GMX Trio x The Steve McQueens
The Foundation for The Arts and Social Enterprise proudly presented GMX Trio’s debut performance in Singapore at Voilah! Festival 2019 with a two-night, double-bill concert that also shone the spotlight on Singapore’s very own neofuture jazz outfit The Steve McQueens. Opening the night, The Steve McQueens served up their signature sounds and premiered new compositions to cheers from the crowd.
The second half was helmed by GMX Trio, featuring Guy-Marc Vadeleux (GMX, piano) with Daniel Dantin (drums) and Jacobo Velez (clarinet and saxophone). Steeped in jazz with strong Caribbean influences, GMX has been hailed as one of the most talented pianists of the new music scene in Martinique and it showed from his very first notes. GMX held court over the full-house at Cool Cats, leading the audience with driving rhythms and alluring island vibes.
Funds raised during the concert went towards the The Steve McQueen’s year-end Asia tour.
To round up their first stop in Singapore, GMX Trio performed another concert to enthusiastic response the next day at LASALLE College of the Arts, which is also a valued institutional partner of The Foundation. The LASALLE Lunchtime Concert Series is a longstanding college initiative that aims to broaden the musical horizons of students at LASALLE, while providing professional opportunities for those in the audio production and film courses. The concert was livestreamed on YouTube.
The first collaboration between titans Charlie Lim & Ng Pei-Sian, “Into Dreams” rounds off the UTOPIA Reimagined initiative, commissioned by the Foundation for the Arts and Social Enterprise.
Press Release: Award winners in their respective pop and classical music fields, singer-songwriter Charlie Lim and Ng Pei-Sian, Principal Cellist of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, teamed up for the first time to release a single, “Into Dreams”, which released on 4 February 2022 on all major digital platforms.
We hope to resume the highly successful Beethoven im Garten series, led by maestro Wong, in the near future. The series held at the Botanic Gardens is an initiative of the German Embassy in partnership with the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music and the Foundation for the Arts and Social Enterprise.
On New Year’s Eve, Singaporean conductor Wong Kah Chun will take the stage with the Bamberg Symphony in Germany to lead it in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. This year’s concert is an initiative by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, in partnership with the Foundation for the Arts and Social Enterprise in Singapore and the Bamberg Symphony, with The Straits Times as media partner.
Singaporean rapper ShiGGa Shay teamed up Aisyah Aziz and Charlie Lim to release ‘uTopia reimagined: chasing’, marking the third installment of The Foundation’s UTOPIA Reimagined series.