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Sun Aug 18 2013, 5:00pm

Where: Esplanade Concert Hall , 1 Esplanade Drive, Marina Bay, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

Ticket Information:

  • Standard: $35.00
  • Standard: $25.00
  • Standard: $15.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Embark on a melodious journey with the City Chinese Orchestra (CCO) that explores the music of the Min Nan people, from traditional nanyin music, to popular folk songs and orchestral works inspired by the Hokkien diaspora in Taiwan, Southeast Asia and beyond.

Min Nan (also termed Southern Min) refers to a branch of the Min language, a living Chinese language used since the Tang Dynasty (AD 618–907). Today, Min Nan is commonly spoken in Southern Fujian, Taiwan and by the descendents of Hokkien immigrants in Southeast Asian countries such as Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia.

Joining the orchestra in this concert will be nanyin musicians from the Siong Leng Musical Association, dizi (flute) maestro Zhan Yong Ming, erhu (fiddle) soloist Wang Gui Ying and evergreen vocalists Professor Koh Khee Meng and Seah Geok Lan.

Led by Conductor and Cultural Medallion recipient, Dr Tay Teow Kiat, the orchestra will premiere two compositions – Celebration in the Lion City by Taiwan-based composer Lu Liang Hui and Min Nan: A Musical Portrait by resident composer Li Chong Wang. Other highlights include Longing for Reunion, Spring Breeze, Dark Sky, The Awakening, Reminiscence, Lamenting Our Separation by the Jetty and more.

Presented by City Chinese Orchestra in collaboration with Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay