Award-winning clarinetist John Bruce Yeh in town!

Making his debut with the Singapore Wind Symphony, Chicago Symphony Orchestra‘s GRAMMY® Award-winning clarinetist John Bruce Yeh will be in Singapore on 21 April to rehearse with the band for the concert this coming Sunday.

John was appointed solo bass clarinet of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra by Sir Georg Solti at the age of 19, and is the longest-serving clarinetist in the CSO’s history. Enjoying an international career as a soloist and a recording artist, he has released more than a dozen recordings that have earned worldwide critical acclaim.

The Band Post gives you a rundown of his schedule so mark your dates!

22 April, Friday
2pm – 6pm
170 Ghim Moh Road, Ulu Pandan Community Club, #02-01, Singapore 279621

Free & Easy and Private lessons

Slots available:
30 minute or 60 minute slots

Rates:
$150 (package with 2 tickets to John Bruce Yeh and the Singapore Wind Symphony) for 30 minute slot
$250 (package with 4 tickets to John Bruce Yeh and the Singapore Wind Symphony) for 60 minute slot

First-come-first-serve-basis – Limited slots available!
Interested parties please contact Melvin at [email protected] or 9768 4722.
Please bring cash or cheque (to Singapore Wind Symphony (SWS)) as payment upon confirmation.

23 April, Saturday
2pm – 6pm
170 Ghim Moh Road, Ulu Pandan Community Club, #02-01, Singapore 279621

Clarinet Day

The programme includes a live demo Masterclass and a mini concert by John himself.

2.00pm – 3.30pm – Masterclass Demo 1 & 2 (45 minutes each)
3.30pm – 3.45pm – Break (15 minutes)
3.45pm – 4.15pm – Mini concert (30 minutes)
4.15pm – 5.45pm – Masterclass Demo 3 & 4 (45 minutes each)
5.45pm – 6.00pm – Open Questions & Answers Session / Closing address and mingle session

Admission: FREE
First-come-first-serve-basis – Only 100 Spots available!
Interested parties please sign up here!

24 April – Sunday
5pm
School of the Arts (SOTA) Cocert Hall

John Bruce Yeh & The Singapore Wind Symphony

John will be performing C.M. von Weber’s “Concertino” and Michael Daugherty’s “Brooklyn Bridge” – a true virtuosic composition for solo clarinet inspired by the stunning views of New York seen from the famous landmark.

In addition, he will give the world premiere performances of Daniel Yiau’s “Suite Yokai” for clarinet choir as conductor and as soloist in Benjamin Yeo’s “Chop Suey”, a witty and highly entertaining scherzo specially commissioned by the SWS for John Bruce Yeh.

The program will also include Pulitzer Prize winner Jennifer Higdon’s Percussion Concerto, a dazzling tour de force for percussion soloist featuring renowned local percussionist Iskandar Rashid.

Admission: $20 (Standard), $18 (Group of 5), $16 (Group of 10)
Tickets available from here!
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