Voyage Festival: Past Epiphanies
26 August @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
“Pulcinella was my discovery of the past, the epiphany through which the whole of my late work became possible.” – Igor Stravinsky
The Voyage Festival 2022 opens with a brilliant display of orchestral colors, featuring two masterpieces by Jean-Philippe Rameau and Igor Stravinsky, performed by the alumni of Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music.
Composed in 1920, Stravinsky’s Pulcinella launched the neoclassical movement in music, paving the way forward by looking to the past and shunning the compositional advances of the modernists as well as the excess of his own earlier work with one fell swoop.
Rameau’s second opera, Les Indes Galantes (1735), tells four stories of love in exotic places with strikingly original and adventurous music that was criticized by its audiences as being “noisy and jarring”, largely because of its depictions of what the European world would have deemed “savages”. With a nod to reclamation and to Stravinsky’s appropriation of older music to chart new futures, six alumni composers reimagine Rameau’s original suite.
Selections from Les Indes galantes (Arrangements commissioned for Voyage Festival 2022)
Huang Dingchao, composer
Tan Jiayng Ilysia, composer
Danilo Endangan Imson, composer
Song Jun Jie Edmund, composer
Fung Hui Yi Wynne, composer
Ding Jian Han, composer
Pulcinella (Full Ballet)
Dr Lien Boon Hua, Conductor
Red Dot Baroque
Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music Alumni Orchestra
Learn more about Voyage at bit.ly/voyagefestival.
The Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music’s 2022-23 season begins; learn more at bit.ly/ystspotlight.