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Fri Nov 29 2013, 8:00pm

Where: SOTA - Concert Hall, 1 Zubir Said Drive, Bras Basah, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

Ticket Information:

  • Standard: $80.00
  • Standard: $70.00
  • Additional fees may apply

The Russia-Singapore Jazz Symphonia marks a true landmark on the jazz scene in Singapore.

On Friday evening, 29 November, some of the best musicians in Singapore and the crème de la crème of the Russian Jazz greats will stage a unique one-night musical collaboration with a double feature of a Jazz Sextet and Symphony Orchestra, who will perform separately and together.

The jazz combo part of the concert will star the Jeremy Monteiro Quartet with Christy Smith on bass and Tamagoh on drums, joined on stage by one of the finest and internationally renowned Jazz Saxophonists Russia’s Igor Butman and Ace Trumpeter Vadim Eilenkrig.

The Symphonic Jazz will feature the Young Musicians' Foundation Orchestra, handpicked by Maestro Darrell Ang and conducted by Sergey Skripka, the celebrated and respected conductor of the Russian State Orchestra of Cinematography. His last name, by an uncanny coincidence, means “violin” in Russian and underscores his musical passion.

The Orchestra will perform arrangements written and orchestrated by the world famous composer, Enri Lolashvilli, well-known for his work in blockbuster French and Russian movies (2013 music for the film “Rasputin” with Gerard Depardieu and Fanni Ardan, 2000 “Tender Age”, 2007 “Liquidation) and Cultural Medallion recipient Jeremy Monteiro whose compositions will be specially arranged for the orchestra.

The complimentary exuberant energy of the jazz combo and symphonic jazz will blend the lushness, sheen and sophistication of an orchestra’s grand sound with the virtuosity, spontaneity and verve of jazz performed by a small ensemble.

Bringing together the most respected Singaporean and Russian musicians is another step forward in warming the ties of friendship and cultural exchange between the large multi-national ethnic geographic diversity of Russia and almost equally diverse melting pot of cultures in the small geography of Singapore.

The Russia-Singapore Jazz Symphonia is truly a highlight in this year’s Singapore musical scene, a musical kaleidoscope of contrasting moods and colors, and an inspirational, energizing experience not to be missed.

Brought by RusSing Holdings and produced by Twise (S) Pte Ltd, under the musical direction of Jeremy Monteiro, with the support of Michael Tay, Director of Singapore Foundation for Arts and Culture, and Embassy of The Russian Federation.

Partial proceeds from the concert will be donated to Singapore Repertory Theatre Student Education Fund.