The Singapore National Youth Orchestra (SNYO) will hit the road this December, to perform one night in Guangzhou’s Xinghai Concert Hall (23 December) and one night in Hong Kong’s Cultural Centre Concert Hall (26 December). Ahead of their tour, the youth orchestra will present the same programme on 6 December at the Esplanade in Singapore.
The programme features Arutiunian’s thrilling trumpet concerto performed by world-renowned trumpeter Pacho Flores. A Deutsche Grammophon artiste, Pacho was nurtured in the ground-breaking Venezuelan System of Youth and Children Orchestras (“El Sistema”). He has received top recognition for his versatile performances, and has held Leading Trumpet positions in the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, Saito Kinen Orchestra from Japan, and the Symphony Orchestra of Miami.
The concerts will open with young Singaporean composer Lee Jia Yi’s Bloom, commissioned by the SNYO. Jia Yi is studying composition at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, National University of Singapore. An SNYO member from 2014 to 2016, she also plays the trumpet.
The concerts in Guangzhou and Hong Kong will be led by SNYO Principal Conductor Joshua Tan, who is also Associate Conductor at the SSO.
The Singapore concert will be conducted by SNYO Principal Guest Conductor Peter Stark, who is Professor of Conducting at London’s Royal College of Music, Rehearsal Director to the European Union Youth Orchestra.
|Singapore Concert |
6 December 2018, 7.30pm
Esplanade Concert Hall
23 December 2018, 4pm
Xinghai Concert Hall
*Details to be announced
|Hong Kong Concert|
26 December 2018, 7.45pm
Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall