Sunday, January 07, 2007

NUS Wind Symphony presents InTempo 2007

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Date: 18th March 2007 (Sunday)
Time: 5pm
Venue: University Cultural Centre Hall (NUS)
Conductor: Mr Leonard Tan
1) Early Bird Tickets at $8 (valid until 15th Jan)
2) After Early bird date, $10

The prices stated are NOT inclusive of the $1 sistic charge. If you have our Da Capo concert ticket stub, you can also enjoy an additional $1 off.

For early bird tickets, please contact any NUSWS members you know or visit sistic website at

Repertoire: Others to be confirmed.

Merry Wives of Windsor - Otto Nicolai
Poema Alpestre - Franco Cesarini (Singapore Premiere)
Soaring Over the Ridges: The impression of the North Alps - Satoshi Yagisawa (Singapore Premiere)
Silver Screen - Paul Hart
Immer Keiner featuring our own solo clarinetist Mr Ian Lum

Poema Alpestre (Singapore Premiere):
For someone like Franco Cesarini, born in a land of which every horizon is dominated by the majestic Alps, mountains are in one's heart and soul throughout every moment of life. Therefore, the question as to why Cesarini chose to write a piece dedicated to mountains can have a thousand answers or none.Cesarini creates a world of sound that depicts a real world he has known first hand.This 20-minute creation transports the listener (and performer!) to a land of alpine beauty and terrific natural forces. The fog and mist give way to grandeur and vistas beyond compare that contain grazing cattle (listen for their passage indicated by large cow-bells), birds and other wildlife, and the fury of high-altitude blizzards. The snowstorm subsides into a divine state where the 'mountain-top experience' is revealed as the spirit soars to new heights. The true spirit of mountains is described in the words of Alan Hovhaness: "Mountains are symbolic meeting places between the material and the spiritual world." It is a sentiment with which the composer fully agrees, which also helps explain the titles of succeeding episodes of the composition. These alternate moments of reality, of matter, with those of the ethereal, the spirit. Certain subtitles also refer to Thomas Mann's classic novel, "The Magic Mountain".As in the book, the triumvirate of illness-love-death becomes the key to trying to understand the mystery of life.Another factor that compelled Cesarini to write this piece is the 50th anniversary of the death of Richard Strauss (1864-1949). For Cesarini, "Poema Alpestre" is a modest tribute to his memory. by Franco Cesarini

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