Sunday, November 02, 2008

Dama Vocal Festival 2008 at KLPac Sentul, KL

Add: Kuala Lumpur Performance Arts Centre (KLPac) @ Pentas 1, Sentul Park, Jalan Strachan (off Jalan Ipoh) , KL
Tel: +603 20940400 or +603 4047 9000
Festival Concerts: Thurs, 30 Oct @ 8.30pm: Western Arias / Classical SongsFri,
31 Oct @ 8.30pm: Musical and Crossover Songs,
Sat, 1 Nov @ 3.00pm & 8.30pm: Chinese Classical & Folk Songs
Sun, 2 Nov @ 3.00pm & 8.30pm: Chinese Golden Oldies

A little treat for two very special people :-) They did say they had fun!


NST Online
To be held at the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre in Sentul Park from Oct 30 to Nov 2, Dama’s artistic director Khor Seng Chew says the festival will offer leading local professional singers a platform that’s shared by Dama’s unique musical sensibilities.
“It’s a coming together of a common aspiration. The concerts will offer operatic arias and classical songs, musicals, Chinese classical songs, folk songs and popular oldies or evergreens on different days,” says the 52-year-old pipa (Chinese lute) maestro.
The singers are sopranos Phoon Sook Peng, Khoo Hooi Lay and Angel Lee with tenor Armando Chin Yong.
Phoon studied at Trinity College of Music, London, Royal Conservatory in The Hague and the Hochschule fur Musik in Dresden. She was based in The Netherlands, where she was associated with the Netherlands Opera. She returned to Malaysia in 2000 and worked on several Dama projects, including the Spring Kisses Lover’s Tears album.
You will enjoy Phoon’s vocal talent on all four of the concert days.
Khoo studied at the Detmold Musikhochschule, Germany. A former grand champion in the Malaysian Classical Singing Competition — a rare honour shared by Dama’s principal soprano Tan Su Suan — Khoo has also won prizes in singing competitions in Australia and Asia as well as performed solo in Madame Butterfly and The Fiery Angel, among others.
Lee is a veteran recording artiste in Malaysia. To date, she has five solo albums to her credit while her debut album won AIM accolades. Noted for her expressive vocal interpretation, Lee has won many awards in singing competitions in Malaysia and abroad.
Chin Yong took up advanced vocal studies in Rome, Italy, before working at the Dresden National Opera House. While in Europe, he won numerous prizes at international singing competitions, with critics hailing him as an outstanding and promising young tenor.
For the Oct 30 concert featuring Western Aria And Classical Songs, listen to Nessun Dorma (from Opera Turandot), Caro Nome (Opera Rigoletto), O Sole Mio and Die Forelle (German art song), among others.
The Chinese Golden Oldies 3pm concert on Nov 2 will have the assistance of narrator Ian Ng, who has worked with Dama for the past 11 years.
An architect in private practice, he has guested in the TV3 sitcom, Getting Together, and appeared in James Lee’s independent film, Ah Beng Returns. Ng was last seen in Popiah Picture’s Ghost on 8TV.

1 comment:

mimid3vils said...

My boss is the er-hu player in DAMA :)