I read about the Campus Concerts on oceanskies' blog and that she was going to perform the double bass, so I decided to go watch to give her support.
I bought 9 pink roses (I dun know if that's one of her preferred colours) and did the wrapping myself. Why 9? Because 9 in Mandarin sounds like 'forever', my wishes to her are : May she have joy in her heart forever, and may her performance be in the hearts & minds of the audience forever. And if the roses represent hearts, and with my heart, it makes 10, may the concert be perfect ( 十全十美！)!
It was my first time to NUS Theatrette, Chris told me how to get to NUS. I looked up the map and tried to remember the way. As I was in Raffles City area, Chris told me to take a bus and it would be a 30-minute bus ride.
I overshot the place and ended up in PSA Building! So I had to take a cab. Luckily the cab driver knows the way because his daughter was a graduate of NUS and was studying at the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences. He used to send her to the U everyday. Now his daughter is a vice principal in one of our primary schools. This father was so proud when he mentioned that! I was happy for him too.
I wasn't too late when I arrived, 7.40 pm. :)
A Journey Through Time by NUS Symphony Orchestra features flute quartets, string quartets, double bass quartets, duos and violin solos by Bach, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky, Bizet, Saint Saens, Smetana and Sarasate. There is also a composition by a NUSSO member, Emily's Suicidal Tendencies.
I love Passacaglia (Duo for Violin and Viola) by Halvorsen. The duo played very well, especially the violinist. Whew, you should have seen her play, the fluid movement of her bow, so beautiful! And she is a beautiful girl too!
The double bass quartet was something new to me. This hill-billy doesn't know the double bass can 'make' wonderful music too! It was fun to see them put party hats on their double bass & play the 'Happy Birthday' song for their tutor!
I enjoyed myself at this concert. The theatrette was almost full. It was a great performance by all the members. PY should be happy.
Looking at all these talented young performers, I wish I had let Jaymes learnt a musical instrument. I should have exposed him to more classical music when he was younger. He had wanted to learn the violin when he was 10 but I turned him down, thinking he was just fooling around. Then he wanted to take piano lessons from his music teacher because she plays the piano beautifully. That was not good enough reason for me to spend that money, so I turned him down too. He then learnt to play the guitar from his friends.
And was I surprised, when he told me he likes Cats, Phantom of the Opera and The Sounds of Music. He watched the DVDs in the school library. Oh!
And I thought he only likes Jay Chou. hehe......