Concert Extras

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

Last updated: 20 Jan 2020

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, 13 Feb 2020 library@esplanade

A Farewell for Tasmin Little
Speaker: Lionel Choi (Founder, Altenburg Arts and former Artistic Director, Singapore International Piano Festival)

Sat, 29 Feb 2020 library@esplanade

Martin Grubinger - The Tears of Nature
Speaker: Tony Makarome (Performer and Associate Professor, Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music)

Thu, 5 Mar 2020 library@esplanade

Philippe Quint • The Red Violin
Speaker: Truman See (Public Musicologist)

Fri, 13 Mar 2020 VCH Music Studio

The Genteel Horn of Mr Han
Speaker: Pamela Krakauer (Music Educator and Pianist)

Fri & Sat, 27 & 28 Mar 2020 VCH Music Studio

Fauré: Cantique et Requiem
Speaker: Dr Katherine Wallace (Choral Director, Performer and Music Educator)

Thu, 23 Apr 2020 library@esplanade

Cello Escapades
Speaker: Phang Kok Jun (Composer-in-residence at Ding Yi Music Company)

Fri, 1 May 2020 Esplanade Stalls Foyer

Nadia Sirota•Nico Muhly Viola Concerto
Speaker: Dr Margaret Chen (Organist, Curator, and Senior Lecturer of Music History and Liturgy, Singapore Bible College)

Fri, 8 May 2020 library@esplanade

Red Balloon: Penderecki Conducts Penderecki
Speaker: Darren Sim (Music Educator)

Wed & Thu, 20 & 21 May 2020 VCH Music Studio

SSO Gala: Seong-Jin Cho
Speaker: Andrew Lim (Creative Director and Presenter at Symphony 92.4FM)

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
Sun, 9 Feb 2020 Victoria Concert Hall Stalls Foyer

Wu Wei, sheng

VCHpresents Chamber: Endless Sound 无限的笙

(post-concert)

Thu, 13 Feb 2020 Esplanade Concert Hall Stalls Foyer

Tasmin Little, violin

A Farewell for Tasmin Little

(post-concert)

Thu, 5 Mar 2020 Esplanade Concert Hall Stalls Foyer

Philippe Quint, violin

Philippe Quint • The Red Violin

Fri, 13 Mar 2020 Victoria Concert Hall Stalls Foyer

Han Chang Chou, horn

The Genteel Horn of Mr Han

(post-concert)

Sun, 29 Mar 2020 Victoria Concert Hall Stalls Foyer

Zhou Zhengzhong, baritone
Lim Yan, piano

VCHpresents Chamber: Songs of Nostalgia

(post-concert)

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

Bojan Cicic, violin/conductor

VCHpresents Baroque Festival

(post-concert)

Thu, 23 Apr 2020 Esplanade Concert Hall Stalls Foyer

Wu Man, pipa, (intermission)

Qin Li-Wei , cello (post-concert)

Cello Escapades

Fri, 1 May 2020 Esplanade Concert Hall Stalls Foyer

Nadia Sirota , viola

Nadia Sirota • Nico Muhly Viola Concerto

Fri, 8 May 2020 Esplanade Concert Hall Stalls Foyer

Radovan Vlatković, horn

Red Balloon: Penderecki Conducts Penderecki

Fri, 15 May 2020 Victoria Concert Hall Stalls Foyer

Miloš Karadaglić, guitar

VCHpresents Excite!: Miloš Karadaglić - Here Comes The Sun

(post-concert)

Wed & Thu, 20 & 21 May 2020 Victoria Concert Hall Stalls Foyer

Seong-Jin Cho, piano

SSO Gala: Seong-Jin Cho

(post-concert)

Sat, 13 Jun 2020 Victoria Concert Hall Stalls Foyer

Tom Scott, piano and animator
Jonathan Scott, organ

VCHpresents Organ: The Composer and the Mouse

(post-concert)

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 Details
Sat, 29 Feb 2020 10am-12.30pm Esplanade Concert Hall Martin Grubinger - The Tears of Nature
Thu, 26 Mar 2020 7.30pm-10.15pm Victoria Concert Hall Fauré: Cantique et Requiem
Sat, 11 Apr 2020 10am-12pm Victoria Concert Hall Baroque Festival - Genius of Rome
Further Open Rehearsals will be added at a later date.

Date Time Venue
Mon, 24 Feb 2020 1.30pm - 2.15pm
  • 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.
Please check back for updates.