COVID-19: SSG Concert Updates, Latest News and FAQs

The safety of our patrons, musicians and staff is our top priority.

The Singapore Symphony Orchestra has cancelled all its remaining orchestral concerts for the 19/20 season as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.

We will be refunding all ticket holders and SSO Friends Season Pass holders will be given credits. Please find more details below.

In addition, the orchestra has also recently announced the cancellation of all its July 2020 concerts. Tickets for these concerts had not gone on sale.

We know these are anxious times for many of you. So although we are unable to bring you live musical performances, don't forget you can find moments of musical escape and solace on our YouTube channel, our Spotify page and our recordings.

As a result of the COVID-19 situation, the SSO, like many orchestras around the world, is currently going through a very difficult time.

Ticket revenues have plummeted due to cancellations for the rest of the 19/20 season. We hope you will consider supporting your orchestra by making a donation.

You can choose to make a donation by filling in the form here. Alternatively, you can do it through Giving.sg

On this page we will try to answer any questions you may have. Stay safe and well, and we will see you back in the concert hall soon.

List of affected concerts #

March
27/28 March: Faure: Cantique et Requiem – Cancelled
28 March: Spirit of Serenity – Cancelled

April
3 April: SSO Pops: To Broadway, with Love – Cancelled
4 April: Forty-ssimo: The Welcome Celebration! – Postponed to 27 Sep 2020
11 April: VCHpresents Baroque Festival: Genius of Rome – Cancelled
12 April: VCHpresents Baroque Festival: Orpheus of Rome – Cancelled
17 April: VCHpresents The Stradivari Quartet Plays Mahler – Cancelled
19 April: VCHpresents The Stradivari Quartet Plays Beethoven – Cancelled
23 April: Cello Escapades – Cancelled

May
1 May: Nadia Sirota – Nico Muhly Viola Concerto – Cancelled
4 May: VCHpresents Second Wind – Cancelled
8 May: Penderecki Conducts Penderecki – Cancelled
10 May: SSO Mother’s Day Concert – Cancelled
15 May: VCHpresents Miloš Karadaglić - Here Comes the Sun – Cancelled
20 & 21 May: Seong-Jin Cho – Cancelled
23 & 24 May: SSO Babies’ Proms – Cancelled
30 May: Between the Lines – Cancelled
29 May: VCHpresents The Pavel Haas Quartet – the Great Fugue – Cancelled

June
4 Jun: Singapore International Piano Festival: Nelson Goerner – Cancelled
5 Jun: Singapore International Piano Festival: Mei Yi Foo – Cancelled
6 Jun: Singapore International Piano Festival: Mei Yi Foo (Masterclass) – Cancelled
6 Jun: Singapore International Piano Festival: Leon McCawley – Cancelled
7 Jun: Singapore International Piano Festival: Leon McCawley (Masterclass) – Cancelled
7 Jun: Singapore International Piano Festival: Christian Zacharias – Cancelled
13 Jun: VCHpresents Composer and the Mouse – Cancelled

July
10 July: SSO Lunchtime Concert Cancelled
11 July: Symphony in the Gardens Cancelled
11 July: Hans Graf & Karen Gomyo: Beethoven and Shostakovich Cancelled
16 July: Yeol Eum Son Plays Mozart Cancelled
23 & 24 July: The Sibelius Symphonies: Scent of the First Snow Cancelled
31 July: The Sibelius Symphonies: Twilight and Sunrise Cancelled

August
6 & 7 August: Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho Cancelled

September
27 Sept: Forty-ssimo: Ode to Home Postponed to 20 Mar 2021

FAQs

The SSO is refunding all concerts to the end of the 19/20 season. If the concerts are replaced with different programmes and spaced out seating, patrons will be invited to purchase at a later date.

For payment via credit card/DBS PayLah!, ticket holders will receive an automatic refund issued by SISTIC within one to two months’ credit card billing cycle. For payment via cash/NETS, SISTIC will be in touch with ticket holders on the various ways to obtain the refund.

We will be updating this page regularly, as well as the pinned post at the top of our Facebook page.

SSO Friend Season Pass holders that are affected by concert cancellations will be refunded in credits. They can use these to redeem upcoming concerts, including concerts in the 20/21 season. We are reviewing the situation and will inform all our Friends Season Pass holders via email, over the coming days.

We have just announced a three-month digital season called SSOPlayOn!

The digital season will see the release of three to four concerts on specific days each week. Until the end of June, SSO will launch video and audio concerts across its online platforms, showcasing newly recorded concerts, performances of works by Singapore’s home-grown composers, as well as never-before-released recordings of musical treasures from our rich archive.

You can find out more about what's coming up at our new SSOPlayOn page. There are also lots of past concerts from the SSO available to watch on our YouTube page.

Thank you for your support! This is a difficult time for the SSO and orchestras around the world.

If you have a ticket for a cancelled SSG concert in March, April and May 2020 (see above for the list of cancelled concerts) you will automatically receive a refund.

You can turn your ticket refund into a donation for the following concerts: To Broadway, with Love; Cello Escapades; Penderecki Conducts Penderecki; SSO Gala: Seong-Jin Cho , Babies’ Proms and all Singapore International Piano Festival events. You will receive more details in an email from SISTIC.

If you have a ticket to another concert and would like us to turn your refund into a donation, you can donate to us here or at www.giving.sg/sso.

A great way to support the SSO would be to buy an SSO Friends Season Pass. Our 20/21 Season Passes have just gone on sale and, as well as givin you up to 25% off our subscription concerts, you'll also be entitled to discounts and special offers at our partner merchants - including Active Zone, Books Kinokuniya, Kith Cafe and more.

Find out more here.

In light of recent developments, Victoria Theatre & Victoria Concert Hall will be closed to the public in accordance with recent guidelines by Ministry of Health (MOH) to limit gatherings and facilitate social distancing. This includes the ticketing and information counters at our venue. This will take effect from 26 March 2020, 2359 hours, and are expected to be in place until 30 April 2020. This may be extended if the situation does not improve.

If we haven’t answered your question, please get in touch with our Customer Experience team on: +65 6602 4245 or by email to ticketing@sso.org.sg. Alternatively, you can send us a Facebook message.