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On the fifth day of Christmas
Let The Philharmonic Winds bring you to an enchanting world of music this holiday season!Under the baton of Music Director Leonard Tan and guest conductor Ignatius Wang, the wind orchestra has prepared a selection of music that will move, excite, and entertain you. The concert features some of Singapore's finest young talents including Samuel Phua and the ensemble’s very own Kang Chun Meng and Ralph Emmanuel Lim. Samuel Phua (alto saxophone) will perform the Tosca Fantasy based on music from the same-titled opera by Italian composer Giacomo Puccini with all its passion and drama, while Kang Chun Meng (euphonium) will present Fantasia Di Concerto by Eduardo Boccalari, one of the best works for euphonium from the turn of the century with lyrical melodies and demanding technical passages. Bringing you back to the era of swinging big band is Ralph Emmanuel Lim (clarinet) with Artie Shaw's jazzy Concerto for Clarinet. Last but not least, guest conductor ME4 Ignatius Wang of the Singapore Armed Forces Band will lead The Philharmonic Winds in Percy Grainger's Children's March. Marking the festive season, The Philharmonic Winds will also present The Snowman, composed by Howard Blake. The piece is based on Raymond Brigg's charming, award-winning tale of a young boy and his wintertime friend sharing a magical night of friendship, fun, and flying. Not only will audiences get to enjoy a film featuring the illustrations from the book, the Zhangde Primary School Choir will also join the ensemble on stage for a special rendition of Walking In The Air.A concert to enjoy with family and friends...on the fifth day of Christmas!
Pentas Dayang Nurfaizah
“goosebumps-inducing ballads” – The Star OnlineMalaysia’s singing sensation and award winning singer, Dayang Nurfaizah is set to enthrall music lovers with her first ever solo concert in Singapore.Her sultry tone, melodious voice, dazzling vocal prowess and effortless rendering of high pitched ballads has earned her numerous awards since she burst into the music scene in 1999. This vocal powerhouse singer is at her best on stage, injecting a signature style of her own in every performance and her live performances are highly anticipated by music fans.Dayang marked a career milestone in 2017 when she was the overall Winner of Malaysia’s Annual Music Competition, Anugerah Juara Lagu 2016 for the song “Lelaki Teragung”. She also bagged The Best Vocal Award after her mesmerizing performance of the song at the event and scoring her a hatrick in the “Best Vocal” category for 3 consecutive years.Dayang Nurfaizah recently released her 8th studio album, a self-titled album that has received rave reviews and media attention. The digital release of her reached #1 on Malaysia iTunes charts, Top 10 on Spotify Malaysia as well as top releases in Singapore and Brunei and the only Malay language album trending on iTunes at the time of release.With nearly 20 years experience on stage, expect a night of beautiful ballads of her chart topping hits songs from the start of her career such as Hakikat Cinta, Seandainya Masih Ada Cinta, to her recent hit roster of songs such as Di Pintu Syurga, Lelaki Teragung, Separuh Mati Ku Bercinta and more.Dayang will be backed by an ensemble of the finest musicians under the direction of musical director extraordinaire, Jenny Chin. Drawing on a rich musical experience, Dayang will surely bring to her audience moving melodies that will reach right into the lives, hearts and minds of her listeners.Fans can expect the Dayang they’ve come to love. She just really loves to perform; it’s who she is, it’s what she does.”“I just want to share my music with my fans. This is a gift for them.”- Dayang NurfaizahTickets from: www.esplanade.com/dayang
SLO Gala Concert: Unrequited Love
In this annual concert conducted by Jason Lai, be drawn into a heart-stirring evening of jealousy, passion, and unrequited love from opera classics and favourites such as Bizet’s Carmen, Mozart’s Così fan tutte, and Verdi’s Aida.As well as renowned singers such as Jessica Chen and Kee Loi Seng, the concert features SLO-Asean Vocal Competition 2016 winners such mezzo-soprano Samantha Ying-zing Chong from Malaysia who is also the champion of the 41st National Singing Competition of Malaysia and soprano Pham Kanh Ngoc from Vietnam, who was recently invited to perform at the 4th and 5th Peace Concert with Prime Philharmonic Orchestra in Seoul and Incheon, Korea. The gala concert will also feature rising stars from the SLO – Leow Siak Fah Artists Programme hailing from Singapore, China and Japan. Rounding up this magical night will be performances from the Singapore Lyric Opera Chorus and the Singapore Lyric Opera Children’s Choir.Check www.singaporeopera.com.sg  for programme details.
