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SSO GALA: LA BOHÈME
Lan Shui, conductorCharles Castronovo, Rodolfo (tenor)Angel Blue, Mimì (soprano)Zhou Zheng Zhong, Marcello (baritone)Kelebogile Besong, Musetta (soprano)Dario Russo, Colline (bass)Zoltan Nagy, Schaunard (bass-baritone)Martin Ng, Benoît / Alcindoro (baritone)Jonathan Charles Tay, Parpignol (tenor)Singapore Symphony ChorusEudenice Palaruan, Choral DirectorSingapore Symphony Youth ChoirSingapore Symphony Children’s ChoirWong Lai Foon, ChoirmasterCherilyn Woo, Stage DirectorGenevieve Peck, Lighting DesignerPUCCINI La Bohème (Concert Version in 4 Acts)Young artists and chance meetings. In Paris and in love, trapped by circumstances, liberated by poetry. Revel in some of Puccini’s most luscious melodies as the Singapore Symphony Orchestra and Choirs present a concert version presentation of La Bohème, one of the most beloved operas of all time.
SSO GALA: LANG LANG IN RECITAL
Lang Lang, pianoDEBUSSY BalladeLISZT Piano Sonata in B minor S. 178ALBENIZ from Suite Española, Op. 47GRANADOS from Goyescas, Op. 11DE FALLA Danza ritual del fuegoCatch popular Chinese pianist Lang Lang in this solo recital before his concerti night. The programme of French and Spanish inspiration promises an evening of fiery colours, restless energy and evocative enchantment.
SSO POPS CONCERT: LEONARD BERNSTEIN...
“One of the greatest movie musicals reborn” Sydney artsHubJoshua Tan, conductorCelebrate this iconic film of over 50 years and the winner of ten Academy Awards®, including Best Picture. The SSO plays Leonard Bernstein's electrifying score and memorable songs with lyrics by Stephen Sondheim live, while the newly re-mastered film is shown in glorious high definition on the big screen with the original vocals and dialogue intact. This classic romantic tragedy, directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins and one of the greatest achievements in the history of movie musicals, features Robbins' breathtaking choreography and a screen play by Ernest Lehman based on the masterful book by Arthur Laurents.
SSO SUBSCRIPTION CONCERT: ALINA IBR...
“Her performances brim with lyricism and wit” – The Guardian on Alina IbragimovaLan Shui, conductorAlina Ibragimova, violinBERG Three Pieces for Orchestra, Op. 6BRAHMS Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77BARTÓK Concerto for OrchestraRising star Alina Ibragimova is one of the hottest names in classical music today, and she returns with Brahms’ Violin Concerto in D – a lush painting of noble lyricism exquisitely written for the instrument. Berg’s thoroughly modern “Drei Orchesterstücke” provides startling contrast, as does Bartók’s richly scored Concerto for Orchestra, promising a showcase of every musician on stage.
SSO SUBSCRIPTION CONCERT: BEETHOVEN...
Andrew Litton, conductor/pianoIgor Yuzefovich, violinNg Pei-Sian, celloBEETHOVEN Triple Concerto for Violin, Cello & Piano in C major, Op. 56COPLAND Symphony No. 3Be inspired by the heroism and optimism in Copland’s Third, popularly known as “America’s Great Symphony”. Conductor Andrew Litton doubles up as solo pianist, partnering our concertmaster Igor Yuzefovich and principal cello Ng Pei-Sian for the chamber-like Triple Concerto in C by Beethoven.
SSO SUBSCRIPTION CONCERT: CHRISTIAN...
Claus Peter Flor, conductorChristian Blackshaw, pianoBEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58BRUCKNER Symphony No. 9 in D minor, WAB 109Critically acclaimed British pianist Christian Blackshaw, renowned for his sensitive interpretation and deeply felt performances, is the perfect soloist for the lyricism and soulfulness of Beethoven’s beautiful Piano Concerto No.4. German maestro Claus Peter Flor leads the SSO in the monumental architecture of Bruckner’s final symphony.
SSO SUBSCRIPTION CONCERT: ELIAHU IN...
