Subscription Concert



Thu / 18 Apr 2019 / 7:30PM


Esplanade Concert Hall

Programme Brochure


Song of the Nightingale

Violin Concerto No. 4 in D major, K.218

- Intermission -

Suite No. 1 for Orchestra, Op. 3

- Post-concert Autograph Session -

Song of the Nightingale

A name synonymous with the birth and growing-up years of the Singapore Symphony, our pioneering Maestro and Conductor Emeritus returns. Maestro Choo Hoey conducts a programme of youthful inspirations, music from Stravinsky’s first opera to Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 4 written when he was 19, and the then 24-year-old Bartók’s Suite No. 1, an orchestral showpiece marking his entry into the international music scene.

Attend This Concert

To pay tribute to the man who was our founding conductor 40 years ago, Maestro Choo Hoey.


  • Choo Hoey, conductor
  • He Ziyu, violin 

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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 6 and above to be admitted into the hall.
  • Children under 6 will not be admitted into the hall, even with a ticket.
  • Please bring along proof of child’s age, such as a doctor’s appointment card, 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 Advisory

  • 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.

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.

Photographs and videos will be taken at the event in which you may appear. Such photographs and videos may be displayed or published on SSG’s website, social media platforms, publications and publicity materials. By attending the event, you consent to the use of these photographs and videos for the foregoing purposes.