Sunday, August 1, 2010

"L'Heure Exquise (The Exquisite Hour)", A Recital - 17th Aug 8pm

Here's a free concert happening on 17 August that you may like to attend. Soprano Lim Yanting, tenor Brendan-Keefe Au and pianist Shane Thio come together for L'Heure Exquise, a recital of art songs. Here's a short description of their concert:


Soprano Lim Yanting and Tenor Brendan-Keefe Au and Pianist Shane Thio cordially invite all to special Exxonmobil Campus Concert "L'Heure Exquise", the exquisite hour of enjoyment, in which the spotlight will be turned onto gems of the art song repertoire. The duo will perform songs by Schubert, Wolf, Quilter, Barber, Tosti, Bellini, Hahn, Mozart, Beethoven and others, accompanied on the pianoforte by Shane Thio.

Art songs began their evolution in the salons of the cultured and fashionable elite in Europe as simple music written for amateur singers and pianists. With the influence of pioneering composers like Schubert, the relatively unappreciated genre quickly developed into high art. Art song traditions soon developed throughout the different parts of Europe, giving rise to the lied, the melodie, the canzone and other forms, each one distinct in style and music character. We are proud to present "L'Heure Exquise" with the sponsorship of Exxonmobil and the support of the arts fund and the NUS Centre for the Arts.

17th August 2010 (Tuesday), 8pm at the NUS University Cultural Centre Theatre.


Admission is FREE. Tickets available at the door on a first-come-first-serve basis.

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