Saturday, 21 March 2009

String Emporium

d'Bassists has recently received a message from Steve Koscica who owns and operates String Emporium.

String Emporium is mostly known for specializing in everything to do with upright basses. I understand that String Emporium has a simple service goal and that is to "offer fine quality, offer great, personal service and beat everyone’s prices!"

Do check String Emporium out here: www.stringemporium.com/basscafe.htm.

Monday, 16 March 2009

Emily Koh's Last Words

Emily Koh's Last Words (2009) for double bass and electronics will be performed in Singapore. The composer herself will be playing on the double bass.

Here are the details:

Senior Recital: Koh Pei Shan Emily, composition
19 March 2009, Thursday, 8pm
Conservatory Concert Hall, NUS, Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music.
Admission is free.

Written as another musical eulogy for oneself, Last Words explores the human psyche through the last words of a myriad of dead people from different backgrounds and times such as, French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte to in famous Casablanca actor Humphrey Bogart.

As the psyche refers to forces in a human being that influence thought, behavior and personality, Last Words is really a circum-retrospect of one’s concept of self at the very last living moment.

Friday, 13 March 2009

Double Bass solo in NAFA Commuter Concerts 08/09


Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts will be showcasing Commuter Concerts 08/09 with the kind support of the Lee Foundation. This concert features Jacek Mirucki on the Double Bass and Fredi Sonderegger on the Euphonium.

Date : 16 March 2009 (Mon)
Time : 6.30pm
Venue : Lee Foundation Theatre, NAFA Campus 3, 151 Bencoolen Street
Singapore 189656
Email : music@nafa.edu.sg | 6512 4179
Admission : $8 (plus $1 booking fee)
Buy your tickets on www.GATECRASH.com.sg, at any SingPost Post Office counter or S.A.M kiosk island-wide! For Credit Card phone bookings, dial 6222 5595 for the GATECRASH ticketing hotline.

Programme :
1. Henry Eccles- Sonata in G minor
2. David Gillingham: Blue Lake Fantasies
3. Robert Schumann: 3 Romanzen
4. Giovanni Bottesini: Fantasia "La Sonnambula"

5. Domenico Dragonetti: Concerto in A major



(Source: http://www.nafa.edu.sg/in_happenings/events/latest.htm)

A double bass recital on 18 Mar 2009

This is to point you to a double bass recital held in Singapore on 18 Mar 2009.

Senior Recital: Yeo Eun-Ju, Double Bass
18 Mar 2009, Wednesday, 6.30 p.m.
Conservatory Concert Hall, NUS, Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music.
Admission is free.

The programme includes:

Giovanni Bottesini's Concerto in B minor
Yuri Levitin's "Allegretto" from Sonata for Double Bass, Op. 58
Karl Ditters von Dittersdorf's Concerto in E major
JS Bach's Bourrée No. 1 & 2 from Cello Suite No. 3
Giovanni Bottesini's Melodia, "Romanza Patetica"
Giovanni Bottesini's Variations on "Nel cor piu non mi sento" from Paisiello's La Molinara