Esplanade Presents | Free Performances: Cool Classics


SMU Symphonia

16 Mar 2018Fri
7.30pm & 8.45pm
7.30pm & 8.45pm
Esplanade Outdoor Theatre

SMU Symphonia presents a night of operatic works that evoke a range of emotions, from drunken revelry to hope and triumph. With popular tunes by Verdi, Saint-Saëns and Strauss, The symphony hopes to enrich listeners’ understanding of famous opera works.

Repertoire list
  • Triumphant March
    • Giuseppe Verdi, trans. Franco Cesarini
  • Light Cavalry Overture
    • Franz Von Suppe
  • Danse Bacchanale from ‘Samson and Dalila’
    • Camille Saint-Saens, trans. Kenneth Singleton
  • The Merry Widow Selections
    • Franz Lehar, arr. by Eiji Suzuki
  • Die Fledermaus
    • Johann Strauss II, arr. Eiji Suzuki
  • Selections from Jazz Suite No. 2
    • Dmitri Shostakovich, arr. Johan de Meij

SMU Symphonia Bio
From its humble beginnings as a small ensemble in 2003, SMU Symphonia has grown leaps and bounds over the last 15 years into a full-fledged wind and strings symphony. Established by a group of passionate musicians, the symphony is now one of the most prestigious clubs in SMU's Arts and Cultural Fraternity and is also part of the Arts Excellence Programme in SMU. The current conductor of SMU Symphonia is Adrian Chiang. SMU Symphonia participates actively in school events such as SMU Arts Fest, SMU Patron’s Day and SMU Open House, and holds regular concerts every year. Twice a year, the club holds tune-in sessions to welcome prospective students and freshmen to make music together. Its rigorous music enrichment programme includes exchanges with overseas wind bands and participation in international band festivals. They have also worked with internationally acclaimed conductors such as James Keene (USA), Timothy Reynish (UK) and Eric Watson (Singapore).

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