My Concert Experience

American Dream (ing)

We were decked out in red, blue and white – the three colours (or might I say, colors*) of the American flag. The concert featured a myriad of  American composers including, Aaron Copland, Frank Ticheli, Leonard Bernstein and John Williams. We also performed a tribute to the late Eagles lead singer, Glen Frey. My favourite of the afternoon was Watermelon Man from American Graffiti XIV Quincy Magic arranged by Naohiro Iwai. It was enjoyable playing with the Mus’art Wind Orchestra again after a 4 year hiatus!

(Photo: Jordan Liang)

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My Concert Experience

Enka Night: Golden Oldies of Japan

Yesterday evening was my debut with a combo band and a brilliant one might I add. The musicians were all superb and so much fun to work with. I had a great night with Windstars Ensemble and Japanese music. Check out the lovely view of Singapore’s skyline from our venue.

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Video Credits: Lin Qing Xiang

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My Concert Experience

John Bruce Yeh and The Singapore Wind Symphony

Had the wonderful privilege to perform the world premiere of local Singaporean, Mr. Benjamin Yeo’s Chopsuey together with the Singapore Wind Symphony. In the composer’s words:

This piece is a scherzo (‘joke’) with a whirlwind of musical clichés that bring to mind the heritage of America, elements of Chinese culture and also music written for the versatile Clarinet, beloved in many musical genres. Many absurd stereotypes are really like “Chopsuey” – a dish made popular by Chinese takeaways all over America but in fact does not exist in Chinese cuisine at all, ironically, making it very American indeed.

It was my favourite piece of the evening with very clever and relatable extended techniques including mimicking eating sounds. It was a concert entitled John Bruce Yeh and The Singapore Wind Symphony at the Singapore School of the Arts Concert Hall on the 24th of April, 2016. I hope you enjoy the video!

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Media Encounters

Newspaper Debut

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My debut on local Singaporean Chinese newspaper – Lian He Zao Bao. Sharon talks about how I fell in love with saxophone, the struggles I faced through the process of realising my dream, my current projects and upcoming performances. Right photo was taken by Mr Chan Khei Hong at my recital All That Dance (26 January 2016) and features my colleagues, Peiyi Ng on the piano and dancers Valerie Lim and Shaun Lim.

For the full story online please visit:
http://www.zaobao.com.sg/lifestyle/education/live/story20160413-604556

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