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An SSO YOUTUBE PREMIERE - First time online. Watch it streamed on youtube.com/singaporesymphony.

Witness the majestic tunes of Purcell and Handel, whose unparalleled mastery of setting the English language to music will be showcased in magnificent choral tributes to kings and queens. Swedish-French conductor Sofi Jeannin conducts the combined forces of the Singapore Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, with German organist Stefan Kießling and Philippine choral director Eudenice Palaruan.... See More

An SSO YOUTUBE PREMIERE - First time online. Watch it streamed on youtube.com/singaporesymphony.

Witness the majestic tunes of Purcell and Handel, whose unparalleled mastery of setting the English language to music will be showcased in magnificent choral tributes to kings and queens. Swedish-French conductor Sofi Jeannin conducts the combined forces of the Singapore Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, with German organist Stefan Kießling and Philippine choral director Eudenice Palaruan. Europe and Asia together in song: "My heart is inditing of a good matter; and all the people rejoiced!" - Handel.

#covid19 #coronavirus #SocialDistancing #pandemic #TogetherAtHome #StayAtHome #sso #orchestra #online #virtual #SSOPlayOn

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Contact Details of Singapore's Trinity Representative, just in case.

Contact: Serene Thien, Trinity Representative

Centre address: 80 Marine Parade Road, #03-08 Parkway Parade, Singapore 449269
Phone number 1: +65 6344 1903
Phone number 2: +65 6247 7750
Email address: serene@tcmexams.com

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Contact Details of Singapore's Trinity Representative, just in case.

Contact: Serene Thien, Trinity Representative

Centre address: 80 Marine Parade Road, #03-08 Parkway Parade, Singapore 449269
Phone number 1: +65 6344 1903
Phone number 2: +65 6247 7750
Email address: serene@tcmexams.com

#covid19 #coronavirus #SocialDistancing #pandemic #TogetherAtHome #StayAtHome #tcl #trinity #exam #teacher #parent #registration #online

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A food delivery rider waiting for his customer to collect an order on Saturday (April 11) decided to kill time by playing a tune on a piano in the lobby of the International Youth Centre in Kuala Lumpur.

Unbeknownst to him, his performance — conducted with his giant thermal food delivery bag still strapped on — was being recorded by a captivated listener, SAYS reported.

Amazed by the rider’s "mad skills", the stealth audience member — Izat Yuan —decided to share several video... See More

A food delivery rider waiting for his customer to collect an order on Saturday (April 11) decided to kill time by playing a tune on a piano in the lobby of the International Youth Centre in Kuala Lumpur.

Unbeknownst to him, his performance — conducted with his giant thermal food delivery bag still strapped on — was being recorded by a captivated listener, SAYS reported.

Amazed by the rider’s "mad skills", the stealth audience member — Izat Yuan —decided to share several video clips of the performance on Twitter.

#covid19 #coronavirus #SocialDistancing #pandemic #TogetherAtHome #StayAtHome #delivery #candid

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Actor Evan Rachel Wood is learning to play the piano amid the Coronavirus lockdown.

In an interview to Deadline, Evan Rachel spoke about how she is spending time at her home and keeping her kid entertained. “I have a close family unit and have been homeschooling my kid and trying to just garden and take piano lessons and do all the things that I always put off; now there’s plenty of time to do things and keep my spirits up,” she said.

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Actor Evan Rachel Wood is learning to play the piano amid the Coronavirus lockdown.

In an interview to Deadline, Evan Rachel spoke about how she is spending time at her home and keeping her kid entertained. “I have a close family unit and have been homeschooling my kid and trying to just garden and take piano lessons and do all the things that I always put off; now there’s plenty of time to do things and keep my spirits up,” she said.

#covid19 #coronavirus #SocialDistancing #pandemic #TogetherAtHome #StayAtHome #lesson #EvanRachelWood

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During this difficult time keeping ourselves occupied while being at home can be a challenge.

To give back to our community, HomeSchoolPiano is giving free access to anyone who is interested in learning the piano at home.
There is no charge for this free membership and you will be given full access to HomeSchoolPiano Level 1 which takes most students 6 months to a year to complete.

