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SSO Red Balloon Series: 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, conductorRadovan Vlatković, hornPENDERECKI"Adagio" from Symphony No. 3Horn Concerto "Winterreise"Symphony No. 2You may also like:The Genteel Horn of Mr HanNadia Sirota • Nico Muhly Viola Concerto
SSO Subscription Concert: A Farewel...
"Little can justly be regarded as Britain's finest violinist."The Independent2000 performances over 30 years and nearly 50 recordings later, the accomplished English violinist Tasmin Little will be retiring from the stage after the 2020 season. Join us in celebrating her final concert in Singapore, with the well-loved Bruch Violin Concerto, conducted by veteran American conductor Gerard Schwarz.Gerard Schwarz, conductorTasmin Little, violinPROKOFIEV Selections from Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64BRUCH Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26BRAHMS Symphony No. 3 in F major, Op. 90You may also like:Scottish Fantasy • Rachel Barton PineAkiko Suwanai Plays Mozart
SSO Subscription Concert: Akiko Suw...
"Noble playing“The Times on Akiko SuwanaiThe highly regarded Japanese violinist Akiko Suwanai is not only one of the top violinists today, but also plays one of the finest violins in existence, the 1714 “Dolphin” Stradivarius previously owned by no less than the legend among violin legends, Jascha Heifetz. Hear this inimitable pairing in Mozart’s lyrical Violin Concerto No. 3, alongside Romantic classics by Mendelssohn and Brahms, directed by eminent maestro Mario Venzago.Mario Venzago, conductorAkiko Suwanai, violinMENDELSSOHN Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage, Op. 27MOZART Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major, K.216BRAHMS Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73You may also like:Scottish Fantasy • Rachel Barton Pine
SSO Subscription Concert: Cello Esc...
Not one but two concertos fill this musical itinerary starring well-known Singapore-based cellist Qin Li-Wei - and in each trip, paired with a partner. In the eccentric escapades of Don Quixote, the cello hero is accompanied by his sidekick on viola. More unconventional is Zhao Lin’s A Happy Excursion 《逍遥游》, a poetic tour for cello and pipa (Chinese traditional lute) commissioned by the Beijing International Music Festival, which was founded by our distinguished guest conductor Yu Long.Yu Long, conductorQin Li Wei, celloWu Man, pipaCHEN QIGANG The Five Elements《五行》ZHAO LIN A Happy Excursion《逍遥游》- Double concerto for Cello and PipaR STRAUSS Don Quixote, Op. 35You may also like:Wang Jian • Flowing SleevesSSO Gala: Vladimir Ashkenazy and Gautier Capuçon
SSO Subscription Concert: Chorus of...
A pre-cursor to his Ninth Symphony, Beethoven’s sparkling 1808 Choral Fantasy for piano, vocal soloists, chorus and orchestra is a poetic tribute to the divine power of music. We are joined by Malaysian piano wunderkind Tengku Irfan in this sunlit gem. Ascend beyond the firmaments in Holst’s universally loved classic, The Planets, an awe-inspiring orchestral extravaganza that’s a guaranteed eye-opening experience for any listener.Andrew Litton, conductorTengku Irfan, pianoEe Ping, sopranoJessica Chen, sopranoRebecca Chellappah, mezzo-sopranoLong Long, tenorJonathan Tay, tenorWilliam Lim, baritoneSingapore Symphony Chorus & Youth ChoirBARBER Symphony No. 1 in One MovementBEETHOVEN Choral Fantasy for Piano, Chorus and Orchestra, Op. 80HOLST The Planets, Op. 32You may also like:Red Balloon: Moonrise and AuroraFauré: Cantique et Requiem
SSO Subscription Concert: Elgar Vio...
“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 Little
SSO Subscription Concert: Fauré: Ca...
One of the foremost choral conductors today, Stephen Layton brings you an evocative lineup of two ethereal classics by Fauré. They surround a brief but poignant pairing of Britten’s playful Simple Symphony and Estonian composer Arvo Pärt’s threnody of sorrow for the English composer. A fascinating programme of inspiration, hope, respite and consolation.Stephen Layton, conductorJassy Husk, sopranoZhou Zhengzhong, baritoneSingapore Symphony Children's Choir & Ladies of the Youth ChoirFAURÉ Cantique de Jean Racine, Op. 11BRITTEN Simple Symphony, Op. 4PÄRT Cantus in memory of Benjamin BrittenFAURÉ Requiem in D minor, Op. 48You may also like:Red Balloon: Moonrise and AuroraChorus of the Planets
SSO Subscription Concert: Follow th...
Richard Tognetti is Artistic Director and Leader of the superlative Australian Chamber Orchestra. In this unique programme, he stars as both violin soloist and conductor in a kaleidoscopic myriad of French inspirations which he has arranged for solo violin and strings, before directing Mozart’s magnificent Jupiter Symphony from the first chair.Richard Tognetti, lead violinDEBUSSY (arr. Tognetti)The Girl with the Flaxen HairThe Interrupted SerenadeRAVEL (arr. Tognetti)Two Hebrew MelodiesRAVEL (arr. Grainger)The Valley of BellsRAVEL (arr. Tognetti)Blues and Perpetuum mobile, from Violin Sonata No. 2 in G majorMOZART Symphony No. 41 in C major, K.551 "Jupiter"You may also like:Fauré: Cantique et Requiem
SSO Subscription Concert: Kahchun W...
