Concert photo story by Wei Yuet
Alternate Worlds II[20th aug 2016 / 7:30pm / Esplanade Recital Studio] - Original story, music and concept by Tze Toh
Alternate Worlds II / もうひとつの世界2 is the second installment of TO ensemble's unique concert series Alternate Worlds which explore new worlds of music, featuring original story, music
A young boy discovers a mysterious device left behind by his grandfather in the cellar of his house. Little did he know that the device - a trans-dimensional gate, would allow him to travel to alternate universes, and thus his adventure through time and space begins!
Join TO ensemble on this fascinating musical journey that will surprise and delight all ages. Be moved by stories of love, loss and dreams and experienceancient worlds and future space cities through TO ensemble’s unique fusion music - where the worlds of classical, jazz, film score, carnatic music, pop to Korean drama/anime soundtracks collide, creating alternative new ones.
For the first time, TO ensemble celebrates lesser known but outstanding classical works, featuring the Asian premiere of Iosif Andriasov's String Quartet, Op. 1. There will be a post-show talk after the concert.
Alternate Worlds II features TO ensemble musicians Indian violinist Lazar T.Sebastine, saxphonist Teo Boon Chye, pianist Tze Toh, violinist Christina Zhou, violist Benjamin Wong, oboist Bernice Lee and flautist Yukari Usui, as well as guest musicians tenor Jonathan Charles Tay, violinist Gabriel Lee, cellist Ryan Sim. The performance will also showcase young talents Taiwanese singer-songwriter Shoie Su and soprano Lauren Yeo.