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A Utopia Reimagined by Pauline Wong

November 13, 2020 | Highlights, In The News, UTOPIA Symphony

Founder and director of the Foundation for The Arts and Social Enterprise, Michael Tay, has loved music since he was a child. Having served as ambassador for Singapore to Russia, Japan and South Korea in his long and illustrious career, it was music that remained his constant. This exuberant, articulate and vibrant audiophile tells Options about the Foundation’s flagship project Utopia, a musical project absolutely suited for the times we live in today. 


New Release Round-Up – 13th November 2020 by PRESTO CLASSICAL

Made at Abbey Road last year in the presence of the composer, this is the world premiere recording of Martynov’s Utopia Symphony, which began life in 2005 as Singapore: A Geopolitical Utopia and sets text adapted from passages of the Tao Te Ching; the orchestra have history with the Russian composer’s music, having premiered his Dante-inspired opera-oratorio Vita Nuova in 2009.