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Journey on Eight Strings – 八弦之旅
April 30 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm$22
Duo Tarenna is excited to present its debut concert Journey on Eight Strings at The Arts House, generously supported by the National Arts Council through the Presentation and Participation Grant. This concert showcases a range of contemporary Chinese violin-viola duos, placing them in dialogue with each other and with a widely-acknowledged masterwork of the repertory- Bohuslav Martinů’s Three Madrigals. Two works by renowned Chinese-American composers Bright Sheng and Chen Yi are counterposed against newly commissioned pieces by Singaporean Chinese composers Lee Jia Yi and Joseph Lim Soon Keong. Taken together, they present complex and different takes on Chinese culture in contemporary society, which are nonetheless informed in different ways by experiences of “the West”.
Concert attendees are cordially invited to an online post-concert dialogue on 1st May 2022 9pm with composers Lee Jiayi and Joseph Lim on Zoom, where we revisit eclipse and Horse Horse Tiger Tiger, and chat about their inspirations, compositional process and more! There will also be an open QnA, so don’t miss out! (Please fill in the form here (https://forms.gle/t6NgTKGCQoJZVLBx7) if you would like to attend).