West Winds

West Winds in Concert 2010 – Charming Asia

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West Winds, Band of the Bukit Batok Community Club
in collaboration with
Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay
presents

Charming Asia

under the baton of our Resident Conductor
MAJ Philip Tng Liat Peng

and Guest Conductor
Yasuhide Ito

West Winds returns in another collaboration with Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, to bring audiences on yet another journey through music. From Japan in 2008 to Europe in 2009, West Winds returns to a region that is close to our hearts and in our own backyard – Asia.

Asia is regarded by many as an eclectic yet charming mix of rich, diverse and colourful cultures with this clearly reflected in our food and music. This evening, West Winds will bring you across the eastern and northern hemispheres of Asia, from China to Saudi Arabia. Audiences will get to hear a musical representation of each Asian region from Alfred Reed’s “Armenian Dances Part 1” to our very own “Postcard from Singapore” written by international and noteworthy composer Philip Sparke.

Conducting this evening’s concert will be MAJ Philip Tng and our Guest Conductor, Yasuhide Ito. Mr Ito is no stranger to Singapore and West Winds, having conducted them in the highly successful “All Things Japanese” concert in 2008.

Date: Saturday 6 March 2010
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Esplanade Concert Hall

Tickets at $20 on sale at all SISTIC OUTLETS.
(Student, NSF, PAssion card holder and Senior Citizen concession $15)
Schools may use the TOTE BOARD ARTS GRANT to subsidise 60% of the ticket price.

PROGRAMME

SIMON YAU Charming Asia

SAMUEL R. HAZO Arabesque

PHILIP SPARKE Postcard from Singapore

ALFRED REED Armenian Dances Part One

ITO YASUHIDE The Earth

KOH CHANG SU Korean Dances

ITO YASUHIDE Taiwanese Posy

ITO YASUHIDE Bengawan Solo (world premiere)


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