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Pianist Melvyn Tan to take audience on time travel in concert featuring fortepiano

Published on Feb 4, 2013 4:18 PM
 
Pianist Melvyn Tan performing during a recital as part of the Dreams And Reality: Music At An Exhibition event on Jan 4, 2012. Singapore-born British pianist Melvyn Tan, 57, will be back in Singapore for his second full-length solo concert next month - this time for charity. -- ST PHOTO: NURIA LING

Singapore-born British pianist Melvyn Tan, 57, will be back in Singapore for his second full-length solo concert next month - this time for charity.

Time Travel With Melvyn Tan: A History Of The Piano is his pro bono effort in aid of the Viva Foundation for Children with Cancer, which aims to raise the standard of medical treatment and cure for children with cancer.

The 110-minute concert, at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music Concert Hall, is themed "time travel". Tanwill be playing pieces of music from three distinct time periods: baroque, classical and from the 19th century onwards.

The compositions will be played on instruments - the harpsichord, the fortepiano and the piano - harking back to those dates, which will act as aural "time machines" taking concertgoers back to the time when the pieces were written.

 
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