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Spectrum Colin Currie Group and Sy...
“This recording of Steve Reich’s percussion epic is thunderously exciting, thrusting us into the action.”– The Times, Mar 2018"Colin Currie Group's own recording, honed through long performance practice, brings you into a magic circle where every impact is precisely heard, every overtone burnished."– BBC Music Magazine, Jun 2018"An alluring blend of sonorities…The percussionists and the wordless voices of Synergy Vocals alike come across with a vivid presence."– Financial Times, Apr 2018"The Colin Currie Group’s performance is nothing short of a powerhouse...a visceral thrill: epic, cathartic, and (perhaps especially for pure percussion music) profoundly touching"– Arts Fuse, Apr 2018"A Drumming for this decade – and probably a few to come, too."– Editor's Choice, Gramophone, Apr 2018Hailed by Steve Reich as “one of the greatest musicians in the world today” (Herald Scotland), the Colin Currie Group, together with Synergy Vocals, bring their “thunderously exciting” (The Times) version of Steve Reich’s seminal work Drumming to Singapore in their first-ever live performance in Southeast Asia.Colin Currie Group is a virtuosic ensemble that specialises in the music of Steve Reich. Their performances of Reich’s music have been hailed by the composer as “the best I’ve ever heard” (Tehillim, Tokyo 2017).Led by Colin Currie (“the world’s finest and most daring percussionist” – Spectator), the handpicked group was formed in 2006 for a performance of Drumming at the BBC Proms to celebrate the 70th birthday of Steve Reich. Since then, they have expanded their repertoire to include many of Reich’s most popular works, including Music for 18 Musicians, Tehillim and Music for Pieces of Wood and are privileged to have the frequent presence of the composer when rehearsing and performing these works.The group’s highly anticipated recording of Drumming was released on Colin Currie Records in Spring 2018 after a successful Kickstarter campaign to raise funds, fully supported by Steve Reich who said “it will be, I am sure, the best recording of Drumming ever made”.The Colin Currie Group has appeared in concert at major halls and festivals worldwide, having made their international debut at Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall in 2012 and their European debut at the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam. Recently, the group went on to give three performances of Reich’s music at the Louis Vuitton Foundation, Paris at the request of the composer himself. They will be joined by singers from Synergy Vocals, a vocal group specialising in close-microphone singing and often associated with the music of Steve Reich, John Adams, Louis Andriessen, Steven Mackey and Luciano Berio.ProgrammeReich: Music for Pieces of WoodReich: Music for Mallet Instruments, Voices and Organ (performed with Synergy Vocals)Reich: Drumming (performed with Synergy Vocals)
Eternal Blossoming of the Red Flowe...
Festival Winds Honour Band Concert
Presented by the Band Directors’ Association (Singapore), and supported by Singapore Polytechnic and ABRSM, Festival Winds aims to provide a premier musical experience for students throughout Singapore from Secondary Schools and Tertiary Institutions.Participants will go through 4 days of intensive training and learning during the festival. At the end of the festival, they will present themselves at a concert that demonstrates their growth and development, at the Esplanade Concert Hall.Conducted by esteemed conductors Dr Leonard Tan and Mr Joost Flach, this concert will be the culmination of 4 days of learning and fun! Catch your Band Director in action as well, as Band directors from around Singapore will come together in a rare appearance to perform together.
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! To top things off, multi-talented singer Joanna Dong, who switches easily between musical genres, will show you how to do both Jazz-pop AND Getai with style!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 creative director Irene Ang, composer/music director Elaine Chan 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.
Gala Concert 2018: A Pearl Celebrat...
This November, the Singapore Lyric Opera celebrates Nancy Yuen's 30th anniversary in opera. As one of Asia’s most outstanding singers, she has performed in multiple starring roles such as Madama Butterfly, Aida, Romilda (Xerxes), Violetta (La Traviata) Mimi (La Bohéme) and Micaela (Carmen) among others. Join us at the Esplanade Concert Hall as we revisit the highlights of her career, it’s an anniversary celebration not to be missed!Featured Guest Lee Jae WookConductor Jason LaiAlso Featuring Singapore Lyric Opera Chorus, Singapore Lyric Opera Children’s Choir, Singapore Lyric Opera Orchestra
'ER HU MASTER' GEORGE GAO SIAN CHA...
