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Baik Punya Concert - 4D
After the success of Baik Punya Concert 4D LIVE at Istana Budaya in Kuala Lumpur, the 4D - Dato' Awie, Dato' Afdlin Shauki, Dato' AC Mizal and Dato' Hans Isaac - are ready to spread the laughter and rock n roll in SINGAPORE!Awie, Afdlin, AC and Hans have built a brand that has been keeping audience entertained since 2005. Even though longevity in the entertainment business is no laughing matter, it looks like they're here to stay. Baik Punya Concert 4D LIVE in Singapore promises to make you sing along, laugh and dance the night away! These four friends will be singing their own hits and other popular songs from different times.If there is one thing you can count on when you walk into a performance by these four friends, it is that you will still be talking and laughing about the show until the following week.Baik Punya Concert 4D LIVE in Singapore is a must see! Treat yourself to a night of great music and laughter on the 13th of October at Esplanade’s Concert Hall!
Diva VS Queen
DIVA VS QUEEN – Who will Win?!What do you get when you pit smooth, classy Jazz-pop against bright and sassy Getai? Sparks, laughs, and one-upmanship!!! Watch Nikki Muller the Diva and her Jazz-pop ensemble of Alemay Fernandez, Denise Tan, Olinda Cho, Jill Marie Thomas SING OFF against Queen Audrey Luo and her Getai band of Sebastian Tan aka Broadway Beng, Suhami Yusof, The Shining Sisters, and Wang Weiliang in a one-night only concert at the Esplanade Concert Hall! To top things off, multi-talented singer Joanna Dong, who switches easily between musical genres, will show you how to do both Jazz-pop AND Getai with style!Whether you support Jazz-pop or are a fan of Getai (or both!), you can expect an entertaining night of power-packed singing, witty repartee, and rip roaring good fun, as the local songbirds and celebrities battle it out, all in the name of charity! Proudly brought to you by FLY Entertainment, this Charity Concert in aid of the Woodbridge Hospital Charity Fund is helmed by acclaimed creative director Irene Ang, composer/music director Elaine Chan with dance choreography by Andy Benjamin Cai, one of Singapore’s top dancers and choreographers.So book your tickets now and find out who will win in DIVA vs QUEEN, and do your part for charity! Proceeds from tickets sales go to the Woodbridge Hospital Charity Fund to support programmes for persons with mental health conditions.
Doa Buat Kekasih Concert
There are not many artistes able to bridge generations with their craft.Amongst this small but revered group of artistes, Ramli Sarip is the self-deprecating icon of several generations of music lovers. His fans span races and religions, from Malaysia to Brunei and Singapore to Indonesia.The boy from the kampong who claims humbly to “have very little talent” has grown to become the rocking Datuk. His gravelly voice is emotionally loaded whether he is singing about life lessons, divine providence or about aspects of love. The universality of his song has endeared him to various segments of society, to whom he is fondly known as Papa Rock.In nearly half-a-century in the music industry, Ramli has written and performed songs that explore life and living, evolving his craft along the way. From hard rock, his music may have mellowed as he finds himself walking in step with a greater cause. But while the melodies may be gentler, the messages, like his resolve, are still deeply meaningful.Since his time with Sweet Charity, the hard-rocking band he formed, playing in small gigs before hitting the larger circuits, and then rising to prominence as a solo artist, Ramli has constantly employed a work ethic that promoted the whole rather than the one.This is evident in his concerts, where he fills halls and allows a variety of musicians and styles to support his music, while allowing the individual to shine in their own right.His affable demeanour and willingness to chat over a teh tarik and a curry puff helps to cut across barriers.This approach is particularly helpful when it comes to collaborations with other artistes, which is also key to Ramli’s willingness to explore new facets of music. While many have enjoyed his duets with Ella, Datuk M. Nasir, and Dato’ Sri Siti Nurhaliza, there is one song that has endeared and endured.Doa Buat Kekasih, performed originally with Khadijah Ibrahim in 1988 has been reinterpreted numerous times in the last 30 years. It’s a tribute to the song’s central theme — Pray For Love — that people are constantly looking to connect with each other, and love is a strong bond for humanity.The song about breaking up but retaining friendship is particularly poignant in this day and age of fleeting connections. It obviously resonates with audiences, and is a sing-along favourite at his concerts.Doa Buat Kekasih came to be during the ’80s era of power ballads, in particular the Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes hit Up Where We Belong.In the upcoming Doa Buat Kekasih 30th Anniversary Tour, the song takes on a new perspective. Proceeds form the concert are being donated to Ain Society, a charity that raises funds for cancer patients.While supporting a noble cause, Doa Buat Kekasih is also presenting the opportunity for fans to see the original stars come together after many years to show how friendships and love can transcend time and generations.
