SNYO in Concert – A Musical Flower Clock

Youth Orchestra

SNYO in Concert – A Musical Flower Clock


Sat / 17 Mar 2018 / 7:30PM


Esplanade Concert Hall

Join us 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 (“A Flower Clock”). Also on the programme are 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.

The Singapore National Youth Orchestra (SNYO) occupies a special place in Singapore’s music community, having produced a strong alumni contributing significantly to both seeding the Singapore Symphony Orchestra and other community orchestras in Singapore, as well as teaching the next generation of budding musicians. As a leading orchestra dedicated to the training and development of young orchestral musicians in Singapore, the SNYO is recognised by the Ministry of Education as a National Project of Excellence.

Standard Tickets:

  • $25, $15

Public sales:

  • 10 Jan 18


  • Leonard Tan, conductor
  • Joost Flach, oboe


    Danse Bacchanale from Samson et Dalila
    L'Horloge de Flore ('Flower Clock')
    Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68


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