Hailed as one of the most exciting, innovative and respected erhu masters today, the Gemini Award nominated erhu master George Gao began studying the erhu at the age of six, a few years later, he won First Prize at the Shanghai Junior Instrumental Soloist Competition and a Silver Medal at the China National Junior Instrumental Soloist Contest in 1982. In 1985, he swept the three highest prizes of the Beijing China National Invitational erhu Competition. In 1999, He won a Recognition Award for his appearance at the 13th World Festival for Young Students in Pyongyang, North Korea.George Gao studied at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music and the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto.After winning the first prize in the Beijing National Erhu Competition, George Gao launched on a truly international performing career. He toured the US, Canada, France, Germany, Denmark, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong and China extensively and featured as a soloist with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, Aalborg Symphony Orchestra, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, Taiwan National Chinese Orchestra, National Arts Center Symphony Orchestra, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and I Musici etc. George Gao has also performed many recitals, including appearances at the Glenn Gould Studio, the Royal Conservatory of Music (Toronto), City Hall Concert Hall (Hong Kong), and the National Concert Hall (Taipei). Billions of people around the world have watched him on CCTV, China's most watched TV station.George Gao is a hot session player, his erhu performance is frequently recorded by many world renowned composers, film, record producers. George is featured in the soundtrack for the popular science fiction television program Earth: Final Conflict, which has been nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Main Title Theme Music.An enthusiast of many musical styles, George organized the Beijing rock band Red Maple Leaf and the pop group Snowman. In Toronto, he collaborated with many world music artists including Jesse Cook, Donald Quan, Ron Korb and joined many world music ensembles such as Bowfire, Silk Orchestra, George Gao Ensemble and Memento. He has pioneered the development of new music for the erhu, fusing traditional Chinese music with jazz, Western Classical music, New Age, and other ethnic music from different world cultures.As a composer, George Gao has composed music for many films and documentaries. He co-composed with Brian Keane for Bill Moyer's Productions/Lenon Documentary 3 part documentary film Becoming American, the Chinese Experience. In 2006, George Gao has co-composed and recorded the sound tracks for the Oscar winning short documentary The Blood of Yingzhou District. In 2010, The Warriors of Qiugang, another short documentary which George Gao has co-composed and recorded, has nominated by an Oscar again. George Gao is also a songwriter who has a few hit songs in China. He has written many erhu works including Capriccio for Erhu, which was designated as compulsory work for the final round of the 2002 International Dragon Cup Erhu Competition and Erhu Capriccio No. 2 - Mongolian Fantasy, which was designated as compulsory work for the final round of the 2008 Shanghai Spring Festival International Erhu Competition and 2011 Taipei Chinese Instrumental Competition for Erhu.
Vienna Boys Choir: Fly With Me
Imagine listening to one of the most beautiful and purest voices on earth: that of the Vienna Boys Choir. Join us as we welcome Austria’s youngest ambassadors of music in the beautiful and modern Esplanade Concert Hall.The Vienna Boys Choir has been singing at Vienna's Imperial Chapel since 1296. In 1498, Maximilian I (HRR) moved his court to Vienna, lock, stock, and choir, thus founding the “Hofmusikkapelle” (Chapel Imperial), and the Vienna Boys Choir. Over the centuries, the Viennese Court attracted great musicians like Isaac, de Monte, Fux, Caldara, Gluck, Salieri, Mozart, and Bruckner; Joseph Haydn, Michael Haydn, and Franz Schubert were themselves choir boys. Until 1918, the boys sang exclusively for the court. In the 1920s, the choir was reestablished as a private organisation. Since 1926, 2482 Vienna Boys Choir has sung 1000 tours in 97 different countries.Today, there are 100 choristers between the ages of nine and fourteen, divided into four touring choirs. Each choir spends nine to eleven weeks of the academic year on tour. Together, the choirs give around 300 concerts each year, attended by almost half a million spectators around the world. The choir regularly tours Europe, Asia and Australia, and the Americas.On Sundays, the boys perform with members of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and of the Vienna State Opera Chorus in Vienna’s Imperial Chapel, as they have done since 1498.The choir’s repertoire includes everything from medieval to contemporary music. Motets and lieder form the core of the touring repertoire, as do the choir’s own arrangements of Viennese music. The choir also performs children’s operas and world music.The Vienna Boys Choir performs with major orchestras, such as the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, the Staatskapelle Berlin, the Oslo Philharmonic, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Riccardo Muti (honorary member of the Chapel Imperial), Andrés Orozco Estrada, Christian Thielemann, Simone Young.You can find out more about SVBC week at www.svbc.sg regarding master classes and other activities.
