5th December 2018 | 8pm | The Arts House, Play Den
TO ensemble presents a concert that explores the narrative power of music through time - from traditional forms to the contemporary sound which is a confluence of various music.
In the intimate setting of the Play Den, audiences will get to experience up close the various "traditional" music and each's unique ways of expression - from the alap style of improvisation in Carnatic (South Indian) music, the blues and bebop solos of jazz, to the rich tapestries of film and classical music.
The second half of the concert features contemporary fusion works which have become the hallmark of TO ensemble - music that combines the various forms/genres, and blends composition with exhilarating collective improvisation.
Featuring Lazar T.Sebastine (Indian violin), Teo Boon Chye (Saxophone), Tze Toh (piano), additional musicians (TBC) and also exciting upcoming talents, the concert will showcase new works by composer Tze Toh, inspired by the stories of Singapore city yesterday, today and tomorrow.
Video highlights and photos from our performance in Szczecin, Poland for the Spoiwa Kultury Festival coming soon!
We create original works that celebrate both diversity and harmony - we believe our world is greater than the sum of its parts. We understand music, like life itself is a continuous journey of change, growth, evolution. We dream of a united world, and aspire to share stories that connect us all. We believe in the human potential. We celebrate the coming together of cultures. We look to the past to discover the future.
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We believe the key to our future is finding harmony between Man, Machine / Technology and Nature. We envision a future supported by a sustainable way of living, including responsible use of Earth's resources, recycling and protecting the natural environment. We believe in striving to create a better world for our children's children. Most importantly, we celebrate the present and the Beauty of our planet.
Wonderland x is an accumulation of a decade of our work.
all music composed by Tze Toh | performed by Lazar T.Sebastine (Indian violin), Teo Boon Chye (sax), Christina Zhou (violin), Benjamin Wong (viola), Jonathan Charles Tay (tenor), Wendy Phua (e.bass), Yap Shing Min (soprano) | VOL. I - music from concert LAND with NO SUN II VOL. II - music from concert And there Was N0th1ng (Singapore International Festival of Music 2017) and Alternate Worlds II VOL. III - music from concert LAND with NO SUN