A World Between Two Wars

  • Conservatory Concert Hall 3 Conservatory Drive Singapore 117376

BARBER           

Dover Beach (1931)

String Quartet in B minor, Op. 11: 1st movement (1935-36)

JEONG DAEGYUN (B.MUS4) voice

AZIEL SAMUEL WEE CHIEH VERNER (B.MUS2) violin

LIM HAO WEI (B.MUS3) violin

CHEN SZU-HUA (B.MUS2) viola

KIM SOYOUNG (B.MUS2) cello

 

KURT WEILL

Berlin im Licht (1928)

Es Regnet (1933)

RACHEL LIM (B.MUS4) soprano

LIN XIANGNING (B.MUS2) piano

 

JANACEK       

Concertino (1925)

THOMAS HECHT solo piano

CHANG PING-HSIANG (B.MUS3), ZHANG ZHOUYAODONG (B.MUS2) violins

MUKHAMMADYOR TULAGANOV (B.MUS3) viola

JANG ZION (B.MUS3) clarinet

ZHANG JIN MIN bassoon

THOSSAPORN SOMBAT (B.MUS3) horn

 

Intermission (15 mins)

 

KURT WEILL

Nanna’s Lied (1939)

Und was bekam des Soldaten Weib? (1943)

SHI YU TAN (B.MUS4) mezzo-soprano

LIN XIANGNING (B.MUS2) piano

 

PROKOFIEV

String Quartet No. 2 in F major, Op. 92 "Kabardinian": I. Allegro sostenuto (1941)

YU CHIEH-AN (B.MUS2) violin

CHUNG CHING-YU (B.MUS2) violin

WEI JUN-TING (B.MUS2) viola

CHEN JIA-YU (B.MUS2) cello

 

STRAVINSKY

Dumbarton Oaks (1937-38)

FRANCIS TAN (M.MUS2) conductor

ZHANG ZHOUYAODONG (B.MUS2), LIM HAO WEI (B.MUS3), KIM KYU RI (B.MUS3) violins

HO QIAN HUI (B.MUS2), WEI JUN-TING (B.MUS2), WONG WAI KIT MERVIN (B.MUS3) violas

CHEN PIN-JYUN (B.MUS2), SHIN MINJI (B.MUS3) cello

SONG JUN JIE EDMUND (B.MUS1, DAHLIA DAYANA BINTI AHMAD NAZIR (B.MUS2) double bass

HO SZE YING RACHEL (B.MUS3) flute

JANG ZION (B.MUS3) clarinet

CHEE MEIZHI EMERALD (M.MUS1) bassoon

THOSSAPORN SOMBAT (B.MUS3), HO YU-HAN (B.MUS4) horns

 

Building on the underpinning theme for this semester, Music 1900-1945 -A World Twice at War, this concert shares a range of the leading composers active between the two World Wars with which the first half of the 20th century has come to be identified. The period between the wars was rich in new approaches to music-making, influenced by economics, fresh cultural influences and new voices.

As with last semester’s Viennese Gala, the concert brings together mixed ensembles from across all performance areas in a shared concert. Although all pieces are written in the two decades separating the wars, the range of nationalities, styles, ages and circumstances of composition represented by the composers is extremely broad- from the Young American Samuel Barber (his student work Dover Beach) to the 55-year-old Russian Stravinsky to one of Janacek’s last works, the Concertino (with Faculty members Prof. Thomas Hecht and Zhang Jinmin playing alongside students) with the more cabaret influence also of Kurt Weill amongst others also present.

Ticketing Information
• Free admission via registration on Eventbrite. Limited seats available.
• All event information is correct at time of print
• Out of respect for other concert goers, no children under 6 years of age will be allowed admission.