Time Travel with Melvyn

Time Travel with Melvyn :A History of the Piano: A benefit concert that raised $68,000 for the charity Viva Foundation for Children with Cancer.

History of the Piano concert

Following his homecoming debut in 2011, Melvyn has been enthusiastically received by music lovers in his appearances with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, the Orchestra of Music Makers, and at concerts at the National Museum. In appreciation, Melvyn gave back to the community by donating his time performing in aid of the Viva Foundation for Children with Cancer.

In a specially themed concert that acknowledged his specialty in period instruments and his passion for Beethoven, Mozart and French music, Melvyn brought audiences through 250 years of musical history performing on three keyboards – the harpsichord. the forte-piano and the modern piano.

This spellbinding first-of-its-kind concert raised $68,000 for Viva Foundation. CultureLink donated its services to present the concert and fund-raise.

Programme

Melvyn Tan harpsichord, fortepiano & piano

Rameau
Three movements from Suite in A minor

Mozart
Sonata in B flat major, K.333

Beethoven
Sonata No.14 in C sharp minor, Op.27, No.2

Chopin
Mazurkas, Op.59, Nos.1 & 2
Scherzo No.1 in B minor, Op.20

Debussy
Two pieces from Estampes
Pagodes
Jardins sous la Pluie

L’isle Joyeuse

REVIEW

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Melvyn, King of the Keyboards

"What will be remembered is the supreme musicianship, and his generosity in putting in the hours of preparation needed for this evening of great keyboard performance on three instruments, all in support of a worthy cause."

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"...Tan showed why he continues to be so greatly admired and loved by audiences around the world."

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- The  Straits Times

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