By Candlelight: A Tale of Two Cities


25 May 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM




Performance | 25 May 2018, Friday

7.30pm – 9pm (Approx. 20min intermission*) | Living Room | $15.00

"Brilliant chamber music partner... sowed the motivating spirit, commitment and temperament..." - Maria Adamov Dan (Montenegro) on Kseniia Vokhmianina

“Roberto is an exceptional flautist. He has a well balanced and expressive tone, a wonderful technique and an innate musicality." - Salvador Brotons (composer) on Roberto Álvarez

"I admire you for the very brave path you have taken for the harp..." - Isabelle Moretti (world leading harpist) on Katryna Tan

2018 marks

the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations

between Spain and Singapore. A Tale of Two Cities is a

musical bridge that encapsulates this relationship.

The works

presented connect these two countries through space and time. Works by renowned

Spanish composers such as Albéniz, Guridi and Moreno Torroba perfectly match

the haunting melodies by Singaporeans Low Shao Ying and Low Shao Suan. These

lyrical pieces are a perfect complement to new music by composers like Chen

Zhang Yi, Salvador Brotons and Fernando Agüeria, which have been recently

recorded in internationally praised albums by Kseniia Vokhmianina (piano),

Roberto Álvarez (flute) and Katryna Tan (harp).

By Candlelight is a chamber music series presented by The Arts House. The 2018 season features four performances, each carefully curated by pianist Kseniia Vokhmianina, and celebrates how chamber music is best meant to be experienced: in living rooms and cosy venues, surrounded by family and friends. We invite you to hear live music played by fine chamber musicians, mingle with these artists in an informal setting, as well as share and learn music insights.


Flute and piano:

Low Shao

Suan: By the Fireplace


Torroba: Dedicatoria


Brotons: Sonata, Op. 21

Low Shao

Ying: Dance of Spring

Flute and harp:

Chen Zhang

Yi: Five Constellations


Guridi: Tirana


Agüeria: Moonlight

Isaac Albéniz: Suite

española, Op. 47

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