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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
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: 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: 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 RED BALLOON SERIES: RHYTHMS, RI...
Pascal Rophe, conductorMaraca2, soloistChristian Schiøler, timpani JEAN-FREDERIC NEUBURGER Aube (Asian premiere)JOSEPH PEREIRA Threshold for solo timpani, two percussion and orchestra (Asian premiere)STRAVINSKY The Rite of Spring.Threshold for percussion and orchestra was written by LA Philharmonic Principal timpanist Joseph Pereira, requiring six timpani and a vast array of percussion instruments ordinary and extraordinary. Don’t miss this heart-pounding, eye-opening Singapore premiere featuring our own Principal Timpanist Christian Schioler, and guest percussion duo Maraca2. Contemporary music champion Pascal Rophé leads the SSO in his French compatriot Jean-Frederic Neuburger’s dawn-inspired reverie, Aube, closing with Stravinsky’s revolutionary Rite of Spring.Percussion fans, watch out for Mount E'mei for violin, percussion and orchestra on 3 Nov 2018.
SSO RED BALLOON SERIES: ROCK IN 60 ...
Jacomo Bairos, conductorNick Omiccioli, electric guitarPaul Cesarczyk, electric guitarThe Mothers of Invention, Daft Punk and Radiohead: orchestral reimaginations! The SSO performs an explosive, rock-infused, electric, genre-bending night of music from the likes of Frank Zappa. Follow the resounding riffs of electric guitarists Nick Omiccioli and Paul Cesarczyck to the edge of the earth, and fuse unlikely instruments in this night of kaleidoscopic groove and moves.More daring musical explorations with our Red Balloon Series: Reich in 60 mins, 12 Jan 2019.
SSO SUBSCRIPTION CONCERT: ADAGIETTO...
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.
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: 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: 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: 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: FAMILIAR ...
Lan Shui, conductorSingapore Symphony Youth ChoirSingapore Symphony ChorusBALAKIREV (orch. Lyapunov) IslameyMUSSORGSKY Night On Bald MountainBORODIN Polovsian Dances from Prince IgorMUSSORGSKY (arr. Ravel) Pictures at an ExhibitionPicture this: spirits of the night rising from the depths, swirling over a bare mountain until morning bells banish the darkness. A stroll through an intriguing gallery: Mussorgsky’s universally admired Pictures At An Exhibition. Remote landscapes, fiery dances, sensual choruses. Come, stranger in paradise, immerse yourself in the colourful fantasies of this Russian Promenade.To hear more easy-listening and picturesque music inspired by fairy tales, witness our Tales of Love concert on 15 Nov 2018.
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: LAN SHUI'...
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.
SSO SUBSCRIPTION CONCERT: MAESTRO C...
Choo Hoey, conductorHe Ziyu, violinSTRAVINSKY Song of the NightingaleMOZART Violin Concerto No. 4 in D major, K. 218BARTÓK Suite No.1 for Orchestra, Op. 3A name synonymous with the birth and growing-up years of the Singapore Symphony, our pioneering Maestro and Conductor Emeritus returns. Maestro Choo Hoey conducts a programme of youthful inspirations, music from Stravinsky’s first opera to Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 4 written when he was 19, and the then 24-year-old Bartók’s Suite No. 1, an orchestral showpiece marking his entry into the international music scene.If you like the Mozart Violin Concerto No. 4, No. 5 is also performed on 21 Sep 2018.
SSO SUBSCRIPTION CONCERT: MENDELSSO...
Josep Pons, conductorStefan Jackiw, violinMENDELSSOHN The HebridesMENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 56 "Scottish"The Hebrides, the Violin Concerto, the Scottish Symphony - three of Mendelssohn's finest classics, each embodying his Romantic spirit, inventiveness and vibrant capacity for melody. Spanish-Catalan conductor Josep Pons directs the SSO with our guest soloist, the young American violinist Stefan Jackiw, described by The Strad as "truly sensational, showing a talent and maturity that belie[s] his years"."As close to perfection as music can get” – The Globe and Mail on Stefan JackiwYou can hear more Mendelssohn in our free organ recital, SSO Organ Series: If With All Your Hearts, 20 May 2019.
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: 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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