September 4, 2017

REVIEW / CONCERT

BRIEF ENCOUNTERS: A MUSICAL AFFAIR

Metropolitan Festival Orchestra

The title of this concert was probably derived from the 1945 David Lean-directed black-and-white movie Brief Encounter, in which Rachmaninov's Second Piano Concerto featured prominently in...

July 25, 2016

At first glance, science and the arts may seem disparate but Dr Kevin Koh has shown that one can be an expert in both domains at the same time.

Apart from setting up Vivo Diagnostics in 2013, the 35-year-old - who learnt how to play the piano at the age of three - is th...

July 15, 2016

Lab scientists may make groundbreaking discoveries or invent wonderful devices that are lifesavers for humankind.

But these may not put bread on the table and the world may never benefit if were not for the efforts of people like Dr Kevin Koh.

The 35-year-old founder of...

May 30, 2016

REVIEW / CONCERT

VOCAL ASSOCIATES CHORUSES: MASS OF THE CHILDREN

Vocal Associates Festival Choirs, Khor Ai Ming (music director), Joshua Tan Kangming (conductor), Metropolitan Festival Orchestra, Tamagoh (percussion), Tony Makarome (mridangam and double bass)

Esplanade Co...

December 8, 2015

REVIEW / CONCERT

NATIONAL PIANO & VIOLIN COMPETITION 2015

Artist Category Finals & Prizewinners' Concert

5 & 6 December 2015

Victoria Concert Hall

The National Arts Council has been running the National Piano & Violin Competition since the mid-1990s. This edition, which mar...

December 7, 2015

6. SING50 MUSIC CONCERT

Celebrating songs performed, composed or made popular by Singaporeans in the 50-years of independence was the 160-minute Sing50 concert.

The event kicked off the Jubilee Weekend in August with a star-studded line-up of more than 250 artists, who p...

November 14, 2015

Taylor Swift made headlines when she performed in Singapore recently, but unbeknownst to many, there was another superstar in town this week.

Paul Anka may not be a recognisable name to most Swifties, which are what fans of Swift are called, but the legendary pop and ja...

November 13, 2015

SINGAPORE - United Overseas Bank held its 80th anniversary dinner on Thursday night (Nov 12).

After guests had enjoyed a delicious dinner, complete with wines, dessert was served. But there was an even sweeter ending. The bank pulled out a surprise treat for the guests...

August 6, 2015

Fresh from a short vacation in Qingdao, China, pianist Lang Lang will head for the high seas after his performance here at the Sing50 concert on Friday. But it is all work and no play for the 33-year-old Chinese virtuoso, who will be performing for the first time at a...

August 5, 2015

Nurse Elizabeth Ho has been living and breathing music every day for the past two months. This is because the 37-year-old is among 50 pianists who will be sharing the stage with renowned Chinese pianist Lang Lang at the Sing50 concert on Friday.

Lang Lang will lead the...

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