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SSO Red Balloon Series: Penderecki Conducts Penderecki

Two living legends ‘live’ in Singapore: Poland’s greatest living composer, Krysztof Penderecki (b.1933) conducts the SSO in his own compositions, while horn legend Radovan Vlatković takes on the solo for the composer’s dazzling Horn Concerto. Known for his ingenious scoring, dark orchestral timbres, wild terror and neo-Romantic mysticism that has influenced many contemporary film composers, this is a rare opportunity to watch Penderecki impart his musical wisdom in person.

Krysztof Penderecki, conductor
Radovan Vlatković, horn

"Adagio" from Symphony No. 3
Horn Concerto "Winterreise"
Symphony No. 2

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"[Zhang's] aim for lightness, transparency and directness yields poetic results."GramophoneMozart’s 24th Piano Concerto is one of the most revered gems in the repertory, admired even by Beethoven and Brahms. Danish conductor Thomas Dausgaard leads us in this concert starring acclaimed Chinese pianist Zhang Haochen, one of the youngest winners of the prestigious Van Cliburn Competition. Bruckner’s popular Fourth Symphony paints a picture of Wagnerian Romanticism, of castles touched by the dawn, knights on the hunt and the magic of the forest.Thomas Dausgaard, conductorZhang Haochen, pianoMOZART Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K.491BRUCKNER Symphony No. 4 in E-flat majorYou may also like:Steven Osborne Plays MozartMasato Suzuki - Inspired by Leipzig
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Concerts for Children: Journey Around the World
Join conductor and host Jessica Gethin on a Journey Around the World with the orchestra. As the audience, you will explore soundscapes of music from across the globe. Who knows what will come first! This interactive show celebrates the beauty of cultural diversity, uniting people through the language of music.Jessica Gethin, conductorYou may also like:Peter and the Wolf in HollywoodEmily Saves the Orchestra
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SSO Subscription Concert: Elgar Violin Concerto & Enigma Variations
“An exciting, boundary-defying performer – Pine displays a power and confidence that puts her in the top echelon.”The Washington Post“Herein is enshrined the soul of …..” is the mysterious dedication inscribed in the score of Elgar’s formidable Violin Concerto. The remarkable Rachel Barton Pine tackles the great 20th century British composer’s virtuoso showpiece. American maestro Andrew Litton follows up with one of the crown jewels of classical music, the Enigma Variations, whose noble heart within lies the sublime “Nimrod”.Andrew Litton, conductorRachel Barton Pine, violinELGARViolin Concerto in B minor, Op. 61Enigma Variations, Op. 36You may also like:Scottish Fantasy • Rachel Barton PineA Farewell for Tasmin LittleVCHpresents Excite!: Shredding with Rachel Barton Pine
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VCHpresents Baroque Festival - Orpheus of Rome
In the second installment of the VCHpresents Baroque Festival, Bojan Cicic, Leader of the renowned Academy of Ancient Music, continues your journey into the music of Baroque Rome - the Eternal City of art and inspiration. Familiar names such as Vivaldi and Corelli share their muse with lesser-known but no less invigorating composers such as Locatelli and Valentini.Bojan Cicic, violin/conductorMusicians of the SSOCORELLI-Trio Sonata in D major, Op. 3 No. 2-Sinfonia to Santa Beatrice d'Este in D minor, WoO 1-Concerto grosso in D major, Op. 6 No. 4VALENTINIConcerti grossi for Four Violins in A minor, Op. 7 No. 11LOCATELLIConcerto grosso in C minor, Op. 1 No. 11VIVALDIViolin Concerto in B-flat major, RV 366 "Il Carbonelli"Open rehearsal: 11 Apr 2020, 10am. Admission is free.You may also like:Baroque Festival - Genius of RomeFollow the LeaderThe Stradivari Quartet Plays Mahler
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VCHpresents Chamber: French Connections
Lynnette and Gulnara, two familiar faces of the SSO, come together in this enchanting evening of French musical poetry. Fauré's elegant Piano Quartet shares the atmosphere of perfumed lyricism with Ravel’s well-known miniature harp concerto played in its original chamber form. Massenet’s heavenly Meditation from Thaïs needs no introduction, but be prepared to revel in the evocative verses from Debussy’s narrative settings from Les Chansons de Bilitis.Lynnette Seah, violinGulnara Mashurova, harpMusicians of the SSODEBUSSY Les Chansons de BilitisRAVEL Introduction and Allegro for Harp, Flute, Clarinet and String Quartet, M. 46MASSENET Meditation from Thaïs for Violin and String EnsembleFAURÉ Piano Quartet No. 1, Op. 15You may also like:Follow the LeaderIntimate Moments: From West to East 乐享时光: 从西至东Miloš Karadaglić - Here Comes the Sun
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VCHpresents Organ: The Composer and the Mouse
In this animated double-bill, the evergreen children’s classic, The Carnival of the Animals, is paired with The Composer and the Mouse, created by Tom Scott. The latter tells the story of a talented yet hapless composer who finds his own musical style with the help of a mouse. A fun introduction to classical music combining film and original music for organ and piano, performed live by the Scott Brothers Duo.Fringe Activities:Learn more about the pipe organ at the Concert Hall foyer on Level 2 from 3pm - 4pm and 5pm - 6pm. Open to members of public.This concert is recommended for ages 4 and above.Tom Scott, piano and animatorJonathan Scott, organMOZART Overture to The Magic FluteTOM SCOTT The Composer and The MouseGRIEG In The Hall Of The Mountain King from Peer GyntSAINT-SAËNS The Carnival of the Animals
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Event Date
Fri, 8 May 2020


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