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: 6 May 2021

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 held from 6.30pm-7pm. Open to public.

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

Date Venue Details
From Thu, 30 Jul 2020 onwards Facebook and YouTube

Debussy & Dvořák: Serenade and Dance

Speakers: Chief Conductor, Hans Graf and Dvořák’s great-great-granddaughter, Marketa Dvořák

From Thu, 27 Aug 2020 onwards Facebook and YouTube

Mozart & Stravinsky: Music on the Air

Speaker: Chief Conductor, Hans Graf

From Thu, 24 Sep 2020 onwards Facebook and YouTube

Kahchun Wong Conducts Debussy, Wagner and Shostakovich

Speaker: Conductor, Kahchun Wong

From Thu, 8 Oct 2020 onwards Facebook and YouTube

President’s Young Performers Concert

Speaker: Music educator, Darren Sim

From Thu, 22 Oct 2020 onwards Facebook and YouTube

Music For All Time - Celebrating Bach I

Speaker: SSO trombonist, Samuel Armstrong

From Thu, 5 Nov 2020 onwards Facebook and YouTube

Metamorphosen and Mozart with Hans Graf

Speaker: Chief Conductor, Hans Graf

From Wed, 18 Nov 2020 onwards Facebook and YouTube

Divertissement: An Evening of French Music

Speaker: Conductor, Darrell Ang

From Sun, 29 Nov 2020 onwards Facebook and YouTube

A Little Mozart with Chloe Chua

Speaker: Chief Conductor, Hans Graf

From Thu, 3 Dec 2020 onwards Facebook and YouTube

Miracle of Music - Celebrating Bach II

Speaker: Esplanade musicologist and programmer, Natalie Ng

From Tue, 5 Jan 2021 onwards Facebook and YouTube

To Vienna and Linz with Mozart

Speaker: Pianist and Associate Professor, Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, Albert Tiu

From Wed, 6 Jan 2021 onwards Facebook and YouTube

Ng Pei-Sian Plays Shostakovich

Speaker: Chief Conductor, Hans Graf

From Wed, 3 Feb 2021 onwards Facebook and YouTube

A Gift to the Universe - Celebrating Bach III

Speaker: Organist, Isaac Lee

From Tue, 9 Mar 2021 onwards Facebook and YouTube

Fête Musicale - A Musical Celebration

Speaker: Music educator and pianist, Pamela Krakauer

From Mon, 29 Mar 2021 onwards Facebook and YouTube

Halcyon Days

Speaker: Musicologist and educator, Dr. Katherine Wallace

From Thu, 8 Apr 2021 onwards Facebook and YouTube

Flurry of the Flute

Speaker: SSO Principal Flute, Jin Ta

From Thu, 15 Apr 2021 onwards Facebook and YouTube

Bomsori Kim Plays Mozart

Speaker: Chief Conductor, Hans Graf

From Wed, 5 May 2021 onwards Facebook and YouTube

Mozart In Minor

Mozart In Major

Speaker: Dr. Margaret Chen

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
More autograph sessions will be added at a later date.

Date Time Venue Details
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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.