Concert Extras

There’s more than just a concert in your ticket. Join us at various fringe events associated with each concert, specially designed to help you enjoy the music even more.

Last updated: 5 May 2022

Discover new insights into the music you are about to hear in the concert hall. Let our specialist speakers (and even the occasional guest artist!) enrich your experience of the world’s greatest composers and their works. Pre-Concert Talks are currently available in digital format on our Facebook page and Youtube channel.

Onsite pre-concert talks are held from 6.30pm to 7pm (unless otherwise indicated).

Note: Concert titles listed below may not reflect the actual topic of the talk.

Date Venue Details
From Mon, 16 Aug 2021 onwards Facebook and YouTube

Night of the Saxophone
Speaker: Saxophonist Samuel Phua

From Thu, 26 Aug 2021 onwards Facebook and YouTube

Love, Carmen and Mozart
Speaker: Chief Conductor Hans Graf

From Tue, 19 Oct 2021 onwards Facebook and YouTube

The Sound of Mendelssohn
Speaker: Musicologist Truman See

From Tue, 2 Nov 2021 onwards Facebook and YouTube

The Butterfly Lovers
Speaker: Composer Phang Kok Jun

From Tue, 9 Nov 2021 onwards Facebook and YouTube

To Paris With Cédric Tiberghien
Speaker: Pianist-composer Eunice Lee

From Wed, 19 Jan 2022 onwards Facebook and YouTube

Beethoven, 1806
Speaker: Chief Conductor Hans Graf

From Wed, 2 Mar 2022 onwards Facebook and YouTube

Andrew Litton and Chloë Hanslip
Speaker: Composer and music educator Dr Tony Makarome

Sat, 23 Apr 2022, 6.30pm-7pm library@esplanade

The Four Seasons with Chloe Chua
Speakers: Chloe Chua (violinist) and Brenda Koh (violinist with the Red Dot Baroque)
Seats are limited and available to those who registered. Registration opens on 13 April, 10am, with the link here.

Sun, 24 Apr 2022, 3pm-3.30pm library@esplanade

The Four Seasons with Chloe Chua
Speakers: Chloe Chua (violinist) and Brenda Koh (violinist with the Red Dot Baroque)
Seats are limited and available to those who registered. Registration opens on 13 April, 10am, with the link here.

Fri, 13 May 2022, 6.30pm-7pm library@esplanade

Beethoven's Fifth and Wuthering Heights
Speaker: Film composer and pianist, Tze Toh
Seats are limited and available to those who registered. Registration opens on 6 May, 10am, with the link here.

Further talks will be added at a later date.

Autograph sessions are arranged for selected concerts, allowing you the rare chance to meet performers face-to-face and offer your compliments. 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, 14 Apr 2022 Esplanade Concert Hall Stalls Foyer

Khatia Buniatishvili, piano
Khatia Buniatishvili Plays Tchaikovsky
For safety reasons, this session is capped at 50 pax.
Priority queue for holders of Khatia’s official merchandise such as albums and magazine covers.

Fri, 29 Apr 2022 Esplanade Concert Hall Stalls Foyer

Stephen Hough, piano
Stephen Hough Plays Mozart
For safety reasons, this session is capped at 50 pax.
Priority queue for holders of Stephen’s official merchandise such as albums or publications.

Fri, 6 May 2022 Esplanade Concert Hall Stalls Foyer

Daniel Müller-Schott, cello
Elgar Cello Concerto and New World Symphony
For safety reasons, this session is capped at 50 pax.
Priority queue for holders of Daniel’s official merchandise such as albums or publications.

More autograph sessions will be added at a later date.

Date Time Venue Details
Please check back for updates.

That amazing concert you just watched is the result of several rehearsals and a lot of 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
Further Open Rehearsals will be added at a later date.

Date Time Venue
Please check back for updates.