This September, The Arts House is set to present a series of musical performances representing a range of geographies and cultures. From unveiling Singapore’s landscape via Chinese poetry and music to the Straits of Melaka and Armenian chamber music, get ready for music that will introduce audiences to the rich, sonic textures of the region.
Shiyun: Island Interludes
In conjunction with the Mid-Autumn Festival, Shiyun: Island Interludes presents an evening of Chinese poetry and chamber music exploring iconic landmarks and urban landscapes in Singapore. Rediscover these spaces through lyrical verses and melodies based on excerpts from 23 poems by writers across different generations.
Shiyun: Island Interludes plays on 7th and 8th September 2019 at the Play Den. Tickets are free with registration on Peatix
Cita Seni: Rhythm of the Straits
Led by the young and talented Fadhli Ramlee, this Cita Seni session will showcase a wide range of rhythms of traditional Malay music, juxtaposed against its contemporary renditions. Fadhli will share his experiences in learning and playing Malay music as well as the varieties of Malay traditional music. Through these rhythms, explore the cultural dynamics of the region, of its past, present and possibly its future.
Cita Seni: Rhythm of the Straits plays on 14th September 2019 at the Chamber. Tickets are free with registration on Peatix
By Candlelight: A Tapestry of Armenian Music
Be inspired by the unique flavour of Armenian classical music, performed by Ani Umedyan (violin), Leslie Tan (cello), and Kseniia Vokhmianina (piano). Combining Armenian musical forms with aspects of Western classical tradition in styles established by the composers Komitas and Babajanyan, the beautiful music of Armenia speaks of ancient traditions, holy lands, and incredible nature.
By Candlelight plays on 27th September 2019 at the Living Room. Tickets available from Peatix