Jason Lai Conductor
Posted 3 weeks ago
Due to unforeseen circumstances I am unable to conduct the YST concert on the 10th, instead the orchestra will be in the very capable hands of Oliver Ochanine. Please do support them at the Esplanade 730pm. ... See MoreSee Less
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I'm sorry for the circumstances that led to your absence. I hope that things get better.
Posted 1 month ago
Conducting the brilliant Orchestra of the Swan at the beautiful Town Hall in Birmingham. ... See MoreSee Less
Love that concert hall! Congrats to you!
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If you're in Stratford-upon-Avon on March 13th or Birmingham on 14th come and join me and the Orchestra of the Swan as we perform Prokofiev, Schubert and Shostakovich with Peter Donohoe! ... See MoreSee Less
Peter Donohoe plays Shostakovich - Orchestra of the Swan
Jason Lai Conductor shared Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music's live video.
Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of MusicCONSERVATORY ORCHESTRACONSERVATORY CHAMBER ENSEMBLEMASAAKI SUZUKI (CONDUCTOR)RYO TERAKADO (GUESTCONCERTMASTER)WEI-WEI LI (SOPRANO)AMELIA HAYES (SOPRANO)JONGWOO BAEK (TENOR)GERARD LIM (BARITONE)ZHANG YUCHEN (SOLO VIOLIN)ARISA IKEDA (SOLO VIOLIN)KIM SOYOUNG (SOLO CELLO)WANG YUQI (SOLO CELLO)LESLIE TAN (CELLO/BASSO CONTINUO)JAMSHID SAYDIKARIMOV (CELLO/BASSO CONTINUO)MERVYN LEE (HARPSICHORD /BASSO CONTINUO)With Pulcinella, Stravinsky gave birth to Neo-Classicism, a major evolution in his musical style which was to shape his compositional approach between the two world wars. The aesthetic was also to inspire his contemporaries such as Milhaud, Poulenc, Honneger, Strauss, Bartók, Kodály and Martinů to draw their musical material from works of the past. Performed on period instruments, the first half of this concert will feature works that directly inspired Stravinsky's Pulcinella. Ong Teng Cheong Professor in Music Masaaki Suzuki returns to YST with violinist Ryo Terakado to work with the Conservatory Orchestra in this special performance. ... See MoreSee Less
Posted 2 months ago
Heart of Asia continues on BBC World and in this episode i'm in Korea to meet some artists. Award-winning photographer Jeeyoung Lee painstakingly creates elaborate sets and then photographs herself in them, truly brilliant creations... ... See MoreSee Less
Surreal photographs from Korea
Always exciting to conduct a premiere, rehearsed Diana Soh’s piece today and looking forward to the performance! Expect a busy soprano (Elise Chauvin) to terrorise the musicians of the SSO...and me....Friday March 2nd 7.30 VCH ... See MoreSee Less
Jason Lai Conductor shared Singapore Symphony Orchestra's video.
A is for Aiyah will be given its Singapore premiere this Friday! The piece by Diana Soh will be performed alongside Webern, Stravinsky, Mahler and Ligeti. The brilliant soprano Elise Chauvin will share the stage with SSO so come and join us for a different kind of concert!Singapore Symphony OrchestraAiyah.... what is the SSO up to now?A is for Aiyah · Mysteries of the Macabre. ... See MoreSee Less
Thrilled to be making my Australian debut with the wonderful Adelaide Symphony Orchestra today! Had a great week with them and looking forward to the CNY concert this evening ... See MoreSee Less
All the best look forward to your debut with Melbourne symphony orchestra in future!
well done Jason! Great concert last night. like the way you interact with the audience. Hope you will return to Adelaide for more great concerts!!😁
Jason Lai Conductor added 2 new photos.
Posted 3 months ago
The legendary violinist Shlomo Mintz came into YST to give a recital, masterclasses AND still had enough energy to conduct the conservatory orchestra in the Singapore International Violin Competition. Great to watch him share his expertise on Mozart's violin concertos with the students! ... See MoreSee Less
Thrilled to welcome Jorma Panula to YST for a series of conducting masterclasses, he’s a legendary teacher and will be working with our conductors on Brahms and Beethoven. Come and join us on January 23 and 25th! ... See MoreSee Less
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Thomas Tallis Fantasia by Vaughan Williams performed as part of a Discovering Music concert with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra.
Jason conducts the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory Orchestra. With thanks to Two Chief Productions