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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.
OMM10: Mahler 2
Chan Tze Law, conductorToh Ban Sheng, chorus masterSiobhan Stagg, sopranoCaitlin Hulcup, mezzo-sopranoOrchestra of the Music MakersMaior ChorusMAHLER Symphony No. 2 "Resurrection"Everybody wants to experience it again.OMM revisits Gustav Mahler's Second Symphony eight years after its critically acclaimed 2010 performance, heralded by critics as a musical "tour de force", and "truly, an epic performance."A symphony like no other, Mahler took six years to perfect this work that changed the musical landscape forever. Combining enormous orchestral forces with a massive chorus and two vocal soloists, the Symphony takes the listener from early solemnity to an apocalyptic conclusion, depicting life, death, and heavenly transcendence.Come, and it might just change your life.
Spanish Fantasia 2
Take a musical trip to Spain with The Philharmonic Winds in Spanish Fantasia 2, a concert to mark the 50th anniversary of relations between Singapore and the Kingdom of Spain. Conducted by maestro Luis Serrano Alarcon, The Philharmonic Winds will perform music from the ballet El Amor Brujo by Spanish composer Manuel de Falla. Sharing the stage with the wind orchestra are dancers from Flamenco Sin Fronteras, in a choreography by the Flamenco company’s artistic director Antonio Vargas, one of the world’s leading flamenco dancers and choreographers.Another highlight of the concert is the Asian premiere of a new Concerto for trumpet and wind ensemble by conductor Serrano Alarcon, who is recognised as one of the best wind music composers in the world. Taking the stage for the Concerto is Australian trumpet artist Tristram Williams. Williams was Associate Principal Trumpet of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra at age 21, before resigning in 2006 after seven years to concentrate on his solo career and now maintains a busy international career as a leading young soloist, ensemble musician, improvisor and educator.Other pieces by award-winning composer Serrano Alarcon are Invocación (Revisitando El Puerto) and his Three Sketches for Wind Ensemble, and completing the programme are two classics, El tabor de granaderos (Prelude) by Rupert Chapi and Danza Fantastica no 3 “Orgia” by Joaquin Turina.Don't miss Spanish Fantasia 2 for a colourful celebration of the best of Spanish music!
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
SINGAPOPERA - a celebration of the ...
SINGAPOPERA is a celebration of the musicals of Dick Lee, spanning 30 years of theatrical productions and an extensive repertoire of songs from most popular musical productions.Songs from shows like Fried Rice Paradise, Beauty World, Sing To The Dawn, Nagraland, Forbidden City, amongst others, will be performed by a stellar cast of Singapore’s musicals stars like Sebastian Tan, Alemay Fernandez, Denise Tan, Dwayne Lau, Frances Lee, Benjamin Chow, Cheryl Chitty Tan and Dick Lee. Singapopera’s cast will be accompanied by a 9piece band, led by Musical Director Indra Ismail.The concert also celebrates the 30th anniversary of Beauty World, as well as the 20th anniversary of the most successful Chinese musical, Snow.Wolf.Lake. CASTDick Lee Alemay FernandezSebastian Tan Denise TanDwayne Lau Frances LeeBenjamin Chow Cheryl Chitty Tan
Joshua Bell and SCO: Butterfly Love...
指挥: 葉聰小提琴: 约夏·贝尔黄土地 / 谭盾第一乐章：老天爷下甘雨第二乐章：闹洞房第三乐章：想亲亲第四乐章：石板腰鼓小提琴与乐队：中国花鼓 / 弗里茨·克莱斯勒曲、埃里·沃森移植小提琴与乐队：流浪者之歌, 作品 20 / 巴布罗·萨拉萨蒂曲、罗伟伦移植小提琴与乐队：泰伊斯冥想曲 / 儒勒·马斯内曲、埃里克·沃森移植滇西土风三首 / 郭文景小提琴协奏曲：梁山伯与祝英台 / 陈钢、何占豪曲、阎惠昌、顾立民改编超级巨星，炫弦中西！格莱美奖的小提琴家约夏·贝尔二度返新携手葉聰与新加坡华乐团呈献首首佳作。别错过经典小提琴协奏曲《梁山伯与祝英台》、名作《泰伊斯冥想曲》、《流浪者之歌》、《中国花鼓》。当代顶尖作曲家谭盾、郭文景的《黄土地》与《滇西土风三首》也将由新加坡华乐团演奏。
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.
Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra Liu Ba...
“The Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra’s much-vaunted reputation is well-deserved.” – The Straits TimesA musical time portal that brings you back more than 2,000 years.Last performing to a full house at the Esplanade Concert Hall for Esplanade’s Moonfest in 2014, the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra (HKCO), led by Artistic Director and Principal Conductor for Life and Singapore Cultural Medallion recipient Yan Huichang, returns for another resplendent evening.Liu Bang, Xiang Yu and the Terra Cotta Warrior debuted at the Hong Kong Arts Festival earlier this year with a sold-out concert. Now making its way to Singapore, HKCO presents a programme that transports you to the Han, Qin, and Tang dynasties with the Singapore premiere of Hong Kong composer Ng Cheuk-yin’s work Tang Resonating and a selection of iconic Chinese classical pieces, including Ambush On All Sides and King Chu Doffs His Armour.The Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra wishes to thank Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Singapore of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government for the financial support to make this tour possible.
Coffee Morning & Afternoon Tea Unf...
September sees the return of Country Music icon, Matthew & The Mandarins!This upsized production will see the Singapore Cowboy performing classic Country Hits by legends such as Merle Haggard, John Denver, Conway Twitty, Johnny Cash and much more!
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.
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.
Singapore Malayalee Association pr...
Come celebrate Onam at Esplanade with the Singapore Malayalee Association (SMA). Be part of an entertaining night of performances by playback singers Madhu Balakrishnan, Anna Katharina Valayil, Sayanora Philip and more, who will bring you songs from popular Malayalam films. Do catch comedy segments by Suraj Venjaramoodu, Alencier Ley Lopez, Noby Marcose and a music showcase by Kerala’s popular band, Thaikkudam Bridge.
The University of Melbourne Symphon...
The University of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra led by world-renowned conductor Associate Professor Richard Davis, features the very best student classical musicians and is the premier large performance ensemble at Australia’s No.1 University†.Australia’s leading tertiary orchestra and has entertained over 40,000 audience members in the past decade in some of Australia’s finest venues in Sydney and Melbourne.In its inaugural overseas tour, the Orchestra is excited to share the talents of these exceptional musicians with audiences and orchestra lovers in Singapore.In the first half of this concert, the orchestra will take you on an ocean voyage – first with Alice Humphries’ Tides and then with Elgar’s beautifully crafted setting of 5 sea poems, entitled Sea Pictures. The second half will immediately pull on your emotions – from despair to triumph – with Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony which has remained one of his most popular works – the audience, in the première of this work, openly wept and cheered and gave the composer a 30-minute standing ovation.† Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018, Academic Ranking of World Universities 2017
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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! 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 composer/music director Elaine Wan 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.
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