Limited additional seats added to SCO’s popular Music Tuesdays: Tranquil Strings concert!
Singapore, 13 July 2018 (Friday) – Singapore Chinese Orchestra (SCO)’s newly launched chamber concert series titled Music Tuesdays, which was launched in June 2018 was so well-received that it sold out months before the concert! On 7 August, SCO’s string quartet will present the next Music Tuesdays: Tranquil Strings for audience to experience an intimate chamber concert with colleagues and friends after a Tuesday workday. Music Tuesdays: Tranquil Strings, which will be held 7 August 2018 (Tuesday), 7.30pm, at the SCO Concert Hall. Tickets to this concert were sold out when SCO’s 2018-2019 concert season was launched. Limited additional seats are now added!
Music Tuesdays: Tranquil Strings will feature four of SCO’s string musicians – Xu Wen Jing, Lin Gao, Wu Ke Fei, and Helen Chen Ying Guang – as a string quartet. They will perform a repertoire of genres including Xinyao, Chinese, South American, traditional and contemporary.
The concert will present pieces including: Liu Tianhua’s Songs of Birds in a Desolate Mountain; Jin Fuzai’s Red Maples on the Autumn Ridge; Grasshopper Teasing the Rooster arranged by Sun Pei-li and Rui Xue’s Journey of the Wind. This concert will also world premiere rearrangement of Astor Piazzolla’s La Muerte Del Angel, re-arranged by Wu Ke Fei; Robert Zollitsch’s Hope Ablaze and Sim Boon Yew’s Xinyao Medley which includes Swing the Folk, One Step At A Time, Since the Day You Looked Back, A Song For You, and Friendship Forever.
Music Tuesdays is an hour-long concert with no intermission. The musicians will engage in a post-concert chat with audience after the concert.
SCO’s gaohu musician Xu Wen Jing is known for her pure and clear tone on the erhu, and her ability to evoke deep and poignant emotions with her playing, which was once described by a critic as “otherworldly and beautifully smoky, Xu’s tone elucidates; her innate and sincere femininity extends from the deep to her fingertips, riding on wondrous notes”. Her virtuosity has won her multiple major international and national awards.
Lin Gao, SCO’s zhonghu Principal, is an outstanding musician who will be playing the erhu in this concert. She was invited to perform at the 67th “Prague of Spring” International Music Festival and “Sharq Taronalari” in Uzbekistan where she was awarded First Prize. Not only is she a musician, she has also transposed some violin pieces in to concert works for the erhu.
SCO’s zhonghu Associate Principal Wu Ke Fei won the 2009 Chinese Chamber Music Gold Prize presented by the China Musicians Association for her amazing performing and music arranging skills in the Beijing International Youth Cultural Art Festival China-Japan Youth Perform Contest.
SCO’s cellist Helen Chen Ying Guang was the youngest student when she enrolled in to the Xinghai Conservatory of Music due to her excellent cello skills. She is currently the editor of the cello syllabus by the National University of Singapore Centre for the Arts.
String Quartet (from left):
Lin Gao (Erhu), Wu Ke Fei (Zhonghu), Helen Chen Ying Guang (Cello), Xu Wen Jing (Gaohu)
Music Tuesdays: Tranquil Strings (additional seats added!)
Date: 7 August 2018 (Tuesday)
Venue: SCO Concert Hall
Ticket prices (before SISTIC fees): $27/$15*
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