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09 Mar 2019

TFOOPFest | Project IDIOM

Project IDIOM
9 March 2019 (Sa) 1:30 – 3:30 PM & 7:30 – 9.30 PM
Esplanade Recital Studio
1 Esplanade Drive
Singapore 038981
Free with registration (link below)

Project IDIOM presents a series of concerts showcasing the wide variety of local Classical music. These works span a myriad of different styles, aesthetics, and approaches, ranging from the work of Leong Yoon Pin — often referred to as “the doyen of Singapore composers” — to composers of a younger generation, such as Diana Soh and Emily Koh. Performers include Take 5, Singapore’s premier piano quintet, pianist Nicholas Loh – a fierce champion of contemporary music, and award-winning choir The Graduate Singers.

The 1:30 PM concert will feature:

Kelly TANG – Quintet for Piano and Strings
KAM Kee Yong – String Quartet no. 2
Joyce KOH – What’ll we do?
TAN Chan Boon – Piano Quintet
Intermission (15 min)
CHEN Zhangyi – Walks
TSAO Chieh – Old House at Ang Siang Hill
LEONG Yoon Pin – Two Orioles
LEONG Yoon Pin – Only If
LEONG Yoon Pin – Awaiting
HO Chee Kong – Still…
John SHARPLEY – Common Thread (selections)


Take 5:
Foo Say Ming / Lim Shue Churn, violins
Chan Yoong-Han, viola
Chan Wei Shing, cello
Lim Yan, piano

Nicholas Loh, piano
Cherie Tze / Sim Weiying, sopranos

The 7:30 PM concert will feature:

CHEN Zhangyi – Three Nansi Songs
Kelly TANG – Pater Noster
Kelly TANG – Tread Softly
Bernard TAN – My Country and My People
PHOON Yew Tien – Ri Weng Du Zan
Zechariah GOH – Irama Belia SG50
Intermission (15 min)
Diana SOH – Autour de Moi I
HOH Chung Shih – cs: bw{i’mpulses (ks:capricorn+taurus) frissons}ct
Emily KOH – smidgen(S)
Alicia DE SILVA – Stones, Sand and Darkness


The Graduate Singers
Adyll Hardy, conductor

Christoven Tan, violin/viola
Chee Jun Sian, cello
Daniel Bonaventure Lim, flute
Daniel Yiau, clarinet
Benjamin Boo, percussion
Bertram Wee, piano
Moses Gay, conductor

These concerts accompany the launch of Project IDIOM’s web repository on local Classical music compositions in Singapore over the last few decades, featuring film interviews and profiles of local composers.

Bertram Wee, Lynette Yeo, Zephany Hoe, Wilford Goh

Commissioned by The Future of Our Pasts Festival

The Future of Our Pasts Festival (TFOOPFest) is a month-long festival, showcasing 11 creative projects by students and recent graduates from different tertiary institutions in Singapore and abroad. These re-imagine lesser-known stories of our communities and places through arts and media. #TFOOPFest invites you to view our history in a new light, discover stories of our past and present, and engage with what they mean for Singapore — now and in the future.

Festival website: futureofourpasts.com

Facebook: facebook.com/futureofourpasts
Instagram: @futureofourpasts

This concert is free with registration. Limited capacity.