Cello Escapades

Subscription Concert

Cello Escapades


Thu / 23 Apr 2020 / 7:30PM


Esplanade Concert Hall


The Five Elements《五行》

A Happy Excursion《逍遥游》- Double concerto for Cello and Pipa

- Intermission -

Don Quixote, Op. 35

A Happy Excursion

Not one but two concertos fill this musical itinerary starring well-known Singapore-based cellist Qin Li-Wei - and in each trip, paired with a partner. In the eccentric escapades of Don Quixote, the cello hero is accompanied by his sidekick on viola. More unconventional is Zhao Lin’s A Happy Excursion 《逍遥游》, a poetic tour for cello and pipa (Chinese traditional lute) commissioned by the Beijing International Music Festival, which was founded by our distinguished guest conductor Yu Long.

Attend This Concert

For cello fans, this is the third SSO subscription concert featuring a cello soloist.


  • Yu Long, conductor
  • Qin Li Wei, cello
  • Wu Man, pipa
  • Zhang Manchin, viola

Pre-concert Talk:

  • 6.30pm | library@esplanade

Standard Tickets:

$88, $68, $48, $38, $28, $15

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Admission Advice:

Rating/ Age Limit

  • Children must be age 7 and above to be admitted into the hall.
  • Children under 7 will not be admitted into the hall, even with a ticket.
  • Please bring along proof of child’s age, such as a student concession pass, as random checks may be conducted at the venue.
  • Parents or guardians of children admitted are strongly encouraged to purchase aisle seats.
  • We reserve the right to ask parents to bring children out of the hall should they be disruptive during the performance.
  • No admission without a ticket.

Late Seating

  • You are strongly advised to be seated 15 minutes before the performance start time.
  • Latecomers will only be admitted at appropriate pauses during the show or during intermission, if any.

Photography/ Video Recording Rules

  • Non-flash photography is allowed during bows and applause. No photography when artistes are performing.
  • Unauthorised video recordings are strictly not allowed.

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