Monday, 14 January 2013

What it feels like to see your name at a bus-stop

Ever wonder what it feels like to see your name at a bus-stop? Hopefully it isn't a shock in the form of graffiti. It has happened just once, and it is quite a pleasant surprise. Above is the scene at the SBS bus-stop outside of Esplanade this weekend, and the advertisement in question highlights a forthcoming concert by the Orchestra of the Music Makers. Here it is in its full glory.  

So I have been quoted, big deal! Obviously the orchestra and Esplanade see the importance of reviews (and hopefully music reviewers), in order to help promote a concert and the artists. Anyway, both violinist Edward Tan and pianist Clarence Lee are among the finest young musical talents Singapore have produced, and they certainly deserve all plaudits possible. 

At this concert on Saturday 26 January 2013 (Esplanade Concert Hall at 5 pm), Edward Tan will be performing the slow movement of Barber's Violin Concerto while Clarence Lee puts the glitz on Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue. The Orchestra of the Music Makers conducted by Chan Tze Law will also perform works by Copland, Philip Glass, John Williams and Alan Menken. Be there or be square. 

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