Eternal Blossoming of the Red Flowe...
Gala Concert 2018: A Pearl Celebrat...
This November, the Singapore Lyric Opera celebrates Nancy Yuen's 30th anniversary in opera. As one of Asia’s most outstanding singers, she has performed in multiple starring roles such as Madama Butterfly, Aida, Romilda (Xerxes), Violetta (La Traviata) Mimi (La Bohéme) and Micaela (Carmen) among others. Join us at the Esplanade Concert Hall as we revisit the highlights of her career, it’s an anniversary celebration not to be missed!Featured Guest Lee Jae WookConductor Jason LaiAlso Featuring Singapore Lyric Opera Chorus, Singapore Lyric Opera Children’s Choir, Singapore Lyric Opera Orchestra
Kalaa Utsavam - Indian Festival of ...
“Few bands in the contemporary indie scene in the country have been able to sustain that momentum, transcending language barriers, on the back of just that one album as haveAvial.”-The HinduThere is nothing quite like the music Avial makes. Just a decade ago at a time when the indie rock scene in India was dominated by English-singing groups, the self-styled Kerala-based band made headlines with their genre-bending, moody brand of alternative Malayalam rock, written in their native tongue. Despite language differences in and outside of India, they continue to receive overwhelming responses, evident in the huge turnouts wherever they play.Not many in Indian alternative rock come close to replicating the band’s feat, or have found success producing music that permeates India’s multilingual society with such immediacy and emotional appeal. To their legions of fans all over India and the subcontinent, Avial will always be the band that “shuns all norms” (Rolling Stone India).Since 2003, Avial have been making music together, taking inspiration from a broad swathe of musical influences including electronic, folk and alternative rock, and infusing them with earthy Malayalam poetry on social and political issues. Their self-titled debut, which took four years to produce—and which swept up six awards at the Rolling Stone Jack Daniels Rock Awards in 2009—comprises eight tracks including their most popular singles Nada Nada and Chekele (a cover of a Malayalam folk song). The current line-up features vocalist Tony John, guitarist Rex Vijayan, drummer Mithun Puthenveetil and bassist Binny Isaac. Catch the legendary band as they make their debut in Singapore this November. This year also marks the 10th anniversary of their eponymous debut album. For more details about Kalaa Utsavam 2018, visit www.esplanade.com/kalaautsavam
Kalaa Utsavam - Indian Festival of ...
Hailing from a lineage of five generations of sitar players, Niladri Kumar is a world renowned and global icon. Under the guidance, and numerous years of training from his Father and guru pandit Kartick Kumar, Niladri went on to revolutionise the style of sitar-playing and invented his own instrument, which he coined the zitar. He was the first to go electric. Niladri is hailed as a serious exponent of Indian music who has a youth appeal.It has been his constant endeavor to increase the interest and respect for this traditional art form in the younger generation, by making it accessible to them in a form they are more familiar with and better attuned to.Today, critics have praised his mastery of the sitar and his swiftness and magical ability to produce soul-stirring compositions which has earned him the nickname “Asian Hendrix”. Niladri leaves every music lover, orthodox or progressive, spellbound at his performances. Joining him in this concert are Satyajit Talwalkar on the tabla, Agnelo Fernandes on the keyboard, and Shikhar Naad Qureshi on percussion. The concert showcases his slick ability to play the sitar and zitar.For more details about Kalaa Utsavam 2018, visit www.esplanade.com/kalaautsavam
Lea Salonga: The Human Heart
Known across the world for her powerful voice and perfect pitch, Lea Salonga is a singer and actress who is best known for her Tony Award-winning role in Miss Saigon. In addition to the Tony, she has won the Olivier, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Theatre World Awards, in the field of musical theatre. She was also the first Asian to play Eponine in the musical Les Misérables on Broadway and returned to the beloved show as Fantine in the 2006 revival. Many fans of all ages recognise Lea as the singing voice of Princess Jasmine from Aladdin and Fa Mulan for Mulan and Mulan II. For her portrayal of the beloved princesses, the Walt Disney Company bestowed her with the honour of Disney Legend in August 2011.Lea most recently starred in the Broadway revival of Once on This Island as the Goddess of Love, Erzulie, and also serves as a judge on The Philippines hit version of The Voice. In 2017, Lea released two albums—Bahaghari, an album of traditional Filipino songs which serves as a reflection of all the intricate and different languages found in the Philippines to help preserve the island nation’s dynamic culture, and Blurred Lines, her electrifying live album which was recorded during her sold-out run at Feinstein’s / 54Below the year before.
