Ding Yi Music Company's upcoming concert will be a meeting between Chinese and Korean music.
The Singapore-based Chinese chamber music ensemble has announced that it will be teaming up with South Korea's ensemble PHASE for the fourth edition of Musical Frontiers, a concert series that explores new musical possibilities and brings together musicians of various backgrounds and cultures.
Coming four years after the last iteration of Musical Frontiers in 2019, this year's event will be held at the Esplanade Recital Studio at 7:30 PM on 1 November.
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At the concert, helmed by guest conductor Lien Boon Hua, the Artistic Director of Wayfarer Sinfonietta, guests will be treated to a yangqin performance of ‘Taiwan Blue Magpie’ by Ding Yi's Tan Jie Qing and be the first in the world to feast their ears on ‘Song of Rainbow Skirts and Feather Robes’, a piece created for Musical Frontiers by Chinese composer Gao Weijie.
Concert-goers will also be able to learn more about two Korean instruments — the piri and the geomungo — through performances by ensemble PHASE's Minseop Song and Minju Kim.
“We’re very happy to collaborate with Ding Yi, a wonderful ensemble representing Singapore. I think Ding Yi and ensemble PHASE share the important values of experimentation and are always in search of new possibilities to challenge ourselves even though our instruments are different and from different countries,” Song said of the cross-cultural team-up in a press release.
Tickets to Musical Frontiers, priced at $28, are now available for purchase via SISTIC.