7 Things about Singapore Clarinet Festival 2015

With less than two weeks to the 190th Anniversary Celebration of Buffet Crampon, The Band Post reveals seven updates to the Singapore Clarinet Festival (SGCF), a two day event organized by The Band World.

a. Schedule

29 NOV (Sunday)

1630 – 1730  Solo Recital by Florent Heau, Pianist: Liu Jia
1930 – 2230  Buffet Crampon Birthday Bash (for invited guest only)

30 NOV (Monday)
0900 – 1300  Clarinet Ensemble Competition  (Open to all festival pass holder)
1400 – 1415  Announcement of Competition Result
1415 – 1515  Ensemble Competition Masterclass with Ma Yue  (Open to all festival pass holder)
1515 – 1615  Open Rehearsal by Combine Clarinet Choir  (Open to all festival pass holder)
1615 – 1715  Mass Clarinet Choir  (Open to all festival pass holder)
1930 – 2200  Gala concert & Award Ceremony (Open to all festival pass holder)

All Day
1100 – 1800  Product Exhibition @ Blue Room

b. Artistic Panel

  • DESMOND CHOW / The Philharmonic Winds
  • PIP TANG / West Winds
  • RICHARD PNG / Singapore Wind Symphony
  • STANLEY SIM / Singapore Armed Forces Band

c. Festival Arrangers

  • DAX WILSON LIANG
  • RALPH LIM

d. Festival Artists

  • FLORENT HÉAU / Buffet Crampon Clarinet Artist
  • MA YUE / Principal Clarinettist, Singapore Symphony Orchestra
  • LI XIN / Assoc. Principal Clarinettist, Singapore Symphony Orcherstra
  • TANG XIAO PING / Assoc. Principal Bass Clarinettist, Singapore Symphony Orchestra
  • YOKO LIU / Section Clarinettist, Singapore Symphony Orchestra
  • LIU JIA / Piano Accompanist, Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music (NUS)

e. Competition Jury

  • MA YUE
  • FLORENT HÉAU
  • DR. ALAN MILLS / Director of Bands & Associate Professor of Music, Colorado State University – Pueblo (USA)

A total of 10 groups will be participating in Category A, and 7 groups in Category B!

f. Gala Concert

Singapore Symphony Orchestra Clarinet Quartet
Ma Yue, Li Xin, Tang Xiao Ping, Yoko Liu
Repertoire:
CLOWNERY FOR CLARINETS (Harry Staplers)
THREE LATIN DANCES
(Patrick Hiketick)

Presentation by Division A 1st Prize Winner & Division B 1st Prize Winner
Repertoire:
Respective Competition Choice Pieces of Winning Groups

SGCF Combine Clarinet Choir (Singapore Wind Symphony, Philharmonic Winds, West Winds)
Conductor: Dr. Alan Mills
Repertoire: 
RIKUDIM – Four Israeli Folk Dances  (Jan Van Der Roost, Arr. Maarten Jense)
CHORALE AND DANZA  (Vaclav Nelhybel)
INTRODUCTION, THEME AND VARIATIONS  (G. Rossini, Arr. Ralph Emmanuel Lim) 

g. Festival Pass

2-Day Admission: $20 (inclusive of 7% GST)

Entry to ALL SGCF-2015 events, including Solo Recital, Gala Concert, Competition, Masterclass & Trade Exhibition

Passes are available from:

The Band World
A: 1, Esplanade Drive, #02-08, Esplanade Mall, Singapore 038981
T: (+65) 6561-2163
E: sgcf2015@sgwoodwindfestival.org

For more information and updates, visit the SGCF official website, or follow them on Facebook!

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