2 Jun, Sun 6pm Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage, Singapore Botanic Gardens Free 1h 15m, no intermission Concert-goers are advised to take public transport to the venue.
Perfect for families, young and old, join us for this free concert at the Singapore Botanic Gardens in a celebratory closing to SIFA 2019. The concert welcomes back to Singapore leading musical stars Elena Wang, Julia Abueva and Sean Ghazi – vocalists who have made their mark in Singapore’s theatre scene and also on the international circuit – to perform some of your favourite musical tunes, accompanied by the Singapore Symphony Orchestra. Conducted by Joshua Tan, the awardwinning conductor brings his extensive experience conducting symphonic, operatic and ballet works with renowned orchestras around the world to this rousing concert. The winner of Elle Magazine’s Breakout Star of the Year, Elena has performed in musicals such as Miss Saigon, The King and I and Bastard Jones, and has lighted up Singapore’s stage as ‘Ivy’ in Beauty World. Julia Abueva returns home from New York, fresh from playing a lead role in two critically-acclaimed off-Broadway musicals, Superhero. Other formidable experiences include performing as the opening act for the 23rd South East Asian Games and a guest artist for David Foster as well as TV and film work. The lead singer of Malaysian big band Tarakucha, Sean Ghazi’s musical career has taken him from London’s West End, to films such as C.O.G, to the concert circuit performing alongside Pink Martini and the Seattle Symphony. Regionally, he has played the title role of P. Ramlee in P. Ramlee – The Musical, and in Singapore, A Twist of Fate and La Cage Aux Folles for which he received a Life Theatre Award nomination in 2018. Selected songs that will be performed include Overture to West Side Story, I’d Give My Life for You (Miss. Saigon), Somebody to Love (We Will Rock You), and Fried Rice Paradise.