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SSO POPS: JAZZ IT UP WITH GERSHWIN!
Synopsis

Andrew Litton, conductor

SHOSTAKOVICH Suite for Jazz Orchestra No.1
SHOSTAKOVICH Suite for Variety Orchestra No.1
GERSHWIN Who Cares?

Be dazzled! It's a night of jive and groove as our Principal Guest Conductor Andrew Litton jazzes up the stage with a toe-tapping evening of Gershwin and Shostakovich. Relax and revel in the soulful blues, wry humour and sparkling glitz of jazz from two different composers - worlds apart, yet crossing their rhythms.

Catch more jazz-inspired music in a unique setting at VCH Excite!: Project World on 30 Sep 2018.

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15 May 2018, 9am

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15 May 2018, 10am

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22 May 2018, 9am

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22 May 2018, 10am

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Duration

Approximately 2 hours
 

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ProgrammeBRAHMS Variations on a Theme by Schumann, Op. 9BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 30 in E major, Op. 109J.S. BACH Goldberg VariationsBiographyOne of America's foremost pianists and the 2014 winner of the prestigious Avery Fisher Prize, Jeremy Denk is "a pianist you want to hear no matter what he performs, in whatever combination – both for his penetrating intellectual engagement with the music and for the generosity of his playing.“ (The New York Times).Jeremy Denk will be giving a masterclass at the Victoria Concert Hall Dance Studio on 10 June. Tickets available here.25th Singapore International Piano FestivalThe Singapore International Piano Festival celebrates its 25th anniversary! To mark its silver jubilee, six phenomenal virtuoso pianists from across Asia, Europe and the Americas, from rising star to celebrated veterans, will present varied, colourful programmes in their Festival debuts. The youthful passion of Seong-Jin Cho rubs shoulders with the established artistry of Dénes Várjon, Jeremy Denk, Dang Thai Son and Darío Alejandro Ntaca, in a myriad of works spanning Mozart and Beethoven, Chopin and Schumann, Debussy and Ravel, Prokofiev and Bartók. The quarter millenial celebrations culminate in the long-awaited Singapore debut of the legendary Martha Argerich in duo recital and in Prokofiev’s brilliant Piano Concerto No. 3.Our grandest edition yet, this is the piano event of the year you simply cannot miss!
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SSO SUBSCRIPTION CONCERT: BRAHMS PIANO CONCERTO 2
Hans Graf, conductorMartin Helmchen, pianoZEMLINSKY The Mermaid (Singapore Premiere)BRAHMS Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 83Savour the joy of love through Zemlinsky’s magical masterpiece depicting the Mermaid’s dedication to an imaginary young boy, brought to life by Hans Graf. Martin Helmchen returns with Brahms’ Second Piano Concerto, an optimistic work brimming with lush and expansive orchestration.To hear another large-scale Romantic piano concerto, check out Beethoven's Emperor Concerto at our 40th Anniversary Concert on 18 Jan 2019.
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SSO SUBSCRIPTION CONCERT: ADAGIETTO: FOR MY WIFE
Lan Shui, conductorPiotr Anderszewski, pianoBARTÓK Piano Concerto No. 3MAHLER Symphony No. 5Bartók's Third Piano Concerto and Mahler's Fifth - music of passionate fire and tender longing, each a fervent statement of dedication to their respective wives. Called the Glenn Gould of our times, Polish pianist Piotr Anderszewski is "by turns brilliant and thoughtful, a formidable technician equipped with a razor-sharp musical intellect" (Chicago Tribune).“...the house was on its feet almost before he had finished. An unforgettable evening.“  - The Independent on Piotr AnderszewskiMahler fans will want to look out for his Symphony No. 1 on 24 Aug 2018 and the Resurrection Symphony on 25 & 26 Jan 2019.
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SSO SUBSCRIPTION CONCERT: FAMILIAR FAVOURITES: BEETHOVEN VIOLIN CONCERTO
Andrew Litton, conductorAugustin Hadelich, violinBEETHOVEN Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61MAHLER Symphony No.1 in D major "Titan"Grammy-winning German violinist Augustin Hadelich marks his Singapore debut playing Beethoven’s Violin Concerto, music drenched in exquisite beauty and virtuosity. Andrew Litton explores one of the most spectacular symphonies ever: Mahler’s Titan, a symphony that captures a universe of colours and emotions.“The essence of Hadelich’s playing is beauty...” - Washington PostMozart's last violin concerto is a tantalizing taste of how he could have given Beethoven a run for his money. Hear it on 21 Sep 2018.Mahler fans can also look forward to:Mahler Resurrection Symphony, Jan 25-26Mahler Symphony No. 5, Sep 28
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SSO NATIONAL DAY CONCERT