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During this difficult time keeping ourselves occupied while being at home can be a challenge.

To give back to our community, HomeSchoolPiano is giving free access to anyone who is interested in learning the piano at home.
There is no charge for this free membership and you will be given full access to HomeSchoolPiano Level 1 which takes most students 6 months to a year to complete.

#covid19 #coronavirus #SocialDistancing #pandemic #TogetherAtHome #StayAtHome #online #free #lesson #HomeSchoolPiano #subscribe #register

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Singapore Symphony Group (SSG) on Thursday (April 9) announced the cancellation of the upcoming Singapore International Piano Festival, slated to run between June 4 and June 7 this year.

In its announcement, SSG said four pianists who were scheduled to appear for this year's festival - Nelson Goerner, Mei Yi Foo, Leon McCawley and Christian Zacharias - were unable to attend due to Covid-19 travel restrictions.

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Singapore Symphony Group (SSG) on Thursday (April 9) announced the cancellation of the upcoming Singapore International Piano Festival, slated to run between June 4 and June 7 this year.

In its announcement, SSG said four pianists who were scheduled to appear for this year's festival - Nelson Goerner, Mei Yi Foo, Leon McCawley and Christian Zacharias - were unable to attend due to Covid-19 travel restrictions.

#covid19 #coronavirus #SocialDistancing #pandemic #TogetherAtHome #StayAtHome #festival #sipf #sipf2020 #teacher #parent

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National anthem composer Zubir Said was actually commissioned by the City Council in 1958 to write a song for the reopening of the renovated Victoria Theatre.

In 1959, when the agreement on self-government was reached, the then Deputy Prime Minister, Toh Chin Chye, thought the song would be a good anthem.

But when it had to be shortened to serve that purpose, Zubir almost had his masterpiece taken from him.

“He hadn’t submitted his version yet. He found out … that... See More

National anthem composer Zubir Said was actually commissioned by the City Council in 1958 to write a song for the reopening of the renovated Victoria Theatre.

In 1959, when the agreement on self-government was reached, the then Deputy Prime Minister, Toh Chin Chye, thought the song would be a good anthem.

But when it had to be shortened to serve that purpose, Zubir almost had his masterpiece taken from him.

“He hadn’t submitted his version yet. He found out … that someone else had done the shortening without his authority. And it wasn’t a good job,” relates emeritus professor of physics and former SSO board director Bernard Tan.

“He wrote … a very angry letter to (Minister for Culture) S Rajaratnam. And the day that he wrote the letter was the day that the bill for the national anthem was going to the Legislative Assembly. The bill was withdrawn.”

#ZubirSaid #NationalAnthem #composer #DoYouKnow

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"Our aim is to develop remote assessments that are fit for purpose and that give you what you want. We are looking beyond the current pandemic to offer new online and live assessments to complement our existing ones."

It's unclear whether you perform live through video conferencing, or submit your best recording in this new assessment mode. However, "online and live assessments" seems to suggest the former. Stay tuned.

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"Our aim is to develop remote assessments that are fit for purpose and that give you what you want. We are looking beyond the current pandemic to offer new online and live assessments to complement our existing ones."

It's unclear whether you perform live through video conferencing, or submit your best recording in this new assessment mode. However, "online and live assessments" seems to suggest the former. Stay tuned.

#covid19 #coronavirus #SocialDistancing #pandemic #TogetherAtHome #StayAtHome #virtual #abrsm #exam #teacher #parent

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If you're using Zoom to conduct online piano lessons, read this to gain better control over your Zoom video conferences to fight the security and privacy issues Zoom users are facing right now.

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If you're using Zoom to conduct online piano lessons, read this to gain better control over your Zoom video conferences to fight the security and privacy issues Zoom users are facing right now.

#covid19 #coronavirus #SocialDistancing #pandemic #TogetherAtHome #StayAtHome #zoom #security #online #virtual

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A teenager who lost both of her hands to meningitis when she was a baby has rediscovered her love of the piano during the coronavirus lockdown.

Tilly Lockey, from Consett in County Durham, said she was determined not to be defined by her disability.

