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Wed Aug 28 2013, 7:30pm

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

Restrictions: All ages

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Chan Tze Law, conductor
Felicitas Fuchs, soprano
Melvyn Tan, piano

Wagner Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4
Wagner Dawn and Rhine Journey; Siegfried’s Funeral March; Brunnhilde’s Immolation Scene and Finale from Götterdämmerung

Exactly 5 years after its debut in 2008, the Orchestra of the Music Makers performs masterworks by the most influential composers in the history of Music: Beethoven and Wagner.

For the first time in Singapore, Melvyn Tan performs with OMM after a successful collaboration at last year’s Cheltenham Festival. He will be performing Beethoven’s 4th Piano Concerto, which he has recorded to critical acclaim. In it, Beethoven portrays Orpheus’s taming of the Furies whilst breaking free from formal constraints with incomparable expressivity and ease.

Led by Music Director Chan Tze Law, OMM celebrates Richard Wagner’s 200th birth anniversary with the German Soprano Felicitas Fuchs. Wagner created new worlds in his operas. Heroes fight dragons, gods rise and fall, a ring of power is forged, and whole universes crash in ruins, all swept along by some of the most emotive and action packed music ever written.

From the passion of Tristan and Isolde, the ultimate love story, set to such intoxicating music that it changed the face of music forever, to the apocalyptic final scenes of Götterdämmerung, the climatic finale of the Ring cycle, this is a sonic extravaganza to be experienced live with a hundred-strong orchestra, sure to overwhelm and inspire.

A versatile concert artist, Felicitas Fuchs has performed Haydn’s Creation and Berlioz’s Requiem conducted by Sir Colin Davis, and Mahler’s 8th Symphony with the St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra and will be recording Mahler’s 4th Symphony and Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra and James Gaffigan. Her operatic roles have included Gretel (Hänsel and Gretel), Clorinda (La Cenerentola), Pamina (Zauberflöte), Tebaldo (Don Carlos) and Oskar (Maskenball).

Melvyn Tan has built a formidable international reputation as a versatile keyboard player, and is regarded as a leading exponent of the fortepiano and the broader ‘early music movement’. His collaboration with Sir Roger Norrington produced a number of landmark recordings and performances, including the Beethoven Piano Concertos on Beethoven’s very own 1817 ‘Broadwood’ piano for EMI.

Today, Melvyn performs on both the fortepiano and modern piano, and has won critical acclaim for his complete cycles of the Beethoven Concertos and Sonatas, Mozart Sonatas, Debussy Préludes and Chopin Préludes. He has performed in many world class venues including Wigmore Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Lincoln Centre, Musikverein, Concertgebouw and at the Salzburg, Edinburgh and Spitalfields festivals. Since September 2012, he has also been the Artist-in Residence at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory.