The following well-known pieces (- composer) were delivered:
Danza Hellenica - Loreta Fin
The Blue Danube - J. Strauss II
Persian Dance - E.R. Lucas
Waltz no 2 - Shostakovich
Themes from the Nutcracker - Tchaikovsky
Oblivion - A. Piazzolla
The hauntingly beautiful Oblivion featured Solo violinist Aksana Yusupova (currently attached to Istana Budaya). Her rendition was flawless, delicate and perfectly complemented by fluid movements of 4 young dancers from the Musica Music & Dance Academy.
Personally this was my favorite piece: the depiction of the Moldau river born from unification of 2 smaller streams (the Warm & Cold Vltava) is enhanced with tone painting and rich in national character.
Swan Lake - Tchaikovsky
This popular ballet music is dramatic and the young ballerina Nadya Woon portrayed the Swan Princess Odette with grace and youthful energy.
Three Slavonic Dances - Dvorak
Roses from the South Waltzes - J. Strauss
Two waltzes are combined in a medley that is familiar and rich in tone. It begins with a pensive tone and ends with a sparkling joyful mood. Guest dancers Kay Leong and Christina Lim swayed together, bringing to life a glimmer of rich couples waltzing to one of Strauss' most magnificent works.
Local renown composer Yeo Chow Shern (soundcloud here) condensed 4 local songs into a 3-movement piece and it the most difficult piece for me due to diverse musicality -- however the effort was worth it as it turned out to be the favorite of the night based on audience feedback :)
This concert was special in many ways; there was a world premiere, a delivery of songs that I love and adore, and final show for 2 members. Stay tuned for our next show in 2017! :)