Client: Singapore National Youth Orchestra
Year: 2018

The Forsyth Viola Concerto is a winning combination of Romantic sweep and unending lyricism, that matches the sunlit spirit of Mendelssohn's beloved Italian Symphony. The Singapore National Youth Orchestra go on to the classic tale of Romeo and Juliet, as told through Tchaikovsky's music of love and longing, tumult and tragedy in SNYO in Concert – An Italian Romance.

Italian Symphony, byname of Symphony No. 4 in A Major, Op. 90, orchestral work by German composer Felix Mendelssohn, so named because it was intended to evoke the sights and sounds of Italy. Its final movement, which is among the most strongly dramatic music the composer ever wrote, even uses the rhythms of Neapolitan dances. The symphony premiered in London on March 13, 1833.

We conceptualised and illustrated the marketing collaterals for the concert. Inspired by the story of Romeo & Juliet, the use of organic and wavy shapes is referenced from the style of Italian Renaissance paintings to depict the mood of romance and melancholy. The use of textures and color schemes are similar to vintage paintings but with a modern twist in the form simple organic forms and shapes.

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