SPH photos and classical music in concerto
Wed, Oct 28, 2009
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CLASSICAL-MUSIC lovers looking for a sensory feast would do well to head to the Esplanade Concert Hall on Friday and Saturday.

There, the Singapore Chinese Orchestra (SCO) will present a concert - titled Colours Of Music- that will utilise  breathtaking photographs by Singapore Press Holdings' (SPH) photojournalists in a special item called Engaging Moments - 25 Years Of Photojournalism.

The photos, taken from various SPH newspapers over the years, will form a backdrop for classic music performed by the SCO under the baton of music director Tsung Yeh.

The photo-choreography is under the helm of Brazilian-born painter James Westwater, who will present another photo-choreography piece, Vanishing Forest, to the music of The Lark Ascending, played by violinist Ling Yun Zhi
and the SCO.

Also, expect young pianist Lim Yan to enthrall with a performance of Kuan Nai-Chung's work, Singapore Capriccio. Cultural Medallion recipient Iskandar Ismail's new work, Time Changes Light, will also make its debut at the concert.

The audience can also look forward to performances by the Singapore Youth Choir.

The concert is part of SPH's  25th-anniversary celebrations, and is sponsored by SPH. Dr Tony Tan, chairman of SPH, will also be on hand to pledge $500,000 to Community Chest on Friday night.

Colours Of Music is on this Friday by invitation only, and on Saturday. Tickets for the Saturday show at $28, $38, $58, $78 and $98 are available through Sistic (tel: 6348-5555, or www.sistic.com.sg). Concessions are available for
full-time students, national servicemen and senior citizens aged 55 and up.

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