Monday, 16 May 2016

RESONATES / Photographs of Suntory Hall Chamber Music Academy & Yong Siew Toh Conservatory Chamber Concert at THE NATIONAL GALLERY

Now we know that the Singapore Courtyard at The National Gallery is a good place to hold concerts. On Saturday (14 May 2016), the Suntory Hall Chamber Music Academy and Yong Siew Toh Conservatory held a joint chamber concert featuring the complete works that were performed the night before. There were three parts to the concert, commencing at 2.30pm, 3.30pm and 4.30pm in the afternoon.

I made it on time to catch the second and third parts, which featured Chausson's Concert for violin, piano and string quartet, Takemitsu's Le Son Calligraphie and Dvorak's Second String Quintet in complete performances. The acoustics were surprisingly good, and the sound projected could be clearly heard way up on the 5th storey of the Gallery. The views were quite spectacular too. The wonderful thing was in this "Promenade" concert, one could come and go as one wished, and everybody still had a good time.

Chausson's Concert.
Japanese pianist Kosuke Akimoto was all eyes on
violinist Oleksandr Korniev, who now looks like
the fiddler in Marc Chagall's paintings.
Those who forbid people from taking photos
at a concert, take that!!!
Can you spot musicians from the Tokyo Quartet
and T'ang Quartet seated in the audience?
A double quartet performed
Takemitsu's Le Son Calligraphie.
An aerial view of Dvorak's String Quintet No.2
That's amore for you!
All the 17 performers and their mentors.

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