Explore how music is made through these events. Each session covers aspects such as the composing process, the conductor’s interpretation and the musician’s artistry input. These varied Music Appreciation sessions are intended to entertain, inform and deepen appreciation of classical music, music-making as well as offering a unique opportunity to interact with the presenters.
21 January 2017
2.30 – 4.00pm
Striving for vocal freedom
Singer/Vocal Director for the National Choir of Malaysia
Singing is a demanding task that requires tremendous skill and consistency. Singers must develop skills and habits that will allow them to safely and effectively deliver a memorable performance. To uncover the full vocal potential, a singer needs to understand the mechanics of voice production and strive towards good vocal technique. Throughout the workshop, participants will have an increased understanding of the basic principles of the singing voice, learning ways and aids for nurturing and preserving the voice.
11 March 2017
2.30 – 4.00pm
“Getting Intimate with Ragas”
Indian classical music revolves around the Raga system. Strung from a set of notes of a particular melodic scale, a Raga can contain many other embellishments and strict rules – all in order to invoke a particular emotion or emotive state.
Kumar Karthigesu, sitar maestro, talks about the secrets of the Ragas, using several examples, from popular Ragas to the lesser known. He also shares his experience on how classical Ragas can be used in a wider context and to appeal to the audiences of today.
RM10 per person for public.
For school groups, please call the Encounter Hotline. Individual bookings may be made at the Box Office.