NATIONAL ARTS COUNCIL

NAC-AEP Programme Details

Exposure
Music

Programme ID: AEP0317049

What Is A String Quartet?

- OUTLINE -

Many students may be familiar with a band instrument, but not a string instrument which is the backbone of a symphony orchestra. Utilising our versatile repertoire that spans Classical, Tango, Jazz, Broadway, and Pop, we hope to demonstrate that a Classical string quartet can be cool; and inspire your students to seek out a broader range of music, or even pick up a string instrument.

VETTA Quartet's (www.vettaquartet.com) specialty is our special arrangements of Pop music which challenges the boundaries between Classical and Pop.

* Sample Programme *

- Brief Introduction of String Quartet Instruments
- 1st piece: Canon in D (Classical)

- Introduction to the Layering Concept of a Canon
- 2nd piece: La Cumpasita (Tango)

- Introduction and Demonstration of Violin
- 3rd piece: Take Five (Jazz)

- Introduction and Demonstration of Viola
- 4th piece: Theme From New York, New York (Broadway)

- Introduction and Demonstration of Cello
- 5th piece: A Thousand Years (Film)
- 6th piece: Viva La Vida by Coldplay (Pop)
- Encore: Lucky by Jason Mraz , The Moon Represents My Heart (月亮代表我的心) by Teresa Teng, Let It Go from Frozen

- LEARNING OBJECTIVES -

* Introduction to String Instruments *
- Violin
- Viola
- Cello
- how each instrument sounds relative to each other

* Introduction to String Quartet *
- how the players work with each other

* Introduction to Different Music Genres *
- Classical
- Tango
- Jazz
- Broadway
- Film
- Pop

* Appreciation of Versatility of String Quartet *
- that an ensemble, such as a string quartet, can adapt and perform various types of music
- that music itself is boundary-less and can be appreciated in different cultures

- DETAILS -


Pri - Lower / Pri - Upper / Sec - Lower / Sec - Upper

English

30-45min

Microphone / 4 Microphones with Stands Linked to Venue Speakers (DI Box not required)

4

- COST -

$990 not inclusive of sound system; add $500 for sound system with sound engineer

Schools may use the Tote Board Arts Grant to subsidise the programme cost. There is a subsidy of up to 50% of the programme cost for mainstream schools, and up to 70% of the programme cost for Special Education Schools.
The Tote Board Arts Grant is not applicable to pre-schools. NAC partners selected pre-school centres to receive funding to purchase Pre-School AEP.

The following programme is approved under NAC-AEP 2017/2018 until 31 December 2018.


- CONTACT -

- VETTA Pte Ltd -

Jay Cheng

91153889

contact@vettaquartet.com