"Art of Wind Ensemble", or AoWE, is AudioImage Wind Ensemble's flagship series of concerts that aims to expand the repertoire of our musicians and the discerning public. This upcoming instalment promises to be no different, as we challenge our musicians to an "Extreme Make-over", Johan de Meij virtuosic work for wind orchestra that pays tribute to Russian composer, Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky. We also pay homage to Dmitri Shostakovich (March from Symphony No. 7 "Leningrad"), Gomitas Vartabed (Alfred Reed's "Armenian Dance Part One"), and Mdm Liang Yu Tao, a disabled lady who makes her living by selling tissue paper to passer-by at MRT stations - in Singaporean composer, Gu Wei's "Ode To The Forgotten". AoWE promises to be an aural treat for both seasoned and new listeners of the wind ensemble genre.
"Yin and Yang" draws its inspiration from Chinese philosophy, where seemingly opposite or contrary forces may actually be complementary in the natural world. The forces of the wind ensemble, mostly made up of modern Western instruments, will bring about an afternoon of Chinese and Chinese-influenced music spanning different periods and styles, in a carefully curated programme that will demonstrate the ensemble’s versatility.
Join the Audio Image Wind Ensemble as they bring to you a modern twist to Nie Er’s classic Dance of the Golden Snake, the familiar favourite Dance of Yao, selections from critically acclaimed musical by Dick Lee, Forbidden City, as well as the premiere performance of Flame《焰火》 by Benjamin Lim Yi, composed as a test piece for the 2017 Singapore Youth Festival Central Judging of Chinese Orchestras (Secondary School category), in a version specially arranged for the AudioImage Wind Ensemble by its Associate Conductor Mohamad Rasull.