Joining forces with Conservatory ensemble in residence, Red Dot Baroque, the YST Orchestral Institute presents a journey across time and realms through musical evocations of battles. The program features Marin Marais’ Chaconne from Alcyone, W.F. Bach’s Adagio and Fugue in D minor, Handel’s Concerto Grosso in B-flat Major, Op. 3 No. 1, H.I.F. Biber’s Battalia à 10, and Igor Stravinsky’s Symphony in C – each composition a story-telling of familiar battles that have perennially plagued, confronted, and defined our shared humanity. Different in shape and form these battles may be – spiritual or physical, distantly mythological, or bitingly real – they demand resilience and unwavering hope towards a better future. Laced with empathy and valiance, we offer musical prayers for Halcyon Days (Alcyone’s namesake): an idealised space where peace and calmness prevails, even if fleetingly.
YST Orchestral Institute
JASON LAI, conductor
ALAN CHOO, artistic director, Red Dot Baroque
RED DOT BAROQUE, ensemble-in-residence
Chaconne from Alcyone
WILHELM FRIEDEMANN BACH
Adagio and Fugue in D minor
GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL
Concerto Grosso in B-flat major, Op. 3 No. 1
HEINRICH IGNAZ FRANZ VON BIBER
Battalia à 10
– Intermission –
Symphony in C
Information Source: Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music official website
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