Odyssey, A bassoon journey


Brownhill Consultancy is pleased to bring you Odyssey - a solo bassoon recital featuring Jo Anne Sukumaran, accompanied by pianist Beatrice Lin.

Embark on an epic bassoon journey on a cosy and intimate Sunday afternoon, in the Sinfonietta Hall, of Forte Music Academy on Waterloo Street.

An eclectic programme awaits you with music from familiar and lesser known composers from around the world such as Mozart, Weber, Mignone, Kohei Kondo, Koechlin, and more.

This concert celebrates the journey of local musician Jo Anne who grew up in Singapore and decided to devote her life to the bassoon. Initially honed as an orchestral player under the Singapore National Youth Orchestra tuition scheme, she found herself torn playing late-night opera sessions whilst attending classes at university. She worked as a paralegal but eventually left to study in the Italian Switzerland, and lived six years in Europe.

A very sociable creature, she was heavily involved in chamber/ensemble music playing and finally grew into her own as an independent artist. Since 2014 she has been increasingly engaged as a soloist since 2014 and started collaborations with the Singapore Art world.

Like the unpredictability of life, Jo Anne’s musical journey has been filled with serendipitous meetings, detours, accidents, ebbs, and adventures, and this concert celebrates her musical journey and the many people and places that continue to inspire her. Her musical "passport" has opened up many doors in foreign lands and she has performed in Thailand, Malaysia, Australia, the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Austria and Denmark.

She is committed to musical education and working with young people, using music as a positive tool for social change, and promoting the bassoon. This June, she will join 100+ bassoon voices to play in the finale concert, of the Holland Festival Proms, in the Concertgebouw Hall, Amsterdam, on 25th June 2016, as part of the Save the Bassoon campaign. She is in talks with local musicians and venues to do a Save the bassoon (Singapore Edition).

Tickets are by way of donations of $20 and further contributions are welcome. Students have a special discounted rate of $10 under the discount code bassoonrocks at http://peatix.com/event/167819.

Light refreshments and an opportunity to meet the artists will be offered after the recital.

Please help her fulfill her musical ambitions and take part in her musical journey. It takes a village to support local musicians and save the bassoons.

All proceeds go to the featured musicians.

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  • The event description was updated. Diff 2016-05-29 16:34:25
Sun Jun 5, 2016
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM SGT
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Sinfonietta Hall, Forte Music Academy
Entry by Donations, $20 and up $20.00
Venue Address
51, Waterloo Street, #03-05 Singapore
Closest MRTs are: Dhoby Ghaut MRT, City Hall MRT, 3 minutes from Bras Basah MRT (yellow line)
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