Limelight 2018 by Fairfield Method...
Fairfield Choir is a choir with a rich choral tradition, starting out in 1960 as a group under the Music Society. In 1975, the choir took part in National Day Celebrations for the first time and the choristers sang on board a float decorated by our very own schoolteachers. In 1977, the choir clinched the first position in the choral section of the Arts Festival as well as Youth festival. The choir was also invited to sing at the first festival of arts in the same year. Although it began as an all girls’ group, Fairfield Choir became a mixed choir in 1987. With a fine record of several distinctions, awards in the SYF competition, it was one of the pioneer choirs in the choral excellence programme in 1988. Since then, the choir has won many accolades for its stellar performances locally and internationally.In 1991, the choir won the coveted “Choir of the Year” award in the 2nd Singapore Youth Festival competition. It also clinched the “Best Secondary School Choir” award in 1995 with a Certificate of Distinction. In the subsequent SYF choral competitions, Fairfield Choir was awarded three Silver awards, four Gold awards, one Gold with Hours award, and three Certifications of Distinction. Fairfield Choir was also one of the selected choirs to perform at the Esplanade on 25th July 2005 for the SYF opening ceremony.Fairfield Choir had its first overseas trip to Perth, Australia in 1994. The choir performed at various places to share and spread the good reputation of Fairfield as a singing school. Using their musical talents as singing ambassadors for the Lord, Fairfield Choir was awarded Silver awards at the International Festival of Advent and Christmas Music with Petr Eben’s Prize held at Czech Republic, Prague, 2002, at the VIII Concorso Corale In international, Riva del Garda, Italy, 2004 and at the International Festival of Advent and Christmas Music, Bratislava, Slovakia, 2010. The choir also achieved the International Gold Zlata award at the 34th International Festival of Songs, Olomouc, Prague, 2006.Fairfield Choir is honoured to have had so many opportunities to showcase their talents both locally and abroad. Aware of the rich choral legacy they have to uphold, the choristers put in many hours each week to hone their abilities. They currently train under the guidance of Mr Yong Chee Foon and Mrs Wynne On. Bringing the arts to communities in need through Limelight Half of the ticket proceeds will go toward supporting Esplanade’s community engagement programmes which bring the arts to at-risk youth, the elderly, people with special needs and other underserved communities.
Limelight 2018 by Nan Chiau High S...
The Nan Chiau High School (NCHS) Choir was formed in 2001 with a vision of developing students with the passion for choral singing while, at the same time, providing a platform to discover and nurture students’ musical talents. Today, the NCHS Choir stands firm in her belief in raising the standards of choral singing and has since embarked on a rich and eventful journey.The choir has been actively participating in school and public performances such as the Annual Speech Day, Biannual Arts Festival, as well as the school musical Equilibrium. The choir has also participated in overseas competitions and clinched Gold Awards in the 21st Century International Choral Festival cum Competition 2007 and Winter Choral Festival 2010. Locally, the choir has been awarded Gold and Certificate of Distinction for the Singapore Youth Festival since 2007.Choral music is the core of the choir's humanity, it is their sense of community and souls. With choral music, they will uncover the many facets of the human spirit and reconnect with the soul—from deep spirituality of sacred music, to the raw energy of Hungarian folksong, to the enchanting glow of Scandinavian music, to the glorious majesty of 21st-century film music, to the fun and frivolity of children game songs of Taiwan and Japan.Tonight, the NCHS Choir wishes to take you on an odyssey over time and space through choral music from 4 continents—Europe, Asia, and North and South America. In this epic journey through different genres of music, they will explore sacred music from the European masters such as Gabriel Faure and Benjamin Britten; they will uncover the charm of various European and Asian folk music; and they will also give you a glimpse of jazz and a touch of pop. The NCHS Choir aim to transport you from the sunny shores of Singapore to the bitter cold of Lapland in Finland, from the present to the Romantic Era and back to the 21st century.In tonight’s concert, you can look forward to the soothing sounds of the classics such as Cantique de Jean Racine by Gabriel Faure, and familiar favourites such as Home by Dick Lee. You will also be thrilled by the rhythms of South America in Salmo 150 by Ernani Aguiar. Come join the NCHS Choir tonight and reunite with your soul through music as they celebrate our humanity through song!Bringing the arts to communities in need through Limelight Half of the ticket proceeds will go toward supporting Esplanade’s community engagement programmes which bring the arts to at-risk youth, the elderly, people with special needs and other underserved communities.
