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Joshua Bell will collaborate with SCO for first time
Singapore Chinese Orchestra celebrates its 20th anniversary with a gala concert. World famous violin virtuoso Joshua Bell will collaborate with SCO for the first time. He had recorded Concerto No. 1 in E major, Op.8, RV "La Primavera" (Spring) composed by Antonio Vivaldi. Bell recorded this well-loved spring melody with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, released under Sony's label in 2008.
Joshua Bell - photo courtesy of SCO
This is a concert of Classical repertoire through modern interpretation by an extraordinaire violinist, and a well-seasoned conductor! The orchestra will perform pieces from Chinese composers such as the late Liu Tian Hua, Wu Hou Yuan, Ruan Kun Shen, Liu Xing, and Chuan Joon Hee. Mr Chuan is an accomplished Huqin musician in Singapore and is currently a Zhonghu performer in the Singapore Chinese Orchestra.
Tsung Yeh - photo courtesy of SCO
Wonder how this favourite classical piece would sound when it is delivered by the orchestra musicians playing Chinese instruments together with Bell playing his Strad? Let's find it out at Esplanade Concert Hall this April.
Conductor: Tsung Yeh Violinist: Joshua Bell
Programme: Da Ge / Ruan Kun Shen
Concerto No. 1 in E major, Op.8, RV 269, La Primavera (Spring) / Composed by Antonio Vivaldi, adapted by Eric Watson Mvt 1: Allegro Mvt 2: Largo e pianissimo sempre
Mvt 3: Allegro pastorale
Invisible Sword / Liu Xing
Introduction et Rondo Capriccioso, Op 28 / Composed by Saint-Saëns, adapted by Phoon Yew Tien
Yu Tang Chun / Wu Hou Yuan
Song of Birds in a Desolate Mountain / Composed by Liu Tian Hua, arranged by Li Li Fu
A Joyous New Year / Composed by Mao Yuan, orchestration by Chuan Joon Hee
The Ceilidh / Eric Watson
Zigeunerweisen, Op20 / Composed by Pablo de Sarasate, adapted by Law Wai Lun
Tickets are selling fast. Get your ticket hereThere are plenty of eateries in Esplanade. Here is the list. Prior to the concert, you may want to experience a Chinese fine dining at Grand Pavilion Restaurant famous for its Cantonese delicacy.
After the concert, you may want to hang out in Harry's Bar for a drink or sink your teeth into a plate of delightful chilly crab at No Signboard Seafood, or game for an affordable fragrant satay in Makansutra Gluttons Bay.