Thursday, April 25, 2013

Two Free Concerts to Watch Out For

Here are two free upcoming concerts, by professional performers, that you might be interested in:

SOTA faculty concert: American and Spanish 20th Century Music (14 May)

Faculty and Friends Concert II

Faculty and Friends Concert II presents four 20th Century pieces for keyboard and ensemble. The concert will be divided into an American and a Spanish part each; both parts will feature one work each for the piano and the harpsichord.

Hidden messages in Samuel Adler’s Acrostics: Four Games for Six Players, and synesthetic relationships between music and colours in Michael Torke’s The Telephone Book will be presented in the American half.

Free serialism in Salvador Brotons’ Mixed Sextet and the culmination of Manuel de Falla’s Harpsichord Concerto will form the Spanish half.

Featuring SOTA Faculty members: Yang Tien (harpsichord), Lim Yan (piano), Roberto Alvarez (flute), Li Xin (clarinet), Chan Yoong-Han (violin), Leslie Tan (cello), Mark Suter (percussion) and Audi Goh (oboe).

Find out more about the concert and make your reservations here:


Piano Conversations with Julian Lawrence Gargiulo: The Art of Being Silly (1 June)

Piano recital of Julian Gargiulo in the beautiful setting of the Singapore Botanical Gardens.

Combining an informal style of presenting classical music with a rigorous Russian conservatory training, Julian G has been getting standing ovations on both sides of the Atlantic. Whether performing for 4000 people in Singapore's Symphony Stage or for an eclectic group of fifty in the 5th Avenue home of the Avery Fisher's, Julian is able to transmit a unique concert experience to each and every one present. Or, to put it in the words of NY critics, “...Jerry Seinfeld storytelling...” meets “...playing in the style of Rubinstein.”

DATE: 1 June 2013, Saturday
TIME: 6.30PM – 8PM
VENUE: Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage, Singapore Botanic Gardens

About Julian Gargiulo
Julian G is a dynamic classical pianist who renders the compositions of renowned masters with extraordinary passion and precision, and a signature style of musicality that has brought him public and critical acclaim, from Bolshoi Hall in Russia to Carnegie Hall in the U.S. “His powerful energy enveloped the audience”, observed State Magazine in Washington, DC while L’Arena di Verona in Italy wrote “a romantic pianist with a particular sensibility for Schumann...Beethoven rich in textural subtleties...exquisite Gershwin.” and the St. John Times proclaimed him “A Tour de Force of wit and brilliance!”. Julian's performances bring together a mix of classical masterpieces, his own tango transcriptions and his original jazz-influenced compositions.

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About Room to Read
Room to Read is a global organization seeking to transform the lives of millions of children in the developing world through a focus on literacy and gender equality in education. Founded on the belief that World Change Starts with Educated Children, Room to Read works in collaboration with local communities, partner organizations and governments to develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children and to ensure girls have the skills and support needed to complete their secondary education. Since 2000, Room to Read has impacted the lives of more than four million children by providing increased access to high-quality educational opportunities through its network of libraries and schools, local language children’s books and its Girls’ Education program. Room to Read is changing children’s lives in Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Laos, Nepal, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and Zambia and aims to reach 10 million children by 2015.

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