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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 LittleVCHpresents Excite!: Shredding with Rachel Barton Pine
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: 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 ChoVCHpresents Organ: Organ, Omakase
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 MozartVCHpresents Excite!: Shredding with Rachel Barton Pine
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: 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: Zhang Hao...
"[Zhang's] aim for lightness, transparency and directness yields poetic results."GramophoneMozart’s 24th Piano Concerto is one of the most revered gems in the repertory, admired even by Beethoven and Brahms. Danish conductor Thomas Dausgaard leads us in this concert starring acclaimed Chinese pianist Zhang Haochen, one of the youngest winners of the prestigious Van Cliburn Competition. Bruckner’s popular Fourth Symphony paints a picture of Wagnerian Romanticism, of castles touched by the dawn, knights on the hunt and the magic of the forest.Thomas Dausgaard, conductorZhang Haochen, pianoMOZART Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K.491BRUCKNER Symphony No. 4 in E-flat majorYou may also like:Steven Osborne Plays MozartMasato Suzuki - Inspired by Leipzig
Spectrum 2019 London Sinfonietta:...
“The Sinfonietta blended rigour with the expressive depth in Hans Abrahamsen’s Schnee." – The GuardianFrom the delicacy of a single snowflake, whispering as it falls from the sky, to vast, impenetrable snowdrifts and snow-laden landscapes—the London Sinfonietta returns to the Esplanade Concert Hall with the Singapore premiere of Hans Abrahamsen’s monumental and ethereal masterpiece, Schnee.The ensemble will also present the late Oliver Knussen’s inventive Songs Without Voices as a tribute to the esteemed composer-conductor, as well as Singapore composer Diana Soh’s Modicum, which will be performed together with Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music’s OpusNovus.ProgrammeDiana Soh Modicum (2019) **Oliver Knussen Songs Without Voices (1992)IntermissionHans Abrahamsen Schnee (2008)** Performed by London Sinfonietta together with OpusNovusCatch After Hours: Steve Reich’s Double Sextet by OpusNovus at the Annexe Studio right after.London Sinfonietta YouTubeLondon Sinfonietta SpotifyLondon Sinfonietta InstagramLondon Sinfonietta Twitter
The TENG Ensemble Presents Heirlo...
In 2016, The TENG Ensemble began a research process into the music of Singapore’s early Chinese migrants. Interviewing, documenting and learning from a community of first-generation masters, luthiers, instrument dealers and protégés from the local Cantonese, Hokkien, Teochew and Hakka music traditions, Heirlooms marks the performance highlight of a project that has been four years in the making.Through modern reinterpretations of our diverse dialect music traditions, the concert will premiere a repertoire of eight commissioned works and will feature instruments found only in these folk ensembles. In Heirlooms, The TENG Ensemble will celebrate our unsung musical pioneers and reimagine the sounds that were carried in the hearts of our Chinese forefathers.This concert is organised in support of the Singapore Bicentennial.
West Winds in Concert 2019 - Blockb...
Movie soundtrack lovers assemble! West Winds presents Blockbusters LIVE! II, featuring the soundtracks of recent box office wonders such as Marvel Studio’s Avengers, Iron Man and Thor. Led by Music Director, ME6 Philip Tng, the band will also be bringing to you well-loved music from Frozen, E.T., Howl’s Moving Castle, Aladdin and Secret. Look forward to reliving your favourite movies and their soundtracks brought to life on a big screen accompanied by instrumental and vocal performances. This is a musical event that you don’t want to miss!ME6 Philip Tng, Band DirectorHong Junyang, ArtistTan Qinglun, Pan Flute SoloistPrincess Elizabeth Primary ChoirSengkang Green Primary ChoirOrchid Park Secondary ChoirSengkang Secondary ChoirProgrammeE.T. Adventure on Earth – John WilliamsLonely Shepherd – James LastChase – Dick LeeSecret – Jay ChouFrozen – Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez, Christophe BeckHowl’s Moving Castle – Joe HisaishiAladdin – Alan MenkenAvengers (Main Theme, Theme from Age of Ultron, Iron Man 3, Thor - The Dark World) – AlanSilverstri, Brian Tyler, Danny Elfman
葉麗儀辉煌50th演唱会 Frances Yip Glorious 5...
Cantopop diva Frances Yip will return to Singapore performing for a one-night only concert that will bring her audiences down memory lane with her all-time favourite hit songs such as《上海滩》、《万般情》、《上海滩龙虎斗》、《红颜》、《愿你待我真的好》、《女黑侠木兰花》、《笑傲江湖》and more. This concert also marks her 50th years in show business.Frances Yip was discovered at the Sharp’s Night Four Lights Competition on Hong Kong television in 1969. She began her career singing commercial jingles, and recorded her first album, Love without End, the same year. In 1973, she was named Ambassador of Hong Kong for Cathay Pacific and the Hong Kong Tourism Board. She was then signed by EMI Records, and went on to record over 80 albums in a career that spanned almost half a century.She was also known for her versatility, being able to sing in a variety of languages including Cantonese, Mandarin, English, Japanese, Malay, and Thai. At the Hong Kong sovereignty transfer ceremony in 1997, she was the face of the nation, serving as co-presenter.She achieved another milestone in her career in 1998 when she had two sold-out concerts at the Hong Kong Coliseum, backed by the 92-piece Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra.Frances Yip had released more than 80 albums so far, with songs mostly in Cantonese, Mandarin and English as well as in Thai, Malay, Spanish and Japanese. She is best known for performing theme songs for Hong Kong TVB television drama series in the 1980s and early 1990s.MARK your calendar for the Frances Yip Glorious 50th Anniversary Concert 葉麗儀辉煌50th 演唱会which will take place at the Esplanade Concert Hall on 9 November 2019.
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