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As the nation celebrates its jubilee year and the pioneer generation with SG50 events, the classical music world also celebrates one of the pioneer composers in Singapore, the late Cultural Medallion recipient Leong Yoon Pin. His contribution to music was celebrated in a joint concert by Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts and the Institute of South East Asian Studies last week, and on Sunday, local contemporary music group Chamber.Sounds strung together five works for string quartet by three generations of composers.
Up until this week, whenever someone made fun of how strait-laced and boring Singapore was, I'd always retort: "Oh yeah, sure we can't smoke in most places or litter but at least we can drink our booze anywhere we want."
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