A collaborative project by Singapore’s Esplanade and Japan’s Suntory Hall. Using musicians, composers, and abroad genre of performers, the project introduces cutting-edge creations from both countries. Exchange of human resources as actively encouraged, and an opportunity from artists from both countries to stand on the same stage, including for first and encore performances, was provided. Additionally, in 2016, the year marking 50 years of diplomatic relations between Japan and Singapore as well as Suntory Hall’s 30th year, a theatrical concert “HIMIKO” (created by Suntory Hall) was performed at a festival held by the Esplanade , with the involvement of Singapore musicians. The Esplanade’s cooperating institute of education the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music and the Suntory Hall Chamber Music Academy worked together, holding a chamber music camp, and enabling the next generation of youth in Asia to be active in a new Asian sphere of classical music, building networks between performers, and constructing a platform to nurture audiences.
Achievements of FY 2015 https://grant-fellowship-db.jfac.jp/grant/cc1516/
- Related Countries
- Japan, Singapore, China, Korea, U.S.A., U.K., Finland, Italy, Germany
- Co-organizer(s), Cooperator(s)
- Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay
- Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, National University of Singapore
From the Organizer
As a collaborative project between Singapore’s Esplanade and Japan’s Suntory Hall, creators including musicians, composers, and a broad genre of performers performed a theatrical concert “HIMIKO” (created by Suntory Hall), which served as a highlight of Super Japan, a festival held at the Singapore Esplanade commemorating 50 years of diplomatic relations between Japan and Singapore. It featured Singapore performers and enabled a great deal of exchange between the staff of each country, contributing to exchange between both countries. Furthermore, with collaboration between the National University of Singapore’s Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music and the Suntory Hall Chamber Music Academy, 2 performances were held in Singapore, and selected students from the conservatory performed in Suntory Hall’s chamber music garden, gaining the opportunity to perform in front of general audiences. Given this occasion, we intend to contribute to the development of music and culture in the Asian and Pacific region, including through future partnerships with the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music. Receiving the grant has allowed a greater number of related persons to visit Singapore, achieving wide-ranging exchange with local performers and staff.