Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Photos of the Orchestra of the Music Makers's Final Pre-Tour Rehearsal

On Sunday 1 July, the Orchestra of the Music Makers (OMM) held a final rehearsal at the School of the Arts before their departure to the UK to perform at the Cheltenham and Lichfield Summer Music Festivals. This evening, the main focus was on Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade, a work that was performed at its very first concert in 2008.  A great sound was generated for its opening movement, The Sea and Sinbad's Ship. Conducted by Chan Tze Law, OMM's tour is going to be a great hit.

The French horns are guaranteed of a busy time.

OMM Concertmaster Chan Yoong Han will play the violin solo in Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade at the Lichfield Festival. 

A Maestro at work. Chan Tze Law has become Singapore's foremost trainer of orchestras and his work with OMM is examplary. A life of playing the violin in the Singapore Symphony Orchestra has made him an uncanny motivator of musicians, as he knows exactly what makes them tick. Besides he is becoming Singapore's greatest interpreter of Mahler symphonies.

Panoramic views of the orchestra in rehearsal.

From a timpanist's point of view.

The maestro meets a critic, Satoru Takaku of Japan.

The lone trumpeter practises with the view of cranes at a construction site. 

You can read Marc Rochester's rave review of OMM's history-making concert at the Cheltenham Festival in this fine article entitled Singapore in Cheltenham:

Well done, guys and gals. We're all so proud of you!

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