SNYO in Concert: A Musical Flower Clock
Published on 12 February 2018
Come March 17, join the Singapore National Youth Orchestra (SNYO) at the Esplanade Concert Hall in this rare opportunity to hear a woodwind soloist with an orchestra: oboist Joost Flach brings to life the blossoming of seven flowers in Jean Françaix’s colourful L’horloge de flore (“The Flower Clock”). Conducted by SNYO Principal Conductor Leonard Tan, the programme also includes the wild and sensuous Danse Bacchanale from Saint-Saëns’ opera Samson et Dalila and the epic Brahms First Symphony.
Singaporean musician Leonard Tan enjoys a rare career as a prolific conductor and internationally-known scholar in music education. He is Assistant Professor of Music at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, and Principal Conductor of the Singapore National Youth Orchestra. Under his artistic and educational leadership, the orchestra benefits from a Comprehensive Musicianship approach to orchestral curriculum, and has been praised for performances of “rare blazing intensity”.
Joost Christiaan Flach is currently the Head of Winds at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) School of Music. He has worked as a professional oboist with the Symphony Orchestras of Singapore, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra. He has served as a project officer for the Ministry of Education in Singapore and was also a visiting lecturer at the lnstitut Seni lndonesia in Yogyakarta for the Dutch government.
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SNYO: A MUSICAL FLOWER CLOCK
DATES & TIME
17 March 2018 (Saturday), 7.30pm
Esplanade Concert Hall
Singapore National Youth Orchestra
Leonard Tan, conductor
Joost Flach, oboe
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Danse Bacchanale from Samson et Dalila
- JEAN FRANҪAIX
L'horloge de flore ('The Flower Clock')
Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68
**before booking fees: $1 for tickets $20 and below, $3 for tickets $20.01 to $40, $4 for tickets above $40.
Students, Senior Citizens & NSF: $10 (Cat 2)
Tickets are available from SISTIC hotline: 6348 5555, website: www.sistic.com.sg, SISTIC counters island-wide and Esplanade Box Office.