Victoria Concert Hall - Dedicated To Music

Empress Place
South, Singapore

July 2014

To full test out the effects of the newly-reopened Victoria Concert Hall, Merlion sat is for no less than 2 different performances on the opening day.

T’ang Quartet

The T’ang Quartet started officially performing in 1999, and comprises of the following members: Ng Yu-Ying (1st Violin), Ang Chek Meng (2nd Violin), Leslie Tan (Cello) and Lionel Tan (Viola). 

Awaiting the entrance of the group with the 4 chairs in the centre of the Hall...

A playful reference to the last names of the group’s members, ‘T’ang’ also symbolises the golden age of cultural expression in the Tang Dynasty, an acknowledgement of their Asian roots.

The Philharmonic Winds and Philharmonic Youth Winds

Since its formation in 2000, The Philharmonic Winds (Phil Winds) - currently led by Music Director Leonard Tan - has been presenting meaningful concerts of high standards. Each concert revolves around a theme, such as Sounds of Japan, All That Jazz, Absolut Dutch, An American Portrait and Death and Life, amongst others. They have also presented works by Grainger and Varèse, wind serenades by Mozart, Dvořák and Strauss, as well as symphonies by Hindemith and Barnes. In addition, Phil Winds has participated in opera
productions of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly and Weill’s Street Scenes.

Philharmonic Youth Winds (Phil Youth) was formed in early 2002 by Phil Winds to provide an opportunity for young, passionate musicians to further their ensemble experience. Since its inaugural concert led by Zechariah Goh Toh Chai and Leonard Tan, the ensemble grew under various other conductors, such as Andy Sim, Yeow Ching Shiong, Alan Lourens, and David Glosz, performing in joint concerts with Phil Winds as well as its own concerts under Resident Conductor Adrian Chiang. In addition, Phil Youth has had the opportunity to work with foreign clinicians and conductors and participate in music exchange programmes.

The Emcee introducing the Orchestra, a deep introductory bow by Resident Conductor Adrian Chiang, and a sharing about the pieces to be performed...

The soloists take centrestage under Adrian's guidance...

 Talented youths dedicated to their music...

 The Orchestra in its entirety in the traditional Concert Hall...