The 14-year-old said: "You would think playing the piano with no hands, that's got to be impossible, because it's all about your fingers, but really I just wanted to show everyone that I found my own way, and so can you."

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A teenager who lost both of her hands to meningitis when she was a baby has rediscovered her love of the piano during the coronavirus lockdown.

Tilly Lockey, from Consett in County Durham, said she was determined not to be defined by her disability.

The 14-year-old said: "You would think playing the piano with no hands, that's got to be impossible, because it's all about your fingers, but really I just wanted to show everyone that I found my own way, and so can you."

#covid19 #coronavirus #SocialDistancing #pandemic #TogetherAtHome #StayAtHome #TillyLockey #meningitis #SpecialNeeds

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Beethoven's Ninth Symphony is an ode to humanity, to peace over desperation, to universal kinship and, of course, to joy.

We hope that this small tribute stands as a reminder that community is powerful and together, despite the anxiety and separation, we will come back stronger than before.

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Beethoven's Ninth Symphony is an ode to humanity, to peace over desperation, to universal kinship and, of course, to joy.

We hope that this small tribute stands as a reminder that community is powerful and together, despite the anxiety and separation, we will come back stronger than before.

#covid19 #coronavirus #SocialDistancing #pandemic #TogetherAtHome #StayAtHome #PlayOn #virtual #orchestra #beethoven #symphony

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The legendary piano teacher Dame Fanny Waterman says she was "hurt" to be asked to retire from the world-renowned Leeds International Piano Competition.

She founded and ran the competition for more than half a century and stepped down five years ago, aged 95.

At the time, she said: "I feel ready... to hand over the reins."
But she has now told the BBC that she had not wanted to step aside and has criticised the Leeds' decision, calling it "misguided".

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The legendary piano teacher Dame Fanny Waterman says she was "hurt" to be asked to retire from the world-renowned Leeds International Piano Competition.

She founded and ran the competition for more than half a century and stepped down five years ago, aged 95.

At the time, she said: "I feel ready... to hand over the reins."
But she has now told the BBC that she had not wanted to step aside and has criticised the Leeds' decision, calling it "misguided".

#lipc #competition #Leeds #DameFannyWaterman #founder #retire #teacher

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With this performance of Ravel’s “Boléro,” Musicians of the New York Philharmonic send a message of gratitude to the healthcare workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis.

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With this performance of Ravel’s “Boléro,” Musicians of the New York Philharmonic send a message of gratitude to the healthcare workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis.

#covid19 #coronavirus #SocialDistancing #pandemic #TogetherAtHome #StayAtHome #virtual #orchestra #ravel #bolero #Philharmonic #tribute

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Sketches including designs for Sir Paul McCartney's "magic piano" that were found in a skip could fetch £10,000 at auction.

Builder Andy Clynes, 54, found them in 1999 as he converted a mill into a wine bar near Manchester.

He put the sketches in his loft but recently decided to get them valued. They will be auctioned on 24 March.

Sir Paul played the psychedelic piano in The Beatles' 1967 Magical Mystery Tour film.

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Sketches including designs for Sir Paul McCartney's "magic piano" that were found in a skip could fetch £10,000 at auction.

Builder Andy Clynes, 54, found them in 1999 as he converted a mill into a wine bar near Manchester.

He put the sketches in his loft but recently decided to get them valued. They will be auctioned on 24 March.

Sir Paul played the psychedelic piano in The Beatles' 1967 Magical Mystery Tour film.

#PaulMcCartney #Beatles #auction #movie #discovery

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All teachers will stop using video conferencing platform Zoom for their home-based teaching, after hackers hijacked the streaming of a lesson to show obscene picture to some students.

The move is a precautionary measure until security issues have been ironed out, the Education Ministry said on Thursday (April 9) night.

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All teachers will stop using video conferencing platform Zoom for their home-based teaching, after hackers hijacked the streaming of a lesson to show obscene picture to some students.

The move is a precautionary measure until security issues have been ironed out, the Education Ministry said on Thursday (April 9) night.

