Wed, Jan 15 2015, 8pm – 10pm
NUS University Cultural Centre Theatre
Programme Sponsor: ExxonMobil Campus Concerts
THOMAS A. BROWN – Brazilian Street Dance
JOHANN PACHELBEL – Canon in D
MAX CHRISTIAN FRIEDRICH BRUCH – Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26, Movt III
JAY CHOU – 烟花易冷 (Fade Away)
Violin, Flute and Piano
KOJI KONDO – Super Mario Bros Overworld/Main Theme
Arr. Thomas Yao
BASSically (Double Bass Trio)
ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK — String Quartet No. 12 in F major, Op. 96 “American”, Movt I
FRANZ DOPPLER – Andante et Rondo
Flute Duet and Piano
JOHAN SVENDSEN – Romance, Op. 26
Traditional Korean Melody
CARLOS GARDEL AND ALFREDO LE PERA — Por Una Cabeza
RAMIN DJAWADI – Game of Thrones
Arr. Gareth Lee
FRITZ KREISLER – Liebesleid, from 3 old Viennese Dances
KRISTEN ANDERSON-LOPEZ AND ROBERT LOPEZ – Music from Frozen
Arr. Robert Longfield
On 14th January 2015, the musicians of NUS Symphony Orchestra took the audience on a trip around the world with an exciting repertoire of music from various countries and cultures. This episode of our annual chamber concert series ‘Miniatures’ saw our soloists and ensembles showcase their musical talents through a delightful selection of both classical and contemporary pieces.
The concert went off to a rousing start with the energetic performance of ‘Brazilian Street Dance’ by our percussion ensemble. Following that, we enjoyed familiar classics such as Pachelbel’s Canon in D, Max Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 and Antonín Dvořák’s ‘American’ String Quartet, intertwined between the modern favourites such as our Double Bass trio’s rendition of ‘Super Mario Bros Theme’ and our Cello section’s ‘Game of Thrones Theme’. The concert also featured Asian music in the arrangement of Jay Chou’s烟花易冷 and the Korean traditional- Arirang. Ending the concert on a high, the Freshmen of NUSSO’s string section presented music from ‘Frozen’, which was certainly a crowd pleaser.
This event has provided our musicians the opportunity of music making and music sharing, which has helped to improve our technique, musicianship and friendship. It was certainly an enjoyable and memorable experience for all.
Be sure to catch us at the Miniatures concert in 2016!