Bravissimo! December 2019

There’s an SSO concert for everyone!

Brahms, Warcraft, Mahler, Radiohead…We look back on a year of exciting SSO concerts, where there was something for everyone.

There’s an SSO concert for everyone!

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We are constantly looking for new ways to reach out to new audiences.

Warcraft, Friends, Gershwin, Radiohead… Music from video games, theme songs from popular TV shows, jazz and rock beats – they all took their place on stage with Brahms and Mahler this past year.

As we wind down in 2019, we look back at the exceptional music and the joy of experiencing a live concert with people of all ages and backgrounds – some for the very first time. Here’s a visual wrap-up of what went down in the last 12 months:

Rock in 60 minutes: Up All Night for Some Fun

In a Red Balloon concert, the SSO performed an explosive, rock-infused electric night of music from the likes of Frank Zappa, Daft Punk and Radiohead.

Jazz It Up with Gershwin: It’s Swing Time! Concert

It was a night of jive and groove with our Principal Guest Conductor Andrew Litton jazzed up the stage with a toe-tapping evening of Gershwin and Shostakovich.

Happy Days Concert

The SSO relived the good ol’ days of television with conductor Gerard Salonga. It was a nostalgic take on the SSO’s own 40th birthday.

Video Games Classics Concert

The Irish Queen of Games Music conducted a grand musical party of fantastic tunes from the World of Warcraft, The legend of Zelda, Skyrim, Final Fantasy and Tetris.

An Intergalactic Adventure Concert

Parents and children alike enjoyed the out of this world experience together.

Peter and the Wolf in Hollywood

This concert featured lots of special effects, including one Foley artist!

Emily Saves the Orchestra

This is a well-loved tale featuring excerpts from Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker - complete with an autograph session after all the orchestra saving.

Concert at Gardens by the Bay

A flourish of lively music at this open-air concert in the Gardens by the Bay: the royal majesty of Handel, the dawn-lit serenity of Grieg, the festive joy of the Capriccio Espagnol.

SSO Classics In the Park

Special thanks to The Straits Times for their support for this concert at Botanic Gardens.

No Orchestra, No Problem

The VCH Organ Series on 1 April 2019 was no joke. It was a free concert featuring the versatility and extensive range of the pipe organ.

Pipe Up! II

SSO trombonist Samuel Armstrong and Singaporean Organist Isaac Lee team up for this free lunch (time concert). There is such a thing, after all.

MPC@ Khatib

We brought our concerts to the heartlands with a fun and family-friendly programme for all.

Paya Lebar Methodist Girls School

SSO also performed for the community at Paya Lebar Methodist Girls School auditorium.

Thank you from all of us

From all of us here at the SSG, our warmest thanks for your attendance at our concerts this past year, your encouragement and your support in other ways.

May your December be all wrapped up with cheer and filled with celebration for the New Year. See you in 2020!

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