Upcoming Concert


Yellow River Cantata

Sunday, 16 December 2018
Esplanade Concert Hall
in collaboration with Esplanade, featuring

Chen Hsing An, soprano
Kee Loi Seng, tenor
Jonathan Charles Tay, tenor
Sun Zhao Rui, baritone
Johnny Ng, narrator

Chua Yew Kok, pipa
Derrick Wong Wai Kit, san xian

The Joy Chorale
Khor Ai Ming, director

Tsung Yeh, conductor


Yew Tien Phoon
On the High Seas

George Enescu
Romanian Rhapsody No. 1

P.I. Tchaikovsky
1812 Overture


Xian Xinghai
Yellow River Cantata

A celebration of music that will undoubtedly stir the soul in its nationalistic fervour – the centrepiece of the program will be the “Yellow River Cantata” by Chinese composer Xian Xinghai. An epic work scored for large orchestra with additional Chinese musical instruments, narrator, soloists and large SATB choir, this modern choral masterpiece was inspired by a patriotic poem by Guang Weiran and conceived as an ode to the great river that is the wellspring of the Chinese civilisation.

Just like the Yellow River Cantata, both Enescu’s “Romanian Rhapsody No. 1”, which contains elements of gypsy music and vivid Romanian rhythms, and Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture”, a festival overture celebrating and commemorating the successful Russian defence against the advancing French army, displays their love and pride for their country. To complete this concert, we will also feature a piece by our very own local composer Phoon Yew Tien.

Maestro Tsung Yeh returns to the podium after masterfully leading the orchestra in a critically acclaimed concert in March 2017 which included Leong Yoon Pin’s “Dayong Sampan” Overture & Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite. The BHSO is also pleased to welcome Maestro Yeh to his newly appointed role with the orchestra as Artistic Advisor.



這次演出由葉聰老師指揮。葉老師上一回於2017年3月以指揮的身份與布萊德嶺交響樂團同臺演出,演奏梁榮平的《Dayong Sampan 序曲》以及伊戈尔·斯特拉文斯基的《火鳥》,備受好評。這次葉老師更以萊德嶺交響樂團新任藝術顧問的身份重返指揮台,敬請期待!


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