Conductor Tianhui Ng Clears A Path with the New England Philharmonic
5.2.2022 Boston Globe
Yet it was Ng’s introductory remarks that leveled up the experience of “Replier” from great to unforgettable. ... As an audience member, I can say I would have learned to listen to music that struck me as “difficult” much sooner had I known someone like Ng clearing a path through the thicket.
Conductor makes impressive showing with New England Philharmonic
5.2.2022 Boston Classical Review
Ng is comfortable in a wide range of repertoire, having conducted everything from Baroque favorites to the latest scores. His precise gestures drew some of the ensemble’s sharpest playing of the season. Yet he projected warmth and excitement in conveying the details of every work to the audience at the Tsai Performance Center on Sunday.
Alice in the Pandemic Acquired for the Performing Arts COVID-19 Response Collection
12.10.2020 Library of Congress
"The Music Division at the Library of Congress, an institution which always takes seriously its mission to document our nation’s cultural heritage; the time of the COVID-19 pandemic is no exception. We very much hope to acquire Alice in the Pandemic for the Performing Arts COVID-19 Response Collection, as this exceptional work embodies the artistic qualities and subject content we are seeking for this special collection." So now begins the pulling together of all the "materials that could shed light on the process of writing the work and producing it during the pandemic. Essentially, beyond the completed product of the opera, we're looking for anything that reveals how you created and presented the work during this epic time."
Alice in the Pandemic
10.23.2020 Opera News
The result was wildly imaginative, musically powerful and technically courageous.
“IT’S NOT THE POLICE, IT’S NOT THE BULLETS, IT’S THE ATTITUDE."
6.19.2020 American Opera Projects
I’ve been really kind of concerned by the ways in which the repertoire seems to not engage directly with a lot of contemporary issues. And you know, it’s okay to do a Black History Month, once a year and program the one work by William Grant Still or some other historic thing, but in general, it’s not hearing the voices of the present.
Sing Out Strong - Decolonized Voices
5.17.2020 Boston Music Intelligencer
Emperor Concerto Highlight of Performance
11.16.2019 The Republican
Maestro Ng, in his second season at the helm of the PVS, partnered Sun perfectly, weaving an ear-catching tapestry of sound with his orchestra. The sublime slow movement of the Beethoven flowed like a timeless river of sound from the muted PVS strings. The outer movements strode with giant steps, the first fueled by grand gestures, the third galloping to the limits of clarity, with Sun evoking stardust one moment and a meteor storm the next at the keyboard.
Pioneer Valley Symphony readies for 80th season
10.3.2018 The Republican
TV Interview: El Puerto Rico and the Victory Players
6.7.2018 WGBY for the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)
Interview on Carrie Saldo on "Connecting Point". Promoting the concert by the Victory Players at El Mercado in Holyoke, MA on June 8th, 2018.
TV Interview: El Puerto Rico
6.4.2018 WWLP Channel 22
Interview on local television with Danny New on "Mass Appeal". Promoting the concert by the Victory Players at El Mercado in Holyoke, MA on June 8th, 2018.
Bohemian Girls Have Fun
5.19.2017 Boston Musical Intelligencer
Maestro Ng Tian Hui kept this complex scene running smoothly, or perhaps it’s a tribute to the finesse and savvy of the ensemble that I was convinced that the commotion was intentional and not an accident. The amazing, seemingly tireless ensemble, led by Ng with energy and clarity. The instrumentalists had every kind of demand made on them: sometimes partnering the singers in sensitive duets, other times casting a spacious backdrop for the busy vocal ensemble or the ginormous chorus. The choral singing was excellent
MetroWest Opera's La Femme Boheme Touches on Familiar Issues
5.16.2017 Watertown News
Watch "Invitation to a Die-In" A Moving Musical Memorial to Unarmed Black Men Killed by the Police
Conductor Ng Tian Hui paired the world-premiere performance of Invitation to a Die-In with Okoye’s “Songs of Harriet Tubman,” a collection of four arias from her opera Harriet Tubman: When I Crossed That Line to Freedom. After experiencing Invitation, you may need to listen to “I Am Harriet Tubman, Free Woman” performed by Louise Toppin and the Dvořák Symphony Orchestra on YouTube to help cure your blues.
Decasia with Live Orchestra
3.18.2017 Massachusetts Multicultural Film Festival
A meditation on life and death, endings and beginnings, this mesmerizing, sublime, hypnotic work is a celebration of cinema, temporality, and the ephemeral. Bill Morrison’s film is a singular, poetic montage of decomposing, found movie footage marked by the swirling abstractions of nitrate emulsion and cut together to the stripped-down rhythm of Michael Gordon’s original modern score.
A Challenging Score for a Challenging Film
3.1.2017 Daily Hampshire Gazette
Ng's Voice was particularly pleasing
5.14.2014 Daily Hampshire Gazette
This really acknowledges the exciting projects that the orchestra and I have been working on for the past few years.
A strong proponent in Ng Tian Hui
4.2.2014 Daily Hampshire Gazette
“Ng, who is from Singapore, was drawn to the struggle African-Americans waged to gain full rights as citizens; he notes that Singapore was once plagued with racial conflicts, most notably in 1964 when riots between Malays and ethnic Chinese killed 36 and injured hundreds.”
The music resonates with larger issues that are in the public consciousness
3.25.2014 The Republican
“Our students have always had a deep interest in these social issues. The relatively unsung heroine of the movement has a story that deserves to be heard by a wider audience, and celebrating the achievements of extraordinary women like Fannie Lou Hamer aligns well with our mission as a women's college.”
New World of Symphonies
4.23.2013 Straits Times
"A lot of this music just hasn't been done in Singapore, its fabulous music, and Ng Tian Hui would like to share it."
2.8.2013 Hampshire Gazette
“Cooked up an extravaganza to dispel the winter doldrums."