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: 2 July 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.
Date Venue Details
Thu & Fri, 25 & 26 Jul 2019 VCH Music Studio

Steven Osborne Plays Mozart
Speakers:
Carlos Kalmar (Conductor)
Steven Osbourne (Pianist)
Pamela Krakauer (Music educator and pianist)

Thu, 1 Aug 2019 VCH Hospitality Suite

Kerson Leong Plays Schumann
Speaker: Jeremy Lee (Music educator) 

Fri, 2 Aug 2019 VCH Music Studio

Kerson Leong Plays Schumann
Speaker: Jeremy Lee (Music educator)

Thu, 15 Aug 2019 library@esplanade

Wang Jian • Flowing Sleeves
Speaker: Andrew Lim (Creative Director and Presenter at Symphony 92.4 FM)

Fri, 30 Aug 2019

Moonrise And Aurora
Speaker: TBC

Fri, 6 Sep 2019

Masato Suzuki - Inspired By Leipzig
Speaker: Isaac Lee (Organist)

Fri, 13 Sep 2019

Stephen Hough • Egyptian Piano Concerto
Speaker: Peter Krakauer (Musicologist and Professor at Universität Mozarteum Salzburg)

Thu, 3 Oct 2019

Vladimir Ashkenazy & Gautier Capuçon
Speaker: Andrew Lim (Creative Director and Presenter at Symphony 92.4 FM)

Fri & Sat, 11 & 12 Oct 2019 VCH Music Studio

Follow The Leader • Richard Tognetti
Speaker: Chua Yi Fang (Head of Department (Aesthetics) at the Anglo-Chinese School (Independent))

Sat, 19 Oct 2019 library@esplanade

Kahchun Wong & Karl-Heinz Schütz
Speaker: Darren Sim (Music educator)

Sat, 26 Oct 2019

Scottish Fantasy • Rachel Barton Pine
Speaker: TBC

Fri, 1 Nov 2019

Elgar Violin Concerto & Enigma Variations
Speaker: Pamela Krakauer (Music educator and pianist)

Fri, 8 Nov 2019 Chorus Of The Planets
Speaker: TBC
Fri & Sat, 22 & 23 Nov 2019 VCH Music Studio The Jussen Brothers Play Mozart
Speaker: Allan Fuller (Pianist and Principle Study Teacher at LaSalle)
Thu & Fri, 28 & 29 Nov 2019 VCH Dance Studio

Akiko Suwanai Plays Mozart
Speakers:
Mario Venzago (Conductor)
Natalie Ng (Former music critic with The Straits Times, programmer at The Esplanade Co Ltd and musicologist)

Thu, 5 Dec 2019 library@esplanade

Zhang Haochen Plays Mozart
Speaker: Andrew Lim (Creative Director and Presenter at Symphony 92.4 FM)

Further talks will be added at a later date.

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
Thu & Fri, 25 & 26 Jul 2019 Victoria Concert Hall Stalls Foyer

Steven Osborne, piano

Steven Osborne Plays Mozart

Thu, 15 Aug 2019 Esplanade Concert Hall Stalls Foyer

Wang Jian, cello

Wang Jian • Flowing Sleeves

Fri, 13 Sep 2019 Esplanade Concert Hall Stalls Foyer

Stephen Hough, piano

Stephen Hough • Egyptian Piano Concerto

Sun, 27 Oct 2019 Victoria Concert Hall Stalls Foyer

Rachel Barton Pine, violin 

VCHpresents Excite!: Shredding with Rachel Barton Pine

Sun, 10 Nov 2019 Victoria Concert Hall Stalls Foyer

Long Long, tenor
Tengku Irfan, piano

VCHpresents Chamber: Love and Longing

Sun, 9 Feb 2020 Victoria Concert Hall Stalls Foyer

Wu Wei, sheng

VCHpresents Chamber: Endless Sound 无限的笙

Sun, 29 Mar 2020 Victoria Concert Hall Stalls Foyer

Zhou Zhengzhong, baritone
Lim Yan, piano

VCHpresents Chamber: Songs of Nostalgia

Sat & Sun, 11 & 12 Apr 2020 Victoria Concert Hall Stalls Foyer

Bojan Cicic, violin/conductor

VCHpresents Baroque Festival

Fri, 15 May 2020 Victoria Concert Hall Stalls Foyer

Miloš Karadaglić, guitar

VCHpresents Excite!: Miloš Karadaglić - Here Comes The Sun

Sat, 13 Jun 2020 Victoria Concert Hall Stalls Foyer

Tom Scott, piano and animator
Jonathan Scott, organ

VCHpresents Organ: The Composer and the Mouse

More autograph sessions will be added at a later date.

 

Date Time Venue Details
Fri, 17 Apr 2020   Victoria Concert Hall

The Stradivari Quartet Plays Mahler
Speakers: 
Xiaoming Wang (Violin)
Sebastian Bohren (Violin)
Lech Antonio Uszynski (Viola)
Maja Weber (Cello)

Sun, 19 Apr 2020   Victoria Concert Hall The Stradivari Quartet Plays Beethoven
Speakers: 
Xiaoming Wang (Violin)
Sebastian Bohren (Violin)
Lech Antonio Uszynski (Viola)
Maja Weber (Cello)
 

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 Artiste
Sat, 19 Oct 2019 10am - 12.30pm Esplanade Concert Hall

Kahchun Wong & Karl-Heinz Schütz

Sat, 11 Apr 2020 10am Victoria Concert Hall Bojan Cicic
Further Open Rehearsals will be added at a later date.

 

Date Time Venue Details
Sun, 8 Sep 2019 5:15pm – 6pm Victoria Concert Hall
  • Tour is free and open to public.
  • Pre-registration is required and will open on 26 Sep 2019.
Mon, 4 Nov 2019 1.30pm – 2.15pm
  • Tour is free and open to public.
  • Pre-registration is required and will open on 21 Oct 2019.
Mon, 16 Dec 2019
  • Tour is free and open to public.
  • Pre-registration is required and will open on 2 Dec 2019.
Mon, 24 Feb 2020
  • Tour is free and open to public.
  • Pre-registration is required and will open on 10 Feb 2020.
Mon, 4 May 2020
  • Tour is free and open to public.
  • Pre-registration is required and will open on 20 Apr 2020.
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