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SSO RED BALLOON SERIES: RHYTHMS, RITES AND RENEWALS
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Pascal Rophe, conductor
Maraca2, soloist
Christian 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.

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Ruben Aharonian, violinSergei Lomovsky, violinIgor Naidin, violaVladimir Balshin, celloTCHAIKOVSKYString Quartet No. 1 in D major, Op. 11WOLFItalian SerenadeSHOSTAKOVICHString Quartet No. 15 in E-flat minor, Op. 144On their second outing, the Borodin Quartet present a spellbinding pairing of Tchaikovsky’s melodic String Quartet No. 1 with the heart-stoppingly beautiful String Quartet No. 15 by Shostakovich – his final string quartet. Steeped in history and honed to perfection, ‘the Russian Grand Masters’ make a welcome return to the Victoria Concert Hall.
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SSO SUBSCRIPTION CONCERT: ADAGIETTO: FOR MY WIFE
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.
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SSO CHAMBER SERIES: BRASS ENSEMBLE OF THE SSO
Brass Ensemble of the SSOMain Highlights:BYRDThe Earl of Oxford’s MarchGABRIELICanzon septimi toni No. 2PRAETORIUSCantate DominoTOMASIFanfares LiturgiquesDUPRÉPoème héroïque, Op. 33Put on your shades as the Brass Ensemble of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra shine in an eye-opening recital of brazen fanfare and clarion chorales. Prepare for a spectacular array of pomp and pageantry as they present music for brass from the Renaissance to the 20th century. Sound the trumpet in this thrilling procession of thunder, oomph and brass bizarre.
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SSO SUBSCRIPTION CONCERT: BRAHMS PIANO CONCERTO 2
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.
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VCH EXCITE!: A New World: intimate music from FINAL FANTASY
Arnie Roth, conductorBenyamin Nuss, pianoMusicians of the SSOFor the first time in Singapore, A New World: intimate music from FINAL FANTASY arrives at the Victoria Concert Hall. Featuring conductor Arnie Roth, acclaimed piano soloist Benyamin Nuss and a chamber ensemble featuring musicians from the SSO, A New World showcases the music from Nobuo Uematsu's critically-acclaimed soundtrack in an intimate, up-close-and-personal setting.An exclusive, officially licensed production with renowned game developer SQUARE ENIX, don't miss what promises to be an incredible evening of live FINAL FANTASY music.You may also enjoy: SSO POPS: VIDEO GAMES CLASSICS.
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SSO SUBSCRIPTION CONCERT: DVOŘÁK CELLO CONCERTO
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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SSO SUBSCRIPTION CONCERT: FAMILIAR FAVOURITES: BEETHOVEN VIOLIN CONCERTO
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
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SSO SUBSCRIPTION CONCERT: LAN SHUI'S FAREWELL
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.
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SSO POPS: HAPPY DAYS - FAVOURITE TV THEMES
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.
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SSO CONCERTS FOR CHILDREN: MUSIC TELLS A STORY
Gerard Salonga, conductorLet's show the kids the orchestra's picture-painting powers! Join Gerard Salonga in this musical showcase of creative orchestral stories and familiar favourites - kids will be taught to listen for themes that represent characters and events in a musical story. Get ready for a fun melody-filled journey of exploration and imagination!Suitable for ages 4 to 14. No admission for infants-in-arms.
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SSO SUBSCRIPTION CONCERT: CHRISTOPHER PARK PLAYS MOZART
Bruno Weil, conductorChristopher Park, pianoMOZART Serenade in D major, K.320 “Posthorn”MOZART Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K.466HAYDN Symphony No. 103 “Drumroll”Presenting the regal delights of Mozart’s Posthorn Serenade and his trailblazing Piano Concerto No. 20: rising Korean-German pianist Christopher Park is our youthful soloist, “a pianist like a thunderbolt” (Der Tagesspiegel), in this programme conducted by the distinguished veteran Bruno Weil that concludes with the noble elegance of Haydn’s Drumroll Symphony.“His performance blazes and glitters.” - Westdeutsche Allgemeine ZeitungOn 15 Feb 2019, we welcome esteemed British organist Thomas Trotter in a recital also commemorating the Raffles landing of 1819.
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SSO CHAMBER SERIES: DEATH AND THE MAIDEN
Strings of the SSOSCHUBERTPiano Trio in E-flat major, D. 929String Quartet No. 14 in D minor, D. 810 “Death and the Maiden”DVOŘÁKString Quintet No. 2 in G major, Op. 77Experience the heartfelt inspiration of Schubert’s final years in Death and the Maiden, evocatively filled with deep sorrow and stark drama. The slow movement from his Piano Trio, D. 929, exudes bleak, inevitable loss amidst its inexorable momentum. This attractive programme ends with Dvořák’s infrequently heard Quintet No. 2 for string quartet and double bass, a work full of his melodic trademarks, signifying his burgeoning maturity as one of Czech people’s greatest composers.
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SSO SUBSCRIPTION CONCERT: FAMILIAR FAVOURITES: TALES OF LOVE
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.
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SSO SUBSCRIPTION CONCERT: LARS VOGT • MOZART PIANO CONCERTO 21
Lars Vogt, conductor/piano WEBERN Langsamer SatzMOZART Piano Concerto No.21 in C Major, K467SCHUMANN Symphony No. 2“To walk forever like this among the flowers, with my dearest one beside me, to feel oneself so entirely at one with the Universe, without care, free as the lark in the sky above…” Anton Webern’s love for his future wife inspired Langsamer Satz, a gentle lovesong on string choir. German pianist-conductor Lars Vogt takes you on a lyrical stroll through Viennese musical inspirations, featuring Mozart’s joyous 21st Piano Concerto with its famous “Elvira Madigan” andante, and Schumann’s stately Symphony No. 2.“He is a rare talent – and we are fortunate that he’s our talent at this time.”The ChronicleFor another equally captivating Mozart piano concerto, try No. 20 on 22 & 23 Feb 2019 with Christopher Park.
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SSO BABIES' PROMS 2018
Join Uncle Peter and the SSO for an amazing musical adventure like no other and discover the fun and fantastic world of the orchestra and its different instruments! Now into its 16th year, the SSO Babies’ Proms promises to be an hour of great fun and entertainment for parents and children alike. Suitable for children aged 6 and below. Tickets are required for children aged 2 and above. Each concert lasts one hour, and pre-concert activities will be held 30 minutes before the respective show.
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SSO SUBSCRIPTION CONCERT: SERENADE WITH SOYOUNG YOON
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.
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