The Vienna Philharmonic’s Principal Flute, Karl-Heinz Schütz, is our remarkable soloist in the beautiful Flute Concerto by 19th century German composer Carl Reinecke. Singaporean conductor Kahchun Wong continues to make great strides internationally, as Chief Conductor of the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra in Germany, and debuting with such illustrious names as the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic and St Petersburg Symphony Orchestras. Kahchun returns to Singapore to conduct the glowing beauty of Rachmaninoff’s grand Second Symphony.Kahchun Wong, conductorKarl-Heinz Schütz, fluteCARL REINECKE Flute Concerto in D major, Op. 283RACHMANINOFF Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op. 27You may also like:Martin Grubinger • The Tears of Nature
SSO Subscription Concert: Kerson Le...
“Canada’s next great violinist”Ludwig van Toronto on Kerson LeongJust 22 and already taking the music world by storm, Canadian violinist Kerson Leong’s fast-rising career has seen him play in the world’s leading venues, from Carnegie to Wigmore. He makes his Singapore debut with one of Schumann’s final compositions, the Violin Concerto - lost to the music world for over 80 years, whose recovery was shrouded in ghostly mysteries and intrigue.Hannu Lintu, conductorKerson Leong, violinHAYDN Symphony No. 88 in G majorSCHUMANN Violin Concerto in D minorSCHUBERT Symphony No. 1 in D major, D.82You may also like:SSO Gala: Vladimir Ashkenazy and Gautier CapuçonAkiko Suwanai Plays Mozart
SSO Subscription Concert: Martin Gr...
Written for the phenomenal Martin Grubinger, The Tears of Nature is a percussion concerto by prominent contemporary Chinese composer Tan Dun, celebrating the human spirit in its endeavour to live, fight and dance with nature.The SSO and American conductor Robert Spano also pay tribute to the esteemed late British composer-conductor Oliver Knussen (1952-2018), and conclude the concert with Rachmaninoff’s soulful Third Symphony, music of nostalgic melancholy with a tantalising whiff of modernity.Robert Spano, conductorMartin Grubinger, percussionKNUSSEN The Way to Castle YonderTAN DUN The Tears of NatureRACHMANINOFF Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 44You may also like:Kahchun Wong & Karl-Heinz Schütz
SSO Subscription Concert: Masato Su...
Eminent Japanese conductor-composer-harpsichordist-organist Masato Suzuki leads a multi-composer programme, all linked to Leipzig, great city of western classical music. Singapore-based pianist Albert Tiu stars in not one but two soloist showcases expounding Schumann’s irrepressible Romantic spirit and Chopin’s youthful poetry.Masato Suzuki, conductorAlbert Tiu, pianoBACH (orch. STOKOWSKI)Toccata & Fugue in D minor, BWV 565SCHUMANN Introduction & Allegro appassionato for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 92CHOPIN Variations on "Là ci darem la mano"BACH (orch. Masato Suzuki)Wenn wir in hochsten Noten seinMENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 5, Op. 107 "Reformation"You may also like:SSO Gala: Seong-Jin Cho
SSO Subscription Concert: Nadia Sir...
Pioneering violist Nadia Sirota and composer Nico Muhly both belong to the trailblazing Icelandic record collective, Bedroom Community - “a lightning rod at the juncture where the ambition of classical music meets the aesthetics of indie music." (Pitchfork). Muhly’s Viola Concerto (2014), written for and dedicated to Nadia, is a spellbinding work whose roots began in their student days at The Juilliard. The Manhattan connection continues through another alumnus, the venerated Finnish composer Einojuhani Rautavaara (1928-2016), who wrote the mesmerising Manhattan Trilogy for the school’s centenary.Hannu Lintu, conductorNadia Sirota, violaRAUTAVAARA Manhattan TrilogyNICO MUHLY Viola ConcertoSCHUMANN Symphony No. 4 in D minor, Op. 120You may also like:Philippe Quint • The Red ViolinWang Jian • Flowing Sleeves
SSO Subscription Concert: Philippe ...
The now classic 1998 film The Red Violin traces the life of a magnificent, haunted violin in a tale spanning over 300 years. Our storyteller in this concert is the much-lauded Russian-American violinist Philippe Quint, “a fiddle virtuoso whose many awards are fully justified by the brilliance of his playing.” (Chicago Tribune). Completing the programme, the SSO’s Principal Guest Conductor Andrew Litton contrasts Bernstein’s vibrant Candide Overture to the brooding strains and defiant turmoil of Shostakovich’s Tenth Symphony.Andrew Litton, conductorPhilippe Quint, violinBERNSTEIN Candide OvertureCORIGLIANO The Red Violin, Concerto for Violin and OrchestraSHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 10 in E minor, Op. 93You may also like:SSO Gala: Leonidas Kavakos Plays KorngoldMartin Grubinger • The Tears of Nature
SSO Subscription Concert: Scottish ...
