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: 27 Sep 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, 22 Nov 2018 library@esplanade

DVORAK: CELLO CONCERTO
Speakers: Marketa Dvořák (Great-great grand-daughter of composer Antonin 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: 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: (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: 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: 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. (Open to public)  

Date Time Venue Details
Sat, 5 Jan 2019 9.30am Esplanade Concert Hall TINE THING HELSETH ·  ARUTIUNIAN TRUMPET CONCERTO
Thu, 14 Mar 2019 6pm 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
Thu, 22 Nov 2018 Esplanade Concert Hall Stalls Foyer

Ng Pei-Sian, cello

DVORAK CELLO CONCERTO

(Autograph session held after the concert)

Thu, 29 Nov 2018

Soyoung Yoon, violin

SERENADE WITH SOYOUNG YOON

Sat, 17 Nov 2018 Victoria Concert Hall Stalls Foyer

Arnie Roth, conductor
Benyamin Nuss, piano

A NEW WORLD: INTIMATE MUSIC FROM FINAL FANTASY

Wed, 28 Nov 2018

Mahan Esfahani, harpsichord

THE MODERN MAN: MAHAN ESFAHANI
Post-concert signing

Fri, 14 Dec 2018

Mandy Dickson, vocalist 

SSO Christmas Concert

Sat, 15 Dec 2018

Mandy Dickson, vocalist 

SSO Christmas Concert

Sun, 16 Dec 2018

Mandy Dickson, vocalist 

SSO Christmas Concert

Fri, 15 Feb 2019

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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