What a fun party we had! We co-chaired an event for our friends at the Victoria Concert Hall Singapore. Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO) had a special Children's Concert: Galactic Adventure and we brought our friends and their little ones to enjoy. The repertoires chose by host Alasdair Malloy drew cheers and long applauses from adults and children. Pieces from the familiar Star Wars themes, to light classical such as Mozart's A Little Night Music, to the nostalgic ET theme song, the line up was a great introduction to children to classical music and for parents to enjoy. After all, many of us grew up listening to these songs!
What's amazing is SSO's invitation of groups of children from grass root communities to enjoy the music as part of their outreach programmes. Those children came well dressed and well mannered and all left with big smiles. What's amazing today were the interaction of the children to the music. One might think a concert hall full of 4-14 years olds will be chaotic but on the contrary, the concentration and appreciation of music that the children shown was a demonstration of how music can touch hearts. The smiles and excitements of the audience were truly valuable.
Thank you SSO for this great event and the opportunity to teach children to love music.
Cheryl Lavender, the great American music teacher, once said, "The fact that children make beautiful music is less significant than the fact that music make beautiful children." Whether they play music or not or simply just enjoy listening, we are certain music do make beautiful children, and thus beautiful adults.
More about SSO here: www.sso.org.sg
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Full house of children and their parents
Darth Vader was in the house too...
and was in charge of the Triangle
Lightsaber bows were very eye catching
Back stage tour of the 2,012 pipes 1987 Klais Organ (this organ replaced the 1931 St Clair organ)
Another corner of the organ
Vantage point form the orchestra
Not easy to move an orchestra...
Dinner at Sinfonia Ristorante (at the Victoria Concert Hall): White Truffle Risotto
Seared Sea Bass
*Photos and videos were allowed in the concert today.
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*Disclaimer: This blog was prepared or accomplished by Richard Y. Chen in his personal capacity. The opinions expressed in this article are the author's own and do not reflect the view of Licha Stelaus Productions.