Dream of the Red Chamber and Red Cliff
13 & 14 Jul 2018 (Fri & Sat)
SCO Concert Hall
Conductor: Tsung Yeh
Soprano: Wu Bixia
Tenor：Jonathan Charles Tay
Narrator: Jeffrey Low
Chorus Mistress: Khor Ai Ming
Choir: Vocal Associates Festival Choruses
Dream of the Red Chamber Suite / Lyrics by Cao Xueqin, Composed by Wang Li Ping
Symphonic Poem: Battle of the Red Cliff / Chen Ning-Chi
First Movement: Torrents of the River Eastward Flows Overture
Second Movement: Mask
Third Movement: Enticing Scenes After Scenes
Fourth Movement: Battle of the Red Cliff
SCO 2018-19 concert season kickstarts its season opening concert presenting two classical masterpieces. Dream of the Red Chamber Suite has swept the Chinese community by storm for decades and remain deeply etched in the minds of its audience. The Battle of the Red Cliff illustrates ancient battlefield scenes depicting heroic scenes and times. Internationally-acclaimed soprano, Wu Bi Xia, hailed as “the nightingale that sings songs of the East and West”, will enchant you into the world of Cao Xue Qin. Lauded for singing the role of Ah Niu in SCO’s recent Musical Film Concert: Liu San Jie, Jonathan Charles Tay will portray Cao Cao, who advocates the enjoyment of wine and songs, for life is short.
Ticket Prices: (before SISTIC fees): $98, $78, $68, $48/$30*, $25**
Topic: Music and Poetry 乐与诗
Speaker: Mr Choo Thiam Siew
Date/Time: 14 July 2018 (Sat), 6.30pm
Venue: Singapore Conference Hall, Zhong Foyer (Level 3)
Free admission to the Pre-concert Talk.
Pre-concert talk is conducted in Mandarin.