SSO GALA: LANG LANG [CANCELLED]
Distinguised star pianist Yefim Bronfman will step in for Lang Lang for the concert on November 30, playing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 and Bartok’s Piano Concerto No. 2. The recital on November 29 will be cancelled. All Lang Lang ticketholders will obtain a refund from SISTIC, who will be contacting customers by e-mail from October 12 onwards.‘The hottest artist on the classical music planet’ The New York TimesLan Shui, conductorLang Lang, pianoGRIEG Peer Gynt: Suite No. 1, Op. 46BARTÓK Piano Concerto No. 2 in G majorGRIEG Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16Superstar pianist Lang Lang returns with two piano concerti performances, the fiendishly difficult Bartók No. 2 and the expressive classic by Grieg. Rounding out the programme is Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 of “Morning Mood” and “In the Hall of the Mountain King” fame.
SSO GALA: KAVAKOS PLAYS SHOSTAKOVIC...
“Jaw-dropping virtuosity” - San Diego Union-TribuneLan Shui, conductorLeonidas Kavakos, violinMUSSORGSKY Khovantchina: Introduction “Dawn on the Moscow River”SHOSTAKOVICH Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 77TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 1 in G minor, Op. 13 “Winter Daydreams”Acclaimed Greek violinist Leonidas Kavakos returns to Singapore with the grotesque grandeur of Shostakovich’s relentless Violin Concerto No.1. Lan Shui opens the concert with the gorgeous dawn song that opens Mussorgsky’s opera Khovantchina, and concludes with Tchaikovsky’s First Symphony, an atmospheric collage of “Winter Daydreams” that foreshadow his talent for balletic drama and endless capacity for heartfelt melody.
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 [CAN...
Distinguished star pianist Yefim Bronfman will step in for Lang Lang for the concert on November 30, playing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 and Bartok’s Piano Concerto No. 2. The recital on November 29 will be cancelled. All Lang Lang ticketholders will obtain a refund from SISTIC, who will be contacting customers by e-mail from October 12 onwards.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 GALA: YEFIM BRONFMAN · BEETHOVE...
Lan Shui, conductorYefim Bronfman, pianoROSSINI The Thieving Magpie overtureBEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No.4 in G major, Op.58BARTÓK Piano Concerto No.2 in G majorLang Lang has cancelled his Singapore concerts due to inflammation in his left arm. Pianist Yefim Bronfman has accepted the SSO's invitation to perform on November 30.In this gala double-bill of piano concertos, distinguished pianist Yefim Bronfman returns to Singapore to perform the fiendishly difficult Bartok Piano Concerto No. 2, notorious for testing even the greatest pianists to their limits; and Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4, embodiment of elegance and vigour in unity.
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: 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: RADIANCE ...
Michal Nesterowicz, conductorHan Chang Chou, hornMarc-Antoine Robillard, hornGao Jian, hornJamie Hersch, hornWOJCIECH 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: 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.
Showtime Productions Presents Jazz...
There’s something for everyone this Jazzy Christmas, as Jeremy Monteiro and his friends from near and far bring you a kaleidoscope of swing, blues, bebop and THE jazz of tomorrow.If you love Frank Sinatra, Steve Lippia’s voice will have you fooled that he’s come back to life and crooning his hits and holiday staples in our Concert Hall. Grammy-nominee Lippia has performed to sold-out symphony audiences across North America, so don’t miss this chance to hear him live in Singapore. Steve will sing in the show’s Swing segment which will also feature singer Joanna Dong, fresh from her stellar showing at the recent Sing! China finals. Her beckoning and swinging style will make you feel as though she is singing directly to you!To chase the blues away, listen to the blues! If you’re feeling blue, Jeremy, Alberto Marsico on the Hammond Organ and singer Miz Dee Logwood have some hard-hitting solos, energising beats, and plenty of soul to make you feel better. Bebop is a most energising jazz style and if you’re ready to party, Tony Lakatos turns things up a notch with some breathtaking bebop together with Jazznote recording artist Melissa Tham. Melissa was cited by the international press as having “stolen the show” during her EFG London Jazz Festival performance with Jeremy at the famed Queen Elizabeth Hall in London. And come witness the next generation of jazz talent out of Asia including CC Lee, John Koh and Aaron James Lee, as they wow you with a dose of youthful cheer along with skills way beyond their age. Jeremy has gathered some of his closest friends to celebrate Christmas. Why don’t you do the same, and come spend A Kaleidoscopic Christmas with us?
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