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Forum Series: 1819 – 200 Years of Music in Singapore

  • Steven Baxter Recital Studio YST Conservatory 117376 Singapore (map)

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the original presentation titled “Reactionary Rhetoric” has been postponed until further notice. We apologise for the inconvenience caused.



When Sir Stamford Raffles landed in Singapore in 1819, he set in motion processes which led to it becoming one of Southeast Asia’s most successful nations, as well as a musical powerhouse in the region and the world. In this forum presentation, Marc Rochester looks at how Western music first came to Singapore, and how Singapore has added its own unique style to an art form which is more usually associated with nations with histories longer than 200 years.


• Free admission.
• All event information is correct at time of print.
• Out of respect for other concertgoers, no children under 6 years of age will be allowed admission.

Earlier Event: March 11
Soundbites: OpusNovus
Later Event: March 12
Wind Chamber Evening