Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Free concerts @ Esplanade (Last Updated April 2010)

I was paying for my next round of violin classes when I saw this brochure.

Esplanade is presenting free performances at its concert hall on the first Sundays of January, February and March as part of its "Beautiful Sunday" series. I missed the January one sigh.

7 Feb 2010 3 pm
Around the World! - Singapore Ruan Chamber Ensemble
Join the Singapore Ruan Chamber Ensemble for an afternoon of popular favorites from around the world, all arranged for the classical Chinese plucked-string instrument! Established in 2005 by SCO Ruan principal, Zhang Rong Hui, the ensemble comprises of talented young musicians who are winners of national Chinese music competitions and key players of various school and music competitions and key players of various school and amateur Chinese orchestras. Be treated to a selection of enchanting meloies such as under Paris Skies, the Russian folk ensemble piece Fantasy on two Folksongs, as well as the Chinese classical work, A tribute to Yueqin.

7 Mar 2010 3pm
Flavours of Southeast Asia - Hsinghai Art Association
Hsinghai Art Association was established in 1973 and since inception, its Chinese orchestra has participated in numerous national arts festivals and performed with China's National Class One conductors and musicians. For this very special concert, the group takes you on a musical tour of sounds from South East Asia, with popular favorites like keroncong classic Bengawan Solo and Malay Folk Song Suriram. Be entranced by the music of our neighboring countries and let the melodious folk songs set the mood for a restful Sunday afternoon!

Updated Apr 2010!!!
11 Apr 2010, 3pm
Sunday RE-MIXED!
Enjoy fresh new takes on familiar tunes such as your favourite Disney Classics, Ave Maria, the Wondergirls' Nobody and more, by Maris Alumni Wind Ensemble.

9 May 2010, 3pm
Mother's Day Special - Chinese Concert
Spending a lovely Sunday afternoon with your mothers at this Mother's Day concert of Chinese evergreen favourites! Xinyao pioneer Hong Shao Cuan and local songstress Felinda Wong will serenade everyone with memorable hits, Chris Wang and Huang Xi from China will delight you with Chinese folksongs, all in dedications to mothers. Hosted by multi-talented Kenn O.

9 May 2010, 7.30pm
Mother's Day Special - English Concert
Join regional veteran artistes Ding Mercado and Babes Conde as they bring you an unforgettable Mother's Day concert! Performing tunes from the 1960s to the 1980s, Ding will turn back the clock with Broadway show-tunes as well as evergreen favourites like Somewhere in Time. Babes will perform some of her original hit songs such as Funny, and other songs of romance. Sit back and take a nostalgic ride back to the good times!

6 Jun 2010, 3pm
Spotlight: Games. Anime. Movies. Encore!
Catch this award-winning band perform familiar tunes from your favorite games, anime and movies. Putting the spotlight on their up-and-comning soloists, the band plays themes from Harry Potter, Princess Mononoke, Howl's Moving Castle and much more! Conducted by Adrian Chiang.

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