October 2, 2015

War and Peace: Singapore International Festival of Music

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The inaugural Singapore International Festival of Music, brainchild of conductor Darrell Ang and violinist Loh Jun Hong, opened last Saturday with a concert themed after the festival theme ‘War and Peace’. Comprising mostly luminaries in the classical scene, musicians, composers, and patrons of the arts, the half-filled Chamber had good…

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June 4, 2015

Master Works by Addo Chamber Orchestra – a review

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Master Works Addo Chamber Orchestra, Clarence Tan, conductor; Christina Zhou, violin SOTA Concert Hall 30 May 2015   Despite being the newest addition to the growing number of orchestras in Singapore, the Addo Chamber Orchestra has proven that new need not necessarily be a bad thing.   Opening the concert…

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September 11, 2014

PLAY! by More than Music – a review

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An edited version of this article was published in The Straits Times with the title ‘Classical music reaching out’. PLAY! by More than Music Loh Jun Hong and Gabriel Ng, violin, Abigail Sin, piano Esplanade Recital StudioTuesday More than Music’s approach of making classical music more accessible to public seems…

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September 4, 2014

Listen to the 20th Century: Early Modernism and the Jazz Age – a review

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Listen to the 20th Century: Early Modernism and the Jazz Age – a review

An edited version of this review was published in The Straits Times on 5 September 2014. Listen to the 20th Century: Early Modernism and the Jazz Age Southbank Centre/ London Sinfonietta/ YST Orchestra SOTA Concert HallWednesday 3 September 2014 It is ironic that while the Singapore Symphony Orchestra just played…

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