VCHpresents announces live and online events as part of Light to Night Festival 2021

Published on 14 January 2021

Chamber music series VCHpresents will once again be putting on a programme of events for the Light to Festival. This year, the calendar of events will include both online and live events at Victoria Concert H all.

Four performing arts groups from Singapore’s vibrant music scene will perform on two consecutive weekends – Friday 22 & Saturday 23 Jan and Friday 28 & Saturday 29 Jan. The programme begins with performances by three of Singapore’s finest young pianists – prize winners from the 2019 National Piano and Violin Competition. The following day, Orkestra Sri Temasek takes centre-stage with their unique interpretation of music by the likes of Piazzolla, Rossini and Vivaldi on both western and traditional Malay instruments.

Harp Quartet La Vie En Harpe performs the following Friday, 28 Jan, with a musical trip around the world, taking in Tchaikovsky’s Russia, De Falla’s Spain, Scott Joplin’s North America and even a musical tour of a Persian market. The programme of live events is completed by the Sari-Sari Philippine Kulintang Ensemble, who will guide the audience through an exploration of kulintang, a thrilling style of music from the Philippines. All live performances will be open to 100 audience members and tickets are on sale now for just $5.

For the first time, VCHpresents’ Light to Night festival offerings will also include free digital events: two webinars, on 20 & 28 Jan, will explore how concerts make it onto our screens from first idea to final cut. On 24 January, the SNYO Percussion Ensemble makes a return to the festival with an online studio session, free to watch on the VCHpresents Facebook and YouTube pages.

Find out more about all the events here.

For press enquiries, please contact Elizabeth.davis@sso.org.sg

WEBINAR: FROM STAGE TO SCREEN – THE TONMEISTER

Date & time
20 January 2021 (Wed), 8pm

Where to watch
Zoom

Host
Dominik Streicher, MSM Productions

Tickets
Free, registration required. (Do we need to mention that pre-registration is required?)

NPVC PIANO SHOWCASE

Date & time
22 January 2021 (Fri), 7pm & 9.30pm

Venue
Victoria Concert Hall

Performers
Tew Jing Jong, piano Seth Tan Xun Yu, piano Zheng Mingen, piano

Programme
PROKOVIEV Selections from Piano Sonata No. 7 in Bb major, Op. 83
SCRIABIN Piano Sonata No. 2 in G-sharp minor, Op. 19 "Sonata-Fantasy"
BRAHMS Selections from Six Pieces for Piano, Op. 118

Tickets
$5^ 10% Discount for Friends Season Pass holders / Gold Friends Season Pass holders
10% Donors’ Discount

ORKESTRA SRI TEMASEK GOES CLASSICAL

Date & time
23 January 2021 (Sat), 7pm & 9.30pm

Venue
Victoria Concert Hall

Performers
Orkestra Sri Temasek

Programme
Zapin (inspired by Dvořák)
Minang in E minor (inspired by Rossini's The Barber of Seville)
Kelalaian (inspired by Piazzolla's Oblivion)
Canggung (inspired by Monti's Czardas)
4 Rentak Asas (inspired by Vivaldi's The Four Seasons)

Tickets
$5^ 10% Discount for Friends Season Pass holders / Gold Friends Season Pass holders
10% Donors’ Discount

STUDIO SESSIONS: SNYO PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE (ONLINE)

Date & time
24 January 2021 (Sun), 7.30pm

Where to watch
Facebook/YouTube

Performers
SNYO Percussion Ensemble

Programme
ABREU arr. KONAGAYA Tico Tico
SCHINSTINE Overture for Hans N. Feet
SPIVACK Cartoon Music
HARPER Nightlife

Tickets
Free

WEBINAR: FROM STAGE TO SCREEN – THE VIDEO DIRECTOR

Date & time
28 January 2021 (Thu), 8pm

Where to watch
Zoom

Host
Wan Zhong Wei, Dancing Legs Productions

Tickets
Free, registration required (Do we need to mention that pre-registration is required?)

AROUND THE WORLD WITH THE HARP

Date & time
29 January 2021 (Fri), 7pm & 9.30pm

Venue
Victoria Concert Hall

Performers
La Vie En Harpe

Programme
TCHAIKOVSKY Waltz of the Flowers from The Nutcracker
DE FALLA Spanish Dance No. 1 from La vida breve
SAINT-SAËNS Danse Macabre
STADLER African Reflections
KETÈLBEY In a Persian Market
JOPLIN Maple Leaf Rag

Tickets
$5^ 10% Discount for Friends Season Pass holders / Gold Friends Season Pass holders
10% Donors’ Discount

DISCOVER KULINTANG

Date & time
30 January 2021 (Sat), 7pm & 9.30pm

Venue
Victoria Concert Hall

Programme Music and dance from the Maranao and Maguindanaon traditions will be performed, including:
Katitik Panday
Binalig
Tidtu-Pangalay
Sinulog a Kangungudan

Tickets $5^ 10% Discount for Friends Season Pass holders / Gold Friends Season Pass holders
10% Donors’ Discount

^before $1 booking fee. Tickets are available from the website ticketing.sso.org.sg