Singapore, 7 August 2006 - The Geylang Serai neighbourhood will be filled with the melodious strains of well-known Malay tunes - Getaran Jiwa and Bunyi Gitar by renowned Malaysian composer and film director P. Ramlee - and other popular classics on August 12.
Performed by the Singapore Symphony Orchestra under Maestro Lim Yau, the SSO @ Geylang Serai concert is part of the second season of the SPH Gift of Music series. This concert is also our gift to the nation as it celebrates 41 years of nation building.
Apart from P. Ramlee´s compositions, the evening´s repertoire also comprises a delightful mix of classical favourites and pop music, including a stirring medley of Beatles´ songs.
Says Executive Vice-President, Ms Ginney Lim of SPH´s Legal and Corporate Relations, “The SPH Classical Experience featuring the SSO is returning to the heartland for the third time. This follows after successful performances at Seng Kang and Toa Payoh Central. In all our heartland concerts, we try to bring a fresh perspective to classical music by tailoring the lineup according to the ‘flavours´ of the neighbourhood.”
“In this instance, the SSO has introduced some traditional Malay songs inspired by the old kampong days at Geylang Serai.”
“Hopefully, this will cultivate keener interest and appreciation for classical music especially with the young.” adds Ms Lim.
The next SPH Classical Experience concert by the SSO will be held at Tampines in October this year.
Details of the concert are given below.
SPH Classical Experience: SSO @ Geylang Serai
By Singapore Symphony Orchestra
Lim Yau, Conductor
12 August 2006, Saturday, 6.30pm
Open field near Blk 5, Haig Road
|WEBER||Overture to Abu Hassan, J.106|
|MASCAGNI||Intermezzo from Cavalleria rusticana|
Arr. CHUA, VIVIAN
Arr. CHUA, VIVIAN
|Colonel Bogey March|
|Arr. TYZIK, JEFF||Beatles Hits Medley|
|RIMSKY-KORSAKOV||Capriccio Espagnol, Op.34|
About SPH Gift of Music
Since its launch in May 2005, the SPH Gift of Music series has been staging outdoor concerts for the Singapore audience. The SPH Gift of Music brings concerts to the community with performances in the heartlands, parks, and now at hospitals and hospices to connect with the community. The second season of SPH Gift of Music series was launched on April 24 at the Tan Tock Seng Hospital with the SCO Caring Series by the Singapore Chinese Orchestra.
The SPH Gift of Music series is one of many outreach events supported by SPH as part of its broadening community involvement.
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