EDQ: Christmas Soirée

EDQ: Christmas Soirée

23 December 2016
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Singapore's leading woodwind quintet returns this Christmas season in the mood for festivities! Join us at the first instalment of our informal soirée concerts (yes, minus the gaudy black suits, gowns and red ties/accessories!), tailored to ensure a lighthearted and jolly evening of merry music-making, within the intimacy of the Esplanade Rehearsal Studio. Be treated to a repertoire of playful, quirky and lesser-known music for wind instruments while enjoying the sunset and light refreshments - a unique chamber music experience not to be missed!

Tickets are on a "pay-what-you-want" basis. Register via tinyurl.com/edqchristmas2016 to get your tickets! Donations can be made on the day of the recital, and any amount would be greatly appreciated. Your generosity will go to fund our future performances as we continually strive to bring to you quality performances of wind chamber music.

Programme
Quintette en Ut | Claude Arrieu
Five Piéces en Trio | Jacques Ibert
Scènes de la Forêt | Mel Bonis
Four Waltzes | Dmitri Shostakovich
Comedy for Winds | Paul Patterson
...as well as a fine selection of your favourite Christmas Carols!

Directions
The Rehearsal Studio is located on Level 6.

Credits
We would like to thank SoftRock beanbags for their kind support for this event.

About us
Lauded by The Straits Times as “…whether intended or not, [an] Exceptionally Distinguished Quintet,” EDQ (whose name continues to be a little inside secret) was formed in December 2011. It's resident members include Jasper Goh (flute), Benjamin Wong (clarinet), Bernice Lee (oboe), Emerald Chee (bassoon) and Kartik Alan (french horn).

EDQ aspires to be an established woodwind ensemble in the local scene and beyond; one that brings the colours, diversity and vibrancy of wind music to all through their fine musicianship and spirited camaraderie. In February 2013, EDQ participated in the 7th Henri Tomasi International Woodwind Quintet Competition in Marseille, France and was one of the four woodwind quintets to compete in the finals. They were awarded the Tapio Tuomela Prize for the best interpretation of the commissioned work, Suite Française, and were subsequently given the privilege of making its world premiere. Upon returning home, EDQ has been regularly giving successful recitals at the Esplanade Recital Studio, as well as performing in numerous workshops, outreach programmes, festivals, masterclasses and concerts.

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