New Ways of Seeing
An event known to be a vibrant display and part of the Singapore Art Week, Light to Night Festival concluded in early February and offered the public a suite of exciting programmes, including performances by local groups and young talent showcased under VCHpresents.
A kaleidoscope of art work created by locals illuminated cultural institutions in the Civic District, on buildings such as Victoria Theatre & Concert Hall in Art Skins on Monuments.
Through the festival’s 2022 theme – New Ways of Seeing, Thinking and Being provided a platform to showcase local classical musicians in a different light through our chamber music series.
TheViolinTravels took audience on an exploration around the world on 14 January through a journey of self-discovery. In the performance of If Nature Could Talk on 15 January, the relationship between man and nature was explored through the untold story of the avian kingdom, presented through chamber music, solo compositions, dance and narration. Duodentity - The Journey So Far, treated the audience to an inspiring musical expression of the Singapore-based duo on 21 January.
Our youth members of the Percussion Ensemble of Singapore National Youth Orchestra (SNYO) performed the world premiere of Split Personality by Hazizi Jaafar in Percussion Extravaganza on 22 January. With nostalgic reminders and simple joys from the past experienced through pieces by Singaporean composer Tan Yuting, Childhood Games through Music also featured original poems by Storyteller Rosemarie Somiah. The performance on 28 January highlighted selected finalists of our recently concluded National Piano & Violin Competition.
The final concert saw our SNYO Trombone Choir and Horn Quartet bringing audience on an adventure in Amazing Brass on 29 January.
In a digital collaboration with National Library Board in conjunction with the festival, Behind the Façade: Pipe Organs in Singapore was presented via Zoom. Evelyn Lim and Ong Te-Min from Singapore Chapter of the American Guild of Organists shared about the pipe organs in Singapore, including the Klais organ housed in the Victoria Concert Hall. It was first installed in 1987 through fundraising efforts from the then-newly formed SSO Ladies’ League and one of the few working pipe organs in Singapore today.
Credit: National Library Board
Nights to Remember
We are heartened to have the support of all who joined us at our performances as we presented works inspired by alternative perspectives and engagement. We look forward to creating many more memorable music experiences in Light to Night Festival 2023!