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SSO RED BALLOON SERIES: REICH IN 60...
Brad Lubman, conductorREICH Pulse (Singapore Premiere)REICH City LifeBARTÓK Music for Strings, Percussion, Celeste, Sz. 106Minimalist. Poignant. Evocative. Words to measure the pulse of city life. Instruments of the contemporary + sounds of the urban: street speech, car horns, subway chimes, pile drivers, door slams. A cityscape sinfonia. Get to know Steve Reich, one of America’s greatest and most influential living composers, in 60 minutes.Check out another Red Balloon Series concert, Rock in 60 mins, 31 Jan 2018.
SSO POPS: JAZZ IT UP WITH GERSHWIN!
Andrew Litton, conductorSHOSTAKOVICH Suite for Jazz Orchestra No.1SHOSTAKOVICH Suite for Variety Orchestra No.1GERSHWIN 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.
SSO POPS: HAPPY DAYS - FAVOURITE TV...
Gerard Salonga, conductorRelive the good old days of television from the time of the SSO's youth! Outstanding Filipino conductor Gerard Salonga takes you on a nostalgic journey celebrating SSO's 40th birthday. Take a seat and tune in as we revisit classic TV tunes from shows like Hawaii 5-0, Charlie’s Angels, Dallas, The Greatest American Hero, Lavern & Shirley and, of course, Happy Days! We have surprises in store – it'll be a birthday celebration you won't want to miss!For a fun, light-hearted trip into jazz, bluegrass and country, come enjoy The Best Day with Loco Motive Trio on 3 Mar 2019.
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.
SSO GALA: MISSA SOLEMNIS • MASAAKI ...
Masaaki Suzuki, conductorSingapore Symphony ChorusRachel Nicholls, sopranoMarianne Kielland, mezzo-sopranoJames Gilchrist, tenorChristian Immler, bassBEETHOVEN Missa Solemnis in D major, Op. 1231819. The year Singapore was founded, the year Beethoven wrote the first notes of his splendid Missa Solemnis, one of his greatest achievements. He wrote on the opening page: "From the heart - may it return to the heart" - this grand choral statement of conviction stars the Singapore Symphony Chorus directed by famed Japanese maestro Masaaki Suzuki.The majestic sound of orchestra and choir can also be heard in our Baroque Festival: Music for Kings and Queens, 6 Oct 2018.
SSO CHRISTMAS CONCERT 2018
Joshua Tan, conductorSingapore Symphony ChorusSingapore Symphony Youth ChoirSingapore Symphony Children’s ChoirEver wondered what it’s like to sing along with the SSO in the Victoria Concert Hall? Associate Conductor Joshua Tan and the SSO bring you a sparkling collection of musical treasures for the yuletide season, complete with a sing-a-long segment where you can join in the chorus!
SSO GALA CONCERTS: RACHMANINOV PIAN...
Lionel Bringuier, conductorBehzod Abduraimov, piano RAVEL La ValseLUTOSLAWSKI Concerto for OrchestraRACHMANINOV Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18 The Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 2: dark majesty, breathtaking Romanticism. The Lutoslawski Concerto for Orchestra, “an episodic symbiosis with folk music”. Ravel’s bewitching La Valse, a spine-tingling tribute to the waltz, hypnotic and exhilarating, intoxicating and elegant, ending in astonishment. This SSO Gala teams up two up-and-coming young artistes, French conductor Lionel Bringuier and Uzbek pianist Behzod Abduraimov. “This is a pianist who has it all: silky delicacy, mighty thunder-power, rare clarity” – Seattle Times
SSO GALA: RAY CHEN
Andrew Litton, conductorRay Chen, violinWith the Singapore National Youth OrchestraBORODIN Overture to Prince IgorPROKOFIEV Violin Concerto No.1 in D major, Op. 19TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64Charismatic, funny and undeniably skilled - Ray Chen, the ever-popular Taiwanese-Australian violinist has dazzled the violin world. SSO Principal Guest Conductor Andrew Litton conducts the SSO and SNYO side-by-side in this all-Russian programme: opening with the brazenly expressive overture to Prince Igor, followed by the wry musings of the impish Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 1 and the heart-on-the-sleeve passion of Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony.“Colors dance, moods swing, and Chen’s artistry blazes.” - The Times on Ray ChenCatch another Prokofiev concerto, his Piano Concerto No. 2 on 26 Oct 2018.
SSO 40TH ANNIVERSARY GALA
Lan Shui, conductorLim Yan, piano LEONG YOON PIN Dayong Sampan Overture IVES The Unanswered QuestionBEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 73 "Emperor"BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92 40 years ago, the meditative mysteries of Ives’ The Unanswered Question and the majestic strides of Beethoven’s Emperor Piano Concerto resounded in our inaugural concert in January 1979. We pay tribute to Leong Yoon Pin (1932 - 2011), the most important of Singapore’s pioneering composers, whose Dayong Sampan Overture was the first Singaporean composition ever played by the SSO. Join us as we celebrate our 40th birthday! Hear another powerful Romantic piano concerto, the Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 2 on 12 Apr 2019.