“Of all his works this was the most personal… We were both in tears… so deeply did we feel this music and the sinister premonitions it disclosed.” – Alma Mahler.Eliahu Inbal, conductorMAHLER Symphony No. 6 in A minor “Tragic”Written in an apparently happy period of his life, Mahler’s “Tragic Symphony” is often described in the exact opposite of terms: nihilistic, dark, foreboding. The tender slow movement aside, it “ends in hopelessness and the dark night of the soul” with its infamous hammer blows.
SSO SUBSCRIPTION CONCERT: FINLAND 1...
Okko Kamu, conductorElina Vähälä, violin SIBELIUS Finlandia, Op. 26JAAKKO KUUSISTO Violin Concerto, Op. 28SIBELIUS Symphony No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 82Celebrate the 100th anniversary of Finland’s Independence in this grand concert featuring Finnish violinist, conductor and composer Jakko Kuusisto’s Violin Concerto, played by its dedicatee Elina Vähälä. No celebration of Finnish nationalism is without the works of its greatest musical son, Jean Sibelius – the majestic Symphony No. 5 concludes the programme opened by Finland’s unofficial second national anthem, Finlandia.
SSO SUBSCRIPTION CONCERT: HAYDN CEL...
“Meltingly beautiful tone, flawless intonation" — The New York TimesLan Shui, conductorQin Li-Wei, celloHAYDN Cello Concerto No. 1 in C major, Hob VII b/1BRUCKNER Symphony No. 3 in D minor, WAB 103Written in the 1760s and lost for 200 years, Haydn’s Cello Concerto No.1 has become a staple of the cello repertoire since its rediscovery in 1961. On the other hand, Bruckner’s heroic Third Symphony, sometimes called the “Wagner Symphony”, exists in at least six versions. Catch these contrasting works with cellist Qin Li-Wei under the direction of Lan Shui.
SSO SUBSCRIPTION CONCERT: MAHLER 7
Lan Shui, conductorMAHLER Symphony No. 7 in E minorMusic of shadows and luminance, calm and fanfare, Mahler’s Seventh Symphony has divided opinion with its vivid array of contrasting instrumental range, orchestral colour and moods. Whatever your perception of night, Mahler leads the listener through moonlit dreamscapes and grotesque nightmares, culminating in a finale of daylight.
SSO SUBSCRIPTION CONCERT: MENDELSSO...
Lan Shui, conductorDaishin Kashimoto, violinJon Paul Dante, trumpetHUMMEL Trumpet Concerto in E-flat major, S. 49MENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64BRAHMS Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98“Incomparable strength from start to finish” – so said the conductor Hans von Bülow of Brahms’ final symphony, the only one of his symphonic oeuvre that ends in a minor key. Japanese violinist Daishin Kashimoto, 1st Concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmonic, takes on the achingly beautiful Violin Concerto by Mendelssohn while SSO Principal Trumpet Jon Dante presents the tuneful Hummel Trumpet Concerto, one of the most popular of the genre.Sponsored by: Symphony 92.4
SSO SUBSCRIPTION CONCERT: RADIANCE ...
Michal Nesterowicz, conductorSSO hornsWOJCIECH KILAR OrawaSCHUMANN Konzertstück for 4 Horns in F major, Op. 86KELLY TANG Two Symphonic Dances: Radiance and SparkMOZART Symphony No. 38 in D major, K. 504 “Prague”Kelly Tang’s Two Symphonic Dances: Radiance and Spark were commissioned for and premiered at the 10th anniversary of the Esplanade in 2012, while the inspiration for Konzertstück was Schumann’s response to the invention of the valved horn. The SSO horns tackle this showcase for the instrument, and the strings will feature in the vigorous Orawa by Polish composer Wojciech Kilar of The Pianist fame.Sponsored by Singapore Airlines
SSO SUBSCRIPTION CONCERT: SCHEHERAZ...
