Marie L. BoeyThank you so much for this inspiring series. It's nice to see people from all walks of life just coming together in our small community and performing so beautifully and professionally. *clap clap*
Ng Hwee KhengReally love the diversity of the orchestra. Look forward to project symphony part 2. How about continuing the orchestra’s life by playing together in community events? It has the potential to evolve into a regular music group that plays for the community, for free.
In recent visits to the national cancer centre for oncology consultations (life..), I saw anxious, weary faces in the waiting hall. And I thought of this orchestra. Just imagine patients on wheelchairs waiting to go through chemotherapy being cheered up by good music. Imagine bringing that waltz tune to the hospices, hospitals- patients, staff and caregivers/families dancing together to good live music. While there’re some existing groups that bring live music to these community places, I think there’s room for more of these. Keep on playing, and thank you again for doing this project.
This evening, first-prize winner of the Conservatory Concerto Competition, clarinetist Yue Ziqi will perform Aaron Copland’s lyrical and jazz-influenced Clarinet Concerto with the Conservatory Orchestra, led by Principal Conductor Jason Lai. The Orchestra will also perform Dvořák’s most popular symphony, Symphony No. 9, commonly known as the New World Symphony and the world premiere of Associate Professor Peter Edward’s new work, Brastri per Celindano.
Put two very different musicians together and their first jam session should be cacophony, but from the moment classically-trained Jason Lai and self-taught jazz guitarist Kelvin Tan meet, the conversation is a smooth harmony scored for bromance.. Read more at straitstimes.com.