Johor Bahru Classical Music Festival 27-29 July 2017

Johor Bahru Classical Music Festival

Date: 27-29 July 2017
Venue: Amari Johor Bahru 82C, Jalan Trus, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor

From Star Wars to West Side Story, to a sacrificial tale of a Queen, and to love songs composed by a King, The JB Classical Music Festival 2017 invites you on a journey to experience classical music that transcends generations, soundscapes and cultures. “IN SYNC” This year we explore the synchronisation of influences, styles, and ideas – illustrating music at its most universal, as it tells stories of the times we find ourselves in (or out of) sync.

27 JULY 2017 (THU)

Sans Frontieres – 3 countries, 4 musicians, 1 stage
8.00pm, Amari Johor Bahru
Mireia Frutos Fernandez (Piano) and Ivan Torres (Cello) of Spain join Sayaka Ohira (Violin) of Japan and Benjamin Fabre (Viola) of France in a not-to-be-missed collaboration that brings together a delightful melting pot of cultures and influences to highlight composers from their respective homelands to showcase music at its most universal across languages, nationalities, and cultures.

28 JULY 2017 (FRI)
Jazz Up – Rhapsody in Blue

feat. National Symphony Orchestra Wind Ensemble with Julian Chan (Saxophone) and Misa Yamamoto (Piano)
8.00pm, Amari Johor Bahru
The National Symphony Orchestra Wind Ensemble teams up with Misa Yamamoto (Piano) to explore one of the popular jazz-influenced masterpieces by George Gershwin, Rhapsody in Blue. Julian Chan (Saxophone) will take center stage in the first half of the concert to perform the fun and witty Scaramouche by Darius Milhaud. The concert will also feature another famous Gershwin work – Porgy and Bess; and a beautiful French classic, Le Temps des Cerises (The Time of Cherry).

29 JULY 2017 (SAT)
Journey to the West Side

feat. Philharmonic Winds of Malaysia with guest soloist Bastien Baumet (Euphonium)
3.00pm, Pinewood Iskandar Malaysia Studios
The Philharmonic Winds of Malaysia is a non-profit organisation consisting of professional musicians and tertiary-level music students. The ensemble aims to promote wind and band music, while enhancing the art of wind playing amongst the community by creating a platform for wind players to play and perform. The ensemble will be performing alongside renowned Euphonium talent Bastian Baumet in a youthful and charming program, finishing with Bernstein’s critically-acclaimed West Side Story.

29 JULY 2017 (SAT)
A Thai Odyssey

feat. Siam Sinfonietta (Thailand)
8.00pm, Pinewood Iskandar Malaysia Studios
Siam Sinfonietta was founded in 2010 by Thai/American composer Somtow Sucharitkul, Thai conductor Trisdee na Patalung, and the Bangkok Opera Foundation. The orchestra has won first place at the Summa Cum Laude International Youth Music Festival in the symphony orchestra category, toured in California, and performed at the Young Euro Fest in Berlin, Germany; this was followed in 2014 by performances in Carnegie Hall and another trip to Berlin, Prague and Abu Dhabi. The acclaimed orchestra will be presenting an explosive program which includes love songs from the late Thai king Rama IX, Bela Bartok’s The Miraculous Mandarin, and bring the festival to an exciting close with conductor Somtow Sucharitkul’s own composition – the Suriyothai Suite.


28 JULY 2017 (FRI)
The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) in Interview
with Ryan Lewis, Malaysia National Consultant, interviewed by Dr. Andrew Filmer
10.00am, Ballroom at Amari Johor Bahru, RM20
Trinity College London in Interview
with U-Jin Lim, Regional Academic Consultant, interviewed by Dr. Andrew Filmer
11.00am, Ballroom at Amari Johor Bahru, RM20
The Piano Accompanist: Partner in Success or Failure
with Robin Lee (Piano) and Dylan Lee (Violin)
2.30pm, Ballroom at Amari Johor Bahru, RM20
Violin Anatomy 101
by violin maker, Tan Chin Seng
4.00pm, Ideas Room at Amari Johor Bahru, RM20
Violin/Viola Masterclass with Benjamin Fabre & Sayaka Ohira
5.00pm, Ideas Room at Amari Johor Bahru, RM100 (participant), RM20 (observer)

29 JULY 2017 (SAT)

The Empire Strikes a Chord: The Music of Star Wars through the Lens of Classical Music
by Dr. Andrew Filmer
11.30am, Ballroom at Amari Johor Bahru, RM20
Tickets for all masterclasses and special events:

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