Presented by the Wind Bands Association of Singapore (WBAS), Concerts Go On:LINE is a series of four chamber ensemble recitals showcasing local freelancer musicians performing a mix of high-quality chamber works and band works adapted for smaller ensemble.

Featuring the woodwind quartet, brass quintet, percussion quartet and a flexi band made up of 10 musicians, this program seeks to demonstrate and encourage youth wind players to explore chamber music as a means to navigate music-making during a pandemic or post-pandemic “new normal” times.

The series will also have post-concert zoom chats which will allow the audience to ask questions to better understand the music-making process beyond just enjoyment.

Concert Series: 7.30pm on 18 Oct, 1 Nov, 15 Nov and 6 Dec
WBAS Youtube Channel / WBAS Facebook Page

Post-Concert Zoom Chat: 8.15pm

18 Oct 2020 (Sun) – What If Musical Instruments Can Speak?

Want to learn more about wind, brass and percussion instruments and how they communicate with musicians? In this session, you will get an insight on the uniqueness of these musical instruments and whether you are a child or adult looking to pick up any of these instruments, we have all the information for you in this session!

Repertoire Highlights
Flexi Band: One Life Beautiful by Julie Giroux
Flexi Band: At Morning’s First Light by David Gillingham
Woodwind Quintet: The Hill of Mecenat by Hiroshi Arakawa
Brass Quartet: Plaza Fanfare by Peter Meecham
Percussion Quartet: Three Scenes from the Desert by Alex Stopa

1 Nov 2020 (Sun) – Introduction to Wind Chamber Ensemble

Thinking of starting a wind chamber ensemble and need to know all the nuts and bolts in order to start one. Sample some of the music that you can play and hear from expert conductors and musicians on how you can start wherever you are! Suitable for student, adult and community groups!

Repertoire Highlights
Flexi Band: Gambol by Jack Stamp
Flexi Band: Blue Ridge Reel by Brian Balmages
Woodwind Quintet: Divertimento Based on Chatsumi by Koh Chang-Su
Brass Quintet: Cotswolds Pictures by Hayato Hirose
Percussion Trio: Ticking Tacos by Brian Slawson

15 Nov 2020 (Sun) – Music of the Wind Chamber Ensemble

Looking for music for your wind chamber ensemble? This session will introduce to you all the wind chamber ensemble suitable for different levels of players. Suitable for students, adult and community groups!

Repertoire Highlights
Flexi Band: Vesuvius by Frank Ticheli
Flexi Band: Little White Boat by Lee Jin Jun
Woodwind Quintet: Theme from My Neighbour Totoro
Brass Quintet: Tuba Tiger Rag
Percussion Quartet: Dimensions III by Elliot Del Borgo

6 Dec 2020 (Sun) – Rehearsing without a conductor

Ever wonder how chamber ensembles play without a conductor? Hear from musicians on how they rehearse a piece of music without the help of a conductor. Section is useful for students, adults and community groups.

Repertoire Highlights
Flexi Band: Solace Dance by Nicole Piunno
Flexi Band: Waltime Line by Hiroki Takahashi
Woodwind Quintet: Sheltering Sky by John Mackey
Brass Quintet: Bengawan Solo by Goh Toh Chai
Percussion Quartet: Quartet for Percussion (Mvt 1) by John Cage


Written By Editor

A contributing editor at TBP.