Sunday, 8 February 2015

BASSically performs Koji Kondo's Super Mario Bros (1985) Overworld/ Main Theme



BASSically, a double bass ensemble based in Singapore, performs Koji Kondo's Super Mario Bros (1985) Overworld/ Main Theme, arranged by Thomas Yao.

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Koji Kondo (b. 13 Aug 1960) is a living Japanese composer and musician best known for his scores for various video games produced by Nintendo Co. Ltd. His compositions show at least three major influences, namely Latin, jazz and classical music. His works are also highly influenced by Eastern Asian music which is predominantly melody-based with little supporting harmony.

 The “Overworld Theme” from the Nintendo Entertainment System game, “Super Mario Bros”, is commonly regarded as the main theme for the game. The melody of this theme is catchy. Even when it is looped over long periods of time, it remains enjoyable to listen to. More than two decades after its initial release, this iconic theme song continues to serve as the unforgettable accompaniment to one of the most important video games in history.

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The Soldier's Tale

The Solder's Tale
13 Feb 2015 (Fri)
7.00 p.m.
Conservatory Orchestra Hall
Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, NUS
Free admission.

Double bass player, Brandon Wong, and his other schoolmates from the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music will be presenting a performance of Stravinsky's The Solder's Tale.

The Solder's Tale is set across a bouquet of multi-disciplinary art forms including music, dance, drama, fashion and the visual arts. Experience the collaborative artistry of the students from the Conservatory on the score's 100th anniversary.


Saturday, 7 February 2015

Senior Recital on 22 Apr 2015

Senior Recital: Double Bass
22 Apr 2015 (Wed)
7.00 p.m.
Conservatory Concert Hall
Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, NUS
Free admission

Yearning to listen to double bass recital in April? This April, visit the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music on 22 Apr 2015 to support Kim Kyunghyun in her graduating recital. Best wishes.

Source: http://music.nus.edu.sg/event_details.html?EventID=1939&Year=YearFilter=2015&TypeFilter=&MonthFilter=4

Saturday, 24 January 2015

25 Apr 2015: Bass Line

Bass Line
25 Apr 2015 (Sat)
6.00 p.m.
Conservatory Orchestra Hall (3rd level)
Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, NUS
Free admission

The sound of bass rocks. Visit the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music on 25 Apr 2015 (Sat) to be treated to an evening of exciting programme performed by the double bassists from the Conservatory. I dare say this is an event for enthusiasts of the double bass to attend and to support.

Source; http://music.nus.edu.sg/event_details.html?EventID=1910&Year=YearFilter=2015&TypeFilter=&MonthFilter=4

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Double Bass Junior Recital on 5 Mar 2015

Junior Recital: Double Bass
5 Mar 2015 (Thu)
8.00 p.m.
Conservatory Concert Hall
Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, NUS
Free admission

Programme:
8.00 p.m.: Lee Daseul
8,30 p.m.: Terrance Charles Fitzgerald
9.00 p.m.: Zhang Jianze

This March, listen to three third-year double bass students from the Yong Siew Toh Conservatoyr of Music presenting their junior recitals which is a central component of their undergraduate programme.

Source: http://music.nus.edu.sg/event_details.html?EventID=1928&Year=YearFilter=2015&TypeFilter=&MonthFilter=3

Thursday, 8 January 2015

BASSically will be performing in Miniatures 2015: It's a Small World

BASSically performing in Miniatures 2014.

Miniatures 2015: It's a Small World by NUS Symphony Orchestra
14 Jan 2015 (Wed)
8 p.m.
University Cultural Centre, Theatre
50 Kent Ridge Crescent, 
National University of Singapore
Singapore 119279

Free admission
Tickets will be available at the door (on a first-come-first-served basis) one hour before showtime. The audience capacity for UCC Theatre is 400.

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Local double bass ensemble, BASSically, will be performing an item in Miniatures 2015: It's a Small World by NUS Symphony Orchestra. In this chamber music concert featuring performances by many chamber music groups made up of members of the NUS Symphony Orchestra and guests,

BASSically will be performing Super Mario Bros (1985) Overworld/ Main Theme composed by living Japanese composer, Koji Kondo. The arrangement for a double bass trio that will be performed by BASSically in Miniatures 2015 is by Thomas Yao, a Singapore-based double bassist. Thomas Yao is one of the founding members of BASSically together with Sanche Jagatheesan, Li Yongrui, Yang Xun and Cheng Pei Yun.

The "Overworld Theme" from the Nintendo Entertainment System game, "Super Mario Bros" is commonly regarded as the main theme for the game. Even when it is looped over long periods of time, it remains enjoyable to listen to.

Presented by ExxonMobil Campus Concert, Miniatures is a concert which showcases the NUS Symphony Orchestra's chamber music groups. "This year's concert will bring the audience's imagination on a journey around the world, from Asia to Scandinavia and beyond, featuring classical, contemporary as well as popular world compositions.

See you there at the concert.

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Bass Line, held on 25 Oct 2014

Lovers of the bass instruments, mark down on your calendar please. Students from the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory will be performing various repertoire played on the double bass on one of the Saturday evenings in Oct 2014. 

Date: 25 Oct 2014 (Sat)
Time: 6.00 p.m.
Venue: Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, Conservatory Orchestra Hall (3rd level). 
National University of Singapore, 3 Conservatory Drive.
Free admission