Sunday, 27 February 2022
Esplanade Concourse, 6.45pm & 8.15pm
30 mins (each set)
Join the Singapore Oboe Band as they sample a diverse catalogue of music, culminating in the music of Percy Grainger and his contemporaries.
She could also sing in a sweet and gentle voice – Gilles Silvestrini
Concerto for 4 Oboes and Bassoon – Joseph Bodin de Boismortier
Excerpt from Symphonic Dances No. 2 – Edvard Grieg
Islamite Dance – Eugene Goossens
Après un rêve – Gabriel Fauré
Down Longford Way – Katherine Parker
Molly on the Shore – Percy Grainger
Arrival Platform Humlet – Percy Grainger
Irish Tune from County Derry – Percy Grainger
The Singapore Oboe Band consists of passionate and dedicated musicians who regularly perform in major concert venues in Singapore. The oboe band is a magnificent ensemble that was first conceived in the courts of King Louis XIV, and became popular in the rest of Europe throughout the 18th century. Oboe bands often play outdoors in large spaces, with an expectation to march along as well. This modern iteration presents a diverse programme, while maintaining the grandeur that is often associated with the oboe band.
Howard Ng, oboe
Hu Qiuzi, oboe
Tay Kai Tze, oboe
Stephen Mak, bassoon
Leow Rui Cing, oboe/cor anglais
Kowata Mayumi, piano
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