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Enjoy Concerts More

Make the most out of your concert experience.
Come join us for our series of fringe events designed to help you enjoy the music even more!

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.

Date Venue Details
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 library@esplanade

MENDELSSOHN VIOLIN CONCERTO • BRAHMS SYMPHONIES (III)
Speaker: Aileen Tang
(Music educator at National Junior College)

Thu, 5 Oct 2017 Esplanade Concert Hall Foyer

STEVEN ISSERLIS · ELGAR CELLO CONCERTO
Speaker: Margaret Chen
(Organist, curator, and Senior Lecturer of Music History and Liturgy at the Singapore Bible College )

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 library@esplanade STEPHEN HOUGH • RACHMANINOV PIANO CONCERTO 1
Speaker: Natalie Ng
(Former music critic with The Straits Times, programmer at The Esplanade Co Ltd and musicologist)
Thu, 19 Oct 2017

SSO GALA: JANINE JANSEN
Speaker: Andrew Lim
(Creative Director and presenter at Symphony 92.4 FM)

Fri, 27 Oct 2017

THE RING – AN ORCHESTRAL ADVENTURE
Speaker: Katherine Wallace
(Choral Director, performer and Assistant Professor at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music)

Wed, 1 Nov 2017 Esplanade Concert Hall Foyer

SSO GALA: DIANA DAMRAU
Speaker: Andrew Lim
(Creative Director and presenter at Symphony 92.4 FM)

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 library@esplanade

BEETHOVEN TRIPLE CONCERTO IN C
Speaker: Chua Yi Fang
(Head of Department, Aesthetics, at the Anglo-Chinese School Independent)

Fri, 17 Nov 2017

BRAHMS SYMPHONIES • SONG OF DESTINY
Speaker: Margaret Chen
(Organist, curator, and Senior Lecturer of Music History and Liturgy at the Singapore Bible College )

Thu, 30 Nov 2017

SSO GALA: LANG LANG
Speaker: Andrew Lim
(Creative Director and presenter at Symphony 92.4 FM)

Thu, 7 Dec 2017

FINLAND 100
Speaker: Leon Chia
(Content Lead at Singapore Symphony Group and International Co-ordinator, Sibelius One Society)

Sat, 6 Jan 2018

MAHLER 7
Speaker: Darren Sim
(Music educator)

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 BRUCKNER & HAYDN
Sat, 20 Jan 2018

SHEHEREZADE · MAN’S TRUE SENSE
Speaker: Robert Markow
(Music critic)

Fri, 26 Jan 2018

SYMPHONIE FANTASTIQUE
Speaker: Robert Markow
(Music critic)

Sat, 3 Feb 2018

JAN VOGLER · SHOSTAKOVICH CELLO CONCERTO
Speaker: Lin Juan
(Assistant Conductor of the Singapore National Youth Orchestra)

Fri, 2 Mar 2018 VCH Music Studio @ L3 A IS FOR AIYAH · MYSTERIES OF THE MACABRE
Fri, 23 Mar 2018 library@esplanade RADIANCE AND SPARK
Fri, 30 Mar 2018 Esplanade Concert Hall Foyer ALINA IBRAGIMOVA: BRAHMS
Fri, 6 Apr 2018 library@esplanade

ELIAHU INBAL: MAHLER 6
Speaker: Tony Makarome
(Performer and Associate Professor at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music)

Fri & Sat, 27 & 28 Apr 2018

SSO GALA: LA BOHÈME
Speaker: Katherine Wallace
(Choral Director, performer and Assistant Professor at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music)

Sat, 5 May 2018

KAVAKOS · SHOSTAKOVICH VIOLIN CONCERTO NO.1
Speaker: Lionel Choi
(Former music critic with The Straits Times and Artistic Director of the Singapore International Piano Festival)

Fri, 11 May 2018

CHRISTIAN BLACKSHAW: BEETHOVEN PIANO CONCERTO 4
Speaker: Allan Fuller
(Pianist and Principle Study Teacher at LaSalle)

Join our conductors and guest artists at the Symphony Chat where they will share their deepest thoughts and ideas on music. If you have a question about what you’ve just heard, this is the perfect opportunity to get it answered.

Date Venue Details
Fri, 10 Nov 2017 Esplanade Concert Hall BEETHOVEN TRIPLE CONCERTO IN C
Fri, 2 Mar 2018 Victoria Concert Hall A IS FOR AIYAH · MYSTERIES OF THE MACABRE
Fri, 23 Mar 2018 Esplanade Concert Hall RADIANCE AND SPARK

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.

Date Time Venue Details
Sat, 14 Oct 2017 9.30am - 12pm Esplanade Concert Hall STEPHEN HOUGH • RACHMANINOV PIANO CONCERTO 1
Open to public
Thu, 26 Apr 2018 7.30pm - 10.15pm SSO GALA: LA BOHÈME
Open to Friends of the SSO and ticketholders only
Sat, 19 May 2018 10am - 12pm Victoria Concert Hall SSO CHAMBER SERIES: THE GLORY OF BAROQUE
Open to Friends of the SSO and ticketholders only

Autograph sessions are arranged for selected SSO concerts, to allow you the opportunity to meet the performers and offer your compliments. (All autograph sessions will be held during intermission unless otherwise indicated)

Date Venue Details
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 Esplanade Concert Hall MENDELSSOHN VIOLIN CONCERTO • BRAHMS SYMPHONIES (III)
Jon Dante, trumpet
Daishin Kashimoto, violin
Thu, 5 Oct 2017 STEVEN ISSERLIS · ELGAR CELLO CONCERTO
Steven Isserlis, cello
Sat, 14 Oct 2017 STEPHEN HOUGH • RACHMANINOV PIANO CONCERTO 1
Stephen Hough, piano
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 SSO GALA: JANINE JANSEN
Janine Jansen, violin
Fri, 27 Oct 2017 THE RING – AN ORCHESTRAL ADVENTURE
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
Fri, 10 Nov 2017 BEETHOVEN TRIPLE CONCERTO IN C
Igor Yuzefovich, violin
Ng Pei-Sian, cello
Thu, 7 Dec 2017 FINLAND 100
Elina Vähälä, violin
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 BRUCKNER & HAYDN
Qin Li-Wei, cello
Fri, 26 Jan 2018 SYMPHONIE FANTASTIQUE
Zhang Manchin, viola
Sat, 3 Feb 2018 JAN VOGLER · SHOSTAKOVICH CELLO CONCERTO
Jan Vogler, cello
Fri, 23 Mar 2018 RADIANCE AND SPARK
SSO Horns
Sat, 5 May 2018 KAVAKOS · SHOSTAKOVICH VIOLIN CONCERTO NO.1
Leonidas Kavakos, violin
Fri, 11 May 2018 CHRISTIAN BLACKSHAW: BEETHOVEN PIANO CONCERTO 4
Christian Blackshaw, piano

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