West Winds in Concert 2008 “All Things Japanese”

7 February 2008
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West Winds, Band of the Bukit Batok Community Club

presents
All Things Japanese
29 March 2008, Saturday, 7.30pm
Esplanade Concert Hall
In Collaboration with Esplanade – Theatre on the Bay

Conductor, MAJ Philip Tng and Guest Conductor, Mr ITO Yasuhide

Tickets Price: $20/$15
(Concession for Senior Citizens/Students/NSF only: $12)
Tickets Avaliable on Esplanade Box Office and all SISTIC’s authorised agents from 18 Feb 08.

Be mesmerised as West Winds brings you the best of Japan in this evening of enchanting music – from Japanese wind band works, to Japanese composers’ interpretations of Asian music, as well as tributes to the Japanese landscapes from Western composers.

Established since 1993 with the support of the People’s Association and Bukit Batok Community Club, West Winds is made up of a group of passionate musicians from different walks of life, from civilian to military, professional to student. The band has won a Gold medal when it participated in the Singapore International Youth Music Festival in 1996, and has since toured Australia, USA and Japan.

Repertoire highlights:

March-Bou-Shu
YAGISAWA Satoshi

Jalan-Jalan ~Vision of the Isle of the Gods ~
TAKAHASHI Shin’ya

Japanese Tune
KONAGAYA Soichi

Impressions of Japan
James Barnes

Ryukuan Fantasy for Piano and Band
ITO Yasuhide

Sinfonia Singaporiana for Band
ITO Yasuhide

Gloriosa – Symphonic Poem for Band
ITO Yasuhide
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West Winds featured in NAC Annual Report FY2006/07

4 February 2008

West Winds performance at the WASBE 2005 international Conference is featured in NAC’s Annual report. See Page 4 of the link.

http://www.nac.gov.sg/static/doc/abo/annualreport07/A_Flying_Start.pdf