Saturday, 21 March 2015, 8pm
University Cultural Centre Hall
$16, $19. Student and group discounts available.
NUS Symphony Orchestra conducted by Lim Soon Lee
Lim Chun, viola
Alan Choo, violin
Soh Ser Yee, piano
VERDI La Forza Del Destino Overture
CHEN Saving Theseus… Ariadne’s Love
GERSHWIN Rhapsody in Blue
LEONG Blessing the Seas Overture
BIZET Carmen Fantasy
TCHAIKOVSKY 1812 Overture
Under the skillful baton of Maestro Lim Soon Lee, NUS Symphony Orchestra will perform a exciting programme of concertos in honor of the 110th anniversary of National University of Singapore. The concert which features NUS alumni from different years of graduation celebrates the role that NUS has played in nurturing young musicians and classical music fans through the decades.
Highlights of the evening include Tchaikovsky’s rousing 1812 Overture, Sarasate’s Carmen Fantasy for violin performed by Alan Choo, Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music alumni and recipient of the Goh Soon Tioe Centenary Award, excerpts of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue featuring award-winning pianist, Soh Ser Yee and 4th year undergraduate from NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, Leong Yoon Pin’s Blessing the Seas, a work premiered in 1996 dedicated to former President Ong Teng Cheong.
Chen Zhangyi, recipient of the Paul Abisheganaden Grant and Young Artist Award, will also premiere his new composition, Saving Theseus…Ariadne’s Love. This viola concerto featuring internationally acclaimed violist, Lim Chun,was inspired by Zhangyi’s awardwinning submission to Abbey Studios.