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Singapore International Festival of Arts

Arts festival presents a crash course in a century's worth of classical music promises to make the genre accessible

Published on Sep 2, 2014 5:46 PM

Nobody needs to be afraid of the concert hall", is the refrain of Listen To The 20th Century.

Spanning nearly 12 hours of talks and concerts over six days starting tonight, the series will take listeners on a crash course through 100 years of classical music.

Part of the Singapore International Festival of Arts, the series of four concerts and five lectures or panels is presented by London's famous arts hub, the Southbank Centre and its resident orchestra, London Sinfonietta.

The 16-member orchestra performs in Singapore along with about 80 student musicians of the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory Orchestra in full-strength orchestral pieces such as Debussy's Prelude a l'apres midi d'un faune.

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