Gliding over forbearing seas, the swell of steadfast waves, myth and monument withstanding time - and Tintagel rises from the cliffs. This all-British programme of soul-stirring music stars the versatile and inspiring violinist Rachel Barton Pine, SSO's Artist-in-Residence in 2019/20, in the ever-popular Scottish Fantasy by Bruch, concluding with the hushed and heartfelt beauty of Vaughan Williams’ Fifth Symphony.ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCEWe are delighted to collaborate with Rachel Barton Pine in the 2019/20 season. As part of her residency, Pine will share the stage with SSO musicians in VCHPresents Excite!: Shredding with a String Quartet on 27 October. Ticketing details will be announced at a later date.Pine will also give a talk in the YST Forum Series on 29 October.Michał Nesterowicz, conductorRachel Barton Pine, violinBAX TintagelBRUCH Scottish Fantasy, Op. 46VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Symphony No. 5 in D majorYou may also like:A Farewell for Tasmin LittleElgar Violin Concerto • Enigma VariationsAkiko Suwanai Plays Mozart
SSO Subscription Concert: Stephen H...
“The most perfect piano playing conceivable.”The Guardian on Stephen HoughWe welcome the return of a familiar friend of the SSO: the distinguished British pianist Stephen Hough in Saint-Saëns’s picturesque Egyptian Piano Concerto. This all-French programme directed by SSO Principal Guest Conductor Andrew Litton also features a rare opportunity to hear one of the finest examples of symphonic tradition from the hands of the French - the shimmering majesty of César Franck’s only Symphony.Andrew Litton, conductorStephen Hough, pianoBERLIOZ Roman Carnival OvertureSAINT-SAËNS Piano Concerto No. 5 in F major, Op. 103 "Egyptian"FRANCK Symphony in D minorYou may also like:Steven Osborne Plays MozartThe Jussen Brothers Play Mozart
SSO Subscription Concert: Steven Os...
"Steven Osborne's power over the hall was absolute…the atmosphere was spellbound."RPS Instrumentalist of the Year 2013The prolific and award-winning pianist Steven Osborne, “one of Britain’s most treasured musicians”, plays Mozart’s charming Piano Concerto No. 12, a standout work of lyrical peace and effusive melody. We welcome back Maestro Carlos Kalmar in our season-opener of vibrant classics, interspaced by the heavenly invocation of American composer Aaron Jay Kernis’s Musica celestis.Carlos Kalmar, conductorSteven Osborne, pianoROSSINI Overture to The Silken LadderMOZART Piano Concerto No. 12 in A, K.414KERNIS Musica celestisHAYDN Symphony No. 98 in B-flat majorYou may also like:The Jussen Brothers Play MozartZhang Haochen Plays MozartSSO Gala: Seong-Jin Cho
SSO Subscription Concert: The Jusse...
The talented, blonde, blue-eyed Dutch brothers, Lucas and Arthur, are a fresh byword for double-piano fare, and their presentation of the charming K.365 Mozart concerto is sure to delight. Guest conductor Gabriel Bebeselea presents the Asian premiere of the Pastorale by his great Romanian compatriot, Enescu. Rediscovered only in 2017 and prepared for performance by Bebeselea himself, it is an intriguing partner to Beethoven’s beloved Pastoral Symphony.Gabriel Bebeselea, conductorLucas & Arthur Jussen, pianosMOZART Concerto No. 10 for 2 pianos, K.365ENESCU Pastorale-Fantaisie for Small Orchestra (Asian Premiere)BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68 “Pastoral”You may also like:Steven Osborne Plays MozartZhang Haochen Plays Mozart
SSO Subscription Concert: The Malte...
"…his clarion clear, Mediterranean tenor with its distinctive fast vibrato has star quality to burn."Financial Times on Joseph CallejaBlessed with a golden-age voice to match the great lyric tenors of legend and heaped with praise from all over the world, Maltese-born superstar Joseph Calleja arrives in Singapore for a grand evening of classic arias. Get ready to soar on song with this multi-award-winning singer, whose “blazing stage presence could light a thousand lamps.” (The Independent).David Giménez Carreras, conductorJoseph Calleja, tenorYou may also like:SSO Pops: To Broadway, With Love
SSO Subscription Concert: Wang Jian...
“Cool, contained, super-articulate and engaging”The Herald on Jessica CottisBrush. Lift. Reflect. Dance. Words that infuse Flowing Sleeves, an expressive cello concerto inspired by Chinese operatic dance, written by American-Chinese composer Zhou Tian in collaboration with renowned cellist Wang Jian. Up-and-coming Australian-British conductor Jessica Cottis directs this Singapore premiere, a new work by Singaporean composer Joyce Koh as well as Dvořák’s tuneful and optimistic Eighth Symphony.Jessica Cottis, conductorWang Jian, celloJOYCE KOH New work to be announced (SSO Commission)ZHOU TIAN Cello Concerto "Flowing Sleeves"DVORAK Symphony No. 8 in G major, Op. 88You may also like:SSO Gala: Vladimir Ashkenazy & Gautier CapuçonCello Escapades
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