Singapore International Piano Festi...
In this lecture-recital led by veteran pianist and conductor Darío Alejandro Ntaca, piano aficionados will learn in-depth approaches to piano-playing and music, in the same way Ntaca as well as his long-time musical partner, the famed Martha Argerich, understand and practice them.Ntaca will unravel the mysteries to their technique, their approach to music, effective and healthy piano practice, and performance - all key ingredients to Argerich's pianistic longevity and astounding music-making.Through performances by top pianists based in Singapore, Ntaca will explore works from diverse periods and for which Argerich is particularly well-known throughout her illustrious career.This one-of-a-kind full-day event will address some of the following key areas – the use of the body in music-making, sound and voicing, the concept of tempo, chamber collaboration, the relationship between the pianist's intuition and the composer's written work, and many more.While this lecture-recital is designed for advanced students for teaching and soloist diploma, teachers and pianists, participation as a listener would also be enjoyable.Morning Session (10am to 12:45pm) - Featuring music from the Baroque and Classical periodsAfternoon Session (2pm to 4:45pm) – Featuring music from the Romantic and early 20th century periodsDarío Alejandro Ntaca will be performing in a RECITAL and CONCERT at the Esplanade Concert Hall on 11 & 13 June respectively.
SSO SUBSCRIPTION CONCERT: BRAHMS PI...
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.
SSO SUBSCRIPTION CONCERT: LARS VOGT...
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.
SSO SUBSCRIPTION CONCERT: FAMILIAR ...
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
SSO SUBSCRIPTION CONCERT: MILOŠ: SP...
Carolyn Kuan, conductorMiloš Karadaglić, guitar*MASON BATES Liquid Interface (Singapore Premiere)JOAQUIN RODRIGO Fantasia para un gentilhombre – II. EspanoletaASTOR PIAZZOLLA Libertango (with strings)ANONYMOUS Spanish Romance (with strings)BOCCHERINI Quintet No. 4 in D, G. 448 “Fandango” (with strings)RACHMANINOV Symphonic DancesCatch award-winning guitarist Miloš Karadaglić’s Singapore debut in this mesmerising programme of soulful guitar classics, led by Taiwanese-American conductor Carolyn Kuan, the first woman to be awarded the Herbert von Karajan Conducting Fellowship. The SSO also presents Liquid Interface for orchestra and electronica by Mason Bates, Musical America’s Composer of the Year 2018, alongside Rachmaninov’s final composition, the summation of his symphonic thoughts for orchestra.“A winning combination of dashing good looks, captivating stage presence and impeccable technique” - Limelight on Miloš KaradaglićWitness another young artiste championing his instrument, in this case the harpsichord, in VCH Presents: Mahan Esfahani, on 28 Nov 2018.
SSO SUBSCRIPTION CONCERT: OLLI MUST...
Hannu Lintu, conductorOlli Mustonen, piano TCHAIKOVSKY Francesca da RiminiPROKOFIEV Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 16SIBELIUS Symphony No.1 in E minor, Op. 39Finnish Maestro Hannu Lintu returns to Singapore with his compatriot, pianist Olli Mustonen, together tackling the diabolical enigma of Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 2. There’s no let-up on either end of the programme, with the tumultuous drama of Tchaikovsky’s Francesca da Rimini as well as the sweeping Nordic melancholy of Sibelius’ First Symphony.“[His] clarity and extraordinary finesse yield something I can only describe as visionary.“ - BBC Music Magazine on Olli Mustonen.For a similarly themed musical evening of Russian masterpieces, join us at our SSO Gala: Ray Chen on 15 Mar 2019.
SSO SUBSCRIPTION CONCERT: DEBUSSY 1...
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.
SSO SUBSCRIPTION CONCERT: FAMILIAR ...
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.
SSO SUBSCRIPTION CONCERT: DVOŘÁK CE...
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.
SSO SUBSCRIPTION CONCERT: SERENADE ...
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.
SSO SUBSCRIPTION CONCERT: TINE THIN...
Jun Markl, conductorTine Thing Helseth, trumpetSAINT-SAËNS Suite Algérienne, Op.60 (Singapore premiere)ARUTIUNIAN Trumpet ConcertoDE FALLA The Three-Cornered Hat Suite No. 2RAVEL Alborada del graciosoRAVEL BoleroAcclaimed Norwegian trumpeter Tine Thing Helseth makes her Singapore debut with one of the best-loved of 20th century trumpet showpieces, Arutiunian’s Trumpet Concerto, a vigorous display of Armenian lyricism and flavour. Saint-Saëns’ impressions of Algeria, De Falla’s Three-Cornered Hat, Ravel’s Alborada and the irresistible momentum of Bolero swirl and dance together in this outpouring of musical riches!Meet the Brass Ensemble of the SSO on 19 May 2019 for another chance to hear unusual works for brass.
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