The Beautiful Sunday series returns to the Esplanade Concert Hall for the first time since the start of circuit breaker, featuring the PAssionArts AudioImage Wind Ensemble (AI) in a heartfelt tribute to everyone’s efforts towards the ongoing battle against the pandemic.
“Preparations towards this concert has had a fair share of difficulties due to COVID restrictions, with having a downsized band being one of them. Another challenge includes having to adapt to the current setting where we all have to be soloists in a manner of speaking, as we have to play and practice in isolation. As this is a new landscape and mode of playing, it takes a good amount of adaptability and courage to be confident in playing by ourselves,” said flautist Frois Natania Gabrielle, who is also the assistant section leader.
“We’re extremely grateful to have this opportunity as it’s the first for majority of us since circuit breaker first took off. It’s been a pleasure to be able to come together once again to practice and perform as a band. We’re also grateful to the audience who has stayed around to keep Singapore’s Arts scene alive, and we hope to bring back a wonderful performance in full force.”
AI is the resident wind ensemble of Siglap South Community Club since 1992. Led by current Music Director Mohamad Rasull and Associate Music Director Yeo Jie Yuan, AI consists of musicians from all walks of life and aims to provide all its members with a wide-ranging music performing experience.
Due to safe management regulations, this show will feature a downsized 20-piece ensemble.
13 December, 2pm & 6pm (45 minutes each)
Esplanade Concert Hall
Sampan Takes Off | Lee Jinjun
Snow of an Aynu Village | Hirokazu Fukushima
In the Hall of the Mountain King | Edward Grieg, arr. Ian Deterling
March of the Belgian Paratroopers | Pierre Leemans, arr. Michael Brown
Music from Frozen | Kristen & Robert Lopez, arr. Johnnie Vinson
Baba Yetu from Sid Meier’s Civilisation IV | Christopher Tin, arr. Johnnie Vinson
Hopes and Dreams from “Undertale” | Toby Fox, arr. Mohd Rasull
High Hopes | Panic! at the Disco, arr. Michael Kamut
- Seating is limited, please book your e-tickets early to avoid disappointment.
- As part of Esplanade’s safe distancing measures, seats will be automatically assigned in groups of no more than 4 persons.
- No paper tickets will be issued at the door and everyone will be required to register online for the e-tickets.
- E-tickets are required for all audiences including infant-in-arms (1 e-ticket admits 1 person).
- Please arrive at the venue early as unoccupied seats (even if they have been pre-booked), will be released for walk-in audiences on a first-come, first-served basis 10 minutes after the performance starts.
- All ages are welcome and we encourage parents to be mindful of their young children so the performance can be enjoyed by all.
A contributing editor at TBP.