B'Roque & Roll

B'Roque & Roll

28 September 2015
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“I think that if I were required to spend the rest of my life on a desert island, and to listen or play the music of any one composer during all that time, that composer would almost certainly be Bach.” (Glenn Gould) B’Roque & Roll is a reworking of music by Bach and The Beatles.. mostly. What joins the two is a little quodlibet (an old compositional technique), a little Bachian polyphony, and a sprinkle of a child’s imagination. In the same spirit, all proceeds are pledged to the Singapore Children’s Society, whose mission is to bring relief and happiness to children in need. Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750) was an eminent composer of the Baroque period, often referred to as the Father of Western music. By contrast, The Beatles (1960 – 1970) were a British band that took ‘Rock & Roll’ into the era of mass music we know today. PERFORMERS Des Wong Aymeric Desbazeille Josephine (F.S.E.) and Juliette Desaulles (B.S.E.) Marc, Jules and Victor Fischer Mateo Fuentes Benjamine Montagnes Yeo Shiyun ABOUT DES WONG Des Wong is a regular performer at Esplanade: Theatres on the Bay. He began the violin at the age of 2 and studied under (Dr.) Jean Callaghan, Amanda Colliver, Sylvia Khoo, and Peggy Tan. Des is currently completing his postgraduate dissertation on musical complexity with (Dr.) Renee Timmers of the University of Sheffield, U.K.