NUS Arts Festival 15 March 2019, 8pm UCC Dance Studio
Loh Jun Hong, violin Abigail Sin, piano Yanyun Chen, visual artist
Variations and Variables celebrates the synergistic power of chamber music, creating an experience larger than the sum of its parts. Pianist Abigail Sin and violinist Loh Jun Hong join forces to explore notions of evolution and transformation in music. Every twist of fate and every turn of the kaleidoscope reveals new emotional landscapes, leading us far away from home. What is certain is that we will be forever changed by these journeys.
Featuring the mighty Chaconne for Solo Violin by J.S. Bach, Messiaen’s Theme and Variations for Violin and Piano, and selections from Beethoven’s sublime Piano Sonata in E Major Op. 109, this concert will also feature a collaboration with visual artist Yanyun Chen, who was recently presented at the President’s Young Talents 2018 exhibition at Singapore Art Museum.
For Forever 7-8 June 2018, 7.30pm Esplanade Recital Studio https://forforever.peatix.com
Loh Jun Hong, violin
Yoon-Kyung Cho, cello
Abigail Sin, piano
What is playing on the soundtrack of your life when you meet your firstborn child? What does home sound like? How would you describe your mother’s voice?
More Than Music is proud to present For Forever, a celebration of music and life in all its ephemeral glory. Abigail, Jun Hong and rising Korean cellist Yoon-Kyung Cho unite to explore works by Mozart, Chopin, Ravel and Smetana, delving into the personal, life-changing stories behind each work. From the unbreakable bond between a parent and a child, to a young man’s fierce love for his homeland, come experience the power of music to immortalize and capture what it means to be human.
Join us for an intimate evening of music-making and story-telling, and make a few memories of your own!
Mozart Sonata for Piano and Violin in E minor, K. 304
Chopin Introduction and Polonaise brillante, Op. 3 for cello and piano
Ravel Sonata for Violin and Cello (1922)
Smetana Piano Trio, Op. 15
You are invited for a unique, multi-sensory experience, exploring classical music paired with specially-chosen fine wines. Get to know the hidden affinities and stories behind the music, complemented and enhanced by the individual characteristics and flavours of each wine. Savour the rich melodies, sparkling textures and lush harmonies of works by Ravel, Faure, Saint-Saens and Strauss guided by musical tasting notes from the performers themselves. Join us for an unforgettable evening of sumptuous wines and scintillating conversations!
1st Half: White Wine – Pinot Gris
RAVEL Sonata Posthume For Violin And Piano (1897)
SAINT-SAENS Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 28
2nd Half: Red Wine – Malbec
FAURE Sonata for Violin and Piano No 1 in A major, Op 13
STRAUSS Sonata for Violin and Piano in E flat Major, Op. 18
What do YOU want to listen to right now? More Than Music turns the classical music concert upside down with Live Jukebox! Gone are the prescriptive concert programmes and stuffy formal etiquette. Instead you, the audience, will help to choose the pieces during the concert itself and create a unique, exciting musical experience for everyone!
At Live Jukebox, you will receive a ‘menu’ with descriptive categories and keywords and you will vote for what you feel like listening to. More Than Music artists Abigail, Jun Hong and Kevin will perform your top picks and reveal the pieces behind each keyword, drawing from a diverse repertoire of music by Mozart, Brahms, Ravel and a few personal surprises.
A vision of paradise or a raging storm? A wistful love song or a whimsical joke? It’s your call! Join us for an unforgettable musical adventure!
Abigail Sin, piano
Loh Jun Hong, violin
Lee Yun Chai, harp
Dvorak Four Romantic Pieces, Op. 75
Debussy Masques, L. 105
Pierne Konzertstück, Op.39
Zabel Faust Fantasie, Op. 12
Grieg Violin Sonata No. 3 in C minor, Op. 45
Let us tell you a story of love won and lost, of destiny, desire and despair. Let us tell you stories of forgotten kingdoms, of the coming of age of heroes, of glorious victories, dark secrets and the fragile beauty that connects us all.
More Than Music is proud to present A Musician’s Fantasy, a magical evening of music-making and story-telling. Wander through the fairy-tale worlds of Dvorak, be dazzled by the seductive guiles of the devil himself in Faust Fantasy and revel in the luscious lyricism and heroism of Grieg’s 3rd Violin Sonata.
Join Abigail, Jun Hong, and award-winning young harpist Lee Yun Chai for a musical journey like no other!