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THE GIFT OF WINGS Charity Concert in Aid of Centre For Fathering

  • Conservatory Concert Hall 3 Conservatory Drive Singapore Singapore (map)

ALBERT TIU piano
FOO XI YUAN (B.MUS4) piano
SETH TAN (B.MUS1) piano
WANG HUANG HAO JIA (B.MUS1) piano
ADRIANA CHIEW (B.MUS2) piano
KORNIEV OLEKSANDR violin
T’ANG QUARTET
CONSERVATORY ORCHESTRA                          
JASON LAI conductor


SCULTHORPE                                 
String Quartet No. 8

A Selection from Music Savoury
RAMEAU                                     
The Gathering of the Birds
MACDOWELL                                
To a Humming Bird, Op. 7, No. 2
SAINT-SAËNS/GODOWSKY        
The Swan
ALABIEFF/LISZT
The Nightingale
GLINKA/BALAKIREV                    
The Lark
GUION                                            
Turkey in the Straw

V. WILLIAMS                                
The Lark Ascending
 

-intermission- 


STRAVINSKY                                
The Firebird
 



For as long as humans have yearned to fly, birds have served as great inspirations for artists. In the close partnership that is evident in each parental pair, birds also offer a wonderful example for parenting as they prepare their offspring to take wing. This concert will feature music inspired not only by real birds, flighted and flightless, but also mythical birds, capable of powers even beyond flight. As the centrepoint of this richly varied programme which draws Conservatory-widefor its performers, the T’ang Quartet, YST’s Quartet-in-Residence, will lead Vaughan William’s The Lark Ascending, with soloist Korniev Oleksandr transporting us with the soaring and virtuosic violin part.

The Centre for Fathering (CFF) was established in 2000 to address the issues of fatherlessness in Singapore. Fatherlessness is not just defined by the absence of a father, but also the lack of or inability of the father to meaningfully parent and engage with his children. CFF focuses on preventive measures and intervention through targeted programmes. For more than seventeen years, CFF has helped countless families, fathers in particular, by equipping them with the relevant and age-appropriate fathering competences through father-child experiential programmes and fathering workshops. They are conducted in schools, prisons, religious organisations and companies. CFF also seeks to support all fathers, especially the marginalised and those from dysfunctional families, by strengthening family relationships and building resilient children.

Tickets are available from the Centre for Fathering's event page.


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