Darrell Ang, conductorKam Ning, violinSingapore Symphony ChorusSingapore Symphony Youth ChoirSingapore Symphony Children's ChoirCelebrate Singapore’s 53rd National Day in this all-Singaporean programme conducted by Darrell Ang, featuring six homegrown composers, from veteran pioneers Leong Yoon Pin and Phoon Yew Tien, to rising names Wang Chen Wei and Syafiqah 'Adha Mohd Sallehin. Violinist Kam Ning is the soloist in Chen Zhangyi’s Vanda Concerto, while the choirs of the Singapore Symphony family join forces in Kelly Tang’s arrangement of the now classic “Home”.“Ning’s beautiful playing testifies to her brilliance, lovely sound and intelligence.” - Yehudi Menuhin
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SSO SUBSCRIPTION CONCERT: DVOŘÁK CELLO CONCERTO
Pavel Baleff, conductorNg Pei-Sian, celloDVOŘÁK Carnival Overture, Op. 92DVOŘÁK Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95 "From the New World"Our Principal Cello Ng Pei-Sian stars in the masterly Cello Concerto by Dvořák, music of magisterial demeanour and melodic magnificence. Bulgarian conductor Pavel Baleff returns to conduct this irresistible concert offering that also includes the ever-popular New World Symphony.Hear Pei-Sian again as part of the SSO string quartet playing Schubert's Death and the Maiden on 17 May 2019.
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SSO POPS: VIDEO GAMES CLASSICS
Eimear Noone, conductorVictoria Songwei Li, sopranoJade Tan, mezzo-sopranoSingapore Symphony Youth ChoirBehold! The SSO presents the Irish Queen of Games Music, Eímear Noone, in a grand musical party of Video Games Classics! The award-winning composer and conductor, responsible for such fan favourites as "Malach" from World of Warcraft, will be joined by the Singapore Symphony Youth Choir in a journey of fantastic tunes from the rich worlds of World of Warcraft, The Legend of Zelda, Skyrim, Final Fantasy and Tetris. When past and present collide, the fate of all worlds hangs in the balance.Another one for the gamers: VCH Excite!: A New World: intimate music from FINAL FANTASY, 17 Nov 2018.
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25th Singapore International Piano Festival – Dang Thai Son (Masterclass)
Singapore International Piano Festival masterclasses offers the public an opportunity to observe and learn from the world’s top pianists.BiographyVietnamese-Canadian pianist Dang Thai Son shot to fame when he won the Tenth Chopin Competition in 1980. A concert veteran renowned for his free and fluid virtuosity and golden sonority, Dang Thai Son has performed in more than 40 countries. This year he makes his very welcome Festival debut in a programme of lyrically pensive Schubert, poetic Chopin and Paderewski, as well as the dramatic flair of Liszt.Dang Thai Son will be performing in a recital at the Victoria Concert Hall on 10 June. Tickets available here.25th Singapore International Piano FestivalThe Singapore International Piano Festival celebrates its 25th anniversary! To mark its silver jubilee, six phenomenal virtuoso pianists from across Asia, Europe and the Americas, from rising star to celebrated veterans, will present varied, colourful programmes in their Festival debuts. The youthful passion of Seong-Jin Cho rubs shoulders with the established artistry of Dénes Várjon, Jeremy Denk, Dang Thai Son and Darío Alejandro Ntaca, in a myriad of works spanning Mozart and Beethoven, Chopin and Schumann, Debussy and Ravel, Prokofiev and Bartók. The quarter millenial celebrations culminate in the long-awaited Singapore debut of the legendary Martha Argerich in duo recital and in Prokofiev’s brilliant Piano Concerto No. 3.Our grandest edition yet, this is the piano event of the year you simply cannot miss!
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25th Singapore International Piano Festival - Seong-Jin Cho
ProgrammeSCHUMANN Fantasiestüke Op. 12BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13 "Pathétique" DEBUSSY Images, Book 2CHOPIN Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58BiographyThe young Korean pianist Seong-Jin Cho's star has risen from strength to strength after his win at the prestigious Chopin Competition in 2015. Making his SIPF debut at age 24 this year, Cho's appealing programme of Schumann, Beethoven, Debussy and Chopin is the perfect showcase of his widely acclaimed poetic touch on the keyboard.25th Singapore International Piano FestivalThe Singapore International Piano Festival celebrates its 25th anniversary! To mark its silver jubilee, six phenomenal virtuoso pianists from across Asia, Europe and the Americas, from rising star to celebrated veterans, will present varied, colourful programmes in their Festival debuts. The youthful passion of Seong-Jin Cho rubs shoulders with the established artistry of Jeremy Denk, Dénes Várjon and Darío Alejandro Ntaca, in a myriad of works spanning Mozart and Beethoven, Chopin and Schumann, Debussy and Ravel, Prokofiev and Bartók. The quarter millenial celebrations culminate in the long-awaited Singapore debut of the legendary Martha Argerich in duo recital and in Prokofiev’s brilliant Piano Concerto No. 3.Our grandest edition yet, this is the piano event of the year you simply cannot miss!
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SSO SUBSCRIPTION CONCERT: DEBUSSY 100: LA MER
