A CHAMBER OF CHINESE MUSIC

Published on 3 August 2017

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Ding Yi’s 3rd Chinese Chamber Music Festival presents a series of uplifting and innovative performances at the Esplanade Recital Studio from 5 – 8 August 2017.

By Melanie Lee

Ding Yi’s 10th Anniversary Opening Gala Concert

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Sat, 5 Aug 2017, 7.30pm
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It’s been ten years of creative musicianship from Ding Yi Music Company, and what better way to celebrate this than a concert featuring 10 new works from composers such as Wang Chenwei, Emily Koh and Ding Yi’s very own Composer-in-Residence Phang Kok Jun?  This concert will be led by Ding Yi’s conductors Quek Ling Kiong and Dedric Wong.

Between the Weaving Tunes

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Sun, 6 Aug 2017, 3pm
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The internationally-acclaimed Taipei Liuqin Ensemble will be performing compositions such as the popular concerto, ‘The Garden After Rain’ by Su Wen-Cheng. Originally used in Chinese folk opera and Chinese orchestras, the liuqin was given an ensemble format with the founding of Taipei Liuqin Ensemble in 1993.

Glimpse of Shanghai

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Sun 6 Aug 2017, 7.30pm
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The Hinmony Chinese Traditional Chamber Ensemble is known for creating fresh aural experiences with Chinese instruments for contemporary audiences. The group, which comprises graduates from Shanghai Music Academy, will be taking on popular music numbers such as Michael Jackson’s ‘Smooth Criminal’ and Rimsky-Korsakov’s ‘Flight of the Bumblebee’ for this concert.

Modern Impressions

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Tues, 8 Aug 2017, 7.30pm
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The Chengdu Modern Chamber Orchestra is made up of award-winning musician lecturers from Sichuan Conservatory and is led by Xiao Chao, one of China’s rising stars in the conducting scene. They will be presenting pieces such as ‘Petals to Heaven’ by renowned composer Guo Wen Jing to commemorate the 2008 Sichuan earthquake.

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