A Viennese Gala

A Viennese Gala

28 September 2016
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Wed, 28 Sep 16
7:30pm
Victoria Concert Hall
Tickets at $50 from SISTIC

FIRST-YEAR SINFONIA
CONSERVATORY CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
RACHEL LIM (B.Mus4) soprano
LI WEI-WEI (B.Mus3) soprano
LU PEI-YUN (B.Mus2) mezzo soprano
THEO MOOLENAAR (B.Mus3) tenor
JEONG DAEGYUN (B.Mus4) baritone
LUONG KHANH NHI (B.Mus2) piano
YE MUCI (B.Mus2) piano
JASON LAI conductor
CHEN ZHANGYI conductor

MOZART
Overture to The Marriage of Figaro

HAYDN
Two Duets for soprano, tenor and piano
I. Saper vorrei se m'ami (I should like to know if you love me)
II. Guarda qui che lo vedrai (Look here who will see him)

HAYDN
Symphony No. 45 in F-sharp minor, "Farewell" Symphony

J. STRAUSS II/SCHOENBERG
Roses from the South, Op. 388

BRAHMS
Waltzes for piano four hands, Op. 39: No. 1-5, 10-12, 14 & 15
BRAHMS
2 songs from Quatrette for mixed voices and piano, Op. 31
II. Neckereien (Teasing)
III. Der Gang zum Liebchen (The Way to My Sweetheart)

J. STRAUSS II
Wiener Blut (Viennese Blood), Op. 354

Join us for a Gala night to remember as we celebrate 50 years of diplomatic relations between Singapore and Austria. This concert, dedicated to Viennese music and friendships, brings together some of the finest music from four of the world’s most recognised composers.

The evening begins with two contrasting examples of artists using musical wit to nudge for political change towards a world of greater equality: Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro might masquerade as a comedy but its message challenging courtly norms was seen as highly charged and contentious while the Farewell Symphony was Haydn’s witty response on behalf of his musicians to an overstay at Prince Esterházy’s summer palace! The second half offers an intimate array of familiar waltzes and engaging songs by two friends of 19th century Vienna, Johann Strauss and Johannes Brahms.

This concert also celebrates YSTCM’s continuing collaboration with our community partner - Sengkang Health. Come join our support for their “Arts in Healing” initiative - a holistic use of the Arts to cultivate healing environments for patients and foster mindful care by caregivers.