Miniatures 2015: It’s a Small World

Wed, Jan 15 2015, 8pm – 10pm

NUS University Cultural Centre Theatre
Free
Programme Sponsor: ExxonMobil Campus Concerts

Programme

THOMAS A. BROWN – Brazilian Street Dance
Percussion Ensemble

JOHANN PACHELBEL – Canon in D
Trumpet Quartet

MAX CHRISTIAN FRIEDRICH BRUCH – Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26, Movt III
Violin/Piano Duet

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
String Quartet

FRANZ DOPPLER – Andante et Rondo
Flute Duet and Piano

JOHAN SVENDSEN – Romance, Op. 26
Violin/Piano Duet

Arirang
Traditional Korean Melody
Violin/Piano Duet

CARLOS GARDEL AND ALFREDO LE PERA — Por Una Cabeza

String Quartet

RAMIN DJAWADI – Game of Thrones
Arr. Gareth Lee
Cello Ensemble

FRITZ KREISLER – Liebesleid, from 3 old Viennese Dances
Violin/Piano Duet

KRISTEN ANDERSON-LOPEZ AND ROBERT LOPEZ – Music from Frozen
Arr. Robert Longfield
String Ensemble


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!

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