PianoBotanica - A night of music with Brazilian soprano Taiana Froes
Sun, 11 Sep 2016
18:00PM - 19:00PM
Singapore Botanic Gardens,
Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage
Get ready to enjoy an evening of charming Brazilian music with Taiana Froes amidst the tropical greenery of the Singapore Botanic Gardens, as the free concert PianoBotanica is returning for its fourth edition on Sunday 11 September, from 6pm to 7pm.
Sponsored by Keppel Offshore & Marine and co-sponsored by BRF, in collaboration with the Embassy of Brazil in Singapore, this popular annual classical music event celebrates the continuous friendship between Brazil and Singapore, and promises to be a brilliant showcase of songs from the largest country in South America.
About the performer:
Froes began training as a singer at the age of 15, and is currently a member of the prestigious Gulbenkian Choir after graduating with a degree in Singing from the University of Brasilia. Froes has performed masterpieces such as The Creation by Haydn, Missa Solemnis by Beethoven, and Magnificat in concert. The songs she’ll be performing at PianoBotanica are drawn from a rich repertoire of music written by famous Brazilian composers such as Heitor Villa-Lobos, Carlos Gomes and Chiquinha Gonzaga. These composers are famous for combining classical music with popular and folk songs that are well known and well loved by the Brazilian public. Froes will be accompanied by Singaporean pianist extraordinaire Benjamin Boo, who had been dubbed a “wunderkind” by the local media. Boo's profound technical and improvisational abilities has led him to be recognised today as one of Singapore's most outstanding pianists. Now at 24, Boo has since taken the international stage, and has performed alongside world-renowned legends such as Richard Clayderman, Kevin Kern, Donne Ray Radford and Victor Gaskin.
Concert subject to prevailing weather conditions.
Concert-goers are advised to take public transport.