Crucifixion. Hope.

 

The Passion of Christ will be accompanied by a live narration to bring a deeper musical experience of the Christian story.

WBAS Youth Band Festival

19th December 2018

Esplanade Concert Hall

The finale concert of the 6th 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 Mr Tay Kai Tze, Mr Adrian Chiang and Mr Masanori Fukuda from Japan.Programme for the evening range from classics such as Music for a Festival, Peterloo Overture, Song without Words, Prokofiev's March to all-time favourite pops Japanese Graffiti XII and Latin Gold.Special appearance by the faculty ensemble performing Persichetti Serenade No. 1.

Festival Winds 2018 - Band Directors' Association (Singapore)

15th December 2018

Esplanade Concert Hall

The inaugural BDAS Festival Winds Honour Band is happening from the 12th-15th Dec 2018. Supported by the Singapore Polytechnic and the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM), this event aims to provide a premier musical experience for students (Secondary School and above) throughout Singapore.

 

The goal is to enhance the opportunity students received from their school band program by allowing them to meet and perform with other students. At the event, students will participate in masterclasses with an esteemed professional faculty and rehearse as an ensemble for 4 days. At the end of the festival, they will present a full length concert at the Esplanade Concert Hall to demonstrate their growth and development.

Esplanade Presents: Limelight! CHIJ Concert Band

21st March 2018

Esplanade Concert Hall

Join the young talents from the Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus (CHIJ) Concert Band in an evening of delightful tunes. 

Under the baton of well-known conductor, Adrian Chiang, the CHIJ Concert Band has distinguished itself as one of the most promising secondary school bands in Singapore and has held outstanding performances to date. The band was awarded the Certificate of Distinction at the 2015 and 2017 Singapore Youth Festival Arts Presentation for Concert Bands.

Look forward to a melodious repertoire that includes The Bells of Sagrada Familia, a musical tribute to The Sagrada Familia, a Roman Catholic church located in Barcelona, Spain, The Path of Wind from the popular Studio Ghibli anime movie My Neighbour Totoro, as well as a medley of songs from the soundtrack of the classic Disney movie Beauty and the Beast.

Copy Of -Symphonia Festiva XI: The Transition

4th March 2018

Victoria Concert Hall

SMU Symphonia invites you to our Symphonia Festiva XI: The Transition, a concert by the orchestra and wind symphony.

Concert highlights include pieces such as Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1 and Star Wars!

 

We will also be showcasing popular work Rhapsody in Blue, featuring SMU's very own alumni, Tabitha Gan Xiuhua, on the piano.

SMU Symphonia invites you to our Symphonia Festiva XI: The Transition, a concert by the orchestra and wind symphony.

Concert highlights include pieces such as Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1 and Star Wars!

 

We will also be showcasing popular work Rhapsody in Blue, featuring SMU's very own alumni, Tabitha Gan Xiuhua, on the piano.

Maris Alumni Wind Ensemble presents: Maristic- "Reunion!"

3rd March 2018

Maris Stella High School

2018 marks the 60th anniversary of Marist family and the year of a new generation and era of Maris Alumni Wind Ensemble (MAWE). Free admission.

ACSO - Oriental Winds

10th February 2018

SOTA

~ Repertoire ~


BERNARD TAN - Can Do! Overture
YANG CHUN LING - 长恨绵绵 (Everlasting Sorrow)
ERIC WATSON- The Migration of Birds
SULWYN LOK - Oriental Winds
WANG CHENWEI - 笛缘 Winds of Affinity
HISATADA OTAKA - Flute Concerto op30b
KELLY TANG - Sketches of Singapore


Adrian Chiang, conductor
Dedric Wong Deli, conductor

Cheryl Lim, Flute Soloist 
Ng Hsien Han, Dizi Soloist 

Raghavendran Rajasekaran, Bansuri Soloist
Chua Keng Chiu, Shakuhachi Soloist
Brian Lim , Suling Soloist

Ong Guan Xian, Dizi Soloist
Bian Tong, Dizi Soloist 
Teoh Kok Chuan, Xiao Soloist 
Yuki Nagashima, Flute Soloist
Alvin Chan, Flute Soloist

The Asian Cultural Symphony Orchestra (ACSO) is back with its 2018 season with award-winning Singaporean artists, Flutist Dr. Cheryl Lim and Dizi Soloist Ng Hsien Han on their respective Asian Cultural Concertos by both Hisata Otaka and Yang Chun Ling. 

The concert will amalgamate the Ethnic flutists from the Chinese, Javanese, Indian and Japanese Cultures through Asian Cultural Commissions by Eric Watson, Sulwyn Lok and Wang Chenwei. This will also be complemented by soloists from the Dicapella Dizi Ensemble and the Flute Association (Singapore). In a concert that highlights what's Uniquely Singapore, it would open and conclude with Bernard Tan's Can Do! Overture and Kelly Tang's Sketches of Singapore.


This event is supported by the National Arts Council (NAC)

 

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