Limelight 2018 by Paya Lebar Metho...
The passionate Paya Lebar Methodist Girls' School (Secondary) Choir, also known as One Voice, has been contributing actively to the vibrant cultural life of the school and external organisations. The all-girls youth choir has been actively participating in choral workshops, festivals, competitions and performances during festivities like Christmas and Chinese New Year.As a mark of its excellent choral programme, the choir consistently receives recognition at the Singapore Youth Festival by achieving Gold Awards in 2005, 2009 and 2011. In 2013, the choir was selected by the President's and Prime Minister's Office to perform at the National Day Observance Ceremony in the Istana.under the choral direction and leadership of their conductor, Ms Choy Siew Woon, the choir received a Certificate of Distinction at the Singapore Youth Festival Arts Presentation in 2013, 2015 and 2017.This year, One Voice debuts at Limelight in 2018 with Songs of Innocence and Joy, a whimsical programme of choral works from all around the world. The concert culminates in a collaboration between the choir and the PLMGS Harp Ensemble, in Benjamin Britten's A Ceremony of Carols, ushering in the Advent season! Bringing the arts to communities in need through Limelight Half of the ticket proceeds will go toward supporting Esplanade’s community engagement programmes which bring the arts to at-risk youth, the elderly, people with special needs and other underserved communities.
Moonfest 艺满中秋 2018 Pipa Virtuoso W...
“Watching the musicians let fly on lutes, fiddles and gongs, as the singers roared through lively ballads recounting folktales and myths, you were swept up by their energy and charisma.” – The New York TimesA musical phenomenon that has taken the US and China by storm, world-renowned pipa virtuoso Wu Man and the Huayin Shadow Puppet Band brings their signature tour to Singapore for the first time!Recognised as a premier pipa virtuoso and leading ambassador of Chinese music, the Grammy-nominated Wu Man has carved out a career as a soloist, educator and composer, giving the pipa a new role in traditional and contemporary music. She takes the stage with the Huayin Shadow Puppet Band, proponents of a little-known Chinese folk music genre called lao qiang, recognised in China as an Intangible Cultural Heritage and lauded as “the ancient rock and roll of the East”. Hailing from northwestern China, the band, previously known as the Zhang Family Band, has seen 11 generations of Zhang clan members among its ranks throughout the years.Known for their boisterous and lively concerts, the band’s vocalists and musicians perform with a variety of Chinese traditional instruments including the yueqin, banhu, erhu, lute, fiddle and various percussion instruments, and feature shadow puppetry in parts of their performance.About Wu ManRecognised as the world’s premier pipa virtuoso and leading ambassador of Chinese music, Wu Man has carved out a career as a soloist, educator and composer giving her lute-like instrument—which has a history of over 2,000 years in China—a new role in both traditional and contemporary music. Having been brought up in the Pudong School of pipa playing, one of the most prestigious classical styles of Imperial China, Wu is now recognised as an outstanding exponent of the traditional repertoire as well as a leading interpreter of contemporary pipa music by today’s most prominent composers such as Tan Dun, Philip Glass, the late Lou Harrison, Terry Riley, Bright Sheng, Chen Yi and many others. As a principal musician in Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Project, Wu has performed throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia with the Silk Road Ensemble, and has also performed as soloist with many of the world’s major orchestras. Wu was also named Musical America’s 2013 Instrumentalist of the Year, marking the first time this prestigious award has been bestowed on a player of a non-Western instrument.
Mosaic Music Series Pink Martini
"This is rich, hugely approachable music, utterly cosmopolitan yet utterly unpretentious. And it seems to speak to just about everybody…from grade-schoolers to grandmothers to the young and hip and beautiful."- The Washington Post"One of the world's most elegant live bands."– The TimesSelling out shows at Esplanade in 2010 and 2015, Pink Martini returns to Mosaic for another sensational evening!Founded in 1994, the international musical phenomenon known as Portland’s “little orchestra” performs its multilingual repertoire on concert stages and with symphony orchestras throughout the world. Armed with its infectious signature style crossing genres of classical, jazz and old-fashioned pop, Pink Martini made its European debut at the Cannes Film Festival in 1997 and has since performed at prestigious venues all over the world.In 2014, Pink Martini was inducted into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame and the Oregon Music Hall of Fame.
