VCH Open House

VCH Open House 2023
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Pay a visit to the iconic Victoria Concert Hall for the VCH Open House 2023 on 28 May 2023. Immerse yourself in the captivating world of classical music at this family-friendly event featuring members of the Singapore Symphony Group. The event will offer a variety of enriching activities and performances that will delight music enthusiasts and novices alike.

VCH Open House 2023

PERFORMANCES

SNYS: Symphonic Stories
28 May 2023 / 11am
Duration: 1 hour with no intermission
Admission Age: 5 years old
Venue: Victoria Concert Hall

The Singapore National Youth Sinfonia takes centre stage in the morning with a striking performance that showcases their immense talent. Conducted by Seow Yibin, the orchestra will perform Wagner’s Die Meistersinger: Overture, Prokofiev’s Suite from Lieutenant Kijé and an arrangement of Purcell’s The Gordian Knot Untied. Don’t miss this chance to witness the brilliance of these young musicians as they bring to life three timeless masterpieces.

Non-flash photography is allowed during bows and applause. No photography when artistes are performing. Unauthorised video recordings are strictly not allowed.


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Brazilian Beats with Bloco Singapura
28 May 2023 / 1.30pm
Duration: 30 minutes with no intermission
Free Admission
Venue: Outside Victoria Concert Hall

Get ready to move and groove with Bloco Singapura, the dynamic percussion group that is all set to inspire you with their performance! With a variety of drumming instruments and percussions, visit the Empress lawn for an exciting line-up of rhythmic performances featuring Swing Samba, Batucada, Brazilian, and many more percussive styles. You can find them performing in the afternoon, so come join us for a lively celebration.

SSO: Expression Avenue
28 May 2023 / 3pm
Duration: 1 hour with no intermission
Admission Age: 7 years old
Venue: Victoria Concert Hall

Immerse yourself in an exciting concert where music and expression collide to create a fun and learning experience for musicians and families to enjoy. Led by conductor Jason Lai, this concert will showcase the beauty of programmatic music and its ability to transport audiences to another world. Through pieces like Manuel de Falla’s Ritual Fire Dance, Smetana’s Ma Vlast, Chen Zhangyi’s II. Rain from Rain Tree, and Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite, you’ll be taken on an informative journey to find out more about how composers draw inspiration from their surroundings and use music to express themselves.

Non-flash photography is allowed during bows and applause. No photography when artistes are performing. Unauthorised video recordings are strictly not allowed.

WORKSHOPS

Workshop 1: Music and Movement by Brocolily
28 May 2023 / 9:30am and 11am
Duration: 45 minutes with no intermission
Total Capacity: 30 Pax
Photo/ Video rules: To be advised by workshop provider on event day

Welcome onboard Brocolily Airlines! A music and movement programme best suited for 4 to 8 year olds. Through a series of folk pieces, kids have an opportunity to experience music from around the world with fellow Brocolily performers. Come and sing, dance, and play along with Brocolily and their animal puppets.

About Brocolily
Brocolily was formed in 2019 by theatre-makers Cheryl Kjm & Zeeaura. The name “Brocolily” is a fun combination of the nutritious veggie and the Lily flower; with a hidden meaning that represents their belief to create memorable works for the young that are both experientially enticing and enriching. We embrace the quirks of everyone’s imagination and aim to create a safe and fun environment for learning and parent-child bonding.

This programme is recommended for ages 4 to 8. Participants have to be at least 3 years old to attend the workshop. Every attendee requires a ticket to join the workshop.

Workshop 2: Ocarina Fun! by Ocarina House
28 May 2023 / 1:30pm
Duration: 1 hour with no intermission
Total Capacity: 30 Pax
Photo/ Video rules: To be advised by workshop provider on event day

Experience the fun of making music with the beautiful ocarina! Facilitated by Ocarina House, the workshop will teach you how to play this simple yet captivating instrument, and you’ll be playing some of your favorite tunes in no time. Join us and discover the magic of the ocarina! Materials including a plastic ocarina and printed music scoresheets will be provided, and participants can bring them home.

About Ocarina House
Ocarina House is a community of local ocarina enthusiasts dedicated to inspiring people of all ages to discover their musical potential and share the joy of music-making with others. Their ultimate goal is to bring people closer together through the power of music.

This programme is recommended for ages 8 to 12. Participants have to be at least 6 years old to attend the workshop. Every attendee requires a ticket to join the workshop.

Workshop 3: Drumming Workshop by Bloco Singapura
28 May 2023 / 4:30pm
Duration: 1 hour with no intermission
Total Capacity: 20 Pax
Photo/ Video rules: To be advised by workshop provider on event day

Get ready to move your body and feel the rhythm! Experience the pulsating beats of the Brazilian Carnaval culture as you learn unique polyrhythms, movements, and simple linguistics of Brazilian drumming. Led by the expert drummers from Bloco Singapura, you’ll develop awareness, coordination, and dynamics through this hands-on experience. Join us on a musical and cultural journey of Brazil, and discover the vibrant traditions of this amazing country.

About Bloco Singapura
Bloco Singapura was founded in July 2008 by Music Director Syed Ahmad as a project to recreate the electrifying carnaval atmosphere at the inaugural Night Festival held by the National Museum of Singapore. For over ten years their infectious beats have captured the imagination of many at numerous festivals and events locally and internationally.

This programme is recommended for ages 12 and above. Participants have to be at least 10 years old to attend the workshop. Every attendee requires a ticket to join the workshop. Every attendee requires a ticket to join the workshop.

OTHER ACTIVITIES

VCH Tours
28 May 2023 / 9am / 1pm / 4.30pm
1.5 hours with no intermission
Admission Age: 4 years old

Embark on guided tours of Victoria Concert Hall, explore its hidden gems and learn more about its history. Gain exclusive access to backstage areas, marvel at the grand Atrium, and appreciate the architectural brilliance of the External Facade.

Note: The tours will include various types of movement including climbing up staircases and walks in between rooms and areas.

Instrument Petting Zoo
28 May 2023 / 9am – 6pm

Visit the Victoria Concert Hall Foyer anytime during the day and get up close and personal with some of the most enchanting instruments around, including the harp, cello, and various woodwind instruments. Musicians will be on hand to provide an introduction to the instruments and answer any questions you may have. You’ll learn about how they’re played and how sound is produced, as well as get a chance to play them yourself. This is the perfect opportunity for both adults and children alike to explore and get a hands-on experience of the orchestra instruments.

More details here.


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