Songs of Our Forefathers

Lirica Arts (Singapore)

28 Sep 2023, Thu, 7.30pm


(Intermission: 1 x 20mins)

Esplanade Recital Studio

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Lirica Arts presents a groundbreaking recital "Songs of Our Forefathers" featuring art songs in our local vernacular in Cantonese, Hokkien, Hakka, as well as in Mandarin, chartering a voyage into the realm of Chinese Art Song repertoire and exploring the song literature of our forefathers and our local art song tradition.


The programme spans a broad spectrum of music which ranges from traditional folk tunes to songs in local dialects with the influence of melodies and music from Hokkien and Cantonese opera, to contemporary settings by modern day composers.


The concert will feature Singapore renowned opera baritone Martin Ng with a special appearance of Taiwanese soprano Cheng Szu-yun who will perform art songs by Taiwanese composers.


Martin Ng, Baritone 吴翰卫(男中音)
Cheng Szu Yun, Soprano 郑思筠 (女高音)
Beatrice Lin, Piano 林瑞君 (钢琴伴奏)


Programme Highlights 音乐会节目选曲:
滚滚长江东逝水 The Rolling Yangtze Waves Flow East
望春风 【闽】Overlooking the Spring Breeze
聪明累 The Burden of Being Clever
杯底毋通饲金鱼 【闽】Drinking Song (Hokkien)
桃花店杏花村 The Peach Blossom Shop and the Apricot Village
花树下【客】Below the Flowering Tree (Hakka)
问世间情是何物【粤】What is Love? (Cantonese)
越人歌 Song of the Yue Boatman
戏子 The Wayang Singer
教我如何不想她 How can I not think of her?

Admission Age:
7 and above.
Language: English, Chinese
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Date & Time

28 Sep 2023, Thu


Esplanade Recital Studio
Tickets & Prices
Cat 1 $38
Cat 2 $28
Cat 3 $18

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15% off till 10 Aug 2023.

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