#covid19 #coronavirus #SocialDistancing #pandemic #TogetherAtHome #StayAtHome #SGUnited #zoom #online #lesson #teacher #parent

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Just a little something to brighten your day. What started as an idea on my flight home from college ended in a collaboration with some of the most incredible people. I couldn't be more grateful. Please share to help us promote positivity and optimism while we need it most. 💜

"What the World Needs Now" Music by Burt Bacharach, Lyrics by Hal David for Virtual Orchestra

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Just a little something to brighten your day. What started as an idea on my flight home from college ended in a collaboration with some of the most incredible people. I couldn't be more grateful. Please share to help us promote positivity and optimism while we need it most. 💜

"What the World Needs Now" Music by Burt Bacharach, Lyrics by Hal David for Virtual Orchestra

#covid19 #coronavirus #SocialDistancing #pandemic #TogetherAtHome #StayAtHome #virtual #orchestra

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Sally Gilmour, 86, and her husband Ken have been self-isolating in Penzance, Cornwall.

They have been using music to keep themselves entertained during the coronavirus outbreak.

Their daughter Mary Wykes acts as their carer and filmed the video on one of her visits.

She said her mum has always been a "fantastic musician" and her dad Ken, 83, performed as her "backing dancer".

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Sally Gilmour, 86, and her husband Ken have been self-isolating in Penzance, Cornwall.

They have been using music to keep themselves entertained during the coronavirus outbreak.

Their daughter Mary Wykes acts as their carer and filmed the video on one of her visits.

She said her mum has always been a "fantastic musician" and her dad Ken, 83, performed as her "backing dancer".

#covid19 #coronavirus #SocialDistancing #pandemic #TogetherAtHome #StayAtHome

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SSO Encore: From the Archives: Recorded live at the Esplanade Concert Hall on 30 April 2015, we are re-releasing this performance of Tchaikovsky's Sixth Symphony, the "Pathétique", conducted by Lan Shui, as part of the series "SSO Encores" from our SSOPlayOn! digital season.

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SSO Encore: From the Archives: Recorded live at the Esplanade Concert Hall on 30 April 2015, we are re-releasing this performance of Tchaikovsky's Sixth Symphony, the "Pathétique", conducted by Lan Shui, as part of the series "SSO Encores" from our SSOPlayOn! digital season.

#covid19 #coronavirus #SocialDistancing #pandemic #TogetherAtHome #StayAtHome #SGUnited #PlayOn #SSOPlayOn #sso #Tchaikovsky #Pathetique

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From us, for you.

We’re (Rotterdams Philharmonisch Orkest) adjusting to a new reality and we’ll have to find solutions in order to support each other. Creative forces help us, let’s think outside of the box and use innovation to keep our connection and make it work, together. Because if we do it together, we’ll succeed.

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From us, for you.

We’re (Rotterdams Philharmonisch Orkest) adjusting to a new reality and we’ll have to find solutions in order to support each other. Creative forces help us, let’s think outside of the box and use innovation to keep our connection and make it work, together. Because if we do it together, we’ll succeed.

#covid19 #coronavirus #SocialDistancing #pandemic #TogetherAtHome #StayAtHome #Rotterdams #orchestra #virtual #PlayOn

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Due to the current situation regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19), The Leeds International Piano Competition has cancelled a day of public events planned to celebrate the 100th Birthday of Dame Fanny Waterman on Sunday 22nd March.

The day of events, which included a public concert with past Leeds Gold Medallists, a tea party and a dinner, was scheduled to take place on the very day of her 100th birthday at the University of Leeds.

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Due to the current situation regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19), The Leeds International Piano Competition has cancelled a day of public events planned to celebrate the 100th Birthday of Dame Fanny Waterman on Sunday 22nd March.

The day of events, which included a public concert with past Leeds Gold Medallists, a tea party and a dinner, was scheduled to take place on the very day of her 100th birthday at the University of Leeds.

#covid19 #coronavirus #SocialDistancing #pandemic #TogetherAtHome #StayAtHome #Leeds #lipc #competition #celebration #DameFannyWaterman #birthday

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A Wauwatosa eye doctor is playing piano to help himself and others relax during the coronavirus pandemic

Every day, Mark Veth is tickling the ivories on Facebook Live until his shop reopens.

