What happens when some of Singapore’s top musicians come together to present classical works to kids in a non-intimidating way? That’s what took place at The Music Circle last weekend on Saturday, 15 July 2023.
The Music Circle, a music school at Queens Road, presented the Youth and Serenity: A Faure Fête concert, a free one-hour concert at their intimate studio venue.
Youth and Serenity: A Faure Fête – Part of The Music Circle’s Artistry Series
The mini concert featured Cherie Khor on piano, Tang Tee Tong and Clarissa Lim on violin, Christoven Tan on viola, and Leslie Tan on cello performing Gabriel Faure’s Piano Quintet No. 2 in C Minor Op. 115.
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This chamber music piece was complemented by a short introduction to Impressionism and Gabriel Faure.
French composer Gabriel Faure (1845 – 1924) was considered one of the best French composers of his generation. At the young age of 9, he was “talent-spotted” and enrolled into the Ecole de Musique Classique et Religieuse Paris.
Later, in 1892, Fauré would become the Inspector of Music in Paris, and then professor of composition at the Paris Conservatoire.
The Piano Quintet No. 2 in C Minor Op. 115 premiered in May 1921.
Making Chamber Music Accessible
At The Music Circle’s performance, kids were encouraged to colour pictures of the Eiffel Tower and do craft as the music played. These moments were interrupted by applause as the audience responded to the music.
It was a way for kids and their parents to relate to what may sometimes be viewed as “serious” chamber music.
The Youth and Serenity: A Faure Fête concert was part of The Music Circle’s Artistry Series.
This series is part of The Music Circle’s quest to build a community of music lovers. The activities take place in a casual setting as The Music Circle invites artist and audience to be inspired and refreshed by the shared musical experience.
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