Musical Soundbites: How Singaporean Composers Write Music (Episode 2)

Join young saxophone extraordinaire Samuel Phua as he brings you on an exploratory adventure into the euphonious world of the saxophone and the mysteries of composition. Samuel will share his unabashed passion for saxophones, demystifying the enigmatic instrument with a showcase of his favourite tunes. Catch Samuel on 8 Sep at 8pm on SSO's Facebook page. Samuel will also sit with Singaporean composers to discuss the art of music writing, diving into some of their pieces with their insights. Be ready to hear from composers such as Jonathan Shin, Chen Zhangyi, Terrence Wong, Syafiqah 'Adha Sallehin, and Zechariah Goh, to learn their thoughts and inspirations behind pieces such as Life by the River and The Malay Wedding. Tune in to SSO's Facebook page on 9, 15 & 16 Sep to hear their stories.

Samuel Phua, host
Jonathan Shin, composer

HO CHEE KONG Last Dragonfly Dance
Performed by Maaria Pulakka, harp and Samuel Phua, soprano saxophone

JONATHAN SHIN lunarabesque
Performed by Joona Uusitalo, piano and Samuel Phua, soprano saxophone

If you would like to listen to all the works performed in this series, check out Samuel Phua's playlist on YouTube here.