Music, Festival

The Art of War 战数

Organised by: NUS Centre For the Arts
Performed by: NUS Chinese Orchestra
  • Date:
    23 Mar 2019
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  • Venue:
    NUS University Cultural Centre Hall
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Since the Shang Dynasty, the Chinese have independently developed concepts in algebra, geometry, trigonometry as well as decimal and binary systems, establishing themselves as the world's foremost mathematicians. From the architectural marvels to Sun Tzu's The Art of War and the military strategies of the Three Kingdoms, the history of China is replete with stories of how mathematics has shaped the development of Chinese civilisations.

Through classic Chinese works such as The Great Wall Capriccio 《长城随想曲》, Yellow River Concerto 《黄河钢琴协奏曲》 and a revisit of Symphonic Poem: The Battle of Red Cliffs《交响诗:赤壁》, NUS Chinese Orchestra will retell the history of China, and how mathematics has played a role in its survival and success. Featuring Tenor soloist Raymond Lim, and pianist Tan Tzu Kuang, concerto competition winner from the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music.