“Of Salt and Pepper..”


Introduction and Allegro for Flute, Harp, Clarinet and String Quartet

Echoes for Tuba and Strings (world premiere)

Strings Sextet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 36

Inspired by the flavourful contrasts brought about by an interesting collaboration by the T’ang Quartet together with esteemed members of the YST faculty and successful alumni, the “Salt and Pepper” analogy playfully depicts a plethora of fascinating connections between the young and the seasoned, the new and the old, as well as the vast diversity of pitch range, textures and artistic styles.

Consisting of a quintet, sextet and septet, this programme also holds much significant meaning for the performers as the family of YST faculty and alumni, alumni-turned-faculty and alumni-turned-colleagues are reunited to make music together.

ADELINE WONG, composer
QIN LI-WEI, cello
LI XIN, clarinet

Date and time
Saturday, 16 Oct 2021, 7:30 PM

Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music
Conservatory Concert Hall
3 Conservatory Drive
Singapore 117376

Tickets available here!

Death and the Maiden

Join T’ang as they return to the stage with a juxtaposition of string quartets featuring 'Papa' Haydn's light-hearted ‘The Joke’ and Franz Schubert's profoundly dark 'Death and the Maiden'!

Said to have made pianist and composer Clara Schumann laughed aloud after a performance, 'The Joke' is notable for Haydn's display of musical humour and wit in his writings; revealing its tricks in the final movement and thereafter earning its nickname.

Set to a poem by Matthias Claudius in which Death comes to claim a girl not prepared to go quietly, Schubert first composed 'Death and the Maiden' as a song in 1817 before setting it as a theme-and-variation 2nd movement of a string quartet. Described as "one of the pillars of the chamber music repertoire", this particularly dark work conceived on a symphonic scale shows extreme depth and expressiveness but within its lines also reflect the composer's despair at the end of his life as he battled his ailing health.

Death and the Maiden: T'ang Quartet in Concert
Sunday 22 August 2021, 7:30pm
Esplanade Recital Studio
Tickets available here

Champions of Hope

Featuring the compositions of Beethoven and Schostakovich, both composers of whom have battled and overcame their own personal difficulties, T’ang Quartet will perform live at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music - home of the T'ang Quartet.

The 60-min live-stream will also feature a fresh rendition of Dick Lee’s “Home”, specially arranged for this occasion by eminent local producer, arranger and composer Bang Wenfu.

Supported by the Digital Presentation Grant from the National Arts Council, T'ang lends their musical talent in collaboration with TOUCH Community Services to express appreciation for the unwavering spirit and professionalism of all supporters and front-line workers over the Circuit-Breaker period.

Champions of Hope
Live stream on 17th December 2020, 8pm (GMT+8)

Hooked on Classics

'Hooked on Classics’ features tunes that were composed for festive celebrations since the beginning of time from all around the world. Just as these tunes demonstrate moods and characters, the quartet will show how a musician may express the emotions and story behind a piece through a mix of technique, talent and passion.

Hooked on Classics
Sunday, 15 March 2020
Festival Arts Theatre, OurTampinesHub
Free Admission

OurTampinesHub Public Service Centre or the Information Counter on L1 from 10am to 10pm daily. One person is entitled to 2 tickets only.

Heaven & Earth

Dvořák: Quartet No. 10 in E-flat major, Opus 51
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 14 in C♯ minor, Op. 131

Introducing a 7-movement layout played without a break; the exceptional emotional range of Beethoven's material made this string quartet's revolutionary structure necessary.

The fusion of classical style and Bohemian folk spirit, and a riveting contrast to his more famous 'American' quartet, Dvořák’s 'Slavonic' Opus 51 quartet is described as "a superb blend of high art and music from, and for, the people", essentially marking the beginnings of his mature, celebrated chamber works.

Heaven & Earth
Friday, 22 Nov 2019 7.30pm YST Conservatory Concert Hall Tickets at $38 (Concessions available) from Peatix

Tickets available here

(Songs of) Love and Despair

Brahms- “Zwei Gesange” op.91
Maggie Lu (mezzo), Ho Qian Hui (viola) & Shayna Yap (piano)

Respighi- Il Tramonto
Maggie Lu (mezzo), T’ang with Ho Qian Hui (Viola)

Beethoven String Quartet No. 13 in B-flat Major Op.130
T’ang with Zhang Manchin (Viola)

(Songs of) Love and Despair
Saturday, 25 May 2019
SOTA Concert Hall
Tickets at $38 (Concessions available) from Peatix

Tickets available here

Trampled Souls

T'ang Quartet

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