Event Highlights of Johor Bahru Classical Music Festival 2017

Event Highlights of Johor Bahru Classical Music Festival 2017

From jazz concerts to a special Star Wars event, this year’s Johor Bahru Classical Music Festival is one you should definitely check out.

JB Classical Music Festival 2017

Dates: 27 – 29 July 2017
Venue: Amari Johor Bahru and Pinewood Iskandar Malaysia Studios
Website: http://jbifc.co/cmf

From love and heartbreak, seduction and sacrifice; classical meets jazz, and East meets West. The JB Classical Music Festival 2017 returns bigger and better, with not one, but TWO orchestras in this year’s line-up.

Catch award-winning orchestra Siam Sinfonietta, the Philharmonic Winds of Malaysia with acclaimed euphonium soloist Bastien Baumet, and many more world-class musicians from Spain, France, Japan, Thailand and Malaysia in a 3-day celebration of the finest music.

Some of the highlights of The JB Classical Music Festival 2017 include:

The Empire Strikes a Chord: The Music of Star Wars Through the Lens of Classical Music

A  light  saber  appears.  A  planet  explodes.  Love  blossoms –  love  dies.  Heroes  and  villains clash in a galaxy far, far away. And behind all this is music: music that enhances what is, or music  that  foreshadows  what  is  to  be.  The  composer’s  craft  is  that  art  of  communication, whether it’s music that speaks to us directly, or music that affects us on some subconscious level.  

The  iconic  music  of Star Wars draws  on  music from  our own history – and musicologist  Dr Andrew Filmer will take us on a journey through both sound and stars, exploring the why and how of the music of the Star Wars saga.

Saturday, 29 July 2017, 1130 hours
Ballroom, Amari Johor Bahru

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Violin Anatomy 101: Understanding String Instruments from the Inside Out

Plates, bouts, purfling,  bass bars – all of these and more form the complex language of the violin  maker,  in  creating  an  instrument  with  well  over  fifty  individual  parts.  And  yet  on  a fundamental level it’s simply the fine-tuned craft of shaping wood: depth, shape, density, all coming  together  to  bring  us  the  beautiful  tones  that  have  charmed  composers,  performers and audiences through the centuries.

The  craft  that  makes  the  art  is often hidden from  view, but  with this  session  we get a first-hand  look  at  how  a  stringed  instrument  comes  into  being,  being  transported  into  the workshop  of  Malaysian  violin  maker  Tan  Chin  Seng,  whose  instruments  are  now  in increasingly high demand.

Friday, 28 July 2017, 1600 hours
Ideas Room at Amari Johor Bahru

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Programme

Kako – Waltz in the Evening Glow (3 min)
Chausson – Piano Quartet in A Major, Op. 30 (Simple et sans hate) (7 min)
Kako – Is Paris Burning (4 min)
Turina – Piano Quartet in A Minor, Op. 67 (17 min)
Intermission (15 min)
Fauré – Piano Quartet No. 1, in C minor, Op. 15 (29 min)

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For more information on the different workshops and concerts lined up in the JB Classical Music Festival 2017, head on to their website here!

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