Pre-Concert Talks, Autograph Sessions - Schedule and Details

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Beyond the ticket: join us in our concert fringe events designed to help you enjoy the music even more.

Last updated: 16 Jan 2019

Discover new insights into the music you are about to hear in the concert hall. Let our specialist speakers enrich your experience in the world of classical music. Pre-Concert Talks are held from 6.30pm to 7pm.

Note: Concert titles listed below may not reflect the actual topic of the talk.
Fri-Sat, 25 & 26 Jan 2019 library@esplanade

LAN SHUI'S FAREWELL
Speaker: Dr Margaret Chen
(Organist, curator and Senior Lecturer of Music History and Liturgy at the Singapore Bible College)

Thu, 31 Jan 2019

ROCK IN 60 MINUTES
Speaker: Dr Tony Makarome
(Performer and Associate Professor at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music)

Fri-Sat, 22 & 23 Feb 2019 Music Studio, Victoria Concert Hall 

CHRISTOPHER PARK PLAYS MOZART
Speaker: Jeremy Lee
(Music educator)

Fri-Sat, 1 & 2 Mar 2019

MASTER OF THE HARP
Speaker: Fontane Liang
(Musician)

Fri, 15 Mar 2019 library@esplanade SSO GALA: RAY CHEN
Speaker: Lionel Choi
(Former music critic with The Straits Times)
Fri-Sat, 22 & 23 Mar 2019 Music Studio, Victoria Concert Hall  SABINE MEYER · MOZART CLARINET CONCERTO
Speaker: Aileen Tang
(Subject Head of Performing Arts, National Junior College)
Fri, 12 Apr 2019 library@esplanade

RACHMANINOV PIANO CONCERTO 2
Speaker: Allan Fuller
(Pianist and Principal Study Teacher at LaSalle)

Thu, 18 Apr 2019

MAESTRO CHOO HOEY
Speaker: Aileen Tang
(Subject Head of Performing Arts, National Junior College)

Sat, 27 Apr 2019

FAMILIAR FAVOURITES: MENDELSSOHN VIOLIN CONCERTO
Speaker: Chua Yi Fang
Head of Department (Aesthetics) at the Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)

Fri, 3 May 2019

RHYTHMS, RITES AND RENEWALS
Speaker: Dr Tony Makarome
(Performer and Associate Professor at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music)

Fri, 10 May 2019

SSO GALA: MISSA SOLEMNIS · MASAAKI SUZUKI
Speaker: Dr Katherine Wallace
(Choral director, performer and music educator)

Further talks will be added at a later date.

Every concert is the result of collaborative hard work. Open rehearsals offer a behind-the-scenes perspective of how the conductor shapes every note and phrase with the orchestra, and how the individual sections come together as a harmonious whole. (Open to public)  

Date Time Venue Details
Thu, 14 Mar 2019 7.30pm Esplanade Concert Hall SSO GALA: RAY CHEN
Thu, 9 May 2019 7.30pm Esplanade Concert Hall SSO GALA: MISSA SOLEMNIS - MASAAKI SUZUKI

Autograph sessions offer the rare opportunity to meet the stars of the show. All autograph sessions are held during intermission unless otherwise indicated. Where applicable, priority in the queue is given to attendees with artiste merchandise.

Date Venue Artiste
Fri, 25 Jan 2019 Esplanade Concert Hall Stalls Foyer

Lan Shui, conductor

LAN SHUI'S FAREWELL

(Post-concert signing)

Fri, 15 Mar 2019

Ray Chen, violin

SSO GALA: RAY CHEN

Fri, 5 Apr 2019

Eímear Noone, conductor

SSO POPS: VIDEO GAMES CLASSICS

(Post-concert signing)

Sat, 27 Apr 2019

Stefan Jackiw, violin

FAMILIAR FAVOURITES: MENDELSSOHN VIOLIN CONCERTO

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 Victoria Concert Hall Stalls Foyer

Thomas Trotter, organ

THOMAS TROTTER - ARRIVAL, 1819

Fri & Sat, 22 & 23 Feb 2019

Christopher Park, piano

CHRISTOPHER PARK PLAYS MOZART

Fri & Sat, 1 & 2 Mar 2019

Xavier de Maistre, harp

MASTER OF THE HARP

Fri & Sat, 22 & 23 Mar 2019

Sabine Meyer, clarinet

SABINE MEYER · MOZART CLARINET CONCERTO

Mon, 1 Apr 2019

Martin Setchell, organ

NO ORCHESTRA? NO PROBLEM

Sat, 15 Jun 2019

Tom Bell, organ

THE LITTLE ELEPHANT

More autograph sessions will be added at a later date.
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