Singapore-born arts company, TENG, will present Heirlooms, a documentary-concert that reimagines the sounds of Singapore’s Chinese forefathers on 11 October 2019.
Held at the Esplanade Concert Hall, this one-night-only showcase will premiere a repertoire of eight new commissioned works inspired by local Cantonese, Hokkien, Teochew and Hakka music traditions, performed with instruments found only in these folk ensembles. Unlike other concerts, Heirlooms will also enthrall the audience with its symphony of sight and sound as the music compositions are paired harmoniously with multimedia projections documenting interviews with first-generation masters, luthiers, instrument dealers and music protégés. Heirlooms is in support of the Singapore Bicentennial.
The concert is a highlight of The Forefathers Project, a four-year research journey by TENG and supported by Mapletree to uncover the origins of Singapore’s Chinese music. Featuring instruments such as the Gaohu (Cantonese), Nanpa (Hokkien), and Teochew Guzheng, TENG will integrate the folk traditions with contemporary styles and influences in their commissions to inspire greater appreciation of our rich heritage.
Tickets: $25, $35 and $45, available at SISTIC
Venue: Esplanade Concert Hall
When: 11 Oct 2019, 7.30pm