The Millenial Orchestra celebrated fathers with a special concert two weekends ago.
Contributed By Gwengolyn Tan
There was music in the air on Father’s Day, June 19, as the Millenial Orchestra held a special mini concert at the Suntec Theatre for fathers—a rare occurrence. It was a channel TMO wanted to use to appreciate fathers who have tirelessly sacrificed their lives to lead and provide for their families.
The performance attracted a crowd of 300 people, mostly families. The set spanned a wide range of music genres, including Japanese anime, Western classical music and military band music.
What made it even more special was that this was a concert of wind instruments. Of all the pieces they performed that day, trumpet players Lester Lee and Cindy Oh both found “First Suite in E flat” by Gustav Holst to be the crowd favorite. The piece consists of three movements of three different moods, going from lively to slow and melodious, explains Lee, hence its appeal to different types of listeners.
The Father’s Day concert was held as a opportunity for fathers and children to enjoy music together, enhancing their relationship. Oh says, “Music is unsung words. Many a time, it speaks of what is in your heart and expresses things that normally cannot be put in words.”
TMO’s next performance is planned for last quarter of 2011, and will feature familiar classics and works with a Christmas touch. The orchestra will also be auditioning soon for its upcoming concert.