This is to inform you guys about a concert. J1s are highly encouraged to go. We heard a demo on last friday and it rawked. J2s, its just a day before our block tests, so you are highly discouraged to go.
The cost of the ticket will be lower because I ready have 2 free tickets and for every ten tickets, we're getting a complimentary one. So please consider.
Please inform me by Monday 13/3/06 by sms or if you dun haf my number, just add to comments to this post.Thx!
Event: SOIREE 2006
Date: Saturday, 18 March 2006
Venue: NUS UCC Hall
Theme: From Band to Orchestra – Inaugural Concert of NUS Harmonica Orchestra
The newly renamed NUS Harmonica Orchestra is back this year in NUS Arts festival to present SOIREE 2006, featuring orchestra pieces that flow from the West to East such as “Carmen Fantasy”, “Highlights from the Sound of Music” and “In a Persian Market”. Enjoy the evening as we bring you fresh, original tunes by the members. To everyone, we would like to say “Soirée plaisante” which means a pleasant evening in French.
Tickets are sold at $10 and $8.
- Harmonica Virtuoso Yasuo Watani of Japan (Guest Soloist) will be playing 2 solo pieces in which one (The Sea at Springtime composed by Michio Miyagi and arranged by Mamoru Miyagi) will be accompanied by Ms. Josephine Koh on the piano and the other (La Cumparsita) by the Orchestra.
- Music Director Ms. Josephine Koh will be conducting the Orchestra for the SEVEN Orchestral pieces.
- Evergreen Primary School will be performing an ensemble piece, GROWING UP, as they are preparing to compete in Singapore Youth Festival.
- Some of the orchestral pieces are: Carmen Fantasy, In a Persian Market, The Sound of Music and A-Li-San-Gu-Niang.
A short introduction of Mr. Yasuo Watani:
Born in Tokyo and based in Germany, Mr Watani has been a lecturer in chromatic harmonica at the Hohner Konservatorium Trossingen, Germany since 1988. He has recently returned to Japan to further his career. Mr Watani has won a number of prizes in international harmonica competitions, including the First Prize for both the international Harmonica Competition in Netherlands (1988) and the second World Harmonica Championships. He is also a recipient of two Japanese Music Awards and one Japanese Cultural Award.
The NUS Harmonica Orchestra (NUSHO), formerly known as NUS Harmonica Band, was formed in 1981, and has since matured from a modest group to its current strength of over 60 members. NUSHO plays light-classical, pop, folk and traditional music from both the East and West.
NUSHO employs a diverse variety of harmonicas, ranging from the better-known chromatic harmonicas to bass and polyphonic harmonicas. In addition, the piano, guitar, flute, cello and percussion instruments feature prominently in many of its performances. music played by Esther Goh @ 10:55 PM