SNYO Pre-Tour Concert - Journey of ...
Singapore National Youth OrchestraPeter Stark, conductorPacho Flores, trumpet LEE JIA YI Bloom for OrchestraSNYO Commission, World PremiereARUTIUNIANTrumpet ConcertoELGAR Enigma Variations, Op. 36Performing Elgar's Enigma Variations, Arutiunian’s thrilling trumpet concerto, and a newly commissioned composition by young Singaporean composer Lee Jia Yi, SNYO’s pre-tour concert will feature Deutsche Grammophon exclusive artiste Pacho Flores, with their Principal Guest Conductor Peter Stark. Next stop: Guangzhou and Hong Kong, on a Journey of Friendship.
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 Asian 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 POPS: HAPPY DAYS - FAVOURITE TV...
Gerard Salonga, conductorEvery channel is on the air as outstanding Filipino conductor Gerard Salonga takes you on a screen-worthy journey celebrating SSO's 40th birthday. Take a seat and tune in as we play favourite TV tunes from 1970s classics all the way to contemporary shows. Battlestar Galactica, Hawaii 5-0, Charlie’s Angels, Dallas, Friends, The X-Files, Sex and the City, Game of Thrones and many more!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: 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 GALA: MISSA SOLEMNIS • MASAAKI ...
Masaaki Suzuki, conductorSingapore Symphony ChorusRachel Nicholls, sopranoMarianne Kielland, mezzo-sopranoJames Gilchrist, tenorChristian Immler, bassBEETHOVEN Missa Solemnis in D major, Op. 1231819. The year Singapore was founded, the year Beethoven wrote the first notes of his splendid Missa Solemnis, one of his greatest achievements. He wrote on the opening page: "From the heart - may it return to the heart" - this grand choral statement of conviction stars the Singapore Symphony Chorus directed by famed Japanese maestro Masaaki Suzuki.The majestic sound of orchestra and choir can also be heard in our Baroque Festival: Music for Kings and Queens, 6 Oct 2018.
SSO GALA CONCERTS: RACHMANINOV PIAN...
Lionel Bringuier, conductorBehzod Abduraimov, piano RAVEL La ValseLUTOSLAWSKI Concerto for OrchestraRACHMANINOV Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18 The Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 2: dark majesty, breathtaking Romanticism. The Lutoslawski Concerto for Orchestra, “an episodic symbiosis with folk music”. Ravel’s bewitching La Valse, a spine-tingling tribute to the waltz, hypnotic and exhilarating, intoxicating and elegant, ending in astonishment. This SSO Gala teams up two up-and-coming young artistes, French conductor Lionel Bringuier and Uzbek pianist Behzod Abduraimov. “This is a pianist who has it all: silky delicacy, mighty thunder-power, rare clarity” – Seattle Times
SSO GALA: RAY CHEN
Andrew Litton, conductorRay Chen, violinWith the Singapore National Youth OrchestraBORODIN Overture to Prince IgorPROKOFIEV Violin Concerto No.1 in D major, Op. 19TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64Charismatic, funny and undeniably skilled - Ray Chen, the ever-popular Taiwanese-Australian violinist has dazzled the violin world. SSO Principal Guest Conductor Andrew Litton conducts the SSO and SNYO side-by-side in this all-Russian programme: opening with the brazenly expressive overture to Prince Igor, followed by the wry musings of the impish Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 1 and the heart-on-the-sleeve passion of Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony.“Colors dance, moods swing, and Chen’s artistry blazes.” - The Times on Ray ChenCatch another Prokofiev concerto, his Piano Concerto No. 2 on 26 Oct 2018.
SSO 40TH ANNIVERSARY GALA
Lan Shui, conductorLim Yan, piano LEONG YOON PIN Dayong Sampan Overture IVES The Unanswered QuestionBEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 73 "Emperor"BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92 40 years ago, the meditative mysteries of Ives’ The Unanswered Question and the majestic strides of Beethoven’s Emperor Piano Concerto resounded in our inaugural concert in January 1979. We pay tribute to Leong Yoon Pin (1932 - 2011), the most important of Singapore’s pioneering composers, whose Dayong Sampan Overture was the first Singaporean composition ever played by the SSO. Join us as we celebrate our 40th birthday! Hear another powerful Romantic piano concerto, the Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 2 on 12 Apr 2019.
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: 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: 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: 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.
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