“The most remarkable clarinettist of our times” - Leipziger AllmanachLim Yau, conductorKari Kriikku, clarinetRIMSKY-KORSAKOV Scheherazade, Op. 35KIMMO HAKOLA Clarinet Concerto (Singapore Premiere)Finnish composer Kimmo Hakola’s Clarinet Concerto stamps its mark in the genre with modernity and rambunctious energy, laying out arresting rhythms and themes - including the dance celebrations of a Yiddish wedding - that cannot help but grab attention. Described as a roaring success for the composer, the concerto will see its Singapore premiere by acclaimed Finnish clarinettist Kari Kriiku and promises to be a wild ride. Rimsky-Korsakov’s interpretation of the Arabian Nights, the popular Scheherazade suite, completes the evening’s delights for the senses.Sponsored byTote Board GroupIn Celebration of Tote Board’s 30 Years of Giving 1988 - 2018 to the Development and Promotion of Arts in Singapore.
SSO SUBSCRIPTION CONCERT: SHOSTAKOV...
Carlos Kalmar, conductorJan Vogler, celloNARONG PRANGCHAROEN PhenomenonSHOSTAKOVICH Cello Concerto No. 2 in G major, Op. 126DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 6 in D major, Op. 60Leading Thai composer Narong Prangcharoen’s Phenomenon begins this fascinating programme with its invocation of mysterious natural phenomena. Then, explore the dark and eerie soundscapes of Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No.2, before concluding the night with Dvořák’s trademark symphonic melodies.
SSO SUBSCRIPTION CONCERT: SONG OF D...
Lan Shui, conductorSingapore Symphony ChorusSingapore Symphony Youth ChoirT. IRFAN MeditationBRAHMS Gesang der Parzen, Op. 89BRAHMS Schicksalslied, Op. 54 (“Song of Destiny”)BRAHMS Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73The Schicksalslied, a portrait of spiritually blinded mortals and Elysian spirits, is one of Brahms’ most ethereal and profound masterpieces. The concert opens with music from Malaysian child prodigy Tengku Irfan and ends with Brahms’ Second Symphony, suffused with Romantic pastoral sunshine.
SSO SUBSCRIPTION CONCERT: STEPHEN H...
Hannu Lintu, conductorStephen Hough, pianoLUTOSŁAWSKI Symphony No. 4RACHMANINOV Piano Concerto No. 1 in F-sharp minor, Op. 1SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 1 in F minor, Op. 10Expect glistening beauty and virtuoso fireworks as Stephen Hough takes centrestage in Rachmaninov’s First Piano Concerto. Finnish maestro Hannu Lintu brings out the wit and contemplation of Shostakovich’s First Symphony, contrasting with Lutosławski’s Fourth Symphony, the Polish composer’s last major work.
SSO SUBSCRIPTION CONCERT: STEVEN IS...
Darrell Ang, conductorSteven Isserlis, celloSUK Scherzo Fantastique, Op. 25ELGAR Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85GLAZUNOV Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major, Op. 55Acclaimed Singapore-born conductor Darrell Ang returns with a night of orchestral colour and emotional fire. The flights of fancy in Suk’s Scherzo Fantastique and the post-Tchaikovskian riches of Glazunov’s Fifth Symphony contrastingly frame the soul-crushing magnificence of Elgar’s Cello Concerto, helmed by esteemed cellist Steven Isserlis.
SSO SUBSCRIPTION CONCERT: SYMPHONIE...
Kazushi Ono, conductorZhang Manchin, viola WALTON Viola ConcertoBERLIOZ Symphonie Fantastique, Op. 14Dark fantasies. Unrequited love. A witches’ sabbath. An episode in the life of an artist. Berlioz’s radical masterpiece Symphonie Fantastique comes alive in the hands of Japanese maestro Kazushi Ono. It is paired here with Walton’s Viola Concerto, gorgeous music drenched with lively rhythms and jazzy harmonies.
SSO SUBSCRIPTION CONCERT: THE RING ...
‘A musician with fearless, flawless fingers’ The West AustralianKristjan Järvi, conductorJean-Yves Thibaudet, pianoK. JÄRVI ShANgHAi Wonder (Singapore premiere)SAINT-SAËNS Piano Concerto No. 5 in F major, Op. 103 “The Egyptian”WAGNER The Ring – An Orchestral Adventure (arr. Henk De Vlieger)Experience the magic of Wagner’s famous opera The Ring through this 67-minute orchestral adventure by Henk De Vlieger, directed by Kristjan Järvi. Saint-Saëns’ Fifth Piano Concerto fills the air with his hallmark French glitter, performed by celebrated French pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet.
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