Lan Shui, conductorLu Wei, violinHu Shengnan, percussionGRIEG Peer Gynt Suite No. 1YE XIAOGANG Mount E'mei, for violin, percussion & orchestra (Singapore premiere)DEBUSSY JeuxDEBUSSY La MerLu Wei, Concertmaster of Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin and award-winning Chinese percussionist Hu Shengnan join forces to conquer Mount E’mei, Ye Xiaogang’s musical saga for violin, percussion and orchestra. Closer to shore, SSO’s recordings of Debussy’s Jeux and La Mer have made waves on the international record scene: witness them rise to the occasion again.Fans of percussion will be treated to another Singapore premiere with Threshold on 3 May 2019.
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SSO SUBSCRIPTION CONCERT: LAN SHUI'S FAREWELL
Lan Shui, conductorMiah Persson, sopranoAnna Larsson, mezzo-sopranoSingapore Symphony ChorusSingapore Symphony Youth ChoirMAHLER Symphony No. 2 "Resurrection"In his final concert as our Music Director, Lan Shui directs his swansong in the form of Mahler’s monumental Resurrection Symphony, a work close to his heart. Join us in this symphonic masterpiece - witness the verses of conviction and reaffirmation lifted by choir and voices: Rise again, yes, rise again/ Will you, my heart, in an instant! Farewell and thank you, Maestro!Mahler fans, look out for our performances of Mahler's Symphony No. 1 and No. 5If you love the combination of orchestra, vocalists and choir, don't miss Beethoven's Missa Solemnis on 10 May 2019.
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SSO SUBSCRIPTION CONCERT: CHRISTOPHER PARK PLAYS MOZART
Bruno Weil, conductorChristopher Park, pianoMOZART Serenade in D major, K.320 “Posthorn”MOZART Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K.466HAYDN Symphony No. 103 “Drumroll”Presenting the regal delights of Mozart’s Posthorn Serenade and his trailblazing Piano Concerto No. 20: rising Korean-German pianist Christopher Park is our youthful soloist, “a pianist like a thunderbolt” (Der Tagesspiegel), in this programme conducted by the distinguished veteran Bruno Weil that concludes with the noble elegance of Haydn’s Drumroll Symphony.“His performance blazes and glitters.” - Westdeutsche Allgemeine ZeitungOn 15 Feb 2019, we welcome esteemed British organist Thomas Trotter in a recital also commemorating the Raffles landing of 1819.
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SSO SUBSCRIPTION CONCERT: LARS VOGT • MOZART PIANO CONCERTO 21
Lars Vogt, conductor/piano WEBERN Langsamer SatzMOZART Piano Concerto No.21 in C Major, K467SCHUMANN Symphony No. 2“To walk forever like this among the flowers, with my dearest one beside me, to feel oneself so entirely at one with the Universe, without care, free as the lark in the sky above…” Anton Webern’s love for his future wife inspired Langsamer Satz, a gentle lovesong on string choir. German pianist-conductor Lars Vogt takes you on a lyrical stroll through Viennese musical inspirations, featuring Mozart’s joyous 21st Piano Concerto with its famous “Elvira Madigan” andante, and Schumann’s stately Symphony No. 2.“He is a rare talent – and we are fortunate that he’s our talent at this time.”The ChronicleFor another equally captivating Mozart piano concerto, try No. 20 on 22 & 23 Feb 2019 with Christopher Park.
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SSO SUBSCRIPTION CONCERT: SERENADE WITH SOYOUNG YOON
Michał Nesterowicz, conductorSoyoung Yoon, violinGORECKI Three Pieces in Old StyleBERNSTEIN Serenade (after Plato’s Symposium)BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 8 in F Major, Op. 93Muse over five musical statements of love in Bernstein’s Serenade - a violin concerto in all but name - with multiple award-winning Korean violinist Soyoung Yoon. Returning Polish conductor Michal Nesterowicz’s shows us the beautiful craftsmanship of two masterworks: his countryman Gorecki’s serene Three Pieces in Old Style; and Beethoven’s Eighth, whose zest and sunny energy hinted little at his increasing deafness.“Enormously talented, with a terrific temperament and a bouncy effervescent quality” - The StradBeethoven's Symphony No. 7 is also an energetic powerhouse - hear it on 25-26 Jan 2018.
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SSO SUBSCRIPTION CONCERT: FAMILIAR FAVOURITES: TALES OF LOVE
Kees Bakels, conductorRichard Lin, violinROSSINI Overture to La Cenerentola KORNGOLD Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35TCHAIKOVSKY Excerpts from Sleeping BeautyThree pieces, six tales - of love and loyalty.  We mark the 150th anniversary of Rossini with his overture to La Cenerentola - Cinderella, that tale of faith and love beloved by all ages. Tchaikovsky’s abundant gift for melody makes him  perfectly suited for Sleeping Beauty, a story of patience and protection. Four Korngold scores painting films of love and honour are the musical inspiration for his violin concerto, to be told this night by 2015 Singapore Violin Competition prize winner Richard Lin.Our All-Mendelssohn programme on 27 Apr 2018 is also highly recommended for its endless melodic treasures.
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