Mosaic Music Series: Stacey Kent
Stacey Kent(USA)“Stacey’s singing never lets us forget these songs are about people. Her protagonists come to life so fully in her voice, you sometimes have to remind yourself the CD has no visuals. Here’s a great jazz diva of our age.”– Kazuo Ishiguro, nobel laureate“Her voice can act as a ray of sunshine or a consoling hand, but above all serves as a mirror for the heart.” – All About Jazz“She has charm to burn, a smile that could give you hope in February and sings like nobody’s business.” – The Wall Street JournalThe ever-charming Stacey Kent returns to Mosaic to infuse the Esplanade Concert Hall with her effortless musical grace.Stacey Kent is a jazz singer in the mould of the greats, with a legion of fans around the world and a host of honours and awards including a Grammy nomination, album sales in excess of 2 million, and Gold, Double Gold and Platinum albums that have reached a series of no.1 chart positions.Her most recent release I Know I Dream: The Orchestral Sessions has received glowing reviews, including a coveted five stars in DownBeat magazine, and won Album of the Year in the vocal category at the 2017 Jazz Japan Awards.Together with her band, she performs songs from her latest album I Know I Dream, a selection from her previous albums, and a few surprises that have not been recorded yet. I Know I Dream features standards, French chansons, Brazilian bossa nova, and songs written for her by composer Jim Tomlinson and Nobel Prize-winning writer Kazuo Ishiguro.
Octoburst! 2018 Dance Appreciation...
As a lead-up to Singapore Dance Theatre’s 2018 performance of Sleeping Beauty, we have condensed this classic ballet into an hour-long special for young audiences!Learn more about the enchanting world of dance and ballet as you meet Princess Aurora, who falls asleep for a hundred years from an enchantment spell, and her charming prince in this favourite childhood fairy tale.There will also be a meet-and greet-session with the cast after the performance. Don’t forget to come dressed in your favourite costumes!Recommended for children age 2 years and above.
RADIOHEAD A JAZZ SYMPHONY BY NOORDP...
Noordpool Orkest first Asian Tour presented by Axentika Events & Global Entertainment Production.Hailing from the obscure region of Drachten Northern Netherlands, Noordpool Orkest is an orchestral congregation of woodwinds and strings consisting of 42 professional musicians playing new light music. It was founded in 2010 by the Groningen composer Reinout Douma, who is also the band’s artistic director, general manager and pianist.Born in 1974, Reinout started playing the piano at 4 years old. He has played with many reputable and high-calibre musicians, such as Ed Kowalczyk, Waylon, Bert Visscher and Laura Jansen, to name a few. The maestro has also spread his wings far and wide across countries to share his love and creations for orchestral music. In 2009, Reinout started working on his dream of assembling a big professional jazz and pop orchestra. Hence, Noordpool Orkest was formed. They officially started in 2010 after two successful concerts.Noordpool Orkest’s experiences and skills in playing Jazz, Rock, Hip Hop, Funk, Drum & Bass, Chanson, Blues, Kleinkunst & Cabaret is a guaranteed proof of their versatility and flexibility. This is evident in their studio works and recorded live performances. They have also been involved in collaborations with various artists. Warm, lively, catchy, sweet or grandiose – the range of tunes and pieces is sure to be an absolute treat to your ears.This 12 October, the Dutch orchestral act will jazz up the stage by delivering the melancholic tunes from an English rock band, Radiohead. Originating from Abingdon and formed in 1985 by Thom Yorke, Radiohead is no stranger to the global music arena. With hits like “Paranoid Android”, “Creep” and “Karma Police”, the award-winning band has sold over 30 million copies worldwide. They have gained a massive number of loyal fans from different parts of the world up till this day.In 2012, Noordpool Orkest released an entire tribute album named “Radiohead, A Jazz Symphony” under Challenge Records, which comprises of 10 cover songs. Reinout has made special arrangements for this debut release by improvising on the music, going beyond numerous dimensions of other and older jazz styles. Despite the absence of lyrics, the music was still commendable. The elements of melancholic chord progressions, unique rhythms and powerful ‘licks’ are valuable factors for a jazz musician. The album offers an atmospheric and almost lounge or film-like approach without compromising on the rock essences of the original music. It was eventually released in 34 countries.Taking after the orchestra’s debut album title, this concert is set to be held at the Esplanade Concert Hall. For Radiohead fans, be sure to keep an open mind as you may be surprised just how well jazz suits Radiohead’s elaborate time signatures and harmonies. Be swayed by their dynamically improvised renditions of your favourite hits.Audience can expect to be captivated by Noordpool Orkest’s unequivocal talent and commitment in delivering an unforgettable jazz orchestral performance. Prepare your soul for a symphony of grand melodies to awaken your senses!
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.
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: 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 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.
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