Music Day Out Programme
We’ve got a full day of fun, games and music planned for you! Read on to find out more.
5:00pm: Start of Hunt the Musician
5:30pm: Start of Jack the Piper
6:00pm: End of both fringe activities
7:00pm: Start of concert by the MacPherson Philharmonic Orchestra
The Sound Of The Music – Arr. Robert Russell Bennett
Featuring: The Sound Of Music (Main Title), How Can Love Survive, The Lonely Goatherd, My Favourite Things, Sixteen Going On Seventeen, Do-Re-Mi, Edelweiss, An Ordinary Couple, No Way To Stop It, Maria & Climb Every Mountain.
The Sound of Music is based on Maria Von Trapp’s autobiography, The Trapp Family Singers, and the German film version. Mary Martin and Theodore Bikel were the show’s initial stars. The popular 1965 movie version starred Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer.
The Greatest Showman for Symphony Orchestra – Arr. Ashley Tey
Featuring: The Greatest Showman, A Million Dreams, Rewrite The Stars & This is Me
The film is inspired by the story of P. T. Barnum’s creation of the Barnum & Bailey Circus and the lives of its star attractions. From the powerful soundtrack of the hit movie The Greatest Showman, here is a dramatic and exciting medley for the concert stage.
This arrangement was by one of MPPO’s very own cellists, Ms Ashley Tey.
Highlights from Moana – Arr. Larry Moore
Featuring: Where You Are, How Far I’ll Go, You’re Welcome & We Know The Way
Relive the story of Moana, the strong-willed daughter of a Polynesian village chief, who is chosen by the ocean to reunite a mystical relic with a goddess. When a blight strikes her island, Moana sets sail in search of Maui, a legendary demigod, in hopes of returning the heart of Te Fiti to save her people.
Over The Moon – Sulwyn Lok
Over The Moon is a short work for symphony orchestra with solo Chinese instruments (Dizi, Gaoyin Sheng, Yangqin, Zhongruan & Erhu). Commissioned by the MacPherson Philharmonic Orchestra under Music Director and conductor Lester Kong, this piece was dedicated to the young orchestra and its aspirations.
Teresa Teng’s Greatest Hits – Arr. Kunihiro Sugiura
Featuring: Good Bye My Love (再见我的爱人), Airport (空港) & I Only Care About You (我只在乎你)
In today’s performance; the woodwinds, brasses, percussion & string basses joined together as a wind band segment to pay tribute to the late Taiwanese Singer Teresa Teng. The late singer built up a huge collection of hit songs with her sweetvoice and was a huge influence on many other famous Chinese singers; such Faye Wong, Leslie Cheung and Anita Mui. We hope that this medley will bring back your memories.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest – Arr. Paul Lavender
Featuring: Jack Sparrow & I’ve Got My Eye On You
It is a 2006 American fantasy swashbuckler film, the second instalment of the Pirates of the Caribbean film series and the sequel to Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003). In the film, the wedding of Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) and Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley) is interrupted by Lord Cutler Beckett (Tom Hollander), who wants Turner to acquire the compass of Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) in a bid to find the Dead Man’s Chest. Sparrow discovers his debt to Davy Jones (Bill Nighy) is due.
Music from Frozen – Arr. Bob Krogstad
Featuring: Frozen Heart, Do You Want To Build A Snowman, In Summer, Let It Go and For The First Time In Forever.
In the animated Walt Disney film “Frozen”, based on Hans Christian Andersen’s tale “ The Snow Queen”, the songs created by husband-and-wife team Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson Lopez almost instantly soared to the wide popularity of many songs written for Disney classics decades ago.
Despacito – Arranged by Lester Kong (Full Orchestra)
Despacito is a song by Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi featuring Puerto Rican rapper Daddy Yankee. Upon its release, “Despacito” received generally favourable reviews from music critics, who praised the fusion between Latin and urban rhythms, its catchiness, and its text painting. “Despacito” has been also ranked among the best Latin songs of all time and the best songs of 2017 by various publications, which referred to it as one of the most successful Spanish-language tracks in pop music history.
A Spanish/Mandarin version by Luis Fonsi and Singaporean singer-songwriter JJ Lin was released on January 26, 2018 in order to introduce “Despacito” in China, since the original version was not released in the country.
This arrangement was by MPPO’s Music Director, Mr Lester Kong.