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“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.

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Sing Out Strong - Decolonized Voices
5.17.2020 Boston Music Intelligencer

WSP Music Director Tian Hui Ng and GRAMMY®-award winning Audio Producer Antonio Oliart, a longtime member of the team at WGBH, masterfully balanced the acoustic sound and the occasional use of pre-recorded electronic music and musique concrete.

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Using Music to Build Community
1.13.2020 Mount Holyoke College

When he talks about his future plans for the orchestra, the key word is diversity, Tian said. 

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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.

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TV Interview: PVS Season Preview
10.4.2019 WWLP Channel 22

Interview with Kathryn Bunnell, together with Sarah-Hadley Yakir on "Mass Appeal". Promoting the launch of the Pioneer Valley Symphony's 81st season. 

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Pioneer Valley Symphony readies for 80th season
10.3.2018 The Republican

"Isn't it radical" Ng said in a recent interview, "to think that Rebel thought of creating such a sound to represent chaos in the eighteenth century? Now it is standard in almost every action film with a sci-fi or supernatural element!"

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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.

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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.

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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

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MetroWest Opera's La Femme Boheme Touches on Familiar Issues
5.16.2017 Watertown News

MetroWest Opera will run the regional premiere of La Femme Bohème at the The Charles and Dorothy Mosesian Center for the Arts in Watertown. Music Direction by Tian Hui Ng. Stage Direction by Julia Mintzer.

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Watch "Invitation to a Die-In" A Moving Musical Memorial to Unarmed Black Men Killed by the Police
3.22.2017 WFMT

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.

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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.

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A Challenging Score for a Challenging Film
3.1.2017 Daily Hampshire Gazette

“It’s not so discordant that [the musicians] can’t play together, but it has a very unique sound,” Ng said. “This is new for a lot of students. This isn’t the classical canon. It’s not Beethoven or Mozart.”

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Orchestra Director Wins National Honors
10.28.2014 Mount Holyoke News

This really acknowledges the exciting projects that the orchestra and I have been working on for the past few years.

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Opera Honors Struggle for Civil Rights
4.7.2014 Classical Voice of North America

“An admirable production”

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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.

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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.”

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Singing an Unsung Civil Rights Heroine
4.2.2014 Valley Advocate

"My belief is that the orchestra should engage with what is current"

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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.”

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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."

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Midwinter Dreams
2.8.2013 Hampshire Gazette

“Cooked up an extravaganza to dispel the winter doldrums."

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ID: Tian Hui Ng
2.8.2013 Hampshire Gazette

"Tian Hui Ng is the Director of Orchestra Studies"

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More Music Please
2.7.2012 Huffington Post

“The music transports us into the inner monologue of a child, its attempts to be heard, and finally its poignant message."

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Hypnotically charged like a cathedral (or temple) of rarefied sonority.
9.7.2009 Straits Times

"The repetitive and gamelan-like strains of the latter resounded with the hypnotically charged former like a cathedral (or temple) of rarefied sonority."

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