Epic concert of Singapore Chinese Orchestra presenting works based on the Chinese folk tale of The Butterfly Lover
Concert takes in one of the most prominent concert halls in Prague - Dvořák Hall in Rudolfinum.
The volcanic eruption of Mount Krakatoa, situated off the west coast of Java, Indonesia, in 1883 was one of the deadliest disasters in the 19th century. An aleatoric prologue of woodwind solos in Krakatoa are evoking the memories of the lost, before the appearance of a more cheerful presence representing the daily life of the coastal villagers.
Based on the ancient Chinese folk tale of The Butterfly Lovers, this evergreen classic violin concerto is adapted from tunes of Yue Opera in Zhejiang Province.
The exposition depicts a scene of sunshine and gentle breeze, with the violin entering on a simple and beautiful love theme. The traditional Cantonese lion dance is well known for its sophisticated and technical demanding gestures. Arise, You Lion of Glory draws inspiration from this gorgeous tradition, using musical materials to depict various elements in the lion dance.
- Krakatoa- Kahchun Wong
- The Butterfly Lovers’Violin Concerto- Composed by He Zhan Hao, Chen Gang, rearranged by Yan Hui Chang, Ku Lap Man
- Arise, You Lion of Glory - Gordon Fung Dic-Lun
- Yellow Earth - Dun
I. Raining from the Sky
II. Gate Crashing the Bridal Chamber
III. Desiring Intimacy
IV. Stone-slab Waist Drum
Singapore Chinese Orchestra (SCO) inaugurated in 1997, is Singapore's only professional national Chinese orchestra. The orchestra, made up of more than 80 musicians, occupies the Singapore Conference Hall, which is a national monument.
Kam Ning - violin
Yu Jia - pipa
About Musica Orbis:
an annual concert series that presents talented musicians from various countries of the world. The concerts take place in esteemed Prague concert halls, and they are characterised by fresh energy, a joy of music, charismatic conductors, and superb soloists. In 2019 Musica Orbis will enter its seventh year.
- One 15 min. intermission
- Recommended dress code: smart casual
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