Concerts & Events

Constellations in Harmony – An Artistic Harp Recital

Recital Studio, Esplanade, 11 November 2010, 7:30pm

Re-discover the mystery beyond the constellations in our night skies in an artistic harp recital engaging sight, sound and spiritual experience. Young Artist Award winner Katryna Tan brings to life constellation love myths with the harp.

The Northern Crown (Corona Borealis) tells the love story of Greek goddess Ariadne. This is portrayed by Canadian composer Murray Schafer’s Crown of Ariadne, written for solo harp, with percussion. The harpist engages in elaborate gestures with the percussion instruments and performs with ankle bells- suggesting the multiple role of dancer, performer and musician.

In Eastern mythology, the legend of constellations Aquila and Lyra is well-known. Katryna unfolds the story of 牛郎织女 or The Herd-boy and Weaver Girl in a World Premiere work written for Harp with Flute, Violin and Cello by composer Ananda Sukarlan (Indonesia). This new commission continues Katryna’s passion and interest in Asian and contemporary music. Guest musicians are Roberto Alvarez (Flute), Cindy Yan (Violin) & Natasha Liu (Cello),

This artistic recital will also feature music by Singaporean composer Ho Chee Kong and works by Carlos Salzedo – known also as father of modern harp playing. Arts works of Indraboy bin Sarkasi will also be featured in the concert.

Venue: Recital Studio, Esplanade
Time: 7:30pm
Tickets: $30
Concessions for students: 15% Discount
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