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: 3 Jul 2018.

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.
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 VJC Performance Theatre SSO IN YOUR COMMUNITY: SOUTHEAST SINGAPORE
Speaker: Jeremy Lee (Music Educator)
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 PLMGS Agape Concert Hall SSO IN YOUR COMMUNITY: NORTHEAST SINGAPORE
Speaker: Jeremy Lee (Music Educator)
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 library@esplanade

FAMILIAR FAVOURITES: PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION
Speaker: Jeremy Lee
(Music educator)

Fri, 24 Aug 2018

FAMILIAR FAVOURITES: BEETHOVEN VIOLIN CONCERTO
Speakers: Chng Hak-Peng, CEO of the Singapore Symphony Group, and Andrew Litton, SSO's Principal Guest Conductor.

Fri, 31 Aug 2018

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

Fri, 28 Sep 2018

ADAGIETTO: FOR MY WIFE
Speaker: Chng Hak-Peng
(CEO of the Singapore Symphony Group)

Thu, 11 Oct 2018

MILOŠ: SPANISH ROMANCE
Speaker: Andrew Lim
(Creative Director and Presenter at Symphony 92.4 FM)

Fri-Sat, 19 & 20 Oct 2018 Music Studio, Victoria Concert Hall 

LARS VOGT · MOZART PIANO CONCERTO 21
Speaker: (To Be Confirmed)

Fri, 26 Oct 2018 library@esplanade

OLLI MUSTONEN · PROKOFIEV PIANO CONCERTO 2
Speakers: Leon Chia, Content Lead at Singapore Symphony Group, and Hannu Lintu, Conductor.

Sat, 3 Nov 2018

DEBUSSY 100: LA MER
Speaker: Chua Yi Fang
Head of Department (Aesthetics) at the Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)

Thu, 15 Nov 2018

FAMILIAR FAVOURITES: TALES OF LOVE
Speaker: Andrew Lim
(Creative Director and Presenter at Symphony 92.4 FM)

Thu, 22 Nov 2018

DVORAK: CELLO CONCERTO
Speakers: Marketa Dvořák, great-great grand-daughter of composer Anton Dvořák, and Chng Hak-Peng, CEO of Singapore Symphony Group

Thu, 29 Nov 2018

SERENADE WITH SOYOUNG YOON
Speaker: Andrew Lim
(Creative Director and Presenter at Symphony 92.4 FM)

Sat, 5 Jan 2019

TINE THING HELSETH · ARUTIUNIAN TRUMPET CONCERTO
Speaker: (To Be Confirmed)

Sat, 12 Jan 2019 Music Studio, Victoria Concert Hall 

REICH IN 60 MINUTES
Speaker: (To Be Confirmed)

Fri-Sat, 25 & 26 Jan 2019 library@esplanade

LAN SHUI'S FAREWELL
Speaker: Robert Markow
(Programme annotator, music journalist and consultant)

Thu, 31 Jan 2019

ROCK IN 60 MINUTES
Speaker: (To Be Confirmed)

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

CHRISTOPHER PARK PLAYS MOZART
Speaker: (To Be Confirmed)

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: (To Be Confirmed)

 

Fri-Sat, 22 & 23 Mar 2019 Music Studio, Victoria Concert Hall  SABINE MEYER · MOZART CLARINET CONCERTO
Speaker: (To Be Confirmed)

 

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: (To Be Confirmed)

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: Pascal Rophé
(Conductor)

Fri, 10 May 2019

SSO GALA: MISSA SOLEMNIS · MASAAKI SUZUKI
Speaker: 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.

Date Time Venue Details
Sat, 13 Oct 2018 10am Victoria Concert Hall BORODIN QUARTET - ELEGY
Sat, 3 Nov 2018 Open Rehearsal for DEBUSSY 100: LA MER is cancelled. Concert is still on.
Sat, 5 Jan 2019 9.30am Esplanade Concert Hall TINE THING HELSETH ·  ARUTIUNIAN TRUMPET CONCERTO
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.)

Date Venue Artiste

Fri, 24 Aug 2018

Esplanade Concert Hall Stalls Foyer

Augustin Hadelich, violin

FAMILIAR FAVOURITES: BEETHOVEN VIOLIN CONCERTO

Fri, 28 Sep 2018

Piotr Anderszewski, piano

ADAGIETTO: FOR MY WIFE

Thu, 11 Oct 2018

Miloš Karadaglić, guitar

MILOŠ · SPANISH ROMANCE

Fri, 26 Oct 2018

Olli Mustonen, piano

OLLI MUSTONEN · PROKOFIEV PIANO CONCERTO 2

Sat, 3 Nov 2018

Lu Wei, violin
Hu Shengnan, percussion

DEBUSSY 100: LA MER

Thu, 15 Nov 2018

Richard Lin, violin

FAMILIAR FAVOURITES: TALES OF LOVE

Thu, 22 Nov 2018

Ng Pei-Sian, cello

DVOŘÁK CELLO CONCERTO

Thu, 29 Nov 2018

Soyoung Yoon, violin

SERENADE WITH SOYOUNG YOON

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 Victoria Concert Hall Stalls Foyer

Thomas Trotter, organ

THOMAS TROTTER - ARRIVAL, 1819

Mon, 1 April 2019

Martin Setchell, organ

NO ORCHESTRA? NO PROBLEM

Sat, 15 June 2019

Tom Bell, organ

THE LITTLE ELEPHANT

More autograph sessions will be added at a later date.
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