Learning Resources from the SSO

At the Singapore Symphony Orchestra we're passionate about reaching as many people as possible and inspiring the next generation in a love of orchestral music.

On this page we've gathered together some materials to help guide newcomers - young and old - in their journey of musical discovery. So whether you're a music student, a teacher or an adult discovering classical music: welcome!


Enjoy some of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra's recent concerts in the city's beautiful Botanic Gardens.

Watch more videos on our YouTube channel. And find out about our upcoming free concerts in the community and the city's gardens here.


The Carnival of the Animals is a piece of music made up of 14 short movements, each describing a different animal through music - from elephants to cuckoo. It was written by the French composer Camille Saint-Saëns and although it's become his best known piece of music, Saint-Saëns didn't publish the piece in his lifetime and always regarded it as somehow less serious than his other work.

The work has continued to grow in popularity ever since it was finally published in 1921, and it's the perfect piece to introduce youngsters to the orchestra. Listen to the Singapore Symphony Orchestra's recording below.

Listen to more Singapore Symphony Orchestra recordings on Spotify or Apple Music.


Discover the 40-year-long history of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra here, find out more about the musicians who play in the SSO here, and our choral groups here.

Did you know that the Singapore Symphony Group also includes the Singapore National Youth Orchestra, which can trace its roots back to the early 20th century? Find out more about SNYO here.

Resources for children

At each of our Concerts for Children, we print a programme packed with learning resources, games and interesting facts about the music. Here are some of our recent programmes to continue your exploration.

Our Upcoming Concerts for Children

Resources for all ages

We produce a programme for each and every SSO concert, and each programme includes detailed notes about the pieces we're performing that day. Here are a couple of our recent programmes. For the full archive, please visit our Issuu page.


Please enjoy the latest issue of RhapSSOdy, our newsletter for young people.