Esplanade Presents

Music

Singapore! A Musical Celebration

Singapore Wind Symphony

7 Aug 2022, Sun, 2pm & 5.30pm

1hr

(Intermission: None)

Esplanade Concert Hall

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Synopsis

Celebrate Singapore’s rich and diverse music heritage with the Singapore Wind Symphony. Under the baton of Music Director Joost Flach and Assistant Conductor Daniel Yiau, the ensemble will present their renditions of popular songs such as Home, Rasa Sayang, Munnaeru Vaalibaa, and more.

Advisory:

All patrons (except for children aged 12 and below) need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Mask-wearing is required for all indoor events. Patrons are also required to do SafeEntry check-in at the venue via the TraceTogether app or token.

 

All ages are welcome and we encourage parents to be mindful of their young children so the performance can be enjoyed by all. Thank you for your cooperation.

Language: English
Things to Note:
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Artist Information

Singapore Wind Symphony

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The Singapore Wind Symphony (SWS) was founded in 1977 as the National Theatre Symphonic Band (NTSB), under the auspices of the National Theatre Trust. In 1992, it was renamed the Singapore Wind Symphony, and embarked on a new era of excellence in music-making, establishing itself as one of the pinnacle ensembles of its kind in Singapore.

 

The SWS has received numerous accolades and awards at prestigious international music festivals like the World Music Contest (Kerkrade, Netherlands) where it won the Gold award with the highest score (Symphonic Band Division) in 1992 and subsequently First Prize (1st Division) in 2001.

 

SWS has performed in major concert venues like the Sydney Opera House and the Hong Kong Academy of Performance Arts on numerous international tours. It has also been invited to represent Singapore in important international forums for music like the 50th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relation of Singapore and Thailand in Bangkok, Janitsjarfestivalen in Hamar (Norway), annual conferences of the Asia Pacific Band Directors' Association (APBDA) and the Jeju International Wind Ensemble Festival (Korea).

 

SWS has collaborated with many renowned composers, conductors and soloist over the years including Jan van der Roost (Belgium), Johan de Meij (Netherlands), Apo Hsu (Taiwan), Joseph Alessi (USA), John Bruce Yeh (USA), Steven Mead (United Kingdom), Joe Burgstaller (USA) and many more. Closer to home, it has shared stage with Singaporean music icons Dick Lee and Jeremy Monteiro as well as prominent local musicians Joanna Dong, Nathan Hartono, Gentle Bones, Sezairi Sezali and acclaimed a cappella group Vocaluptous.

Date & Time

7 Aug 2022, Sun

2pm

Esplanade Concert Hall

5.30pm

Esplanade Concert Hall
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