'Three Portraits for Symphonic Band' by Dr Kelly Tang
Band of Her Majesty's Royal Marines (The Royal Band) presented the UK premiere of SOTA's Dean (Arts & Special Project), Dr Kelly Tang's composition "Three Portraits for Symphonic Band" on 26 February, conducted by Ignatius Wang from SAF Bands.
"Three Portraits for Symphonic Band" is the first Singaporean composition ever to be performed by the Royal Band. It was commissioned in 2008 for an Esplanade premiere by SAF Central Band & "The President's Own" United States Marine Band, in commemoration of "50 Years of Military Music Services" in Singapore. (L to R) Dr Kelly Tang, composer of 'Three Portraits for Symphonic Band' with Lt Col Nick Grace OBE RM, Principal Director of Music Royal Marines and Military Expert 1 Ignatius Wang