The Experiment, by Amity Chamber Orchestra


"The Experiment"
Date: Saturday, 2 November 2019
Time: 5:00 PM (duration approx 90mins)
Venue: Auditorium, 10 Square @ Orchard Central
Orchard Central, Level 10, 181 Orchard Road, Singapore 238896
Tickets: $24, free seating

"The Experiment" will feature the Natural Horn being supported by a modern chamber orchestra in Mozart's Horn Concerto No. 3 in Eb. As there will be challenges in pitch and performance styles, the test is to see if the pairing will work. The concert will also feature Copland's Appalachian Spring (Ballet for Martha) Suite and the ever popular Symphony No. 40 by Mozart.


Muhamad Yusri, conductor
Hoang Van Hoc, horn
with the Amity Chamber Orchestra


Aaron Copland
Appalachian Spring (Ballet for Martha) Suite for 13 Instruments

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Horn Concerto No. 3 in Eb K 447

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Symphony No. 40 in G Minor K 550


ABOUT Amity Chamber Orchestra (AmityCO)

Amity Chamber Orchestra
is Singapore’s newest chamber orchestra and is made up of friends with a common love for chamber music. The idea to form the orchestra originated from a chamber ensemble that was formed to support a conducting workshop for young conductors, the Woodlands Young Conductors Workshop (WYCW). This year is the 10th anniversary of the WYCW and a new component was added to expose participants to conducting a chamber ensemble other than just the wind band. Maestro Tsung Yeh will be guiding the participants in the chamber ensemble component of the conducting workshop in November 2019.

The orchestra is made up of music teachers, amateur musicians, and professionals from various fields of work but more importantly, the orchestra is made up of friends. Everyone had performed together previously either in the Singapore Youth Orchestra, during National Service, in local community orchestras, in local community bands or have worked together in some musical establishments. The orchestra provides us all with the opportunity to perform together again and to rekindle the memories of a time gone by.

As we grow as an orchestra, we hope to champion good quality chamber music and music education for our communities and our future generations of musicians and chamber music enthusiasts. We also hope to cross the boundaries of race, language and religion in our journey to spread the joy of chamber music.


About Hoang Van Hoc, horn soloist

Singaporean horn player Hoang Van Hoc began his studies with David Jolley at the Hartt School of Music, Connecticut, USA and with James Sommerville at the Longy School of Music, Massachusetts, USA where he received his Undergraduate Diploma in 2000 and his Master of Music in 2001. Shortly afterwards, he won a full-time position with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO) beginning in 2002.

In 2005 he successfully auditioned for a place at the Hochschule fuer Musik (HfMDK) in Frankfurt, Germany and left the SSO in order to further his studies with Sibylle Mahni, Erich Penzel and Esa Tapani, where he received a Graduate Diploma in 2008. Since then he has worked with various orchestras in Germany, including the Stuttgart Staatstheater, Oper Frankfurt, Wiesbaden Staatstheater and the Suedwestrundfunk (SWR) Sinfonieorchester.

In 2013 Van Hoc began studies in Natural Horn with Ulrich Huebner at the HfMDK where he graduated with a Masters Degree in Historical-Interpretations-Praxis in 2016. During this time, his engagements with historical orchestras include MusicAeterna in Perm, Russia under Teodor Currentzis, Das Neue Orchestra in Cologne, Germany under Christoph Spering as well as the Hamburg Barockorchester. He can be heard on recordings on the Sony label with MusicAeterna - Don Giovanni, and with Compagnia di Punto – Rosetti Symphonies.

In a display of diverse playing styles, Van Hoc has toured with artists such as Deep Purple, David Garrett and Ian Anderson from Jethro Tull. His previous teachers include Dixie de Souza and Jamie Hersch. 2019 marks his return to the SSO.


If you play an orchestral instrument and would like to join the orchestra, please email Yusri at amitychamberorchestra@gmail.com

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Auditorium, 10 Square @ Orchard Central, Level 10
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181 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238896 Singapore
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