"I just thought it would be something nice and soothing," he said. "Music tends to be a common chord that people can relax to."

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A Wauwatosa eye doctor is playing piano to help himself and others relax during the coronavirus pandemic

Every day, Mark Veth is tickling the ivories on Facebook Live until his shop reopens.

"I just thought it would be something nice and soothing," he said. "Music tends to be a common chord that people can relax to."

#covid19 #coronavirus #SocialDistancing #pandemic #TogetherAtHome #StayAtHome #MarkVeth #doctor

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The list kept growing.

First, it was saxophonist Marcelo Peralta, who turned 59 just days before he died after contracting the coronavirus on March 10 in Madrid.

Then it was Manu Dibango, 86, a Cameroonian afro-jazz saxophone icon.

Then Mike Longo, 83, a pianist and musical director for Dizzy Gillespie.

Then revered trumpeter Wallace Roney, 59.

Then, on April 1, two deep blows: 85-year-old Ellis Marsalis Jr., a pianist, educator, and patriarch of an... See More

The list kept growing.

First, it was saxophonist Marcelo Peralta, who turned 59 just days before he died after contracting the coronavirus on March 10 in Madrid.

Then it was Manu Dibango, 86, a Cameroonian afro-jazz saxophone icon.

Then Mike Longo, 83, a pianist and musical director for Dizzy Gillespie.

Then revered trumpeter Wallace Roney, 59.

Then, on April 1, two deep blows: 85-year-old Ellis Marsalis Jr., a pianist, educator, and patriarch of an illustrious jazz family, and jazz guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli, 94, whose acclaimed work crossed genres.

#covid19 #coronavirus #SocialDistancing #pandemic #TogetherAtHome #StayAtHome #jazz #legend #tribute

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In place of the two Baroque Festival concerts that were to have taken place this April (Baroque Festival: Genius of Rome and Baroque Festival: Orpheus of Rome, conducted by Bojan Cicic) we will present our Spotify playlist of Baroque music from the Eternal City, on our SSO Spotify channel.

We hope you'll enjoy it. The list will be shared here on 9 April.

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In place of the two Baroque Festival concerts that were to have taken place this April (Baroque Festival: Genius of Rome and Baroque Festival: Orpheus of Rome, conducted by Bojan Cicic) we will present our Spotify playlist of Baroque music from the Eternal City, on our SSO Spotify channel.

We hope you'll enjoy it. The list will be shared here on 9 April.

#covid19 #coronavirus #SocialDistancing #pandemic #TogetherAtHome #StayAtHome #SGUnited #sso #livestream #orchestra #baroque

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A CORONAVIRUS critical care nurse sang “we will rise up” on a piano in a breath-taking performance to cheer up her heroic NHS colleagues.

The talented pianist, called Hannah, sang a cover of Andra Day’s Rise Up which includes uplifting lyrics to keep spirits high as her team battles coronavirus on the frontline.

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A CORONAVIRUS critical care nurse sang “we will rise up” on a piano in a breath-taking performance to cheer up her heroic NHS colleagues.

The talented pianist, called Hannah, sang a cover of Andra Day’s Rise Up which includes uplifting lyrics to keep spirits high as her team battles coronavirus on the frontline.

#covid19 #coronavirus #SocialDistancing #pandemic #TogetherAtHome #StayAtHome #nurse #hospital #AndraDay #healthcare

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Given the current circumstances, the 2020 Queen Elisabeth Piano Competition will unfortunately not be able to take place on the scheduled dates.

The Queen Elisabeth Competition team is checking if postponement is possible.

They ask all ticket holders for their patience as they look into the different postponement options along with the question of the many tickets and subscriptions that have already been sold.

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Given the current circumstances, the 2020 Queen Elisabeth Piano Competition will unfortunately not be able to take place on the scheduled dates.

The Queen Elisabeth Competition team is checking if postponement is possible.

They ask all ticket holders for their patience as they look into the different postponement options along with the question of the many tickets and subscriptions that have already been sold.

#covid19 #coronavirus #SocialDistancing #pandemic #TogetherAtHome #StayAtHome #QueenElisabeth #competition #postponed #teacher