For the month of September, The Arts House presents a series of musical performances that hearken to different geographies and cultures. Beginning with Shiyun: Island Interludes, unveil the landscape of Singapore through Chinese poetry and music as Mid-Autumn Festival approaches. Then, arrive at the straits of Melaka with Cita Seni: Rhythm of the Straits where musician Fadhli Ramlee takes the audience through the diverse sounds and rhythms of the region. Finally, round off your journey with an evening of Armenian chamber music in the chamber music series, By Candlelight.
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 will be performed in Mandarin.
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.
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.
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