In collaboration with Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, the Mus’art Wind Orchestra presented a concert themed Top of the Charts. Under the baton of Maestro Wilson Ong, it was a concert featuring hit songs from the Top 40s such as Adele’s Rolling in the Deep, Skyfall, Taylor Swift’s Shake It Off, Katy Perry’s Firework, Bruno Mars’ Just The Way You Are and more. We were joined by extremely talented Singaporean vocalists Alemay Fernandez, Cassandra Spykerman and Afwan. Also, I had the privilege of performing along side extraordinaire saxophonist, Teo Boon Chye – what an experience!
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)