Premiering Singaporean Works at SYF 2021

Premiering Singaporean Works at SYF 2021

Every year, the SYF Arts Presentation (AP) for Bands sees a number of commissioned works performed as choice pieces. This year is no different, and SYF 2021 creates the ideal platform for some school bands and ensembles to premier new works of local composers, such as...
A Celebration of Xinyao

A Celebration of Xinyao

SMU Symphonia presented another milestone project as part of the university’s annual arts season “U+Arts” on 14 June. Bringing the audience back to the good old times of Singapore pop music, or known as Xinyao (新谣), the group took this opportunity to celebrate the...
March On!

March On!

Organised by the Singapore Wind Symphony (SWS), and with the support of the National Arts Council (NAC) through the NAC Major Grant, the SWS Young Composers Challenge 2015 is a platform for emerging composers below the age of 24 to write a ‘March’ for...
Classics of Our Own: A Personal List – Part Two

Classics of Our Own: A Personal List – Part Two

Do Singaporean wind bands have a repertoire they can call their own? Do we have our own “classics”? Indeed we do, but we seem to be reluctant to celebrate these works as well as their composers, and failed to give them the recognition they richly deserve. Here is a...
A Major Step for Singapore Wind Symphony

A Major Step for Singapore Wind Symphony

In 2014, it was announced that the Singapore Wind Symphony (SWS) would join the list of recipients for the National Arts Council Major Grant, which supports the professional and artistic development of arts organizations to be hallmarks of artistic excellence in...