One of the best known and most accomplished string quartets in Southeast Asia, Singapore’s T’ang Quartet is marking its third decade with the first concert this year on 12 April at Victoria Concert Hall.
The award-winning ensemble – also Quartet-in-Residence at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music – will begin the celebration with a programme that goes back to their humble beginnings – their intent distilled in their selection of a quartet work by Haydn, an Austrian composer of the classical era known for his part in the development of chamber music.
T’ang Quartet will perform two pieces:
- Haydn String Quartet Op.76 No.2 “Fifths”
- Borodin String Quartet No.2 in D Major
Humble Beginnings is part of the Quartet’s new anniversary programme – with up to four concerts as well as a commemorative coffee-table book, T’ang At 30.
The group will endeavour to tackle the major works of the great masters such as Haydn, Mozart, Brahms and Beethoven while keeping their edge in performing contemporary works and new ones by living composers.
Date: 22 April, Friday
Venue: Victoria Concert Hall
Time: 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Tickets: $40 & $28 (students, NSF, seniors)